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You Were Always Home

(Hoco #2)

4.74  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  36 reviews
They say People change over time. That might be true, but I've had people look down at me not once, but twice. Both times, I dusted off my shoulders and carried on. When my fiancée broke things off with me, it wasn't her voice that I heard. Instead, it was Juliet Dunnett in my head, her snobby tone telling me why I wasn't good enough. Now she's back in town. No husband,
Published November 7th 2019
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Laura John
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow! This book was beautifully written. Yet again I couldn’t put it down! I just devoured it! C. Lymari knows how to write emotion sooooo well! I had tears in my eyes and my heart in my throat! But don’t worry she knows how to deliver an HEA
Deborah  Kimberley
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jake is a character I fell in love with in book 1 of the HOCO series, It’s Not Home Without You, and can hand on heart say I’ve been waiting not so patiently for this book to be here, ready. The Bear is mine.
I wasn’t disappointed at all. I don’t want to give away spoilers, but both main characters in this book have travelled paths that affect their stories, their lives, that takes this particular story down a very different path to which I envisaged Jake’s aka Bears story going.
This gives
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Overall rating-⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

" My favourite C. Lymari book. You won't regret reading it!"

This is the best of author Claudia Lymari. I have read all her previous book(I am lucky enough to receive ARCs of her books) and she just outdid herself with this one! I started reading it and I just couldn't stop. I only took break when I was too sleepy to read! I was supposed to be doing my assignments but I couldn't for the life of me put it down! I finished reading it in less than 10 hours
Heather Yates
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was so amazing! C. Lymari is a phenomenal writer! She has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I loved Juliet and Jake! The emotion she brought out in this book really had me on a roller coaster. I loved we got to see more of Max and Freya and Dex and Emma and we dig more in to Jess and her family who are Juliets neighbors that are going through domestic violence as well. There’s some pretty tragic parts in this book that are so sad and there’s definitely the hot and steamy ...more
Becca Steele
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favourite book yet from C. Lymari. Jake and Juliet are just soooo good together, I love them! Juliet is strong, beautiful, and resilient. Jake is sexy, swoony and caring. As well as the two of them, I just fell in love with Jake's family.
My heart hurt for them both, and I was rooting for them to get their HEA. Juliet has been burned but managed to escape her abusive marriage (or has she?), and Jake has trust issues. Can they overcome their issues and fall in love?
And most importantly,
Mel Herrera
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was a beauty of a read, it’s a second chance frenemies to lovers story, it takes on domestic abuse theme but it’s not super dark. I did not stop at all until I finished the whole book, it was that good!! You get to love the characters, Jake is a kind of a jackass but you get why he is the way he is and he has his prince charming moments 😉 and Juliet my god!! I fell in love with this character she has a beautiful soul she is the kind of woman who knows she did wrong and is trying to change for ...more
You Were Always Home is book two in the HOCO series and while each can be read as a standalone, I believe you will connect with the stories and secondary characters better if you read the whole series. In these characters you will see sass, chemistry, love, heartache and healing throughout each story. This one will touch you a little more as it covers domestic violence and how fate while cruel allowed for healing to occur on more than one person as you will see in this story. Leaving this as bla ...more
Sandi Hatt
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everyone needs to read this!!!
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm addicted to C. Lymari's Homecoming series!
You Were Always Home is Jake and Juliet's story.
Holy cow! I think it's my favorite so far.
Juliet has returned to her hometown, Sunny Pines. A place where she's not welcomed by her peers and even her family.
Jake is the guy everyone loves but has been reminded a time or two that he's a blue-collared guy.
This story goes back and forth from past and presen
Carmen Richter
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've had to wait a little while after I finished this book to write a review so I could collect my thoughts. And even now, it's still hard to form words about how amazing it was. This book wrecked me in the best possible way. I had no idea what to expect going into it, but it definitely wasn't what I got. What I got was so much more than I could ever have expected. There is a trigger warning for themes involving domestic violence, but if the triggers don't bother you, you will not regret reading ...more
Katherine lopez
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Welcome back to "Sunny Pine" and "You Were Always Home" (HOCO series book 2) by the amazing and super talented Claudia Lymari. Can I just say this is for me the best book from Claudia, I absolutely love the story, the characters and everything about this book. Even though it cover domestic violence I think the way Claudia deliver this topic its amazing. The main Characters Juliet (which I absolutely adore) and Jake (who is ohh so sexy, loyal and caring) are the perfect couple who in rea
Janet Finley
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is yet another great book by this author. Once you start this book you will not want to put it down. This story brings so many topics together, domestic violence, old high school sweethearts and society class statuses. This author takes these topics and weaves a beautiful story about Jake and Juliet. This book and the other books in this series are a must read!
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An awesome book from a new Author! Heart warming, heart breaking and soul searching. This author is a great up and comer!
Brenda Hawkins
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, how does C Lymari, manage to make the next in the series even better? But she did, and I think out of the 3 thus far Jale and Juliet are my fave hot couple, dont get me wrong I loved 1 & @ and both sets of couples and their stories sucked me in and set me up for the next instalment.
What can you say about Jake? Let me count the ways. Hot ,Alpha, Tender, Devoted and Committed to his family and friends, Loyal and deep in denial for a certain redhaired that secretly broke him when he
Ash Lovesbooks
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC copy of this book and was amazed! This series by C. Lymari is one that I will recommend to everyone. She takes you on an amazing ride and makes you feel so much along with her characters. I gave it a very enthusiastic five star review.

This story does come with a label in the beginning because there are elements that could be hard for victims of domestic violence to read.

This story is a combination of several romance tropes like: second chance/friends to lovers/ene
KL Cassanello
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Juliet - the ice princess from the best family in town - comes home, and it's a humbling experience. She's left her husband, and her family is upset about the shame she's putting them through. She didn't marry Chad for love, and he obviously didn't love her, and the perfect marriage was anything but. And now she's home with nothing. She and Jake had a thing in high school, but they didn't date. He's from the wrong side of the tracks, and her father threatened her, so she broke off what hadn't ha ...more
Santi Oktorini
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: c-lymari
My fav book in HOCO series so far.. This book is so amazing.. I am so amazed with the emotion you brought in each of you books, but this one really unbelieveable.. I love the stories, the characters.. I love the way you bring the meaning of "relationship" into your books.. Relationship between Jake and Juliet (I envy the love between them :) ), between Juliet and her bother (which bring me tears in the end), relationship between Jake's family member (which is so sweet) and the of course the rela ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mixed feelings on this one.

I've loved the first two books in this series (one was a novella), but I didn't connect with this one as much. Could be that Juliet was a b**** in the first book, so I already had dislike for her and her push/pull with Jake while understandable due to her history with her soon-to-be ex was also annoying. This story does potentially have triggers.

Jake was too casual for me and drove me crazy how he didn't try to delve deeper into Juliet's feeling
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
The characters in this book will be familiar if you've read the previous ones in the series. I can't say it was my favourite as at times I didn't feel the connection with Juliet & Jake as they were more of enemies. Well for poor Juliet everyone seemed to be, even though she tried to redeem herself.
Theres more to Juliets past with her ex than she lets on but you can probably guess the reason, one she keeps quiet. The treatment from her ex & father cutting her off leaves her fighting for
Amanda Carol
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well damn.

Just when I thought Sunny Pines couldn’t get any hotter, you through in Jake Carson and his dirty mouth!

Juliet, (apart from Emma) is probably my favorite heroine to date. She’s got such tragic yet beautiful layers to her. She’s not the person who I thought she was when I read Max and Freya’s story. Jake and Juliet are HOTT. Yes, with two T’s. Their chemistry is off the charts and you can tell from the moment Juliet arrives back in town, they never stopped caring about each other. Ins
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this phenomenal series, and is Jake and Juliet’s story. Each story in this series just seems to get better and better. Juliet returns to her hometown broken and abused, and unwelcome by her family and towns people. Jake and Juliet have a connection, and this story flits between the past and present in order to get a background on why they are the people they are today. This is a beautifully written story which is heartbreaking, emotional, raw, gritty, intense, and a wonde ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was exciting and entertaining to read. It's a beautiful small town/second chance story that's packing, lots of emotions, funny characters and a very interesting storyline.

If you have never read any book by author C. Lymari, then you are in for a treat. She writes characters that you as a reader can relate too. Her stories are heart warming and there's always a message you can take away after reading.

Jake and Juliet's story made me laugh so much, from the banter between Jak
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng
This is the second book in the series and while it can be read on its own I think its better read in order. This was a really good well-written book that deals with a tough subject in a really good real way. I was pulled right into the story and just did not want to put it down. I just loved Jake and Juliet they were great characters and so good together don't get me wrong Jake did have his moments but it did not stop me from liking him
Brenda Moser
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written enemies to lovers romance between Jake and Juliet. The author does a beautiful job bringing out all the emotions and takes you on a roller coaster ride reading their story with all the issues with domestic violence as well as the social standings. It's both heartbreaking and heartwarming and had me glued to the pages from start to finish. Well done.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this new "Homecoming" story! It's a nicely developed story that was very intriguing and interesting. This is Jake and Juliet's story. I like the characters who have somewhat of a past. I like how this story flows from past to present giving us a glimpse into this couple that were attracted to each other but not really together. The story has a bit of angst, love, romance and happiness.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this beautiful story with Jake and Juliet who knew each from high school. Jake was looked down upon and Juliet was the girl everyone wanted to be with. Years later she returns to town down but not out and it is Jake who steps up to help her back on her feet. Loved this story and the characters were both so wonderful and strong. Loved it!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is really great book . Definitely page turner. Very well written.
Storyline includes domestic violence,little town gossip.
Jake and Juliet experience a lot of bad stuff in younger age. Now a little bit older they have a chance for happiness. Are they brave enough to face bad and change to good? This is beautiful story .
This book is standalone but the other books in this series not to be missed.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
After reading the other stories, I was hoping Jake would get his own. You don't have to have read the previous books to read this one as some of the other characters pop up and are explained. It's a small town so everyone will eventually know everyone and everything on anyway. There are past hurts that Jake and Juliet both have to get through in order to become the better version of themselves. This story is about forgiveness as well as love.
Jeanne Richardson
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book I've read written by C. Lymari; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book three of the homecoming series this is the first book I have read by this Author and I want to read the rest of this series. Juliet Dunnett and Jake Carson's story kept me turning pages. This story is well worth reading. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Claudia lives in the Chicagoland suburbs, and when she’s not busy chasing after her adorable little spawn, she’s fighting with the characters in her head. After not being able to keep up with them, she decided enough was enough and wrote her first novel. C. Lymari writes both sweet and dark romances that will give you all the feels. Her other talents include binge watching shows on Netflix and eat

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