Tuesday, 30 September 2014

***Release Day Blitz & Review Tour - Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie - Out Now - Review 3.5 stars***

***Release Day Blitz & Review Tour***

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie
Release Date 30th Sept 2014

FIND IT ON AMAZON: http://bit.ly/HomeAmazon

Anna’s life reads like a check list.
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school paper (Check)
Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close she can taste it)
Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list)

Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him.

Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her.

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My Review

3.5 Adorable Young Love Stars
Home is Where You Are is the first book I have read by this author, I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes.....

This book is a bit of a slow starter and I worried that it would be one of those books that goes on and on and nothing really happens.

Instead this book slowly but surely engages you and pulls you magnetically towards the characters.

Dean is your stereotypical homeless teen; he’s run out of hope and is just trying to survive. 

I’ve read a few teen runaway stories recently and I have to say they really pull at my heartstrings and I find that I really invest in the characters and I want to make sure they are ok.

I loved Anna she reminds me a bit of the character Rachel in Glee, she’s a bit stuck up and self-righteous but something about her still makes you like her.

I thought the romance between Anna and Dean was adorable. I love the sweet innocence that comes with being a teenager.

This author managed to bring love and hope to young characters whose lives are tough and hard and so far removed from the high school musical world of young romance.

This book is about new starts and not dwelling on things that we cannot control, I almost feel like this book has a moral to it lol.

I enjoyed this story, it’s a fairly quick read but it kept me entertained the whole flight back from Amsterdam and I finished it with a fuzzy happy glow! 3.5 stars.



Tessa Marie lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Under her real name, Theresa Paolo, she released her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and (ONCE) AGAIN released this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.



Thanks so much for helping with my release and thanks for the review!