Book Review – Can’t Go Home by Angelisa Stone

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Book Review – Can’t Go Home by Angelisa Stone Title: Can't Go Home
Author: Angelisa Stone
Series: Oasis Waterfall Series, #1
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: September 25, 2013
Format: eARC
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Everyone has secrets; secrets meant to be kept—hidden away where nobody can discover the truth. Adrian O’Donnell (aka: Dre Donley) is no exception. Dre spins tales and half-truths like it’s his job, keeping the reality of his past buried deep within each lie he fabricates. On the other hand, Kathryn Howell is the exception to the rule. She’s a straight-shooter, a tell-it-like-it-is, no filter kind of girl.

Kathryn’s honesty and straightforwardness is the ultimate turn on for a guy like Dre. He’s never met someone so sincere, so full of truth and innocence. Their chemistry is unavoidable, their connection, magnetic. When Dre sets out to make Kathryn fall for him, he doesn’t realize the grave mistake he’s making. Kathryn’s strength and convictions do not falter, even for an irresistible man like Dre. When his past resurfaces, and the lies come tumbling forth, Kathryn must decide if his deceit and betrayal can be forgiven or if the damage is irreparable. Will the truth ultimately destroy the relationship that neither one of them could deny or even attempt to resist?

This novel is for mature readers only, due to language and sexual content.

Meet Dre. I was a little weirded out at first since he was stalking this chick, Kathryn, and she didn’t know it. It took me a few pages to realize he was not stalking her in the traditional sense of the word but more he just overheard a phone conversation that made it impossible for him to get her out of his head.

Meet Kathryn, the object of his desire. She is absolutely is “balls to the walls” with him from the beginning when he tries to be all charming and suave. She has no filter, which of course I LOVE because well I have no filter!  Funny thing, Kathryn may have been doing some stalking of her own but she doesn’t share that little tidbit with him. So we start a little cat and mouse game.  Things are wonderful but Dre has a secret. A secret that you will kind of guess but it’s so much more then you think.

Reason # 1 she gets a good rating is because when his first secret comes out it made me cry.  Not because it was sad but because it was absofuckinglutely the most BEAUTIFUL…beautiful sentiment I have ever read in a book.

Reason #2, Dre and Kathryn are funny as hell together. The bantering that goes on between them will have you laughing until you almost pee your pants.

Reason #3, the sex scenes were not only hot but funny as hell.  I mean it was like how real life sex. Where in the middle of sex your mind wanders off to other things because let’s face it most sex is not earth shatter, mind blowing ,out of this orbit sex like in the books we read. I mean I am not saying it does not happen in real life on occasion because I know it does but just not. each. and. every time..  It’s the its hot, feels good as hell, I got off while laughing and bantering with my partner kind of sex.       ‘

Don’t just put this book on your TBR list but buy it and start reading ASAP you will not be disappointed.  There is everything in this story to make it one of the best stories I have read in a while.


“How many women have just full out fallen for this whole mysterious, sexy stranger thing?” she asks again.

“You think I’m sexy?” I inquire, raising my brows.

Kathryn leans over, grabs her purse, and takes out a small mirror.  Opening the case, she holds it in front of me, and says, “I had no idea you didn’t own one of these.  This is a mirror.  Mirror. Take a look.”  She shakes the mirror in front of me. “People pay big bucks to look like you, Casanova.”

Kathryn retracts the mirror, closes the case, and stirs more sweetener into her unsweetened tea. The whole time, I am staring dumbfounded at her. This is not the type of girl I’m used to.  Kathryn is straightforward, honest, and as intriguing as Hell.

Before I can answer, she says, “So, why’re you pulling out the big guns on me?”  She takes a sip of her tea, frowns, and adds in straight sugar this time.  After tasting it again and grimacing, she calls the server over and orders a large sweet tea. Now that’s some funny shit.  There are no false pretenses with this woman.

The server glances at her briefly, looks at me, and says, “We have the sweetest tea here; it just melts on your tongue. It really whets your appetite.”  Then she licks her lips and leans over, smiling at me, giving my line of vision a direct assault on her cleavage.

Kathryn begins laughing, loudly with a snort, and says, “Sweetie, it’s liquid.  It doesn’t have to melt.  And it’s wet, so it’s going to wet anything it touches.”

Kathryn shakes her head, takes a deep breath, exhales, and says, “Write your number on the check when we leave, and make sure to put a big heart over whatever “i” is in your name, but for the love of God, please keep your panties on until I leave.”

The waitress leaves quickly and a few moments later a different server returns, dropping off her sweet tea quickly and quietly.  I’m not sure what is happening, but I can feel myself being captivated by this woman.  I’m tempted to ask her if she even knows the definitions of demure, dainty, or coy, because she is none of those things.  But yet, she is the most “womanly” woman I’ve ever encountered.

About Angelisa Stone

Who is Angelisa Stone?

Angelisa Stone is a typical Midwestern wife and mom, frazzled by parenting and housework, and overwhelmed with sports schedules, doctor appointments, and three-dimensional creative projects due “tomorrow morning.” Stone dreams of white sandy beaches, clear-blue waters, and Midori coladas in hand, but realizes that her loving husband and four not-so-perfect children are her real dreams-come-true. Writing and reading are her passions, and she hopes (and prays with her fingers tightly crossed) that readers will find enjoyment and escape through her words and characters. Stone’s first novel, Can’t Go Home, is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble now.

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