THE LONG WAY HOME
Whiskey Creek Press
PO Box 51052, Casper, WY 82605-1052
$5.99 EB/$13.95 TP
Rating: 4 Cups
Brian Cummings always knew what he wanted in life, and that was to be a rock star. Despite his father’s constant badgering for him to get a serious job, Brian spent most of his time in pubs working his music. Outside of the pubs, he was pretty much a screw up, street fighting and getting pinched for a variety of petty crimes.
Mia Sutton is a young girl wanting nothing more than to be loved by a man. Her first choice of men leaves her feeling discarded, and more than a bit vengeful. She sets him up by claiming a pregnancy; now she just needs a donor.
Brian is literally run over by Mia, and soon his heart is hit just like his body. They spend the most amazing night of either of their lives together, and Mia quickly learns that her plan worked. The only problem now is that she loves Brian, but is committed to marrying another man. Brian fell for Mia hard, and when she tells him she is pregnant with Radley’s baby, he wants only her happiness. They meet infrequently over the next couple of years, but it is never enough. Soon it will be gone for good. Brian finally realizes his dream, and knowing that Mia’s son is well cared for, he does not try to interrupt the child’s life. He is now the rock star he always claimed he would become. He even has a new woman in his life, and Diane means more to him than he can say. However, the past has a nasty way of rearing its ugly head, and Brian is finding it harder and harder to cope with his anger and insecurities. How can he give Diane and their unborn child the love that they so deserve, if every time he loves, someone gets hurt? Speculations and accusations run rampant in the band and its crew. Will Diane and Brian come to terms with old loves and lies, or become just another casualty?
This is a fabulously well-written love story that will have you reaching for the tissue box. I was hooked right from the beginning. The main characters are brought to life and you really feel their pain, while the secondary characters add depth and meaning to each scene. Your heart will break for Brian and all he goes through, but he becomes a better man for it. This story touches the soul of the reader; a melancholy blend of tenderness and sorrow. I highly recommend this book; it is a truly wonderful read.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance