{ARC REVIEW} The Journey Home by Kelly Elliott

{ARC REVIEW} The Journey Home by Kelly ElliottThe Journey Home by Kelly Elliott
Also by this author: , , , , Broken Promises, Saving You
Published by Kelly Elliott on November 25th 2014
Format: eARC
Fate has a way of stepping in and righting itself when we least expect it.

Maddison Powers has been regretting the biggest mistake of her life when she walked away from the only man who has ever sparked something deep inside her. After comparing every guy she dates to Cale Blackwood, she finally gives up all hope of ever finding him.

One dare by Maddison throws Cale back into her life...and into the arms of her best friend.

Cale Blackwood thought he had found the woman of his dreams, until she walked away from him one night and didn't look back. Attempting to find love again, Cale finds himself in a relationship built on one lie after another. Forced to take on the biggest challenge of his life, Cale must seek help from the woman who walked away from him and broke his heart.

Sometimes it takes more than one journey in life to truly be home.


*Sleeps a year because of emotional exhaustion*

We have these things called emotions; they toy with us, making us venerable, susceptible to happiness, tears, laughter and heartbreak. Well, all I can say is I’m not a fan of them at ALL, especially after reading The Journey Home by Kelly Elliott. The Journey Home seriously left me with an ++++ of love, and you should have seen me at the beginning as Kelly Elliott passionately tried to stomp on my heart, and break it at around15%. I was all ready to fly across the world to have words about the heart stomping until I gathered myself together and continued reading and I was amazed beyond a shadow of a doubt the words of heart and romance that steamed from the pages within.

The dual perspective narrative follows Cale & Maddie, as they find they’re way back home to their hearts. Two years after Maddie couldn’t handle the intensity of the connection between Cale & herself, we find the dual perspective doubling into the raw emotions and the connection that is still very much alight when their paths cross again. The narrative really is striking because it’s one of a kind, in true Kelly style. Cale & Maddie are swoon-worthy, in the best kind of way as the epic love of heart and romance ignites more than the pages can describe in a reader. I loved the intertwining of raw emotion, grief, love, support and steamy sensual scenes as they all gratify why Kelly Elliott is amazing and a truly gifted storyteller. Without a shadow of doubt 5 + stars, I just freaking loved all of it.

P.S I think Monica & Jack were the best as secondary characters.


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Maddie’s POV


“Cale, you need to go home.”

He closed his eyes and shook his head. “You’re doing it again. You’re pushing me away. I’m tired of it, Maddie. I’m so tired of it.”

I swallowed hard and turned to find my phone. I needed Jack to come pick up Cale.

I was about to dial my phone when Cale grabbed me. He turned me around and backed me up until I hit the living room wall.

His eyes were filled with lust. That look had my panties soaked in seconds.

He lifted up my dress and, in one quick movement, he ripped my panties from my body. I wanted to cry out yes. I wanted to let him take me, but I couldn’t.

“Cale,” I said. “Don’t do this.”

He kissed my neck and I started to give in. When his hand touched my inner thigh, I startled. His lips moved to mine and I moaned, desperately, into his mouth as he lifted my leg.

“Oh God,” I whispered. I tried to come to my senses. “Cale, please don’t do this. We can’t do this.”

He moved his lips to my jaw line as he kissed around to my ear. “Are you turned on by me? Or by him?”

The moment he asked, I felt like a whore. I dropped my leg and pushed him back.

I wiped the tears from my eyes.

“Jesus. I didn’t mean that Maddie. I just—”

“Get out,” I said. “Get out of my house and don’t you dare set foot near me again. I hate you, Cale.”


Copyright 2014 The Journey Home Kelly Elliott



Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!

She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.


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