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Finding Home Again

(Catalina Cove #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  69 reviews
First love. Second chances. In Catalina Cove, anything can happen…

Bryce Witherspoon’s heart races every time she sees Kaegan Chambray. Everyone in town knows they can’t stand each other, but the truth is, even though the man broke her heart ten years ago, she still feels that irresistible, oh-so-familiar jolt of desire.

When Kaegan returned to Catalina Cove to run th
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by HQN
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Shelleen Toland
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inkslinger
Bryce and Kaegan were in love when they were teenagers and had been best friends since they were kids. But Kaegan had misunderstood what had happened one night and left town. When Bryce tried to tell him what had really happened he didn't want to hear it and took off with another woman for payback. Years later they are living back in their hometown and both still care for each other but not admitting it. They have the same circle of friends and they all want these 2 back together. Not to mention ...more
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

*3.5 Stars!*

Finding Home Again was one of my most anticipated reads for the month of October. I've been patiently waiting for Bryce and Kaegan's for a year now and I've been dying to know what the hell happened between these two all those years ago to make them hate one another so much. I was ready to get some answers and hoped that somehow Bryce and Kaegan would be able to work through their issues and fin
Donna Hines
Sep 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Bryce and Kaegan may have had a past but truly she should've left it there.
This was such a back and forth relationship that I darn near became nauseated.
The fact that the idea a woman needs a man for completion, should bare her soul for his attention, should lie down & have sex for nothing more than the thrill of the chase was sickening.
I love a strong hardy feminine character not one who wishes to be nothing more than 'eye candy' for another man.
Kaegan couldn't be bo
Steph's Romance Book Talk
3.5 Stars / 2 Steam Fans

This is the story that I have been waiting for because for two books we watched the interaction between Bryce and Kaegan. Bryce is a town sweetheart and Kaegan was the kid with a hard past. The two of them bonded during the time Vashti was away but they also broke up under suspicious circumstances. You know from the start that the two of them are meant to be together; however, as the story progresses things are revealed and understandings come around. I think that the premis
Aisha Oaktree
Originally Reviewed on Bewitching Bibliophile

ahhhhh I'm so excited this is the third book ( and hopefully not the final) in the Catalina Cove series and we are going to finally learn just why these two have been angry with each other for ten years. And what a story it was. A second chance romance with a bit of a mystery that makes the couple face their issues and finally admit what they truly feel for each other.

Kaegan, Bryce & Vashit have been best friends since childhood. Kaegan's father d
FINDING HOME AGAIN is an intriguing second-chance romance read. Bryce and Kaegan were high school lovers who believed themselves to be soul mates. A misunderstanding broke them up and they have been separated- and hating each other- for 10 years. He is angry because he believes she cheated on him, and she is angry because he didn't trust her or even listen to the truth.

We also have Vashti from the previous books, who is featured as the voice of the reason in this one. She wants her t
Kari Hansen
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bryce and Kaegan friendship as children evolved into a love that they thought was invincible. They had plans for their happy ever after but a surprise visit by Kaegan leads to a confrontation that created such a rift between them that they wouldn’t see each other for ten years.

Kaegan has returned home and although he and Bryce didn’t want to see each other or drag up their painful past their friends weren’t about to let that happen. When the truth is revealed Kaegan wants a second ch
Samantha Brody
There were so many ways for this book to go wrong, but I think, if you can forgive the hero, it’s a really enjoyable, sweet read about second chances.
Oct 12, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was unnecessarily long and frankly, uninteresting.

I love a good second chance romance. Even more so one where the characters have grown to dislike each other over the intervening years. When I read the blurb for this one, I had such high hopes that it would become a fast favorite. What it became was a huge disappointment.

Let's begin by talking about the little things that hopefully will be fixed before the book goes live, as I did review an advanced-reader-copy. Things that were dist
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the third book in a series and it did take me a bit to get invested in the story. There was some background given regarding the other couples in the story, whose stories were told in the previous books, but I wish I had read them first. Having said that, once I got into the story, I did enjoy it a lot.

Bryce and Kaegan were in love when they were teenagers and had been best friends since they were kids. Once they became a couple, they were apart due to school and the armed for
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding home again

Bryce and Kaegan’s story started 10 years ago when they were very young adults. Their story is the third story of the Catalina Cove series and it didn’t disappoint. The two ex lovers, ex friends appeared in the two previous books briefly and their loathing for each other was clear but the reasoning for the hate hate relationship was unclear. Kaegan thought he saw Bryce with another man the night he came back to the Cove to propose to a young Bryce. He was be
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bryce Witherspoon has loved Kaegan Chambray for as far back as she can remember, but as they got older, their relationship drifted over into relationship of the forever variety. However, crap hits the fan, and Kaegan isn't willing to trust Bryce enough to listen to her, and this is when the hatred for Kaegan started, because he was such a douche. Now there's only 10 years of hatred between the two, and while Bryce had every reason, Kaegan had none, especially since he seriously went out of his w ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Romance (U.S. & Canada) and HQN for the advance reader copy, Finding Home Again by Brenda Jackson, in exchange for an honest review. I read the 2nd book in this Catalina Cove series first (I have not read the 1st, Love in Catalina Cove, but can’t wait to read about Vashti and her journey to love) and I was mesmerized by Brenda Jackson’s beautiful description of Catalina Cove; the sights, the sounds, the water, the beaches and the alluring weather. I was f ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Everyone knows Bryce and Kaegan belong together but they both had a misunderstanding that lead to broken hearts. Its been 10 years since then and now that Kaegan is back to Catalina cover its hard for both to avoid each other. It seems though the heat between the two hasn't gone away but with time around eachother they just might have a second chance at things.

I love books that feature second chances at love. There is that time between things that makes both partners to have time to
Monica Reviews Books
Ten years ago, childhood best friends and high school sweethearts Kaegan Chambray and Bryce Witherspoon seemed well on their way to Happily Ever After until a big misunderstanding got in the way. Now that they have both moved back to Catalina Cove, they can’t help but antagonize each other every chance they get. When Kaegan finds out the truth, he realizes how wrong he was is now determined to get back together with Bryce. Will Bryce overcome her hesitation and give Kaegan and herself another ch ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
3.5 Stars

This is my first read of the series but was very easy to jump into the story. That said, I had no vested interest in these characters as they were new to me.

There has been 10 years of misunderstanding between Kaegan and Bryce. They are frenimies at best. Mutual friends work hard to convince they to share their truths. I was a little underwhelmed by the reveal. I mean, they were both adults and had been best friends since kindergarten. It seemed silly for them not to talk th
Katherine Yearwood
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, 2019
Finding Home Again, written by Brenda Jackson was an okay read. The story was fast-paced and the character somewhat believable. The third book in the Catalina Cove series, which can be read as a standalone. Find Bryce Witherspoon trying to move on from her relationship from Keagan. She still doesn’t know why Keagan broke it off with her, but when he returns to Catalina Cove old feels started to reemerge, though she denies it to herself and others.
Kaegan Chambray, knew when he returns to Ca
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
CATALINA COVE-Finding Home Again Bk 3 [First love. Second chances. In Catalina Cove, anything can happen…Bryce Witherspoon’s heart races every time she sees Kaegan Chambray. Everyone in town knows they can’t stand each other, but the truth is, even though the man broke her heart ten years ago, she still feels that irresistible, oh-so-familiar jolt of desire. When Kaegan returned to Catalina Cove to run the (family seafood business), he knew there’d be no avoiding Bryce. The woman he thought he’d ...more
Natalya | TheIslandReader
Fans of Brenda Jackson's Catalina Cove series have been anticipating this story which follows high school sweethearts and seemingly sworn enemies Bryce and Keagan. We've seen them pop up in the two previous books and I, for one, have been waiting to read more about their past.

It pains me to say this but I was quite disappointed with this novel. With such buildup, I guess I had high expectations but was left feeling underwhelmed while reading. We get the history of these two and find out why the
Debra Dowling
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story of love, betrayal, lies, and second chances.
What would you do if you found your best friend and the love of your life in the arms of someone else? Well for Kaegan the answer was simple, walk away and never talk to her again.
Bryce and Kaegan had been best friends since first grade, and in high school moved into the realm of lovers. Through her college and his military time they continued the romance with the intention of marrying and starting a family in the future. When Ka
dnf @ 21%. I had such high hopes for this Brenda Jackson book. At 6/7% the plot was pretty much laid out, the misunderstandings and the wrongs explained. None of this faffing around with past and present scenes. I liked that. I hate when authors start prolonging and teasing us about something in the past only for the unveiling to lead to a feeling of let down. I thought great now its only going to be about the relationship going forward. Unfortunately by this stage I had taken a dislike to both ...more
Sassha Martin
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second Chance At Love

I'm so glad that the truth came out on what really happened ten years ago that caused Kaegan to end his and Bryce's relationship and that he didn't stop until he won back her heart, trust, and love. Kaegan and Bryce's attraction to each other never left and they enjoyed exploring the changes in each other's bodies. I don't know what Jeremy had going on inside his head stalking Bryce when she really didn't lead him on but I'm glad he didn't get to do harm to her. I love the
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well worth the wait!

Wow, finally we get to learn why there is so much animosity between Bryce and Kaegan. I knew there was a story there I just had no idea what. All fans of Brenda Jackson novels are going to love this book. I read this story in one sitting that's just how good this story is. Get ready to meet up with some of the folks from "Love in Catalina Cove", people from "Forget Me Not" and all of the regulars living in Catalina Cove!!! Trust me fellow readers you are going to love Kee
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For 10 years he believed the worst about her , could he have been wrong ?
Kaegan and Bryce has been friends since the first grade, then later boyfriend and girlfriend with the future all laid out ahead of them until distrust settles in.
After believing the worst in her for 10 years is there anyway to even salvage a friendship ?
This book hooked me from the first chapter, the cove, the characters, the back story , although this is parting a series , I read it as a stand-alone and I was
Helen Williams
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bryce Witherspoon and Kaegan Chambray seems like that can't stand each other. Ten years of antagonism towards each other still does not remove the heat that is still there -- whether they want to admit it or not.

When Kaegan returned to Catalina Cove to run the family business he didn't want anything to do with Bryce after she broke his heart But a showdown encounter with Bryce will finally reveal a devastating secret that will show Kaegan just how wrong he was about Bryce..

Even thou
The relationship between Bryce and Kaegen has been a thread through the other books in this series. Formerly high school sweethearts, Bryce and Kaegan had a falling out when he misinterpreted something he saw without talking to her about it. But after about fifty page, he's discovered his mistake and is ready to make it work.
That man did NOT do enough groveling in this book. Ten years of attitude and he is just like, "Oh no, I was wrong. Oh well, we should get back together."Frankly, their
Tina Jackson
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

It was great to get the reason behind Bryce and Kaegan's hostility towards each other. Young lovers broken up due to a major misunderstanding, jumping to conclusions and lies. After finding out the truth behind and how wrong he was 10 years ago Kaegan is determined to win back Bryce's heart and love forever. Bryce was determined keep Kaegan at the friendship stage, yes she accepted his apology but couldn't risk giving her heart again or could she. Friendship was not what Kaegan wan
Kindra Gunn
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Story

Brenda Jackson did her best writing, again !!! I'm never disappointed when reading one of her novels. The storyline was par excellent. I love how characters from the other novels in the sequence of stories appear and their stories are continued. The added element of drama and suspense made this novel that much more of a page turner. The only thing I absolutely hate about Brenda Jackson novels is that they come to an end. For this novel, I wanted it to keep going so I could find
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kaegan & Bryce were friends whose friendship turned into a romance until stubbornness, pride & a misunderstanding broke them apart. Now, they are both back in their hometown & doing the best to ignore each other.

I really enjoyed this story. It shows how misunderstandings can drive anyone apart if you don’t work them out. Once Bryce & Kaegan talked it out, they both see how their personality quirks helped to drive them apart. They were both insecure in their backgrounds, appearan
Mandi (mandi_reads)
This was a "friends to lovers too enemies to ..." kind of book. There was back and forth between the main characters that spanned decades and covered so many life experiences, changes, struggles and showed you how one misunderstanding can change your whole life. I read this story in one day; it was the type of story that pulled me in and was easy to read.

There are other books in this series (Catalina Cove) and there were a handful of references to other characters back stories that would have m
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