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The Homecoming by Tammy Tate Review

Sydney is half human, half wolf, and has fallen in love with Kyle, a full-fledged shifter who for the last six months has been appearing in her dreams. The next full moon, Sydney makes her first shift from human to wolf. The transformation won’t be easy. Thanks to her human genes, it could leave her disfigured. Or, worse. Dead. Edward knows he can’t rush Sydney to the hospital if something goes terribly wrong, so he sends his only daughter to live with his late wife’s wolf clan deep in Louisiana’s alligator infested bayou. Despite holding Edward responsible for her sister’s death, Susan agrees to help. Sydney learns Kyle is in Bayou Fontaine. But, for the sake of the pack, the council has already chosen Emily, as his mate. The relentless she-wolf will stop at nothing to claim what is rightfully hers and teams up with Kyle’s twin brother, Justin, who’s hell bent on revenge. The clock is ticking…

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While I can’t say that I loved this book, I’m sure there are people out there who would. I just couldn’t get past my issues to fully immerse myself into the story.

I thought the premise of this story was great. It had a unique twist to the werewolf story. Not only could the characters shift into werewolves, but they had a second personality inside their head; their werewolf side that they could actually converse with. I loved the idea but I don’t think it was executed well. It was confusing at the beginning because it wasn’t fully explained and it took me a couple rereads to understand that the wolf in the character’s head actually had a voice of its own. This took me a while to get used to.

Another issue I couldn’t seem to get past was that the book didn’t flow. It was choppy and confusing at times. It would jump from scene to scene without any lead-ins making it hard to follow. By the middle I was able to follow much better just because I knew this was the author’s writing style so by then I was used to it.

To go along with a choppy plot, there were too many plot lines. It’s much easier to follow when there’s only one or two plot points but this just jumped from plot line to plot line. In this 280 page book there were about 4 different bad guys and each had their own story line. The book just seemed way too fast paced. Having one or two villains would have been sufficient, but having 4 just seemed overkill in my opinion.

My greatest issue with this book was the insta-love. If there’s insta-love I’m already guaranteed to not like the book. This is just one thing I can’t get over in books which is why I avoid contemporary and romance books for the most part. I like to read a believable story, not one where they are kissing and saying they love each other in the very first conversation they ever have and getting married a week later. I just can’t.

This book seemed to be borderline erotica. It’s genre is said to be a paranormal romance, so when I came across the various sex scenes I was taken aback at how graphic they were. I do not read erotica and I did not enjoy the sex scenes one bit. I wish that there was erotica added to the genre on Goodreads that way I could have avoided reading this book or at least had some sort of warning before going into it.

One more thing I’d like to mention is that I spotted a few grammatical errors. While I can oversee them while reading an ARC, I have an issue with them being in a published book.

I can’t say I would recommend this book only because I think the writing style is better suited for younger readers but the sex aspect of this book would be for more mature readers. I’m just kind of lost when it comes to placing this book for a recommendation. I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.

Thank you to the author for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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5 thoughts on “The Homecoming by Tammy Tate Review

  1. Oh! I love this review. You’re an amazing writer!
    Also, I totally get you on the insta-love. Insta-love is definite no for me too.

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    1. Also, I’ve tried to leave a comment on your blog and I’m not sure if it went through..it kept saying error but it may have just sent multiple times so feel free to delete them if they are repeated. If they don’t show up..I’m sorry. Technological issues.

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