#Review #2ndChance #Sweet – Hometown Heartache (Real Romance #5) by M.J. Schiller

Hometown Heartache (Real Romance #5)


Nash is trying to make a name for himself in the art world…
But when he meets a realtor to buy a gallery, he is stunned to find Chloe sitting at the table with the man. He has never stopped thinking about her since she disappeared from his life without a trace. Is it too late to win back her love?
Chloe has finally found a way to leave her past behind her…
But her heart leaps out of her chest when she sees Nash. How can he be here? Now…after all this time? On the surface, she pulls herself back together. But underneath she feels she is about to shatter. After remaking herself, how can she deal with being faced with Nash and the life she knew before?
If this chance meeting doesn’t rip Chloe and Nash apart, he will.
Little do they know, someone has been lurking in the shadows, manipulating them all along. If he has his way, the two will never be reunited. Even if he has to take one of them out to ensure it.



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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I love a good 2nd chance romance.  I mean nothing is better than when the one that got away comes back right???

This book was told in a really interesting perspective.  It starts in the present but immediately it flashes us back to the past when Chloe ad Nash where younger.  Through the first few chapters we see their friendship grow and blossom into love.  Then the book cuts backs the present and we are with our couple now….apart…and unhappy!!

Chloe has had a rough life from the death of her father, literal abandonment of her mother after her father’s death and the treatment of her step-father.  The only light in her life is Nash and his family.  Chloe’s character seems a little too naïve for me.  There were parts of the story that were a bit of a stretch for me as a reader….her lack of sexual knowledge during her teens years but mainly her adult internal radar seems off.  She was too trusting for someone who has had lot of emotional and physical abuse even when her red internal flags are going off.

Nash has loved Chloe his entire life.  She is the one and he never understood what happened.  He is really angry, hurtful and bitter when he sees her but won’t stop perusing her.  I liked Nash and seems a bit more open to his character.  When he finds out Chloe is being hurt he does everything he can to help her.  Even after being apart for many years, when Chloe is attacked his first thoughts of her are and needs.

The story was good and I would read another novel from the author if presented and I have the time..LOL.  A bloggers work is never done.

about the author

I was born in Overland Park, KS, in the heart of Tornado Alley, and my life has been a bit twisted since. Actually, it’s not all that twisted, but I’ve always wanted to use that line. I grew up in St. Louis, MO, went to school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and moved to Bloomington, IL, fresh out of college, after my husband got a job at State Farm’s corporate headquarters. I’ve worked as a high school/junior college teacher, personnel recruiter, office manager of a jewelry store, and, for the past ten years, as a lunch lady. I like to karaoke and attend rock concerts. I am actively involved at church and spend too much time on Facebook. I am the mother of a eighteen-year-old, and sixteen-year-old triplets, and have been married to my husband, Don, for over twenty-four years.
I have been a writer all my life. My first book, which was co-written with Mary Ellen Murphey in second grade, was titled The Black Cat, and was written on blue hotel stationary, hole-punched, and bound by white yarn. I believe it is currently out of circulation.
When I turned forty, I had an epiphany of sorts. I realized those bigwig publishing houses in New York were now probably run by people younger than me, so I shouldn’t be intimidated by them. At about the same time I was watching one of those award shows, and Jaclyn Smith got up to give a post-humorous award to Aaron Spelling. She credited him for encouraging her to go into acting, saying something brilliant like, “Reach for your dreams.” Nothing new. Almost even seems a little Jiminy Cricketish. But, for some reason, it struck me that night. When Aaron Spelling was thirteen, he was probably just like any other acned thirteen-year-old. But he worked to achieve his dreams, and became a household name. So, I began to write. Once I finished my first book, I wasn’t able to stop. I would rather write than do just about anything else. After all, you get to make people (characters) do what you want and design your own happy endings. What power! What a privilege.

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