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Feels Like Home

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  429 ratings  ·  121 reviews
An emotional, standalone contemporary romance, Feels Like Home has a slow burn that showcases the power of a blended family in a heart-achingly realness.

"My advice? Be happy."
Two words.
Seemed simple.

The day Andy walked in on his wife with another man in their bed, bitterness threatened to wrap around his heart.
Angry at her choices and his pride injured, his life was going
Published February 5th 2018 by Blue Tulip Publishing
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5 stars!

I freaking LOVED this book!
A gorgeous romance between an older couple – both single parents of teenagers – that have been burned badly by love, this relationship is full of emotion, fun, laughs, passion and intensity, it’s functional and heartwarming, and OMG the swoon! I devoured this book, completely caught up in the love story, and I absolutely loved it!

Andy’s world comes grinding to a halt when he finds his wife in bed with another man. He knows it’s not the first time, in fact his

Very mature romance alas the book is not for me.

I have a soft spot for books with children in them. I can't really say what it is but there is just something about them.

The book started off strong and I was enjoying the characters that is until they started sharing how their former spouses cheated on one another. Some readers might say that it wasn't that bad and whereas that may be the truth it was just too much for me.

The MCs are strong and likeable and are sweet together, but it was S-L-O-
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: single-parent
*2018 50 States Reading Challenge-Michigan*

It’s official. I have a new author to obsess over!

I love this book. I loved the characters. I loved the story. It was so good!

The issue I had was the time hops. I felt like there was a lot of “it’s been three since...” or “it’s been four since...” and it seemed quite frequent.
I’m not a fan of jumping around.

And there were times when I got lost in the dialogue. There would be three or four people talking but you didn’t know who was saying what.
Maybe if
Stephanie Rose
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've followed this series, and Jennifer Van Wyk, from the beginning and think this is her best work to date. From the first page of the prologue, I couldn't put it down. Andy and Christine have a beautiful friendship that blossoms into love, and I admire how Jennifer can show how love in your 30s and 40s could be just as passionate and explosive as when you're young, maybe even more so. Christine was tough and sweet and exactly what Andy needed (loved the younger man dynamic as well, as I don't ...more
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was just everything. I had so much work to do the day I read it but I had such a hard time putting the book down for more than five minutes and I was sneaking in more reading because I just had to know what happened next.

This book at times is hard emotionally. It has a lot to do with Andy's sons, which just broke my heart. I can't tell you too much about the book because you need to take the journey yourself in order to really get the real feels, the emotions throughout. This is one o
Alex ♈
The topic of conflict didn't set well with me.
Overall a nice read, but I had some issues...
Lea ★
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided by author.

This is my first read by this autor and I really liked it.
It was quite easy connecting to these characters even if I never experienced similar fate. (at least not up until this point in my life).
It just felt real... and mature... no over the top drama.
Both main characters have endoured tragic thingsin their lives and I enjoyed reading about finding love again.
If you love books with single parents, this one is for you!
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Feels Like Home is a breath of fresh air in a world of romance focusing on the younger generation. The romance of Andy and Christine is not only realistic, it is encouraging. This love story reminds us that no matter the choices we make in young love, it is the lasting and truest love that completes us. Andy and Christine find that sometimes life isn't fair and rarely goes as you planned but when you find the person you want to share the ups and downs with, it is sweeter the second time around ...more
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on Behalf of, 3.5*
This is a romance with a difference, firstly its about more mature couple. We also have the blending of two families, and all the strife that can cause.
Andy is a 35 year old hottie that comes home and finds his wife having sex with another man. So there is drama especially caused by the ex-wife.
This is about two people who come together and discover love, and a second chance.
Christine seem too good to be true, if you want a sweet story with a mor
❤️Melanie G.
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story. It is a great read.
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Feels Like Home is Jennifer Van Wyk's newest masterpiece. I have read a few of Jennifer's books and her writing is getting better, her characters more developed and the storylines more addicting. It's no secret that I have strong love for James. Sigh. But Andy is definitely giving James a run for his money! All that sexiness, the hair, the tool belt. He caught his wife cheating and now his marriage is over. He's raising his twin boys on his own and doing a great job. He's always found Christine ...more
Luisa Rivas
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really wanted to love this book. It has a great story and great characters and I love the single parents trope. I like the way the drama was developed but my only problem was with the dialogues. These characters were so mushy lovingly sweet that I felt like I was going to get a tooth cavity! Andy and his group of friends are such decent human beings, they were too good to be true! They were nosy and gossipy and they had some funny moments, but when they show support they sort of pile it on too ...more
Christina Rhoads
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my.... I am so in love with this book, with this series, with this author! Prior to this book I had read A Better Place, which is the second in the series. I finished this book yesterday and immediately had to go read the first of the series, From the Ground Up. Let me tell you, Ms. Van Wyk has me in a book bubble, one I don’t want out of. I’m now re-reading book 2, which I know will lead to another reading of this beautiful story. I am just that hooked on how she spins her words, and thus he ...more
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Feels Like Home by Jennifer Van Wyk is afull length, standalone romance novel.
Andy Simpson raises his teenage sons alone, his wife left the family and lives her own life. He´s more than furious of her behavior.
Christine Jameso is a coffee shop owner, widow and mom of a teenage daughter. Both connect over their grief and develop feelings for each other. But Andy´s still married.
Christine is a bright ray of sunshine, she brightens not only Andy´s day, his boys love her as well. But Christine hide
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely Loved Feels like Home. Christine is a single mom who owns the local coffee shop. She is fun, loving, a great mom, and a great friend to have. Andy is about to go through a divorce, he finds himself inside the coffee shop and ends up discussing what’s going on with Christine. They quickly build a friendship and end up spending a lot of time together. I adore Andy’s teenage son’s Aidan and Reece, I quickly come to love their characters and actually end up feeling sad for them and Andy
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I need to find an Andy". That was my thought after finishing Feels Like Home. After having his world turned upside down Andy doesn't know how he's ever going to be okay again. Christine has been through more than most people would be able to handle and she's done it without letting it destroy her. Can two broken people find the strength and the pieces to put each other back together? You will hurt with them. You will cry for them, and you will hope for them to find their happily ever after. Doe ...more
Yessi Smith
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Gah! Where do I even start?

Jennifer Van Wyk stole my heart with her debut novel and you know what? She can keep it. I know I’m in good hands when I pick up one her books.

Feels Like Home was a refreshing, gut wrenching, heart soothing read. I loved the tender moments, the light-hearted humor, and the slow building passion between Andy and Christine. The dynamics between them and their kids only made me love this story even more.

Hands down this is Van Wyk’s best book to date.
Hazel James
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Feels Like Home is Jennifer Van Wyk's best work yet. Andy and Christine were so relatable and I found myself rooting for them right from the beginning. This book had me laughing out loud one minute and swooning the next, and dang if I don't want a real-life Andy now! Five feel-good stars!
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a romance a bit out of place these days with a couple between 35-40 and becomes a second chance. Both Andy and Christine were hurt by love, both have children and weren't really looking for someone. They fall into a wonderful friendship that includes their children building towards more. There are quite a few twists and turns and their support system is full of wonderful colorful characters. Will definitely be reading more of this author. I couldn't put this one down.
Tanya Turner/ Sugar Shack Book Blog
Jennifer nails it once again! I absolutely adored and devoured Feels Like Home, her newest masterpiece. I’m not sure I’ve ever read so many relatable and “real” characters as the ones Jennifer Van Wyk creates. Not only are they so down to earth, they’re the fictional characters most all of us would choose as friends in real life.

What starts out as friendship between Andy and Christine soon becomes more when neither can deny their feelings or attraction for each other. Andy is raising twin boys
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC... This would be my first Jennifer Van Wyk read.

I have been fortunate enough to receive such great ARC's these past couple of weeks, and this one is no different.

This story revolves around Andy—soon to be divorced, and Christine—a widow. Their lives are sort of intertwined—intertwined because they have the same set of friends; and as the story progresses, there is something else that connects them... But thats all I'm gonna say to avoid spoilers.

I loved that
Sunny Shelly Reads
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I read so many YA romances, it was refreshing to read a story about more mature characters, single parents dealing with those obligations on top of navigating dating once again. As characters in their 30s/40s, Andy and Christine don't play games with one another. Even when The Conflict arises for this couple, Christine handles it with grace and strength. Andy may have been a jackass about the situation at first, but he eventually mans up and handles it in a mature way.

I absolu
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love these characters and I love these families. The fact that I get to continuously come back and visit with them every few months never ceases to put a smile on my face. My love for them all grows each and every time. I feel a part of this hilarious group and by the time I’m done reading I’m even more ready to jump into these pages. And I’m always on edge for the next book. And let me tell you, going into these pages and going to Michigan? Well this girl is an Ohio girl so that’s saying some ...more
Ricki The Book Stack
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC received in an exchange for a review, This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I loved it... I absolutely loved it. It’s a beautiful romance, quite a nice, easy fluffy read... perfect to cleanse the palette, it’s actually a quite a long book to, it has a few twists and turns and some tear jerk moments, but overall it’s an absolutely beautiful story of two people destroyed by heartbreak finding their soulmates!

Andy walks in on his wife Heather in an extremely compromising position
Michelle Abascal Monroy
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Andy and Christine are perfect!!!

ARC Generously Provided by the Author

Feels Like Home is the third book by Jennifer Van Wyk and i have to say that she is definitely now in my top of favorite authors!! Each one of her book are soo goood!!!

Feels Like Home is the story about Andy and Christine, how they start the journey about finding love after each of them have a difficult situation in the past... Chris with a wife who cheated and Christine who is a widow.

This is the story about who Christin
Amanda  B Gillespie
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

I am so in love with this quote. It conveys the emotions that are seen from beginning to end.

I’m so screwed with this guy. He says I’m his. And he’s mine. And all I can think is I hope he means it because my heart? It’s lost to him.

The first 50% of this novel could be a complete HEA in itself. The struggle to deal with a loveless marriage and find the spouse cheating is overwhelming. The ability to find that person that can empathize in your lost stage is a gift. Andy and Christine found that g
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this entire series, but I seriously ADORED this book!

Andy walks in on his wife in bed with another man. He had always suspected, but it's not quite the same to think it is happening as it is to see it going in. In your own bed! Not to mention the fact that his teenage twin boys have to deal with the aftermath.

Christine is a single mom to a teenage daughter and owner of Dream Beans coffee shop. She has her own secret betrayal she is dealing with.

Andy walks into Dream Beans needing s
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have become such a huge Jennifer Van Wyk fan and look forward to her new releases, and she's yet to disappoint me as they just get better and better!

After Andy walks in on his wife with another man, he struggles to get his life back on track. Christine is a friend who is there for him whenever he needs to talk, and slowly those feelings of friendship turn into much more...he just needs those darn divorce papers to be signed so they can act on those feelings. The slow sizzle is an agonizing tea
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you've never read Jennifer Van Wyk's books, now is the time to start!

After Andy walks in on his wife with another man, he struggles to get his life back on track. Christine is a friend who is there for him whenever he needs to talk, and slowly those feelings of friendship turn into much more...he just needs those darn divorce papers to be signed so they can act on those feelings. The slow sizzle is an agonizing tease, but wow, the smoking hot fire in the end was so worth it!

I always love re
Emily Goodman
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Feels like Home is a mature romance that tackles the topic of cheating and finding love in it's aftermath.

Jennifer Van Wyk wrote two very likable, sweet characters who found solace in each other after the loss of their spouses. This book started out wonderfully. Reading the first chapter I was awestruck and excited for what laid before me. However, after a bonding conversation and some character descriptions I realized I just couldn't relate to either. As sweet and as likable as they w
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