You can go home again if you can get a foot in the door.A year after packing and moving from L.A to Mercury, North Carolina, John Ford still hasn t adjusted to the heat Or to life without his long time partner As he fixes up the old house he bought, the quiet becomes his only companion, and he s content with that until a deep voiced stranger plants himself under a treeYou can go home again if you can get a foot in the door.A year after packing and moving from L.A to Mercury, North Carolina, John Ford still hasn t adjusted to the heat Or to life without his long time partner As he fixes up the old house he bought, the quiet becomes his only companion, and he s content with that until a deep voiced stranger plants himself under a tree across the street.Eight years ago, Connor Meecham left someone behind in that house himself Now he s back to find the man he used to be, before drugs and prison sent his life careening off the tracks But it s not his mother s face peering through the window any It s a man who seems as lost as Conn himself.When John learns what the house and the dying town mean to Conn, he finds himself opening the door to his heart Just a crack But it s enough to get mixed up in a world of emotions as complicated as the recipe for the perfect cherry pie Where one misstep can turn something sweet and juicy into one hot mess.Warning Contains a guitar wielding, brooding Southern boy and a reclusive millionaire with a weakness for cherry pie and hot coffee Excessive porch sittin and lemonade included.This book is a re release, but has been revised and has a new cover.
Cherry Pie You can go home again if you can get a foot in the door A year after packing and moving from L A to Mercury North Carolina John Ford still hasn t adjusted to the heat Or to life without his long tim
A nice, slow burn Southern romance about an ex con and a new to town rich boy For some reason, I went into this story expecting something light I was pretty far off base This story is moody, with Conn and John both stumbling to find their way and both carrying heavy baggage Connor is back in town after a stint in prison, mostly due to consequences from addiction He has a lot of personal demons, with his mother s recent passing and his troubled past relationships John moved to Mercury, North Caro [...]
This is my first Samantha Kane read, and I found the writing strangely detached The story has a melancholy, distant quality I felt like I was wading through quick sand Both MCs carry massive baggage, and they absolutely refuse to own up to their needs and desires I wouldn t call this miscommunication as much as an utter lack of communication It s hard to miscommunicate if you re not talking I liked the sense of community in the small town, minus the vile sheriff, of course Conn s friend Toby was [...]
REVIEW OF NEW EDITION Okay, first thing, this novella has been previously published with a different publisher about three years ago I never read the first edition, so I don t know how expanded or re edited this version is I can t do any comparison I definitely cannot give clues to those who have read the first edition whether getting this second edition is worth it.I can, however, write an opinion of this one After reading the genre for almost 6 years, I have grown slightly exhausted with M M r [...]
Reread since book 2 is coming out in a few days Not because that s really necessary, but just to refresh my memory on the characters and the town Quick easy read And just as lovely the second time Original Review 17 Sep 2014 I started out reading Samantha Kane s historical s and, for the most part, loved them Historical s aren t much on my list these days, so I was thrilled to see a re release of Cherry Pie I had not happened upon Samantha Kane when it was originally published, so I was excited [...]
I ve not read a book by this author before, but have heard good things about her writing When I saw this new release at Loose Id I took the opportunity to give her a try I m glad I did because this book was just delightful.The story follows John, a guy in his thirties who, after losing his lover, decides to up sticks from California and move to a grand old house in Mercury, North Carolina The plan is to spend some time renovating the house and enjoying his very early retirement whilst putting th [...]
2.5 stars I like Samantha Kane s writing so when this m m book came out I couldn t wait to read it One of the defining aspects of Kane s books is how hot and sexy they are Unfortunately Cherry Pie feels like a complete departure from any previous writing and comes across a little cold and unfeeling There s a noticeable lack of chemistry between the two men while money seems to solve most problems I m not entirely sure why these two men got together and just couldn t really believe they were that [...]
4.5 StarsGiven the iffy title, I wasn t expecting a great deal out of this book and was really pleasantly surprised I knew the love story would hot because Samantha Kane is an excellent erotic writer who uses sexy times to deepen the connection between characters And the book has that loveliness for sure but this romance is also emotionial rich and sexy Many themes are at play here but the one I think is exceptionally well down is returning to your Hometown Connor as been in recovery for two yea [...]
I have always like this book but this time around I love this book I don t know what was different this time around, I mean the characters or the story hasn t change I guess I was just in a great mood to read it The age gap work for me because they didn t harp on it The secondary characters were interesting and alive The story was sweet and bit tough for them This book is the perfect beach read not really a tearjerker for me I love that they didn t go straight I love you s Overall they were look [...]
First read Nov 2014Second read Jan 2017Samantha Kane will always hold a special place in my heart as her Brothers in Arms series is the one that led me to MM My life has been made so much richer because of these books and the MM community.Anyway onto Cherry Pie I really loved this one It is just a slow falling in love for 2 damaged men It is also about finding that your home is not a place, but a person I did love all of the people in Mercury so that I why I am re reading this one and will be mo [...]
My Review LOVED this book This book is about two lost men starting over in life in this dying little North Carolina town of Mercury For Conner this place represented home where everything was right in his life Then he left, went to college, and his world flew apart.lting in rehab and prison Not exactly the all American football hero who left this small town behind After his release, he didn t know where to turn so he came back to the town and the house where he grew up The house that was auction [...]
With the theme of starting over, Cherry Pie captured my attention right away and I found myself attached to both Connor and John from the start Both of them are looking for a new beginning after going through things that affected them deeply and left them each wanting a fresh start and to rediscover themselves.John is in Mercury trying to put behind him his grief and other feelings that arose after he loses his partner Connor has returned to Mercury hoping to find himself again after losing his [...]
John moves from California to North Carolina after an apparent end to his relationship with Steve and a very broken heart At first you wonder what happened to Steve but their past slowly unfolds John bought an old fixer up house and one morning Conner or Conn as we later come to know him as, shows up across the street watching the house John finally talks to him and learns the house was Conn s mom s house and where he grew up There are reasons he wasn t around to inherit it when his mom died But [...]
This story was amazingly good I expected to like it because I first saw it reviewed by Tom on Bear on Books blog, but I didn t expect that it would be as terrific as it was MC s Conn and John, both with very different, yet troubled pasts It s a long slow climb for John who has to overcome emotional baggage and damage Conn, though ostensibly damaged when you first hear his circumstances, was already healing emotionally when he arrived in town and continues to grow and effect a change in those he [...]
I found this one a little hard to get into at first, but it picked up and I enjoyed John and Conn s story view spoiler I loved the slightly angsty feel with the mis understandings, especially the buying of the beach house and how Conn felt hide spoiler I even found the first couple of sex scenes in keeping with the story, but again I found them over used, espcially the last one I really hate having one chapter end and the next begin with an ongoing sex scene Sorry just a personal niggle of mine [...]
A Recommended Read Cherry Pie is a beautiful book with characters to love and a story that has just enough conflict to work through to make you hope for the HEA and rejoice with them when it arrives, even if it is packaged a little differently than you may have expected To view this review in its entirety please visit blackravensreviews p
Cherry Pie definitely goes on my keeper shelf I won t go into the details of the story, but I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfort read There is just something about the North Carolina setting and enthralling dialogue between two somehow reserved characters that pulls you in and won t let you go until you have finished the book.
Pretty good m m romance about a wealthy guy who s recently moved to a small town in North Carolina from San Diego One morning, he discovers the son of his house s former deceased owner sitting outside Alas, I never got fully invested in the main characters as a couple.
Sweet, not to angsty, HEA.A little Cinderfella.
I wasn t feeling the chemistry It was a bit cold I didn t really connect to the characters either I m not going to read this one again.
3 Sweet Stars Source eARC for Honest Review Courtesy Samhain Publishing via NetGalleySweet MM book about unexpected love and second chances John moves to Mercury, North Carolina to start over and lick his wounds Once he s there he sees a stranger in front of his house who is also there to lick his own wounds But for Connor he s also there to find himself after a lot of bad choices So what better way then coming back home The only problem is that home is not the home he left, now that John lives [...]
2012 Review Yep, perfect Just about perfect In pretty much every regard A really, really good book by an author who knows what she s doing Not smut, but not shy either.Such a wonderful story Both protagonists have their issues to deal with both have their own ways of handling that and it all comes together in a wonderful romance that does not require everything spelled out _ Man, I love good books.It s funny how long this book had been sitting in me to read queue, always being pushed back by oth [...]
Another great book by Samantha Kane HEA and no cliffhanger.I really love Samantha Kane s books and have read all of her Brother s in Arms series I wasn t sure to expect from this book since it is an M M story rather than an M M F story like the BIA books.Cherry Pie tells a story where the characters develop their feelings slowly over a period of time Connor was the town s high school football star but suffers a career ending injury in college He becomes addicted to painkillers and his life spira [...]
I LOVE a romance that is centered around small town life Mercury, North Carolina is that town In fact readers come to find out that Mercury makes pretty good glue and it s not from a factory that doesn t exist there Mercury has its own type of cure all for those that look It s a true slow down compared to what John Ford left behind ran from in L.A John is still going through that adjustment when a stranger shows up at his house looking for something that John is pretty sure he won t find there C [...]
At first I wasn t so sure I would enjoy this story I d never read a M M book before and I just didn t think it would be my thing Well, I was wrong But I m pretty darn sure it was Samantha Kane s writing that made it my thing This was such a beautiful story about coming home, community acceptance, love, acceptance of ones self and letting go of your past to accept your future It was very poignant and heart warming Two lost souls fated to find each other and help each other with so much of their b [...]
Connor has come home to Mercury to find John in his family home that he bought after Conn s mother s death Conn left Mercury eight years ago and hasn t had the easiest life through the life choices he d made John s licking his wounds after his partner of ten years has died and John found out many uncomfortable secrets after his death and has left California and bought the house in Mercury wanting to make a fresh start.This was an ok read, not too angsty even though both guys are licking their ph [...]
Paige s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewI was pleasantly surprised by this book Despite coming from different walks of life, John and Connor were able to forge a friendship I loved watching the growth in themselves and their relationship.I thought they were well written characters Both had flaws that they were afraid to share with each other I loved the vulnerability that each showed It made them real and I was lost in their world.The [...]
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This is a real feel good story, with some very poignant elements It gives us some deep insights into the lives of two men, and how the past shapes their present It gives us a view of a sleepy town and its politics, its needs and its characters It gives us a love story that develops and merges two injured souls into a calm, delicious and intense relationship It gives us hope for , as it is clearly book 1 of a series Thank you [...]
I was looking for a comfort read and this was recommended It is a pretty good comfort read but I found there to be quite a bit of tension and angst in it The thing about this story is that it is pretty short but it is not simple.Basically it s about two really screwed up guys nice guys that find each other through an unusual and somewhat unrealistic set of circumstances and reluctantly fall in love These two have huge baggage, I mean seriously gigantic baggage, and yet they work so well together [...]
I liked this one and believed in the HEA at the end It took me awhile to get there though I didn t feel the chemistry or attraction between these two at first I thought Connor was a different kind of hero and I liked him a lot He moves back to his small, southern hometown and faces not necessarily prejudice because he is gay, but because of his troubled drug use past few years.I had a harder time with Johnor just understanding his attraction to Connor Nice supporting characters and I liked the s [...]
I received a copy to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team.This was a sweet love story between John and Connor They each have things in their pasts that they need to deal with and together they do that I loved the small town aspect and how everyone would come over, that made it seems like a true small town book The relationship was a slow burn but worth the wait I can t wait to read the next book and hope we still see John and Connor in later books.