Long Way Home by HelenKay Dimon
Series: Hanover Brothers #3
Published by Intermix, Penguin
Publication Date: August 19th 2014
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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The Hanover brothers are trying to live down the con-man reputation of their late father. But they can’t blame their father for all their problems in life—or in love…
Callen Hanover has led a tough life. But after years of roaming, he’s finally settled back home in Sweetwater to reunite with his brothers, and rebuild Shadow Hill, his grandmother’s crumbling home. The last person he expected to see at his door was Grace Pruitt—ex-girlfriend and partner to the FBI agent who’s determined to put Callen away.
Grace Pruitt is in town to save the two men she cares about the most—her former partner who seems to be on a downward spiral, and Callen, the man who ran before she could explain who she really was…or tell him some shocking news. Can the secrets of the Hanover family’s past be just the thing to save them all? Or is it already too late?
Callen and Grace had been dating until Callen found out that his girlfriend worked for the FBI. After that he took off and made every effort to forget Grace. Unfortunately he couldn’t do that completely. It was even harder to get her out of his head when she showed up in Sweetwater with the determination that he was going to finally listen to her explanation.
Grace knows that Callen has had a hard life. He grew up with a con artist father and moved from place to place. He has a hard time trusting anyone so when she didn’t completely give him her full story and he found out about it he ran. He’s been a runner for most of his life but he’s also a protector. He takes care of his family and when Grace comes to town and breaks the news that she’s pregnant he is stunned, and wants to run, but his protective side flares right up.
While Grace and Callen are trying to learn to deal with each other again (beside sex which they do very well!) Grace is also trying to figure out her friend Walker. Walker Reeves is a man on a mission, but no one can figure out what that mission is. Walker, at one point, was Grace’s partner in the FBI. He’s got his secrets about why he’s in town going after the Hanover family, and Callen in particular, is a mystery to them all.
Grace and Callen in this story were quite the couple. I really liked the dynamic between the two and enjoyed reading almost every part of their journey. From their banter to their bedroom play to their arguments, it was all good reading. I did get frustrated with Callen from time to time but then would think about what he had been through and forgave him. Lol He had really fought his way up from the bottom and come out on top. I had to admire his loyalty and love for his family. Callen did have some issues with his mother but seeing them work that out showed their deep love for each other. I thought that Dimon did a fantastic job of showing us the ins and out of all of the different relationships in the book.
I also loved Declan and Leah’s part in this story. Declan played quite a large role in the book and I loved that. Beck was significantly absent and while I didn’t really care for that as I thought that the family needed him there, I still loved seeing the other two brothers working through their lives together. Loved that.
If you haven’t read the Hanover Brothers series you really should. I’ve enjoyed all the brothers’ stories so far and can’t wait to read the next addition to it in November.
Rating: 4 out of 5