Thursday, January 8, 2015
Review of The House on Main Street by Shirlee McCoy
by Shirlee McCoy
Tessa McKenzie has spent most of her adult life building a life as a professional interior designer. However, her life changes distractedly when she is forced to come back to her home town of Apple Valley, Washington to care for her nephew after her sister and brother-in-law die. Tessa is hoping she can clean & pack up her childhood home and leave her town behind. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned when she is forced to quit her job and stay in Apple Valley to care for Alex her nephew and her Aunt Gertrude. But family isn't the only that she has to do deal with, she also has to deal with the local sheriff/high school crush butting into her problems.
Cade Cunningham has always seen Tessa McKenzie as his high school girlfriends kid sister. However, things change his thinking when he sees her again after the death of her sister and brother in law. Now he can't take his eyes off her.
Will Tessa be able to make her childhood home feel like home again and repair her relationship with her nephew Alex and Aunt Gertrude? Can Cade convince her that he truly cares for her and not just because she is Emily's sister?
I received this book for free from Netgalley and the publisher for an honest non bias review.
This is the first book that I have read of Shirlee McCoy's so I had no expectations on how the book was going to be. I think that she did a great job of developing the characters and setting the scene of the book. However, I felt at times the book drug on and took a long time to get to the climax of the story. But on the other hand once I got to the climax of the story I was hooked to read until the end.
I think that Shirlee definitely had a good plot for her story I just don't think it was executed out to the best that it could. I am still interested in reading more of her books and more in this series but this was not my favorite book that I have read.