Marie Meyer is a teacher who spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt romances. She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and bingeing on weeks of DVR'd television with her husband.
Long Road Homeby Marie Meyer
I'm grateful for many things-my work, my apartment, my amazing friends. But after that night years ago, I'm left with an aching weight I can't escape. And it's keeping me from living and loving the way I desperately want. So when a ruggedly handsome cop pulls me over, I'm/strong>
Sometimes getting lost is the only way to find your way home . . .
I'm grateful for many things-my work, my apartment, my amazing friends. But after that night years ago, I'm left with an aching weight I can't escape. And it's keeping me from living and loving the way I desperately want. So when a ruggedly handsome cop pulls me over, I'm shocked by what just the sight of him does to me-stirring up feelings I didn't think were possible again.
Cayden Sinclair is undoubtedly one of the good guys. A former Marine who's so sexy I can't seem to keep my hands to myself. But there are things I'm not ready to share, things that could change everything between us. Cayden deserves to have the life he's always wanted-which means walking away from him. But I don't know if I'll ever find the strength to let him go . . .
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New Adult Romance isn’t usually a genre I read. However, something about this book spoke to me and I just had to read it. Told in alternating first person viewpoints, Long Road Home by Marie Meyer tells the story of two twenty-five-year-olds who are only living a shell of the life they can and should be living. Ren Daniels is a maternity nurse who loves her job. She loves her family and friends. She’s come a long way from being assaulted, but she’s afraid of what her future holds. Deep down, she’s afraid that love and true happiness won’t find her. Cayden Sinclair is a hero through and through. He’s dedicated his life to helping people. First, as a Marine and now as a police officer. Since his father’s death, he’s been looking after his mom. He’s so focused on his career and his mother that he doesn’t think he has time for a woman in his life. But when he pulls over a speeding motorist, he can’t seem to get her out of his mind. As fate would have it, he ends up seeing Ren again at their friends’ wedding. This time he decides to not let this chance encounter pass him by. Cayden and Ren were both characters I liked immediately. Ren is fun, caring, and compassionate. Cayden is all of those things as well. He’s one of those guys who says the right things that just leaves your heart melting. Over the course of the story, Ren let's Cayden into a part of her life that very few people know about. He responds with his caring and supporting nature. “I never want to be the reason for your tears, but I want to be the one to catch them when they fall.” But he only knows half of the story. Ren’s secret can and will change the way he views the future he’s always wanted. In the midst of their budding relationship, these two are hit with a tragedy. Instead of pushing them apart, it brings them close together. But it also shows the cracks in their budding relationship. I loved Long Road Home for the flirty playfulness of the characters and the emotional strings it pulled. These two have a passionate relationship that’s built on trust. I loved the message that you can overcome the dark times in your life and be a stronger person. I loved the message of taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. That family isn't those people who share our blood, but those people we choose to share our lives with. Marie Meyer has written a wonderful story. Be prepared to laugh and cry and fall in love as you root for these two to find the strength, courage, and determination to go after what they want and fall in love. **Received a copy from the publisher and reviewed voluntarily.**
I really enjoyed this romance. I decided to read this book after learning that it was set in Missouri. There aren't too many books set in my home state so I was immediately curious. The story was what grabbed me from the very beginning. The fact that they meet when he is giving her a traffic ticket just set a great tone for the whole story. This was a really nice story that ended up leaving me with a big grin on my face. After Cayden gives Ren a traffic ticket, it leaves a lasting memory for both parties. While Ren is performing her duties as the maid of honor at her best friends wedding, she is surprised to be asked to dance by none other than Cayden, off-duty and very interested. I liked the chemistry between this pair from the very first and it never stopped. They just fit perfectly together. Cayden and Ren both have things going on in their lives. Cayden is a former Marine and he is feeling some guilt that his buddies are being deployed while he stays home. He has decided to stay home so that he can be there for his mother who is ill. He isn't really sure that he has time for a relationship at this point in this life. Ren is dealing with her past. She was victimized during her college years and is still working to move past it. There were so many things that I liked about this book. I liked that it dealt with a couple of really difficult issues. Everything wasn't perfect in their world but they worked to do the best they could in the situation they were given. I liked how Cayden was able to sense when Ren wasn't comfortable and always let her be in control. I liked the fact that this story was truly romantic and they spent the whole book trying to figure out how to make things work. I fell in love with Ren and Cayden and there wasn't a boring moment in the book. I would highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. This was the first book by Marie Meyer that I have read but I definitely look forward to reading more from her in the future. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) - Forever Yours via NetGalley.
The moment Cayden Sinclair taps on Ren Daniels car window he can't help but be attracted to her, she is a very beautiful woman, but he's not on a social call, so he keeps things professional, even issues her a speeding ticket. Fully believing that he would never see her again, but to his surprise he runs into her again at a friends wedding, and this time his badge is at home, so there is nothing holding him back. He has never had these kind of instant sparks with someone, and as unnerving as it maybe he can't help but gravitate in her direction... While in a rush to make it to work on time Ren Daniels lets her lead foot get the best of her and she finds herself being pulled over by a cop... a very sexy cop that stirs up some long buried butterflies in her belly. It's been a long time since someone has had that kind of an effect on her, and one side of her has her wanting to run from it, and the other wants her to embrace it. Her past has left her a wounded soul, and everyday she struggles to overcome all that she endured, so maybe, just maybe this new change in her life means she is moving in the right direction. And she'd really like to moving in the same direction of a certain sexy police officer... This was my first time reading a book by Ms. Meyer, and I have to say her moving story made a very memorable first impression, it is definitely one of the best books that I have settled down with this year! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this emotionally charged book, I went from moments of having my heart in my throat and blinking back tears, to blushing and smiling from ear to ear. I connected to characters in this story almost immediately, I'm quite certain that they will be lingering with me for a while! I highly recommend you give this one a chance, it is one of those books that will take you on a emotional roller coaster, so my advice is just hold on and enjoy!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.