I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Alexa Clausen has never fallen. She’s never soared. She’s lived her entire life floating midway between passion and despondency, never experiencing those extremes. But all it takes is one evening with Adam Westbrook to draw her out of her shell, to leave her feeling bold for the first time ever. He is fiery and magnetic. He is gravitational, that inescapable pull no one can avoid. After a few chance encounters, Alexa finally accepts that she can’t stay away, can’t deny the electricity she feels every time he comes around.
But as the intensity between them deepens, she also can’t avoid the subtle hints that Adam is hiding something. His wide smile and radiant eyes obscure some burning secret, some detail of his past that resurfaces to steal his joy. The farther Alexa falls, the more she realizes just how little she really knows about Adam and how far he is willing to go to cover up the truth.
Calm Like Home is a story about love and longing, growth and stagnation, discovering one’s counterpart but losing oneself, and ultimately finding that one person truly has the power to change everything.
This book is a lot of things. For one, its starts with spring (my favourite season) and then there’s a fleeting, sweet summer romance (something which I love) and then as the cold seasons starts creeping up, relationships start breaking away. This is my most favourite part of the whole book.
Adam is amazing. He’s funny, charming and full of smiles. Damien is an amazing friend. So is Annabelle. Alexa was a little bland, but everyone else seems to compensate to it.
I loved the story and I only wished that it could’ve been executed a little better. There were feels everywhere, but I did not feel them. The story went on monotonously at times. There was a lack of description in a lot of places, like how Annabelle or Alexa herself looked and felt about her body and herself. Or how her room looked and felt like when Alexa and Adam were cuddling up in her bed. The lack of descriptions was the main problem for me.
But the story was so good! I can’t seem to get enough of it! I want to get back into their world and see their love!
My rating: 3.5/5
Recommendation: If you love cute romance with a lot feels, this is definitely for you!