Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: His Hometown Girl by Karen Rock

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His Hometown Girl

His Hometown Girl
His Hometown Girl
by Karen Rock
Mass Market Paperback, Large Print, 331 pages
March 1st 2014 by Harlequin


He'd always managed to best her…

Jodi Chapman will do whatever it takes to get top care for her autistic son. If that means going home and convincing local farmers to sell their land, so be it. Even if her biggest opponent, childhood rival Daniel Gleason, is equally determined to convince farmers to buy into his co-op plan. And he's not playing fair.

Facing off against Daniel is the last thing Jodi wants. The attraction that's always fueled their competitiveness is as strong as ever and just as distracting. But with both their futures on the line, and years of distrust between them, how can they ever be on the same side?


My Review

Jodi has basically been living her life for her autistic son. There is a chance that she can get him the help he needs, but it comes at a price. She has to go back home and sale her company's pitch. She hasn't been home in ages, not after what she found out last time she was there. That's when her heart broke and the guy who caused it is still there. Daniel has given his life to his family's farm. Having Jodi back in town is definitely a surprise, one he equally likes and dislikes. He likes Jodi, but doesn't like why she's there.

I really loved the characters in this story! Daniel has that rough and rugged look, but is also loyal, passionate, and sweet. I love how he didn't let Jodi's autistic son phase him at all. I also liked that he tried to cheer Jodi up and to pull the real Jodi out, the Jodi he remembers. Jodi struggled a little. She really has her mind set and it takes her some time to even look at things differently. She's had it a little rough between being a mother and dealing with her son's father that wants nothing to do with him, but she loves her son with her whole heart. I thought Jodi and Daniel had great chemistry. I also liked the side characters, such as Daniel's sister and Jodi's aunt.

I thought the plot moved at a good pace, making this easy to read. It also pulled me in with the humor, romance, and heartfelt story. I literally read it in one sitting. There are some great scenes and moments between these characters. I also really loved the small-town feel.

Just overall this was a super sweet read and definitely one I could curl up with at night. I would definitely recommend it if you enjoy Romance!

Content: Clean
Source: Received a review copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Karen Rock has adored romance since receiving Harlequin Presents books from her grandmother each summer. She formed her Young Adult writing partnership, J.K. Rock- pseudonym for the CAMP BOYFRIEND series, with her sister-in-law and Blaze author, Joanne Rock in 2011. When Karen heard of a call for submissions to Heartwarming, Harlequin’s latest line, she was inspired by the possibilities of writing unforgettable, deeply romantic, tender love stories that mothers would feel comfortable sharing with their daughters. When she’s not writing, Karen loves scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother's family recipes, hiking the ‘high peaks’, and redesigning her gardens. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch” though they know a lot about love. 

For more information about Karen's upcoming books, check out her website, Facebook page, or follow her on twitter. She’d love to hear from you!

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Grand Prize: Hand-stitched, authentic Amish quilt (uses their overlapping heart-stitching- pattern), with matching dust ruffle for a king-sized bed, signed copies of Wish Me Tomorrow & Camp Boyfriend, and some surprise swag (US Only)
1 - Paperback/ebook copies of Wish Me Tomorrow and Camp Boyfriend (format is winner's choice, paperback for US Only) and $20 Amazon gift card
2 - ebooks of Wish Me Tomorrow and Camp Boyfriend (INT)

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