Monday, March 23, 2015

Covering Home by Heidi McCahan (Review + Blog Tour + Giveaway)

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Covering Home
by Heidi McCahan
Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available January 2015
Snug Corner Cove Press
310 pages



About the Book
On assignment in Japan, television personality turned sportscaster Britt Bowen is determined to land an interview with the most reclusive pitcher in baseball and prove she can succeed in a demanding profession. A relationship with a self-absorbed professional athlete is the last thing Britt needs. 

Shunning all media attention, former All-Star pitcher Caleb Scott is focused on rebuilding his career in Japan, far from his past and the horrible tragedy that nearly ruined him. Then he meets Britt, who is everything he vowed to avoid. 

But it doesn’t take long before Caleb is battling his attraction toward Britt. While she works to uncover his secrets, she can’t deny she’s drawn to his wounded soul. At a crossroads, Caleb must decide if he can break free from his past mistakes and give love another chance. And Britt must choose between advancing her career … or falling in love.

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My Thoughts
With spring upon us, it was the perfect time to read Covering Home, which got me excited about baseball season! Britt and Caleb are both very career-oriented individuals with painful pasts, so stumbling into a friendship that promises something more is a surprise. However, it quickly seems that their feelings for one another are stronger than logic, and they want to figure out where these feelings could lead.

I really enjoyed Britt and Caleb. For anyone who has experienced difficult family situations, loss, or the challenges of juggling career and family, I think it will be easy to relate to one or both of these main characters. They are both so genuine in their affection for one another, and Caleb, especially, is likeable in his protectiveness (is that a word?) of Britt.

And what a unique setting to have the main story take place in Japan. It's evident that the author has fond memories of her time in Japan, as Tokyo comes alive through all five senses!

There were a few times that I found myself wondering over why a certain decision was made or feeling that some details were skimmed over. I think a little more exploration of the whys and hows would have resulted in an even more satisfying story.

With that said, I truly enjoyed this sweet, romantic story. Readers who enjoy romantic stories with a little sports action thrown in are sure to enjoy Covering Home. [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the author through Prism Book Tours in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Heidi McCahan is a Pacific Northwest girl at heart. She spent her formative years in Alaska, where her unique upbringing, coupled with Alaska's breathtaking scenery, fueled her active imagination and loosely inspired her debut novel, Unraveled

Heidi graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University and a Master's Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband, Steve. They currently live in North Carolina with their three boys. 

When Heidi isn't stepping on Legos, chauffeuring the boys around suburbia or watching one of their many sporting events, she loves to read and write heartwarming romance.

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- US Grand Prize: Birchbox 3-month subscription ($30 value) & signed paperback of Covering Home (US Only)
- Gift Card Grand Prize: $20 Gift Card for Amazon/iTunes/B&N (winner's choice) & an ebook of Covering Home (open internationally)
- Ends April 7th

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