Publication Date: July 15, 2015
Publisher: Kaisa Clark
Alexa Clausen looks forward to her summers waiting tables. It may or may not have to do with the fact she gets to work with the gorgeous Adam Westbrook. She’s decided this is the summer for her chance with him–if only she can get up the nerve to show him she’s interested.
Alexa didn’t have to worry, though; Adam is definitely interested in her. Every minute with his infectious smile is exciting and fun. Alexa never knew she could fall so hard or so fast for someone. The only problem is Alexa feels like there’s something missing. Adam seems to be hiding something. She’s determined to break down his walls and learn everything there is to know about him, if Adam will let her.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Oh, my goodness. This book was so easy to identify with. It felt like a flashback to my college days. Seriously. At the time, I worked in a restaurant and my apartment had a pool. I didn’t have a relationship with anyone from work, but I did hang with my co-workers. I remember the camaraderie between us. It was just like the banter the author created between the characters in Calm Like Home. Their exchanges were so much fun to read!
I also remember it being a tough time relationship wise — the insecurity and always wondering where I stood in relationships. So many of Alexa’s emotions in this book were mine back then. Really, the ups and downs of the story couldn’t have been more perfect. Kaisa Clark did an amazing job writing a relationship where one person isn’t willing to share all of themselves with the other person. Every emotion in the story felt genuine. The story was sweet, but very real and raw. I loved it.
My only complaint with Calm Like Home is that it ended before I wanted to be done reading it. I wanted more Alexa and Adam! (I know, I know. That’s not really a complaint.) I would highly suggest it to readers that love emotionally packed NA romances. The sex scenes are not descriptive, so it would even be safe for a less mature reader.
Thank you to Kaisa Clark for the opportunity to read and honestly review Calm Like Home.