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Long Road Home

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  39 reviews
When a man has almost everything he ever wanted, meeting someone unexpected might change everything.

Drake Evans lives his life mile by mile. Craving freedom from his troubled childhood, he took to the road and left his past behind him. A visit to his hometown makes him realize how lonely life on the road can be. When Drake sees Hailee for the first time, life on the road b
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Published February 2020
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Be still, my beating heart! Kaye Stacy’s LONG ROAD HOME is real romance, timeless in its telling, but contemporary in its setting. It has everything, emotional twists, sensual moments and the patience of a love that slowly and cautiously blooms.

Drake has everything, a lifestyle that fits his restless nature, financial security and a heart of gold. He wasn’t expecting to find a woman that would fill the empty space in his heart he didn’t know existed and he was patient, ladies! He let the wounded
Lindsey Powell
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this was such a cute read.
The romance element was there from the very first page. Drake is nothing but a gentleman. He showed so much respect to Hailee and took on Elijah as his own.
The drama, the crazy ex, the sweetness of the story, it sucked me in with every chapter.
This is the first book that I have read by Kate Stacy and I will definitely be reading more of her books.
4 stars for the sweetest romance I’ve read this year.
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I loved the organic feel to this contemporary romance. From the characters to the situations, the entire story feels realistic.

The characters are likable and engaging, making it easy to get hooked on their story. Hailee lacks self-assurance but she is a strong, single mom. Her dedication to improving herself and her situation is admirable. I loved that she wasn’t looking for a handout from either the state or a wealthy boyfriend. Drake is a good-looking guy and a loyal friend. His compass point
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fabulous emotional sexy debut novel! Ashley @ Carolina Chic’s Read

Love at first site for him and wall guarded for her! Drake is a truck driver who loves his job until love at first site with the girl he never knew he needed. Hailee is an emotionally hurt single mom who doesn’t want to be hurt by love again. Hailee lets Drake be her friend and help her after an accident the first night they meet. This is a wonderful sexually charged story and I cannot wait to read more from this author! 5 Wonde
Christine Koss
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great. You get invested in Hailee and Drake's story and want to see them happy, although there are many obstacles in their way. The difficulties they face are real life issues many people face at the beginning of a relationship and friendship. Can't wait to read the other characters stories, as I am now invested in all the characters in the book and I want to know more. ...more
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet ‘n Romantic quick read

My first read from Kate Stacy, this sweet insta-love book is great for those who love this trope, or for anyone who is looking for a great palate cleanser between normal heavier or darker reading. Whatever motivates you to read the sweeter insta love type of romance, I think you’ll fully enjoy this one.

Hailee is a single hardworking mother, and Elijah, at about three is her gorgeous little man. We meet her at the start to her day, where it quickly turns to poos when h
♥ Kym
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drake and Hailee’s story is sweet and very heartwarming.


I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest book review.

Hailee is a single mom who’s working at her best friend’s bakery as a pastry chef. She also enrolled herself online to continue her studies because she got pregnant when she was still young.

It wasn’t a fairy tale and Hailee had to move on from her prince charming because she found out that he’s really not that charming.
Alisha Kreider
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Love story.....

I truly enjoyed this book and the emotional twist and turns it took.. I love Drake and Haliee characters. Look forward to the next book... She puts out.
Drake and Haliee’s story is what dreams are made of. An accident occurs on the night they first meet and I love how Drake instantly felt so protective of Hailee and loved Elijah instantly.
Drake’s words were always to build Hailee’s confidence.
“You’re gorgeous. I noticed you the moment I got here tonight, and I knew I had to get to know you.”

They build a friendship and create a bond that is unbreakable. When feelings flare and they decide to give it a try Drakes past comes in like a tidal wave
Karen Sedgman
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Long Road Home was a fantastic read, had all the feels for me! Hailee a single mum, and has some insecurities and Drake with a painful childhood and on the road a lot as a truck driver! Loved the insta love/fate but the slow burn of Drake and Hailee's journey with some drama's! Two soul's deserving of each other! Look forward to more from this author! ...more
S.E. Roberts
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved Hailee and Drake♥️

Hailee was dealt a rough hand and at first doesn’t want a relationship because of past men who treated her wrong. But despite her reluctance, Drake falls quickly for her and her son and soon sweeps her off her feet.

I can’t wait to read more from this amazing author!!
melissa y. williams

I am a reader where the book has to catch my interest almost immediately and I can say THIS ONE DID! Katy did an amazing job on this book and I loved everything about the storyline and characters. I cant wait for more to come! Great Job
Rhiannon Matthias
A new author to me.just finished this book and I thought this book was brilliant and I will definitely be reading more from this author
Oct 20, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

Great read! Drake isn't looking for a relationship, he's a truck driver that spends most of his time on the road, but when he sees Hailee he's gone! Hailed is a with a lot of doubt, it's her and her baby but when her apartment burns down and needs some place to stay, the handsome man with with and available house seems too good to be true. Sweet banter will make your heart melt, but it's not all easy and smooth, good read.

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Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quirkyblinddate
I loved Hailee and Drake. Hailee is a single mom. Her son Elijah is her world. Drake is a truck driver, his only flaw to me is he hates boy bands. He lost a few awesome points with that lol.

I loved the secondary characters and hope we get more of them. I fell for Drake when seeing how he treated Hailee and her son. He was there when Hailees house went up in flames. Even though they just met that night. By the end of the story Drake earned back the points he lost.

Another new to me author from Q
Sarah Sargent
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read from Kate and all I can say is amazing! I love the connection that Hailee and Drake have. It was an instant connection that makes you want to root for them the whole book. The passion between the two is Hawt. I can’t wait to read Madison’s book.
Dawn Yacovetta
It was a cute story but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I enjoyed meeting the characters and thought the book had potential. But I had a hard time getting into it after the first few chapters. Hailee and Drake meet at their best friends' party, and find an instant attraction. He learns immediately that she's had a rough time with relationships in the past, and she has a toddler son from the last ex. And when tragedy strikes, Drake is there to help Hailee through the devastation. However, being an ...more
Sweet + Heat = An Amazing Love Story

I absolutely love this book. It checked all of the boxes for me. Small town, wonderful friendships, slow burn romance and one nasty ex girlfriend. I totally related to Hailee and her self-confidence and low self-image issues. Being a single mom of a darling 2 yr old Elijah, she doesn't feel worthy or attractive enough for a good man. Then Drake walks into her life. Their attraction is pretty instantaneous, but Drake takes his time because he knows Hailee can't
Gwen Shafer
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read from this writer. Just wow. I absolutely loved this one. Had it not been for work I would have read it in one setting. I absolutely loved the storyline and the characters. I absolutely love Hailee. Her character is so strong no matter what she goes through and believe me when I say she goes through a lot in this storyline. But it is a heart warming emotional storyline with her and Drake that you are going to want to read. Hailee has gone through hell and b ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is from a new to me author, and I really enjoyed it.
The story of Drake, a man who had everything except a love to share his life with. and Hailee a single mum who was studying and working to make ends meet.
Her distant best friend Gray had just told her he was getting married, she was upset and her work friend Madalyn suggested that they hang out at her house for a bonfire party. It was here that she first saw Drake the truck driver, Jackson's friend from school. She had a bit too much
Karen J
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderfully sweet and fun book!

I absolutely loved this book!
Sometimes, authors make me feel so old, but this book just drew me into Drake and Hailee's story completely!
I loved the setting, and Drake's humble country boy attitude, but he is a man, a terrific one!
Hailee, gosh I think all women have felt her insecurities and shyness at some time. But, Hailee has beautiful friends that make it so easy for her to fall straight into Drake's caring.Ans ladies, who doesn't want a Drake, a man who
Gina Paulus
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This may contain some spoilers* read at your own risk*
Hailee is a single mom to a 2 year old little boy Eli. Hailee has spent the last few years thinking she is in love with her best friend Grayson (Gray) whom is engaged to another woman, During a Fourth of July BBQ Hailee meets an OTR Truck driver Drake and for Drake it's love at first site, Hailee goes home to find her apartment building burned down, and Drake steps up and their love blooms from there. This is a sweet love story, with really w
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hailee meets Drake at her friends Madalyn and Jaxon’s get together she’s in need of a night of fun been a single mum & hearing the best friend she thinks she loves is getting married.
I loved that Drake was totally protective of her and wanted the best for her.
Hailee certainly hadn’t had it easy but was willing to try.
The friendship between them was great and I’m pleased Jaxon & Madalyn story will be told next “supernova”
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Mandy Foley
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow, a true gentleman who is willing to slowly break down the walls his dream woman has firmly in place.
The patience and gentleness that Drake shows towards Hailee as he woos her is breathtaking, their story is not without its hiccups, but I was drawn in from the first page and hated it to end, love it and can’t wait to read more!!!
Mona williams
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was a really great story! she had a hard start in life. she loves her little boy. he is a truck driver who has had a troubled past. these two are brought together one night. now he cant get enough of her. could his job cost them the chance at love? read to find out .
Gemma Cooper
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was a really enjoyable homely book. The characters are great and they keep you gripped, I absolutely love Hailee friend Madalyn she is so funny and sassy in this story, she is definitely a good best friend. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Wendy Livingstone
This is a new author to me, and I will certainly be looking out for her work in the future. Drake and Hailee’s story is beautifully written with engaging characters, with an unbreakable bond, and is a realistic, sweet, and heart-warming story which had me hooked throughout. I recommend for all.
Karen Hoffman - Booktastic

This was my first story that I have read by this author. I enjoyed that it is different in a good way from all the other books out there. Loved to see the friendship journey of Hailee and Drake.
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The perfect small town romance

I enjoyed this story so much. It was the perfect small town romance. I fell in love with Drake. I could of kept reading his and Hailee's story all day long!
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