The Homecoming - Shelter Bay, Bk 1 Author:JoAnn Ross First in a heartwarming new series from the New York Times bestselling author — Former Navy SEAL Sax Douchett returns to his home town and is hailed as a local hero. But starting over is difficult when he unearths a long- buried secret that reunites him with a past he's never forgotten. She's Sheriff Kara Conway, a girl who... more »'s always held a special place in his heart. But as he cautiously reconnects with Kara and bonds with her young son, another long-held secret in Shelter Bar threatens their second chance at a life together...« less
This was a very sweet book. I thought it would concentrate more on solving crimes but it was really about people rebuilding their lives after losing the ones they cherished.
My only problem with the book was that Ross recycled characters and give them different names. Faith (heroine's mother) is very similar to Erin O'Halloran in "Fair Haven." I know in the next series of Shelter Bay stars a retired photojournalist which is basically Michael Joyce in "Fair Haven." One of the side characters is pretty much Quinn in "A Woman's Heart" down to lost childhood pets due to drunk parents. I find that very insulting in a way that Ross keeps reinventing these same people instead of creating new ones.
Despite that, it was still a pretty good read, definitely more romance than erotic.