Long Way Home

Long Way Home

by Neve Cottrell

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Overview

Long Way Home by Neve Cottrell

Tyler Barnes can't believe his eyes when Alexis MacAdams walks back into his life. His high school crush left Mangrove Island seventeen years ago and never looked back. He's held on to the memory of her, even though she never gave him a second glance. Now Alexis is back for the holidays and Tyler is determined to make a lasting impression before she slips away again. He soon learns, however, that her broken heart needs to heal before he has a chance to win it. Can Tyler convince her to risk her heart for a second time?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150438460
Publisher: Tropic Turtle Press
Publication date: 10/20/2014
Series: Mangrove Island , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 14,042
File size: 330 KB

About the Author

Neve Cottrell is the author of contemporary romance novels. Long Way Home is the first book in her series on the residents of Mangrove Island. Neve began weaving tales as soon as she could talk, walking away with the coveted “Best Storyteller” award in preschool and she’s been writing ever since. When she’s not crafting sexy heartthrobs and happily-ever-afters, she can be found indulging her need for reality TV and wistfully flipping through home and garden magazines. Neve lives near the beach with her family.

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Long Way Home 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To much sex!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad story , thought it was pretty good . As someone else said a little rushed in places . Sex wasn't excessive . Might have to read #2 to see if the author gets better .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were believable and well written. I found myself wanting to know what happened next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For it being a free book, it was a very good read. Finished the wholething in 2 days.
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This book is too long and struggles to come to any plot point. Often repetious. Alexis is extremely rude. Her behavior at the airport check-in would be reason to call NSA. Page after page of nothingness had my skimming until I gave up. Not for me; I prefer brevity if there is nothing but filler. Would give it no stars if possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had decent story bones - descriptive sex scenes made it a smutty book. Wasn't neccessary.
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Good read.
NANNYWEN More than 1 year ago
Excellent romance story. I love how the main character gets pulled back into the family dynamics by a child that is much like herself, and allows her a way to begin to grieve her personal losses, forgive others as well as herself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is kind of annoying. It is alternately boring and rushed.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by JoAnne Book provided by the author for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Set mainly at Christmas this book opens when Alexis is returning home after cutting off all ties with her family when she left seventeen years before after graduating from law school and didn’t let them know she was coming home for the holidays. Not only did her family – her mom, dad, sister and her family – miss out on Alexis’ life but she missed out on theirs as well as we learn things about each of them throughout. Her relationship with her family was nonexistent as was theirs with her they were that estranged. Watching their interactions, being wary, watching what they said or did but also trying to be inclusive made it real. It was fun to be introduced to her three nephews and hear some of the things that came out of their mouths! Her oldest nephew who is autistic was portrayed realistically and the youngest, Owen, stole my heart. Watching the adults open up to each other and dispel some of the hurts and things they remembered or perceived from back then was touching especially when they began to let their guard down and become a family once again. Finally opening her heart and letting her family in to learn about her life in London – the good and the bad – was cathartic for Alexis and it helped even more when she opened up to Tyler. Watching them build their relationships to new levels was heartwarming. Tyler, a high school classmate who had a crush on her back then and never let it go in all the years since then, was a bonus. He got her and let her be herself and come to terms on her own with her life as it was, is and could be. He was a romantic as well as a songwriter and musician and they had chemistry from the first time they met at the bar. He helped her heal by remembering things about her life that she didn’t remember or want to remember but also accepting her limits just so they could be together. He seemed to surprise her at every turn. Tyler was always planning adventures with her and helping her make new memories to dispel some of the ones she remembered that were always unhappy. The heat between them was scorching – good thing they lived on an island and the water was right there to douse the flames. There was a happily ever after and closure although an epilogue would have been nice but I know we’ll be meeting up with Tyler, Alexis and the rest of her family when we return to Mangrove Island! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, Far From Home. I look forward to reading more books not only in this series but others penned by Cottrell. Favorite Quote: He pressed his forehead lightly against hers. “Sorry,” he said. “It’s like all my Christmases coming at once. I can’t wait to unwrap you.”
allromancereader More than 1 year ago
I found Long Way Home as a free book and thought I'd give this "new to me" author a try. And I'm really glad I did. This romance novel really touched me.  It was a "second chance at love.." novel, but not quite. Tyler's love for Alex has been unrequited for 17 years.  She felt no love for Tyler - she didn't even remember him.  I thought that was a really interesting twist on the "second chances" or "unrequited love" aspect of the story.   I hated Alex when the book first started - as a matter of fact, I had read about half of a chapter and set the book aside because I had trouble getting into the story. Typically, if I don't feel connected to the characters or the story almost immediately, I don't keep reading.  But, this book kept popping up on my free book feeds, and I continued to be intrigued by the synopsis, so I figured that I'd try again - and try to power through the point at which I had stopped before. I'm glad I did. Alex was a pretentious, snobby, hoity-toity beotch at the beginning of the story. I could literally see her turning her nose up in the first chapter of the book. I'm sure that's what the author intended, so I can say she accomplished it in spades. Alex's relationship with her family is clearly complicated and she spends most of the story working through those relationships. I really believe that Alex thought that in order for those relationships to heal, that her family would have to change and acknowledge her in a new way, when in reality, Alex was the one who changed as she returned home and analyzed her feelings, her experiences, and her perspectives.  I loved the Alex that emerged by the end of the book. Tyler was a wonderful character. His own mother in the book summed it up well - he was in touch with his emotions and wasn't shy to express them. It was clear to everyone but Alex that Tyler had been nursing feelings for Alex since they were teenagers. He has held these feelings for all of these years, hoping that she would come back. But she never had - until now. Tyler decided quickly that he wasn't letting his second chance get away - and he doesn't. He is patient and kind. He is persistent and confident. He is funny and quirky and creative and wonderfully sensitive. I really enjoyed watching how Tyler understood what Alex needed and continued to make himself available to her as she worked through what she needed to work through. I do have a couple of things that kept this book from being a 5 star / hit it out of the park read.  They are small, but enough that they warranted mentioning. I wish that we had met Tyler a bit before Alex walked into the bar. We had gotten to know Alex and a bit of her parents by that point, but it would have been helpful if we had had a scene or two to meet Tyler "in his native habitat", blissful to what is about to happen to him, before he and Alex were reunited. Perhaps even a prologue of Alex and Tyler as teens - even if they didn't interact - to set the stage. It just felt abrupt when we met Tyler. Also, There were a couple of scenes when Alex was interacting with members of her family and the point-of-view quickly shifted to the other person. It would only happen for a few sentences - when it was clear that the author wanted us to hear what the other person thought - but since the book was from Alex and Tyler's point of view, it was disruptive. It happened only 2 or 3 times but it made those sections a bit choppy. Long Way Home is a great first book in the Mangrove Island series and I look forward to reading additional books in the series. 
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Good storyline. Book could have been more developed. Rushed in spots.
WhatsOntheBookshelf More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of Long Way Home for an honest review. When Tyler sees Alexis again after seventeen years he knows that this is his chance to correct the mistake he made years ago by letting her get away. Unfortunately, Alexis was so focused on getting as far away from home as possible after high school, she doesn't remember Tyler at all. Tyler uses her lack of memory to win her over, in the process though he discovers that Alexis is battling some serious heartache. Luckily for Alexis, patience has never been an issue for him. As the story unfolds so does the love these characters have for each other. Through twists & turns this story reminds us that sometimes, regardless what we think when we are young, there really is no place like home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It asked fora rewiew, you arenot the wroter you dont need to write a novalabout it. It always mes me think the author wrote th review