ARC Review: When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

Posted July 12, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: When We Found Home by Susan Mallery
When We Found Home
by Susan Mallery

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 10th 2018
Published by Mira
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

“I’m sad to say I couldn’t get over the boredom and even though I finished it I can’t say it was a great read.”
~ Under the Covers

I was very excited about reading this book because I’ve read Susan Mallery’s contemporary romances before (some of the Fool’s Gold series) and I wanted to try a different genre by her.  Plus the premise of the story seemed to have everything I was looking for in a summer read.  This is about three half siblings who didn’t know anything about their father or their family until the father died and their grandfather decided to track them all down.  Different ages, different pasts.  And they all need to learn to deal with their new family as well as move on with their lives.  I thought this would be very interesting. Instead, the execution fell flat for me.

I actually liked all the characters in this story and the main issues presented.  But I didn’t care for the actual reading experience.  I found myself constantly bored.  There was a lot of day to day detail that I found wasn’t getting me to any kind of point fast.  It’s slow moving and in the end nothing really caught my interest enough.

There are two romance storylines as well for the older siblings of the bunch.  One of them I didn’t have much of a problem with.  But the other was the biggest case of insta love.  Guy sees girl and without even talking to her knows she’s special and not like his other string of women and pursues her pretty strongly.  I just can’t buy into that kind of scenario, it’s probably just on me.

In the end, I’m sad to say I couldn’t get over the boredom and even though I finished it I can’t say it was a great read.

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About Susan Mallery

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.

Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale toy poodle. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they're an integral component to a happy life. Visit her online at www.SusanMallery.com.

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The idea does seem interesting ….sorry this didn’t work out

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Bummer, thanks for the review. I haven’t read Susan Mallery in years.

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Not my mind of read,too bad it wasn’t a better read.ty! For your honest review Francesca! Shared on all my socials!

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Sorry it work for you Francesca