Elise K. Ackers - Ask Me To Stay: A Homeland Book

Publisher: Destiny Romance, Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781742536118

My rating: 4/5

"When family tragedy brings bad boy Ethan Foster home, he doesn't expect a warm welcome. In the small town of Hinterdown reputation is everything - and Ethan's was ruined long ago. Nobody wants him around, particularly not Sam O'Hara, the girl he left behind.
There's still a powerful spark between them, but Sam is afraid to risk her heart again. And Ethan is hiding a secret that will have repercussions for his whole family. Will the townspeople ever forgive him? More importantly, will those he loves the most find it in their hearts to take him back?
This tender tale of love and redemption is the first in a brilliant new series by Elise K. Ackers, author of Small Town Storm and the bestselling The Man Plan." (

My thoughts

I loved it from the very first page.

Two years after his parents' death, Ethan leaves Hinterdown and only returns for special and big occasions. This time is different. When he comes to Hinterdown for his sister-in-law's funeral, he's in no rush to leave.

It's a short story, but I really enjoyed it. The ending seemed a bit rushed, IMHO.

I liked Ethan, liked his interaction with his niece and nephew, and I liked the other characters. The "mystery" about his reasons why he was never able to stay in Hinterdown is reasonable and keeps the reader guessing til the very end.

Can't wait for the next book in this series.

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