Review: Bring Me Home (Home is Where the Heat Is #1) by Candi Wall {Tour} – Excerpt

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Bring Me Home

by Candi Wall



Bring Me HomeHome is Where the Heat Is, Book 1

Miya Jackson always believed life had more to offer outside Dead End, Texas. So when circumstances turned her life upside down, she took her chance to break free. A few years—and some brutal doses of reality—later, her little sister’s wedding brings her back to the hometown she left behind.

The last place she expects is to end up is in the arms of the man she’s tried and failed to forget. One scalding, passionate night is all it takes to make her rethink her damn good reasons for leaving.

Shawn Dalton always hoped this day would come. Hell, he and Miya have a history, and any misunderstandings can be fixed if she’ll only stay in one spot long enough. Now that’s she’s back, he’s determined to make her see that she belongs in Dead End. With him.

Her obstinate nature is intact, but he can deal with that. It’s the cold, detached woman she’s become that worries him. Melting that wall—and reminding Miya of her roots—is going to take every hot, sinful moment he can wrangle.


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~ 3.5 Bring Me Home Stars ~ 

Bring Me Home is book one in the Home is Where the Heat Is series by Candi Wall. This is a quick sexy cowboy romance.

I enjoyed Bring Me Home. CWall took us on an emotional journey into her characters lives. It’s always easier to believe a romance when the couple has a past and these two where high school sweethearts, but also so much more. Their love is deep and all-consuming. You see right off the bat that these two, Miya and Shawn, are meant for each other even after the heartbreak and lose they endured. Miya I did not like that she ran, but I could understand it. I think she needed that time away, otherwise I don’t think she would have realized that what she really needs is Shawn and her hometown. As for the chemistry between these two, it’s off the charts. When they are together it’s explosive. The secondary characters introduced where entertaining as well. I liked Miya’s best friend Chloe who made some witty comments and had a good sense of humor and I can’t forget that we are introduced to another sexy cowboy as well. 

If you are in need or looking for a quick sexy cowboy read then Bring Me Home is for you. I enjoyed this read and I am looking forward to exploring more cowboy’s in the Home is Where the Heat Is series.

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* Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy provided by Candi Wall via Goddess Fish Promotions with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.



Shawn hooked another bale of hay and maneuvered it into the barn. “Lot can change in four years.”

“We’re talking about my dad. Not us.” She followed him into the cooler recesses of the barn. A huge row of hay bales lined the farthest side of the barn. “But thank you for helping him.”

“No thanks needed.” Every muscle strained as he lifted the bale into place. “Your folks are good people, and your Ma was worried when he fell after the reception. I was just in the right place at the right time.”

“Wait, what?” Miya watched her father enter the house.

He walked past her to grab another bale. “I guess he tripped. I’d stopped by to congratulate your sister on her wedding and your Ma asked me to look at his ankle. I figured she would have told you.”

“She didn’t.” Miya took a deep breath to ease the guilt clawing at her throat. She was home, and she still didn’t see what was right in front of her. “I should be thanking you.”

He shook his head and adjusted his hat. “Don’t need it. I did what anyone would do. They’re my neighbors.”

He knocked his gloves against his jeans a couple times before swiping at the hay clinging to his body. A few stray pieces clung to his hair and sweat-dampened skin, and she walked over to pluck them away. “Still. It’s not your responsibility and I want you to know I appreciate it.”

He barely moved, at least it seemed that way. Must have been more than she realized since somehow, she found herself backed up against one of the tall support beams bracing the sagging rafters. A sinful smile creased his dust-streaked face. “It’s my pleasure.”



Candi WallCandi Wall is probably the only person whose real name is more epic than any pseudonym she could have come up with – even as an author! She writes because the voices in her head have to come out somehow. Animal rescue-ess, mother of four, and soccer mom by day, she spends her free time writing – often on napkins at kids’ games because she never knows when a juicy story will reveal its delicious self. She once wrote a sex scene at a wrestling meet. Shhhhhh!


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Betul E.
Betul E.
June 5, 2015 3:44 pm

Looking forward to reading this book

lori faires
lori faires
May 30, 2015 3:57 am

Sounds interesting. I enjoyed the excerpt. Great review. Blessings & Thanks to All.

May 28, 2015 11:16 pm

I like that there are strong supporting characters.

May 27, 2015 12:44 pm

The review was good too.

May 25, 2015 11:52 pm

Fun cover!

May 25, 2015 3:40 pm

Very cool excerpt.

May 22, 2015 11:40 pm

I liked the author blurb. It was quite funny.

Candi Wall
May 24, 2015 7:19 pm
Reply to  tracee


I love second chance/past lover stories. We all have that ‘oone that got away’ or ‘wish things had gone better’ stories in our closets.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

May 20, 2015 10:54 pm

I agree that having some history between the two main characters makes the romance more believable.

Juana Esparza
May 19, 2015 10:47 pm

I am def purchasing this book on my next book shopping spree. I like the book cover.

Candi Wall
May 24, 2015 7:18 pm
Reply to  Juana Esparza


I’m so glad you like the cover, and I hope you will give Bring Me Home a chance.

The series was so much fun to write!

Deb P
Deb P
May 18, 2015 10:56 pm

I like the book cover and book sounds interesting.

Candi Wall
May 24, 2015 7:17 pm
Reply to  Deb P

Thanks Deb P!

I appreciate the kind words and that you stopped in!

Judy Schechter
Judy Schechter
May 18, 2015 9:50 pm

I liked the excerpt and the review, thank you!

Candi Wall
May 24, 2015 7:16 pm
Reply to  Judy Schechter

Hi Judy!

Thanks so much! I loved them too.

Quick note…. I don’t know why my ohone didn’t post the responses I sent on the day I was here. UGH!

Candi Wall
May 18, 2015 8:19 pm


Thanks so much for hosting me!!!!

May 18, 2015 4:27 pm

Thanks to Hell on Wheels I see Cowboys differently now

Candi Wall
May 18, 2015 8:18 pm
Reply to  Braine


Anything that makes you ‘see’ cowboys must be good. It’s on AMC right? My SIL mentioned it to me before… I guess I’ll have to check it out.


Candi Wall
May 18, 2015 1:56 pm

Thanks Rita!

Rita Wray
Rita Wray
May 18, 2015 11:18 am

Great excerpt.

Candi Wall
May 18, 2015 3:28 am

Hi Mai.

I hate to admit it, but I haven’t been to a conference yet.

Life keeps me pretty busy, but I’m hoping yo attend RT and RWA this coming year.


Candi Wall
May 18, 2015 3:26 am

Good morning!

Thanks for hosting me and for a great review!

I’ll stop in through the day to answer any questions.


Goddess Fish Promotions
May 18, 2015 3:02 am

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T.
Mai T.
May 18, 2015 1:37 am

Do you have a favorite conference to attend? What is it?

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