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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  40 reviews
She’s ready to shed her good-girl ways…

“You’re all about following the rules now?

“Pity.”

Mackenzie Wallace hopes there’s still some bad boy lurking beneath single father Danny Adams’s upright exterior. Being the proverbial good girl left her brokenhearted and alone in the past. Now she’s back in town and wants excitement with her high school crush—not love. Dan knows
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Harlequin Special Edition
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Her Homecoming Wish Jo McNally is the story of Dan Adams and Mackenzie 'Mack' Wallace.
Mackenzie has returned to Gallant Lake, her home town. Mackenzie was always the good girl, got married and moved away. But now she is divorced and was planning to return home when her father fell off a ladder so she had to escalate her plans. Dan was her brother's best friend and along with her brother a bad boy of the town. So her first meeting with him since coming back was sneaking into her dad's Liquor
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Caitlyn Lynch
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemp-romance
Talk about a role reversal… in their high school days, Mackenzie Wallace was the goody two-shoes who never put a foot wrong, and ‘Danger Dan’ Adams was trouble with a capital T. Now Mackenzie is back in Gallant Lake after her perfect life came crashing down around her ears… and ‘Danger Dan’ is a deputy sheriff?

Both Dan and Mack are dragging around an awful lot of emotional baggage, and Dan has a daughter from a failed marriage to consider, but the sparks flying between the two of them are
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Robin Loves Reading
Labels. Both good and bad. He has dropped his. She is trying to drop hers. When it comes to Mackenzie Wallace, she has spent a lifetime being good, close to perfect, in everything. Problem is, she never had any fun. Meanwhile, Danny Adams was the ultimate bad boy-turned Sheriff. He is also a single dad so he is as strict as he can be so that he can do as much as he can for the town, and his daughter.

Mack is out for fun, and she will do whatever is in her power to bring Danny along for the ride.
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Cheryl
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a sweet read mixed with some humor and a dash of spice. Mac and Danny were good. As much as Mac would like to think she was not such a good girl, she could never fully be a "bad" one. Danny used to be the "bad" boy but with his job as sheriff and his daughter, Chloe; he has lost a lot of his "wild" side. However, being around Mac does bring out some of it in Danny. These two pair nicely with one another.

I like that Mac and Danny did not have an "insta love". Despite the fact that Mac
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Vikki Vaught
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lacey
I received this novel as a part of the Harlequin Special Edition Blog Tour! Thank you to Jo McNally, Harlequin Special Edition, Harlequin Books & NetGalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Good girl turned bad. Bad boy turned good. This trope wasawesome. I loved the fact that they had a role reversal thing going on after Mackenzie, or Mack, returned home after having a really nasty divorce. Coming home to find out that the bad boy growing up was now a Sheriff of
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Sharon
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy
This is a story about labels - or rather, what we do with them. In high school, Mackenzie was the "good girl" - the perfect student, the model child. Danny "Danger Dan" Adams was the bad boy - the tattooed biker always in trouble. Move on a decade or two and things have changed - Mack is back in town after a failed marriage, looking to shed her good girl image for good. Danny is the obvious choice - but it seems that he has already done some shedding, and left behind his danger days in favour of ...more
Isha Coleman
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
McNally turns an identity crisis into a heart full of fun. Mac is looking to find herself, Just as former bad Danny has changed his ways. What ensues is a tempting kind of heartwarming that will have emotions on topsy-turvy ride into love. Her Homecoming Wish charms It's way into the heart.
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
This is a sweet read mixed with some humor and a bit of spice. Mac and Danny were good I enjoyed there story. I can way it was my fav or anything like that but i enjoyed it for what it was. I ike that it was not fairly long too, it was a great in between bok for me to cleanse my pallet.
Donna Was A Scandal
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Another fun category romance read. Fabulous character growth, watching both try to shed the images from their youth and start fresh was fun to read. Great story, an excellent dash of suspense, compelling characters that were very relatable.
MJBurroughs
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Her Homecoming Wish by Jo McNally is a second chance romance set in the quaint but beautiful community of Gallant Lake. Mackenzie, better known as “Mack” has relocated to this hometown after a nasty divorce with a fresh attitude. No more country club living and turned-nose attitude for this one, she’s here to live life a little more on the real side, and maybe get a little more wild. While helping out at her father’s liquor store, Mack looks for some late night refreshment via a top shelf bottle ...more
Julie
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s always a joy to read one of Jo McNally’s contemporary romances. She has this wonderful ability of juggling the light and whimsical with the emotional and serious and she is on top form with her latest tale set in Gallant Lake, Her Homecoming Wish.

Mackenzie Wallace has spent most of her life being a good girl. She got good grades in school, never stayed out too late and always did as she was told and followed each and every single rule to the letter. Mackenzie had always believed that as the
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Tricia
3.5 stars

This book was like a warm (kinda shmexy) hug and exactly what I needed at the time. There's something about a swoon-worthy romance that is so light and invigorating that you can't help but fly right through the pages.

I loved the characters, and this definitely read like it was a standalone but also part of a wider series with these characters in the town all coming together, which I adore. I look forward to reading more of Gallant Lake's inhabitants in the future! Mack was fun and I
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Cathy Geha
Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Her Homecoming Wish by Jo McNally

Gallant Lake is a small community with warm friendships in need of more of a police presence though Deputy Sheriff Dan Adams and another man do their best to maintain control. Dan grew up in town and once was a troublemaker instead of a peacekeeper. With more and more drug overdoses and the fear that drugs are funneling into and through town he is on high alert most of the time.

Mackenzie “Mack” Wallace is back in town to pick up the pieces of a marriage that
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Andrea
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The story begins with MacKenzie returning to her hometown. Soon after returning, she runs into Danny. Danny was a friend of her brother's, and they were known for being the "bad boys" (I hate that term y'all, but in the context, it's just going to have to work) around town. MacKenzie, on the other hand, was known for being the straight-laced rule follower. Returning back, times have changed. Danny
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Ann-Maree Howarth
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about change, happiness and love. Mack wants to change her good-girl persona and live a bit more on the edge while Dan has responsibilitiesthat have him living the straight and narrow life of following the law. While setting a great examplefor his daughterChloe. These are not the lives that both lived when they were younger.

This was an easy read for me with the romance being a steady stream to find love. Choles characters was a pleasure to read about as was the whole communityof
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mackenzie Wallace has learned that being the quintessential good girl is completely overrated, she use to strive to always be good... but now she has a craving to be bad! She wants to be wild, free, and not follow all the rules down to the letter. And her brothers best friend Danny Adams seems like the perfect place to start, way back when he was the town's bad boy, and she is hoping he can teach her his wild ways.

But there is just one problem, he's now an officer and likes to follow the
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Linda Zagon
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jo McNally, Author of "Her Homecoming Wish" has written an entertaining and heartwarming story. The Genres for this story are Contemporary Fiction and Romance. There is some suspense in this story. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author describes her characters as complicated and complex.

Mackenzie Wallace, "Mack" returns to her hometown after a nasty divorce, to help run her father's liquor store, after her
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Laurie
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Full review and excerpt available on my blog, Laurie Reads Romance.

I found Jo McNally's "Her Homecoming Wish" to be an enjoyable read featuring likeable characters and just a touch of mystery. The book stands alone despite being the third in a series, although there were a few times when characters alluded to past events that weren't fully explained here. I did not feel lost at any point, but I suspect that those readers who have been following along with the series since the beginning will
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Linda Zagon
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jo McNally, Author of "Her Homecoming Wish" has written an entertaining and heartwarming story. The Genres for this story are Contemporary Fiction and Romance. There is some suspense in this story. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author describes her characters as complicated and complex.

Mackenzie Wallace, "Mack" returns to her hometown after a nasty divorce, to help run her father's liquor store, after her
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Jessica Figueroa
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mackenzie always striven to be the good person, the good sibling, the good wife but it all came crashing down and shes tired of being so good. Now shes back to her home town to help keep her fathers business afloat while he recovers from an injury and wants to have more fun with her life. Maybe even Danny her brothers bad boy best friend can help her out. Problem is hes an officer now with his own set of issues with his job and isn't sure he can deal with a personal and work life.

I really
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Terri
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mackenzie is a little lost when she finds herself back in her hometown. She's no longer the good girl who did everything by the book, just so she could reach for something better outside of Gallant Lake. But with a recent divorce and her father's health issues, she finds herself working at the family liquor store, trying to drum up more adventure for her life, and getting reacquainted with the townspeople--including one particular person, Dan. He was her brother's best friend, but is now a ...more
Eileen
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, publisher
I enjoyed Mack and Dan’s love story in Her Homecoming Wish by Jo McNally, book 3 in the Gallant Lake Stories. Mackenzie Wallace has always been the good girl and now all she has to show for it is a divorce from her cheating ex and a return home to help her father after he broke his leg. Now she’s ready to find some excitement, especially with her high school crush. So what if he was her brother’s best friend and represented bad-boy all the way. What she didn’t expect was Danny Addams being a ...more
Becki
Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
As her divorce is complete, Mackenzie Wallace's aging father falls off a ladder and calls her back to her hometown to help out. She is officially done being a 'good girl' and fulfilling everyone else's expectations of her. Imagine her surprise to find her childhood crush (and her older brother's best friend from childhood) is now the local sheriff. I don't want to spoil it, but there's a love connection to be made - just sayin.

I love feeling like characters are people I could be friends with.
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Sheri Melnick
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
McNally returns to Gallant Lake in this third Gallant Lake series installment (after It Started at Christmas). Mackenzie “Mack” Wallace has returned home to Gallant Lake, New York, nursing the wounds of her failed marriage and helping to care for her father and the liquor store he runs. Mistaking her for a burglar, Deputy Sheriff Dan Adams almost arrests her when he finds her in the liquor store after hours. But when he recognizes her as the younger sister of one of his best friends in high ...more
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
Mackenzie was always the "good girl" growing up. She kept her head down, got good grades, didn't get into trouble. She married the "right guy" and started a life of being the "good wife" until one day being the "good" one got her a cheating husband and her world being turned upside down. Now she is back in her hometown and has decided that adventure is her new goal. Dan Adams was one of the town's trouble makers but one night of bad decisions changed things for him. Now he is Sheriff Dan, the ...more
Reeca Elliott
Mackenzie cannot believe she is back in her home town. Growing up, she was determined to leave and never come back, except to visit. Now, here she is, helping out in her dad’s liquor store. Since her failed marriage, she is licking her wounds. Mackenzie decides she is no longer going to be a goody-two-shoes. She is going to step out of her comfort zone. Sherriff deputy Dan may have a thing or two to say about this.

Mackenzie has had a crush on Dan since high school. It does not take much to
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Rebecca Lyman
I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.

I’m reading this book in connection with Harlequin’s February blog tour series to highlight releases of their category romances. I used to read these category series romances a lot and I was glad to be able to read some more recent releases. Category romances are a great place to find a quick read and are true to the category they’re published in. This category is a little too cliched for me - the Special Edition
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Teri
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being the good girl got her no where. When her brother started going off the rails she chose to be the one that was no trouble at all. Anything to get away. And get away she did. Now she was back and ready to turn over a new leaf. Gone was the good girl. He had changed. No longer the bad boy now deputy do-right who followed all the rules and put safety first became who he was. He was taking on the world and she was casting her cares away. Between the two of them is a fire that burned since they ...more
Lynn
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mackenzie Wallace was the perfect good girl growing up and had become the perfect wife until she caught her husband cheating on her. Now she is coming back home to lick her wounds and help her father out after his surgery. Mackenzie is tired of being a good girl and is looking to change her ways. Maybe bad boy Danny Adams is still in town looking to get into some trouble.
Bad boy Danny Adams has given up his bad boy ways and is now a local police officer and a single dad. When he sees Mackenzie
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