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Coming Home 3.5 starsI loved this enemies to lovers book until the last couple chapters when Tally started acting like a total prick, allowing his old high school asshat of a friend to call his boyfriend fag and fairy while Tally stood by and did nothing Not only was this insulting, it wasn t believable The Tally we and Lex meet and get to know wasn t a coward or a dick He was just a down on his luck guy trying to make it back in his hometown and shake of the shame brought on the family by his 3.5 starsI loved this enemies to lovers book until the last couple chapters when Tally started acting like a total prick, allowing his old high school asshat of a friend to call his boyfriend fag and fairy while Tally stood by and did nothing Not only was this insulting, it wasn t believable The Tally we and Lex meet and get to know wasn t a coward or a dick He was just a down on his luck guy trying to make it back in his hometown and shake of the shame brought on the family by his philandering scum of a father I had a hard time buying that Tally would jeopardize his relationship with the man he loved to please a former high school buddy whom he didn t like and hadn t seen in well over a decade And the fact that Drew asked him to was not a good enough reason 32 year old men don t act like this The small town homophobia was a little over the top, too I didn t blame Lex for kicking him to the curb and needed a longer resolution and making up segment to believe the HEA I didn t like it Click on the spoiler for a long list of why if you feel like it view spoiler What I disliked 1 Why didn t Lex simply tell Tally that he d been the kid Tally tormented 14 years ago the first day Tally came in about the job 2 Why did Lex continue to keep silent about still being upset that Tally had tormented him 14 years ago after Lex hired him 3 Why are you still so upset about something that happened for a few months 14 years ago Get over it If you can not do that on I didn t like it Click on the spoiler for a long list of why if you feel like it view spoiler What I disliked 1 Why didn t Lex simply tell Tally that he d been the kid Tally tormented 14 years ago the first day Tally came in about the job 2 Why did Lex continue to keep silent about still being upset that Tally had tormented him 14 years ago after Lex hired him 3 Why are you still so upset about something that happened for a few months 14 years ago Get over it If you can not do that on your ownget fucking therapy.4 You re telling me that Emily, Lex s older sister, was in the same senior class as Tally and never defended her brother This woman who loves her brother so much and was fully aware physical and emotional bullying was happening, kept silent BULLSHIT 5 Unnecessary angst building.6 Amy, Emily, hell, Lex s entire familyno one tells Tally Lex is really the pudgy Jamie he tormented in high school Bullshit.7 Lex fucks Tally and then treats him like a shitty trick.8 The whole fuck buddies bullshit.9 The jealousy while being fuck buddies because you can t just have a conversation.10 After finally having a real conversation thank you, jeebus with Lex about their relationship the bullshit of Tally s mom showing up Justunnecessary angst building.11 Tally hiding his relationship with Lex from Brock and his asshole friends.12 Kissing Brock s ass so he could help Drew and allowing the douchebags who dropped you like a hot rock back when your dad s scandal happened over your boyfriend Go fuck yourself, Tally.13 Realizing too little too late what you did and begging for forgivenessI just can t even.14 Brock s break in and assault of Lex.15 For Lex to shut out Tally in the hospital and not allow Tally to see himI felt like it was a bit petty.16 The unnecessary break up.17 Brock gets off for a hate crime with a 200 fine WTF That it could happen just like that in real life makes me feel literally physically ill.18 The dumbass fight Tally has with Brock Because it s so smart to assault a guy who obviously has the local police in his pocket hide spoiler What I liked the narration was lovely 3 starsThis book was getting a 5 stars from me, then it turned into melodrama at around 75% It also felt like episodic At several points I felt as if the story could have ended there, but then the next chapter came, with a new subplot The author said in the dedication page that this book was something that she wrote and then put aside for a while I wonder if that contributes to the episodic feelings.And then, there are some inconsistent plot devices view spoiler E.g., Brock is depicted as 3 starsThis book was getting a 5 stars from me, then it turned into melodrama at around 75% It also felt like episodic At several points I felt as if the story could have ended there, but then the next chapter came, with a new subplot The author said in the dedication page that this book was something that she wrote and then put aside for a while I wonder if that contributes to the episodic feelings.And then, there are some inconsistent plot devices view spoiler E.g., Brock is depicted as untouchable for his family influence He beat up Lex into crap but only got fined for 200 Yet, when Talis beat up Brock, there s no repercussions to him Drew said Brock looked bad from the fight Yes, Brock himself might not want to get back to Talis, but it s hard to believe that his family or his father s minions would be that forgiving hide spoiler It is still nice reading, but I wish it didn t turn to melodrama with unnecessary plot at the end I Lex and Tally, but I really wanted to strangle them both This was a sweet little enemies to lovers contemporary and I really liked it, but I began to get really frustrated with both of the MCs near the end The whole conflict between them was annoying and ridiculous and made me want to scream and throw my Kindle a few times But overall I still enjoyed it I loved the sexual tension and the sex was so HOT and Lex and Tally were just too cute for me to actually strangle. I ve always been a fan of M.J O Shea s books and Coming Home is no exception This story had the perfect amount of sweet, intense and sexy to it It s a bit angsty and a bit frustrating but overall I really enjoyed it One thing I loved about this book was how Tally used to bully Lex in high school Lex hated Tally and Tally was a complete asshole to him It was heartbreaking but years later when they finally meet again it s like a role reversal where Lex is the asshole to Tally Lex is bitter I ve always been a fan of M.J O Shea s books and Coming Home is no exception This story had the perfect amount of sweet, intense and sexy to it It s a bit angsty and a bit frustrating but overall I really enjoyed it One thing I loved about this book was how Tally used to bully Lex in high school Lex hated Tally and Tally was a complete asshole to him It was heartbreaking but years later when they finally meet again it s like a role reversal where Lex is the asshole to Tally Lex is bitter and angry still about what Tally constantly did to him in high school but he s also attracted to Tally Soon, Lex realizes Tally isn t the same teenager he was and understands that Tally has grown up, experienced the hardships of life and soon starts to like this new and improved Tally I also got some perverse joy out of the fact Tally is broke and homeless while Lex has the money and good life The intensity between them is amazing because of the way Lex tries to come to terms with the new Tally and the old Tally There s also the fact Tally is Lex s employee which makes Lex very uncomfortable Another thing I loved is the mistakes Tally made in that town before weren t just forgotten but were actually held against him to the point he had to win everyone back, so to speak.While I really liked the story and how it developed, I got frustrated by the last third or so of the book Actually, I waspissed off at Tally than frustrated He acted like a complete idiot and asshole all over again and it really annoyed me The way he treated Lex and essentially didn t give a shit about Lex s feelings when it came to Tally s friends really got on my nerves I wished Lex would have made Tally grovel a bitAs it was, that final conflict dampened my enjoyment of the story However, while the conflict annoyed me, I will say that it satisfied my curiosity of whether or not Tally would revert back to his old ways if given the chance Unfortunately, it also made me think less of Tally.Overall, the story ended on a sweet note I actually gave a goofy smile because the last scene is absolutely adorable The passion between Lex and Tally is hot and sweet and the secondary characters made the story both fun and humorous I m looking forward to the sequel with Drew and Mason even though Drew is part of the reason for the last conflict Y all should know by now that I don t really write reviews I read and rate and sometimes I write a rant or ramble so here goes I was hoping to read a story exploring Lex s feelings of falling in love with his high school bully I find that whole concept very fascinating I wanted to read a story about Tally s redemption and winning Lex s heart as well as the people of the town Bigot s excluded This should ve been filled with so much angst All I got was a story about how misunderstood Tall Y all should know by now that I don t really write reviews I read and rate and sometimes I write a rant or ramble so here goes I was hoping to read a story exploring Lex s feelings of falling in love with his high school bully I find that whole concept very fascinating I wanted to read a story about Tally s redemption and winning Lex s heart as well as the people of the town Bigot s excluded This should ve been filled with so much angst All I got was a story about how misunderstood Tally was in his youth due to his screwed up parents and that he s really just a stand up guy after all Where was the enemy part of the story How can Lex HATE Brock so much when Brock was a follower of Tally Tally was the actual bully Tally was a nightmare to Lex in high school Lex should ve scorned him the minute Tally stepped foot in his coffeehouse or at least opened a can of whip ass on him, cursed him out or something Lex only kinda sorta but not really fought his feelings for Tally I felt that everything came a little too easy for Tally It s sad because the author reduced the bullying that Tally did as child s play when it was initially introduced as serious events in Lex s life The MC s Lex and Tally was an okay couple in the general sense I ignored the use of baby babe I liked Lex s character He was sensitive and brave He stood up to his bullies in high school even though he knew he was dead meat The bigots in town couldn t drive him away and his business was flourishing He seemed like a really kind and compassionate man So, yeah, I can see Lex eventually falling in love with Tally once Tally proved himself I guess that s why I was so disappointed that I didn t see much of THAT struggle I don t know how I felt about Tally I know he looks like Zac Efron I didn t hate him, but I don t know that I was rooting for him either I just didn t get that underdog feeling from him I think it was because he didn t really suffer enough We were told that he was down on his luck but that s it It just seemed like his served coffee and he suddenly overcame his past and his family s name The side characters I really liked Tally s grandmother, Lex s BFF and his parents, Travis and the other girl can t think of her name that was like a little sister to Tally I thought the scene with Tally s mom in the grandma s house was pointless We already knew his mom was a POS for kicking Tally out So, I found myselfinteresting in Brock and Drewthan Tally I wanted to knowabout their life I was rooting for Drew I have no idea exactly what I was rooting for with him IDK, to come out of the closet and get a man Drew had a crush on Tally back in the day and he had a current crush of Lex there s so many ways that could ve played out And, Brock, why so angry I really believe he was jealous of Lex and thought Lex stole Tally away Brock seemed to have some not so friendly feelings towards Tally Jealously and self hate is a deadly combo I think he was so deep in the closet that he almost reached Narnia Did anyone else find it strange that Brock was hitting on underage girls and no one said anything It seems like a known thing around town too Tallis Carrington Ruled Rock Bay With His Gang Of Jocks And An Iron Fist Until A Scandal Destroyed His Family S Name Ten Years Later Tallis Is Dead Broke, Newly Homeless, And On The Walk Of Shame To End All Walks Of Shame He Needs Money And Needs It Fast, And Rock Bay Is The Only Home He Knows But The People Of Rock Bay Haven T Forgotten Him Or The Spoiled Brat He Used To Be The Only Person In Town Willing To Overlook His Past Is Lex, The New Coffee Shop Owner, Who Offers Tally A Job Even Though He Appears To Despise Tally Based On His Reputation Alone When Tally Discovers His Gorgeous Boss Is The Kid He Tortured Back In High School, Lex S Hot And Cold Routine Finally Makes Sense Now Tally Has To Pull Out All The Stops To Prove He Was Never Really The Jerk He Seemed To Be After All, If He Can Win Lex S Heart, The Rest Of The Town Should Be A Piece Of Coffee Cake 3.5 stars Rating Coming Home turns out to be very difficult I really love O Shea as an author and I normally think that she is able to write great enemies to lovers stories and when I started reading Coming Home I knew immediately that this story would have tons of potential Tally Carrington has been super famous in high school due to his father s position in the small town of Rock Bay and he has been the nightmare of Lex, who suffered from Tally s bullying during many months When Tally is at 3.5 stars Rating Coming Home turns out to be very difficult I really love O Shea as an author and I normally think that she is able to write great enemies to lovers stories and when I started reading Coming Home I knew immediately that this story would have tons of potential Tally Carrington has been super famous in high school due to his father s position in the small town of Rock Bay and he has been the nightmare of Lex, who suffered from Tally s bullying during many months When Tally is at the lowest moment of his life and has no other possibility than coming back to Rock Bay, Lex is willing to offer Tally a job in his coffee house And from that moment on, I was basically waiting for strong feelings of anger and resentment that might slowly be transformed into forgiveness and renewed attraction Unfortunately, this step has been skipped and we are going over to the forgiveness quite quickly, which made the relationship building between Tally and Lex a little boring and far from a good enemies to lovers plot I do liked the moment Tally s past came back into the picture, not only by the appearance of his mother, but also by the contact to his old bully friends O Shea handled Lex s disappointment nicely and I really started caring about their relationship at that moment I all in all really enjoyed this story, but I m pretty sure that it could have been better I really loved Tal and Lex s story I will agree with others that the last part of the book seemed very out of character for the Tal that we got to know, but I still loved it Great storyline, great characters, great sexy times Can t wait to read the rest of the series This was a good story that derailed for me in final hour I could have done without the last third of the book and this would have shot up in my rating I really enjoyed reading about Tally and Lex I wish that Lex had given Tallyguff for his treatment of him back in highschool, I thought he got off easy for some of the truly horrific things that he pulled back then That being said I really liked the new and improved Tally that we got to see, it was just the flashbacks that were killer T This was a good story that derailed for me in final hour I could have done without the last third of the book and this would have shot up in my rating I really enjoyed reading about Tally and Lex I wish that Lex had given Tallyguff for his treatment of him back in highschool, I thought he got off easy for some of the truly horrific things that he pulled back then That being said I really liked the new and improved Tally that we got to see, it was just the flashbacks that were killer This was a sweet frenemy love story but I lost a lot of respect for both characters after the whole Brock debacle view spoiler Tally for not manning the hell up and just telling Brock he was gay and Lex for not manning up and unweirding things after Tally was trying to make it right Brock was a cardboard villain for me Just seemed like he was thrown into what was a fun, sweet romance to ratchet up the angst quotient He didn t need to be there and the bashing incident was horrific and dealt with by the townspeople in such a blas manner I was angry for all the LGBT members of the community hide spoiler This wasn t a bad story but it was a disappointing one and that s too bad because there were a lot of things I really liked about it I just wished I could have liked it


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About the Author: M.J. O'Shea

MJ O Shea has never met a music festival, paintbrush, orflower crown she can stay away from She loves rainstormsand a perfect cup of tea, beach days, music, bright colors, and than anything a cozy evening with a really great book.She is from the Pacific Northwest While she still lives thereand loves it, MJ has the heart of a wanderer So she puts allher dreams of far off places and extraordinary people in herbooks.Except for every once in a while when she does what alltravelers have to do on occasion come home.