Back cover: Dallas MacGregor is living the Hollywood dream. At thirty something she's an award winning actress bound for even bigger success. But when her soon to be ex husband, producer Emilio Baird, is caught in a sex scandal, Dallas's charmed life turns tabloid nightmare. Determined to shield her young son, Cody, from the ugly uproar, Dallas seeks refuge in sleepy St. Dennis, Maryland--the Chesapeake Bay town where her happiest childhood days were spent.
Reunited with her boisterous great-aunt, Dallas wants nothing more than to leave her Hollywood days behind. And when she crosses paths with local veterinarian Grant Wyler, her high school summer love, she finds that the spark is still there. But Dallas's promising new life takes a troubling turn when she finds herself living a mother's worst nightmare--and Emilio storms into St. Dennis amid much fanfare, determined to play the hero. But in the end only Grant is willing to risk it all to save Dallas's son and win her heart.
The contemporary romance, Home Again is the 2nd book in The Chesapeake Diaries series by Mariah Stewart. The series takes us back to St. Dennis, Maryland, the cozy little town from her murder mystery Last Words. (excellent story, part of the Lost series, and well worth reading as well.) Dallas and her son moves in with her Aunt Berry in St. Dennis for the summer to get away from all the press after her husband's sex tape surfaces on the internet. She rekindles her high school romance with Grant, (once her divorce is final) but he is a bit gun shy about committing to a relationship because she had left him to pursue her acting career after high school. It is a sweet story of love lost and finding it again. It's well worth reading.
The first book in the series is Coming Home and Mia and Beck from Last Words are getting married. Mia's brother Grady comes back to St. Dennis for the wedding and discovers romance with Vanessa. I love how she ties in characters and settings in The Chesapeake Diaries series from her suspense novels. It makes for an interesting blend of stories and a change of pace from murder to romance. I highly recommend all her stories.
Check out the excerpts for Home Again and excerpts for Coming Home. You'll be glad you did. Thank you to Lisa of TLC Tours, Ballatine Books for providing me with courtesy copies of the books and Mariah Stewart for her wonderful writing. Check out the rest of the tour here.