Age Group: Adult
Release Date: July 2014
Amazon ♥ B & N
Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy.
When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love.
Theo is soon filling all of Meg’s late-night cravings—and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family?
When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby follows Meg Michaels, bookstore owner as she struggles through the trials and tribulations of relationships, friendships and being pregnant and alone. I’ve got to say that I pretty much love pregnancy stories because fictional babies are adorable. But what I got with this novel was so much more!
I absolutely love Ashby’s style of writing and the way she brings her characters to life. It doesn’t take too long for the reader to find out that Meg is pregnant, something she struggles with quite a bit. She is also determined to hide the pregnancy from just about everyone, except of course her best friend who also happens to be pregnant.
I really loved getting to know these characters and seeing the relationships grow. I also absolutely adored Theo! I enjoyed how realistic the situation was and how things with him weren’t all happy go lucky all the time, but there was definitely a very large realness to the situation and how it played out.
I think that the friendship and relationship really worked between Meg and Theo because they were both sort of damaged in a way, Theo from the war and Meg emotionally from her bad relationships. Things get rocky for them and they wind up deciding to fix their issues separately, which is something they had to do in order to make things work.
I don’t want to give too much away about the story, but it was seriously an awesome read. So carefully planned out and very well executed. If you like romance stories and babies this is the story for you!
Claire Ashby was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta. At a young age, she began keeping journals and over time embellished the details of her quiet days.
Eventually, she let go of reality altogether and delved completely into the world of fiction.
When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time watching extreme survival shows and taking long walks after nightfall. She has an unnatural love of high places, but still regrets the time she skydived solo.
She believes some things are better left to the imagination. She resides in Austin with her family and a pack of wild dogs.