Long Way Home|Review

Long Way Home – Publishing October 2022

“Jo Kingsley is having a really bad day, and nothing is going according to plan. After her life goes up in flames—literally—she returns home to Nashville to figure out her next move. Soon after she arrives, Jo finds herself alone in a bar licking her wounds when a knight in a shining leather jacket unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Suddenly, the girl who always has a plan finds herself throwing caution to the wind.

Derek Knights is longing to be free—from everyone’s expectations and from a past he can’t seem to escape. During a night out to clear his head, he meets a beautiful woman who makes him feel seen for the first time. When she disappears without leaving so much as a glass slipper behind, he’s sure he’ll never see her again—until he shows up to dinner at his friend’s house and she’s standing in the kitchen.

When Jo and Derek reconnect, they give each other the courage to be their true selves, and their lives start to change for the better. But when Derek makes a life-altering decision and is ready to go all-in with Jo, will she be ready to take the leap into an uncertain future, or will she fall back on old habits and the life she once thought she wanted? Long Way Home, the third installment of the Midnight in Dallas series, is a story about the detours we take when becoming the people we’re meant to be and the pieces of ourselves that we leave behind along the way.” – Goodreads


Are you kidding me right now, Melissa Grace? This book is SO good, and I cannot believe I was able to read it before it releases in October – THANK YOU.

There is something so special about getting to know authors on this platform, seeing them go through the life they’re willing to show, and then reading what they created when they were going through it. Thank you, Melissa, for being such a wildly positive person on here.

Jo’s introduction is my new favorite. And their meet cute and how it ended? I am John Cusack at the Waldorf-Astoria pushing every button on the elevator.

The Jake Gyllenhaal joke about All Too Well.

The guys in the band.

The Sunday dinners.

Sending my husband to Taco Bell for a crunchwrap supreme.

It’s all just perfection. I absolutely loved this book.

If you haven’t read any of the Midnight in Dallas books yet, you’re really missing out. Think a mix of rockstars with a small town vibe, a REALLY good group of found family, and baked goods.

Every book feels like a hug, and even though I’m not much of a toucher, I welcome them each time.

This book of the series, in particular, is a bit heavier than the others. It tackles some topics that are pretty serious, but they’re handled so well. I credit Melissa so much with the ability to take a love story, give it more layers, and not offend anyone in the process. As someone who can relate to what one of the MCs went through, I feel it was handled with care.

This series isn’t over, thankfully, and I very much look forward to the next book.


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