Novella Review: Only Home with You by Jeannie Chin

Zoe Leung allowed her mother to pressure her into a safe, stable career path, but her job search has hit a dead end, and now she doesn’t know what to do with her life. She fills her days with waitressing and volunteering at Harvest Home, her uncle’s food bank and soup kitchen, while waiting for inspiration to strike. And if she also flirts with fellow volunteer—and her older brother’s best friend—Devin James, who can blame her? He’s only the subject of her lifelong crush. And finally looking at her like he returns the sentiment.

Construction worker Devin James has always thought Zoe was gorgeous, but he doesn’t want to jeopardize his friendship with her brother, or her family, who all but took him in when he was younger. But as much as he plans to stay focused on building his dream house, he can’t stop thinking about Zoe. And the more time he spends with her, the more he realizes that the only home he wants is one with her.
Here we are back in Blue Cedar Falls. I enjoyed my first time there and I'm happy to say my second visit was just as nice. You meet Zoe in the first book and I'm glad she was given a story. 

What I really loved about Only Home with You is the fact that it didn't feel like a novella. I didn't feel cheated out of a complete story. I totally enjoyed their story and loved how they fell in love with each other. It seemed so seamless. Of course, they really didn't need the 'getting to know you' part of their relationship since they've known each other for a long time. 

I so loved Devin and felt bad for him. His childhood was so bad and you felt so sorry for him. Thankfully he had people in his life that helped him through it. He's such a great guy and you won't be able to not like him. 

The romance between these two is cute and heartwarming. I liked how much they enjoy each other and want to be with the other. Of course, if Zoe didn't make a move who knows how long it would have taken Devin. I get it, she's his best friend's sister. This was a lovely story and I was glad to go back to Blue Cedar Falls. Did I mention that I love the title? Any of you read her? 


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