Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hometown Heartache (Real Romance #5) by M.J. Schiller

Hometown Heartache
by M.J. Schiller

My rating: 4 stars

Collection: Real Romance - Book 5
Publisher: Kissmet Publishing (January 29, 2016)
Publication Date: January 29, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 211 pages
Available from: Barnes &Noble | Amazon

Nash is trying to make a name for himself in the art world…
But when he meets a realtor to buy a gallery, he is stunned to find Chloe sitting at the table with the man. He has never stopped thinking about her since she disappeared from his life without a trace. Is it too late to win back her love?
Chloe has finally found a way to leave her past behind her…
But her heart leaps out of her chest when she sees Nash. How can he be here? Now…after all this time? On the surface, she pulls herself back together. But underneath she feels she is about to shatter. After remaking herself, how can she deal with being faced with Nash and the life she knew before?
If this chance meeting doesn’t rip Chloe and Nash apart, he will.
Little do they know, someone has been lurking in the shadows, manipulating them all along. If he has his way, the two will never be reunited. Even if he has to take one of them out to ensure it.  

 Hometown Heartache (Real Romance #5) by M.J. Schiller

Hometown Heartache (Real Romance #5)They once shared the joys of childhood and as they grew, so did their love, but Chloe and Nash’s lives were separated by more than a picket fence. While Nash knew the nurturing of a loving family, Chloe faced the brutal abuse, physical and mental of the man who replaced her late father. Hometown Heartache by M.J. Schiller is a tale of the passage of years, the pain of loss and the Hell two people must endure to gain a bright future.

Be ready to feel rage, to hate the injustice of life that allows a monster like Chloe’s stepfather to foul the very air he breathes. Told by both main characters, in a manner that feels like the children they once were, go back in time to re-live Chloe’s life and Nash’s attempts to help her. Their dual stories continue as they age to the point they are torn apart and misunderstanding and shame further separate them for years. Was it Fate that played a hand in bringing them back into each other’s lives?

While Nash had gone on to thrive, Chloe takes a route of self-destruction and degradation, her only requirement was that she was in control, but was she? Can the years lost between them and the hurt that has festered be beaten down? Is what they feel just a pale shadow of the naive love they once shared?

M.J. Schiller takes a dark look at child abuse, the permanent damage it does and the fight of two hearts struggling to re-connect against all odds while evil still slithers in the background. Let go of reality, do not skim this book, there is a message buried within that far surpasses any “believability” flaws. I, for one, found Hometown Heartache to be equal parts intense and entertaining in a dark way.

I received this copy from M.J. Schiller in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review HOMETOWN HEARTACHE! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I hope it wasn't too dark, that you found moments that warmed your heart, as well. While there is ugliness, I want the joy to outweigh the bad. Life is hard. I want everyone to find their happiness as Chloe and Nash search for theirs! Thanks again. It means a lot to writers to get feedback!