One year after her husband is killed in action, Julie Ellis is back in her hometown and focused on raising her young son. Then Reagan Harrison bursts into her life--a cocky, charming linebacker who leaves her off balance.
As a successful, professional athlete, Reagan believes he has it all. But after meeting Julie, he finds every excuse in the book to spend time with her. Despite his best efforts not to fall too hard, Reagan envisions a future with Julie, along with the little boy he's come to love as his own.
While Reagan's protective love begins to mend Julie's spirit, she can't suppress her continued deep devotion to her late husband's memory. And when a letter arrives from beyond the grave, Reagan resolves to provide her with the answers she desperately needs to heal. Now Julie must choose either to keep her heart closed off or remove the lock and fight for a future with Reagan. Can a second chance at true love be just as sweet?
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When I read the book description of ‘Home Field’ I just knew this was a book I’d like to read. I love romance novels, and a romance novel about a professional athlete just sounded perfect. And that cover definitely made me want to read this book even more. In ‘Home Field’ we meet young widow Julie Ellis. Julie lost her husband when he was employed in Afghanistan little over a year ago. The only thing that keeps Julie going is her beautiful young son. When Julie gets invited to go to a banquet, she really doesn’t want to go. But her mom insists on her having a little fun for once. It’s time Julie start living again! But that’s easier said than done. At the banquet Julie meets handsome Reagan Harrison. Reagan is a professional athlete who’s has gained a lot of fame and he is known for his charms and being surrounded by many beautiful woman. But when he meets Julie, everything changes. But how can he win the heart of a woman who loves another man? ‘Home Field’ is a beautiful book that grabbed me from the very first page. Julie Ellis is a very nice, and caring woman who has lost the love of her life. And it’s hard for Julie to keep going. The only thing that keeps her going is her son. And boy was it nice to read about Julie and her son. I loved how Julie loved her son, and did everything to make his life good even though his father would never be coming home. The romance between Julie and Reagan is from the very beginning very beautiful, sweet and enchanting to read about. I loved those two! I love how this big strong athlete Reagan fell in love with Julie, and tried to do everything is his power to win her heart. I loved how Reagan was with Julie’s son. It was touching and I just couldn’t stop reading this book. I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. Most times I have trouble loving a book about second love. Not that there’s something wrong about it. I just always kind a feels sad that the first love didn’t work out. And I’m always a little scared that the ‘new’ romance will always feel like the second best thing. But in this book the romance between Julie and Reagan definitely didn’t feel like the second best. Honestly, there was nothing about ‘Home Field’ I didn’t like. It was a charming book, with some amazing chemistry and I just loved it. I definitely need to read more books by Laurie Winter.
Home Field was one of the best books that I have read this year. Laurie Winter captures her audiences heart and attention right from the very moment they flip the first page. Winters writes a beautiful story about Julie Ellis, a war widow who is trying to start over after losing the lover of her life who was killed in war. Trying to get answers on her husbands death consumes Julie, desperatly trying to find out how he was killed. Julie focuses her life around her son, who is passionate about football. When the opportunity presents itself to attend a dinner with the professional football team in honor of war veterans, Julie is encouraged to attend by her friends and family. When she is seated next to the handsome, charming and "player" (in more ways then one) Reagan Harrison, sparks fly between the two. Reagan Harrison never has an issue with getting women but has a rule about single moms. That all flys out the window when he seated next to the beautiful and charming Julie Ellis. Reagan cannot seem to stay away from this sweet, beautiful women and her charming son. A budding friendship begins between the two and eventually they cannot fight it anymore and the passion between them fuels. Laurie Winters does a fabulous job in writing a story that not will only warm your heart and soul, but bring a tear to your eye and bring a smile to your face. Her ability to capture her readers in this charming tale is a surprisingly warm tale of love, friendship, loss and new beginnings. If you are looking for a book that will leave you with a warm feeling and is a great read, then Home Field definitely should be added to your To-Be-Read Shelf.