Home Sweet Home: A Sweet, Texas Novella

Home Sweet Home: A Sweet, Texas Novella

by Candis Terry

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A shorter version of this story previously appeared in the For Love and Honor anthology

Before Candis Terry's wild Wilder brothers met their matches, a soldier gets a homecoming in Sweet, Texas

He's given up …

Army Ranger Lieutenant Aiden Marshall fought in some of the most hellish corners on earth and survived. Those closest to him, did not. When he returns home to Sweet, Texas, he believes he's broken and has lost everything—including his soul. The only fair thing he can do to the woman who's patiently waited for him to come home is tell her to move on with her life—without him.

… but she never will

Sassy waitress Paige Walker has no intention of walking away from the man of her dreams. He gave his all for his country and served with honor. Now it's time to pull him from the darkness and give him hope. With a heap of love, the help of the entire town, and a tail-wagging companion, Paige makes sure her hero knows there's no place like home sweet home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062423238
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Series: Sweet, Texas Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,010,964
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She's experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push-and-pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily-ever-after.

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Home Sweet Home: A Sweet, Texas Novella 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
jeter2 More than 1 year ago
Love this series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as book one. Ok read.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
So... *sigh* Yeah... I love this story. It's short, it's sweet, it's spicy. It's emotional. Aiden's got so much going on in his head that's warring with his heart it's no wonder he's confused about what to do with his relationship with Paige. His love for her is undeniable; his guilt over losing his brothers at arms is unbearable. He's caught between living life to the fullest and simply existing. He's also missing his beloved Renegade, a dog he adopted while overseas that couldn't come home with him. It's easy to see why he was choosing to walk away from Paige instead of embracing her completely. Paige wasn't a quitter. She'd waited for her Aiden to come home. He did but he wasn't the man who'd left her years before. No smiles, no laughter. He was a shell of a man who deserved so much more than what he'd resigned himself to. Her determination to show Aiden life was worth living for himself and to honor the memory of his fallen brothers made me smile, and I wanted her to succeed despite the odds. It didn't take a village to bring Aiden and Paige together, attraction and love did that, but it took the entire town of Sweet to show Aiden how loved he was, that he was where he should be with the only woman he'd ever need. The townsfolk of Sweet didn't even hesitate to bring happiness back into Aiden's life when they agreed to help bring Renegade stateside. Can we all saw, "Aw!"? Very few things in life are as healing as the love of a good man or woman. It reaches beneath the strong facade to the hurt below and slowly, methodically soothes it. That ache doesn't go away completely but it doesn't stifle the will to live either. Instead it gives the person a reason to continue on. Aiden did his late brothers in arms a huge honor by living a full life instead of half of one. A beautiful short story about coming home and discovering that love, with the help of caring townsfolk, conquers all. 4.5* (Received from Edelweiss via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review)
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Cute, emotional and sexy quick read! Paige is great the way she doesn't give up on Aiden. Her plan for helping him deal with some of the issues that make him think he is not the right man for her is so sweet. Aiden is dealing with PTSD issues, but luckily for him, Paige is just what he needs to start working through them. As always, Gladys and Arlene add some humor to the story. Can be read as a standalone. ARC via Edelweiss
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, grief, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.  If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Anything but Sweet (Sweet, Texas, #1) Sweetest Mistake (Sweet, Texas, #2) Something Sweeter (Sweet, Texas, #3) Sweet Cowboy Christmas (Sweet, Texas, #3.5) Sweet Surprise (Sweet, Texas, #4) This is Paige and Aiden’s story. Aiden is back from the war but lost a few fellow army brothers before returning.  He is determined to break off the relationship with Paige as he does not deserve her.  Paige will do anything to keep Aiden.  She has waited for him while he was overseas and she is not about to give him up.  When he thinks they are going to break up she is going to prove to him he is worthy and also give him the one thing he thought he would never get back.  I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.  I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Home Sweet Home was a short, but sweet addition to Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas series. A novella about one of Sweet's favorite couples – Paige and Aiden – it sucked me in from the start and made me wish it was even just a little longer.  This novella takes place immediately after Aiden returns from the Middle East. He's not in a great place, after losing his two best friends and having to leave his other comrade, one of the four-legged variety, behind. He's suffering PTSD and survivor's guilt. He loves Paige, but is now convinced he's not good enough for her and fears he and his problems will drag her down. Paige, on the other hand, is thrilled to have Aiden back and sure isn't going to let him go without a fight. It was a short story, but it felt complete. (Even if I greedily want more.) It was full of feels – and rather sexy.  I loved Paige and Aiden both. My heart broke for him and the things he had to go through. (Of course, I still kinda wanted to smack him for trying to push Paige away. I got it, but it was frustrating.) Paige was a strong, determined and thoughtful woman. It's not often the woman has a "grand gesture" in a book, but OMG, did she ever. It totally brought tears to my eyes.  Not only was Home Sweet Home a great romance, it was a good illustration of what makes small towns so special. I loved how the town rallied behind Paige to help thank Aiden for his sacrifice. It was really moving. A fantastic addition to the Sweet, Texas series, it could easily be read as a standalone as well. But, really, if you're not reading this series, you're missing out on some of my favorite contemporary romances. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this visit to Sweet, Texas and the heartwarming romance between Aiden and Paige. Paige has her work cut out for her, convincing the newly returned war veteran that he has a future to look forward to with her. I admired her tenacity, her patience and her empathy in dealing with the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with, even if Aiden isn't so sure of the same. I imagine this is a scene that has realistically played out in plenty of small towns across America - a woman waiting patiently at home and a man suffering from the loss of his friends, and his confidence in a war torn country. I appreciated that Paige didn't put her whole life on hold for Aiden, taking job opportunities and working towards her future even as she kept her heart open to him. Aiden was an equally engaging character, a man trying to find a new focus, get through survivor guilt and feeling that Paige should move on without him - something his mind and his body shy away from when given the chance to be intimate with her again. The love scenes between them are sweet and sexy. It was a delightful read, and I look forward to another visit to this town. 4 stars.