Title: The Story of Home
Series: Langley Park #5
Author: Krista Sandor
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2019
Sam Sinclair has a secret.
A secret dark enough to bring Zoe Stein to her knees.
A secret that’s kept him from being more than just her friend.
But not all secrets stay buried, especially in the town of Langley Park.
Zoe is done.
Done with Sam.
Done waiting for him to realize she’s in love with him.
Done wondering why he’s kept her at arm’s length.
Done remembering the two steamy nights they shared years ago.
Zoe gets the chance to right a wrong from her past, and Sam is the only one who can help her uncover the truth. Their passion reignites, but is their love enough to
overcome the secrets that could tear them apart?
The Story of Home is a sexy standalone romance in the Langley Park Series.
Zoe is a reporter in Washington DC who runs a story on abuse and neglect at a girls’ detention center. When her source recants and is discredited, she is fired. The same day, a tragedy sends her home to Langley Park to help her family. When she learns of similar allegations at the nearby facility owned by the same company, she takes the opportunity to make up for the past and save the girls.
I liked that there was so much more to this book than the main romance (which seems to have played a secondary role in my reading experience). Zoe is smart and fearless, and the support her friends show is amazing. The romance part was sweet – Sam is carrying a lot of guilt and feels like he doesn’t deserve to be loved and be happy, but Zoe is able to break through that and help him heal. One thing that bugged me, though – they are in a smallish town. How is it that literally no one knew what happened to Kara?
This was a really good read. It’s a standalone in a series, and while the others are not necessary to enjoy this one, it’s nice to “catch up” with past characters. This book follows The Measure of Home, reviewed here.
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Sam pressed Zoe’s back into the door, and she tilted her head to meet his kiss. Their lips came together, and she sighed, the sweet pull of desire and relief and love manifesting itself with every lick, every brush of skin on skin.
“Let’s get inside. I have all sorts of ideas about what we can do with a can of whipped cream.”
“Tell me you’ve got chocolate syrup in there, too.”
“I’ve got the biggest container they make.”
“Do you have ice cream?”
“Strawberry and chocolate,” he answered, taking her earlobe between his teeth.
“And Maraschino cherries?” she purred.
“What kind of freak do you think I am? An ice cream sundae without a cherry on top? Of course, I’ve got Maraschino cherries.”
She bit his lip. “What are you waiting for? Let’s go have the naughtiest ice cream party Langley Park’s ever seen.”
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If there’s one thing Krista Sandor knows for sure, it’s that romance saved her. After she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015, her world turned upside down. During those difficult first days, her dear friend sent her a romance novel. That kind gesture provided the escape she needed and ignited her love of the genre. Inspired by the strong heroines and happily ever afters, Krista decided to write her own romance series. Today, she is an MS Warrior and living life to the fullest. When she’s not writing, you can find Krista running 5Ks and chasing after her growing boys in her adopted home of Denver, Colorado.