Walk Me Home (Silverlake Ranch #1)
A feel-good, funny second chance romance proves it's never too late for love in the small Texas ranch town of Silverlake.Firefighter Jake Braddock is used to fixing things, and he's never met a problem he couldn't solve--except for his sweet ex-girlfriend Charlotte Nash.Charlie Nash has been a big-city girl ever since her family made a clean break from their small town, after the tragedy that drove a wedge between Jake and her wealthy parents. She's never gotten over abandoning Jake--and he hasn't, either.Then Charlie returns to Silverlake to stand as a bridesmaid opposite Jake in her cousin's wedding. The event sparks awkwardness, laughter, and heartbreak as they dance to the tune of the craziest bride in the west...and repair broken family bonds.Can their long-lost love find a second chance?

Walk Me Home (Silverlake Ranch #1) Details

TitleWalk Me Home (Silverlake Ranch #1)
Author
ReleaseJan 7th, 2020
PublisherBerkley Books
ISBN-139780593098004
Rating
GenreContemporary, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Humor

Walk Me Home (Silverlake Ranch #1) Review

  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Wit and Sin Walk Me Home is a heartwarming story that will delight fans of second chance and small town romances. Author duo Liza Kendall made me fall in love with the Braddock family and the town of Silverlake, so much so that when I finished this book I was disappointed I have to wait to read the next one.Charlie Nash and Jake Braddock fell in love as teenagers, but after a fire claimed the life of Charlie’s grandmother and her family home, the Nash family left town and cut Reviewed for Wit and Sin Walk Me Home is a heartwarming story that will delight fans of second chance and small town romances. Author duo Liza Kendall made me fall in love with the Braddock family and the town of Silverlake, so much so that when I finished this book I was disappointed I have to wait to read the next one.Charlie Nash and Jake Braddock fell in love as teenagers, but after a fire claimed the life of Charlie’s grandmother and her family home, the Nash family left town and cut almost all ties with Silverlake. Now Charlie’s back and she and Jake have both been conscripted into the wedding party from hell. Old wounds and even older attraction don’t stand a chance of staying buried when Charlie and Jake are thrown together. It’s easy to fall into their romance as Jake and Charlie just simply click. They’re both good, kind people and you could feel the pull between them. It’s not easy for them to deal with the past, especially when there are people like Charlie’s grandfather who won’t let it go. Both Jake and Charlie have lessons to learn in order for them to get their happily ever after and I enjoyed every step of their journeys. Walk Me Home is funny, romantic, and sweet. The only thing that took this from a five star read to a four star is the drama that felt slightly forced at the end. Jake is a firefighter and I will admit that I am completely baffled and more than a bit irritated by how Jake and his fellow firefighters are treated. Perhaps it’s because I’m a Californian and fires are a near-constant threat where I live, but I was aghast reading about the campaign Charlie’s grandfather goes on against the fire department. I won’t spoil anything, but I will say that I found this storyline to be unsatisfying from beginning to end. That one issue aside, I really enjoyed Walk Me Home and I cannot wait to read about the rest of the Braddock siblings, especially the eldest, Declan, whose hard work and loneliness grabbed at my heart and didn’t let go.FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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  • Ann Lorz
    January 1, 1970
    Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....I can't believe here I am writing my first review of 2020. Where did 2019 go? I hope for all of you 2020 will be a great year. I get to start out the new year with a new to me author. Or maybe part of a new author. They write jointly and I'm wondering it the Karen Kendall part is an author that I've read and enjoyed for years but haven't heard much in a bit.We shall see. I'm not a huge fan of second chance romance but this Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....I can't believe here I am writing my first review of 2020. Where did 2019 go? I hope for all of you 2020 will be a great year. I get to start out the new year with a new to me author. Or maybe part of a new author. They write jointly and I'm wondering it the Karen Kendall part is an author that I've read and enjoyed for years but haven't heard much in a bit.We shall see. I'm not a huge fan of second chance romance but this sounded so good I had to give it a try. I'm so glad that I did. I really enjoyed the characters. I didn't get why everyone seemed so against Charlotte. She was young when all this happened and I'm glad her friend stayed friends for all that time.I also didn't get why they blamed Jake. He was blamed for something he didn't do and those who really didn't believe or knew that he didn't do wrong still didn't stand for him. Yes, members of the family were upset when it all happened, but they also had time to reflect.As a whole, this is a wonderful story of dealing with tragedy and learning that some loves last forever. I'm so glad that I gave this story a chance and can't wait for the next book in the series. For those who love small-town romance with drama and second chances, you'll love this. For all the rest, you'd love it too!Follow me on: https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe...https://twitter.com/RomancingreaderARC received for an honest review
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  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    I had not read any books by either Liz Maverick or Karen Kendall, but with this team writing together, I will read more. I enjoyed this story about Charlie Nash, her friends and family and her relationship with Jake Braddock. I can hardly wait for the next one.Charlie and Jake fell in love as teenagers, but her parents were not happy with the relationship. Then, a fire claimed the life of Charlie’s grandmother and her family home, and Jake was blamed for starting it. Charlie's family moved away I had not read any books by either Liz Maverick or Karen Kendall, but with this team writing together, I will read more. I enjoyed this story about Charlie Nash, her friends and family and her relationship with Jake Braddock. I can hardly wait for the next one.Charlie and Jake fell in love as teenagers, but her parents were not happy with the relationship. Then, a fire claimed the life of Charlie’s grandmother and her family home, and Jake was blamed for starting it. Charlie's family moved away and she had no contact with Jake since then. Charlie is back in Silverlake to stand up in her cousin's wedding and Lila, Jake's sister, is planning it. When one of the groomsmen is sent out of town, Jake becomes the stand in. There are so many things that need to be sorted out and dealt with if Charlie and Jake are to get together, biggest of all is her grandfather, his stubbornness and his feelings toward Jake. Both Jake and Charlie have things to learn and feelings to sort through before they can get their happily ever after, and I enjoyed reading their story about how they got there. This was a sweet romance that I enjoyed listening to. It was a story with characters that seemed quite realistic. They had a lot of emotions, past hurts and some issues with trust that were quite understandable. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and about their past. The situation at the end was a great way to bring things to a head and force a solution. I enjoyed reading about bridezilla, it brought some humour to this story. The ending did come quite quickly after that and I would have like more reasoning before Charlie's grandpa suddenly changed his mind. It was a relatively quick story that was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. I definitely recommend this one to those who enjoy a fun contemporary romance with a happily ever after.I listened to the audiobook of this story narrated by Courtney Patterson. I have listened to other books narrated by this talented voice actress and continue to enjoy her performance. She is able to give a voice to all the main characters as well as give personality to the numerous secondary characters. I loved the voice she used for Charlie's Grandpa. She was able to show the emotion of the various characters and added to my enjoyment of the story. The publisher provided me with my copy of this audiobook upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
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  • Debra Slonek
    January 1, 1970
    Charlie and Jake had been sweethearts back in high school and they had dreamed of getting married one day. After a horrible tragedy, everything changed as their world was turned upside down and shook until it fell apart. A boiling pot of grief, resentment, misplaced blame, bubbling anger, bitterness and overwhelming guilt brought a swift and unresolved end to their romance.As fate would have it, after many years had passed, Jake’s and Charlie’s worlds collided once again. Each had agreed to be Charlie and Jake had been sweethearts back in high school and they had dreamed of getting married one day. After a horrible tragedy, everything changed as their world was turned upside down and shook until it fell apart. A boiling pot of grief, resentment, misplaced blame, bubbling anger, bitterness and overwhelming guilt brought a swift and unresolved end to their romance.As fate would have it, after many years had passed, Jake’s and Charlie’s worlds collided once again. Each had agreed to be attendants in an upcoming wedding. And, what a wedding that promised to be. With over-the-top preparations and demands from an over-achieving Bridezilla, things were bound to go wrong. The scenes with the oh-so-unlovable Bridezilla were very funny. I lost count with how many times I truly laughed out loud.I really became attached to the small-town cast of characters. I even liked the grumpy old curmudgeon, also known as Charlie’s grandpa. I loved this story filled with unknowingly needy people. Some needed to forgive and others needed forgiveness. Some needed a second chance while others needed to grant a second chance. Truth needed to be spoken and heard. Much grace needed to be extended and received through the town. Only then, could healing and restoration begin.This was a heartwarming, enjoyable and satisfying read. I enjoyed spending time in Silverlake, Texas and I hope to return.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Berkeley through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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  • Margaret Yelton
    January 1, 1970
    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.Walk Me Home by Liza Kendall is the first book in a new series. A tragic fire, false accusations, betrayal and a bridezilla for a upcoming wedding. What more could any book ask for? I found this book to be heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, I laughed at the comments about the bride to be as she turns almost everyone in This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.Walk Me Home by Liza Kendall is the first book in a new series. A tragic fire, false accusations, betrayal and a bridezilla for a upcoming wedding. What more could any book ask for? I found this book to be heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, I laughed at the comments about the bride to be as she turns almost everyone in the town against her. I love HEA's and this one fit the bill, I would definitely recommend this book to those that enjoy second chance romances.
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  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this story, but it took a while for me to get in to the characters. I loved the back story and the supporting characters, but it tended to be too detailed in certain spots. Charlie Nash returns to Silverlake to attend a family wedding. Being there brings up a past she has been running from. Firefighter Jake Braddock has had a rough go at life. Trying to escape his past, then Charlie returns and brings it all back. These two are just so gun shy around each other and want so desperately to I liked this story, but it took a while for me to get in to the characters. I loved the back story and the supporting characters, but it tended to be too detailed in certain spots. Charlie Nash returns to Silverlake to attend a family wedding. Being there brings up a past she has been running from. Firefighter Jake Braddock has had a rough go at life. Trying to escape his past, then Charlie returns and brings it all back. These two are just so gun shy around each other and want so desperately to be loved. A really sweet story that pulls at your heart strings.Review copy provided for a voluntary review.
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    The start of a new series which means many characters to meet. This was also my first Liza Kendall read and I am sure I will be reading more. A book charged full of emotions, regrets from the past, hurts from the past, unwanted sparks for old flames, to new feelings of moving forward and healing.Charlie hasn't been back to Silverlake in a long time. Her family moved away after the tragic fire that killed her Grandmother. She left her heart in Silverlake all those years ago with Jake, sure she The start of a new series which means many characters to meet. This was also my first Liza Kendall read and I am sure I will be reading more. A book charged full of emotions, regrets from the past, hurts from the past, unwanted sparks for old flames, to new feelings of moving forward and healing.Charlie hasn't been back to Silverlake in a long time. Her family moved away after the tragic fire that killed her Grandmother. She left her heart in Silverlake all those years ago with Jake, sure she has tried to move on but has always been unsuccessful. She is working and getting by but not loving what she does in Dallas. Could this trip back for her cousins wedding reopen some deep wounds, or could it bring her the peace of moving away from past regrets?Jake has managed to make a name for himself in the community of Silverlake as part of the fire rescue team, despite that fateful night long ago and the accusations that came with it. He lost so much in that week of the fire, his second home, a family he felt part of, his best friend and his girlfriend. How does one move forward from that as a teen. Jake managed with his head held high thanks to Chief George. In the blink of an eye it all comes crashing back to him when he runs into Charlie for the first time.Can Charlie and Jake make peace with the events of the past? Is there a hope that they can be friends at the very least? Could everyone get the answers they looked so hard for so long ago? Can hearts mend and heal?Looking forward to seeing who gets their story next in this new series.*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars
  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    Charlie Nash is coming back to Silverlake, Texas because her cousin is getting married...to a Bridezilla. But dealing with the crazy woman is not the only challenge that she will have to face. Silverlake is full of memories for Charlie and for Jake Braddock, her first love who became a firefighter and never left town. When Jake's parents died when he was younger, one of his brother took on the role of father figure but with time, all the siblings more or less became estranged and Jake spent most Charlie Nash is coming back to Silverlake, Texas because her cousin is getting married...to a Bridezilla. But dealing with the crazy woman is not the only challenge that she will have to face. Silverlake is full of memories for Charlie and for Jake Braddock, her first love who became a firefighter and never left town. When Jake's parents died when he was younger, one of his brother took on the role of father figure but with time, all the siblings more or less became estranged and Jake spent most of his time with Charlie's family. But in high school, tragedy hit and her family blamed him for the fire that destroyed their home and killed Charlie's grandmother. The Nashes left town and that was the end of Jake and Charlie's romance. But what if it was just the start?I didn't mind the slow start (to be expected when it's a second chance romance anyway and in this case more than ever, since the MC had a heavy history). I could have got over the fact that they don't get together until the end, but there were just too many things that made me mad or sad about the characters. I couldn't understand why the Braddock siblings turned their back on the brother who took care of them and I felt like fate was a real bitch to him. And due to their past, Charlie should have been the one to grovel instead of hurting Jake again. It's great to read about resilient people, but I just couldn't believe about the hero reaction to one of the town's decision about his future and how he accepted it as no big-deal and his friends too. I guess I'm just not a happy/forgive easily person enough and I'm too "hold a grudge" for stories like that.
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  • Ellie Raymond
    January 1, 1970
    Walk Me Home is a tender romance novel that will certainly get you emotional. The story follows Charlie Nash and Jake Braddock, high school sweethearts that were torn away by a tragic event. After the unfortunate event, Charlie's family casts Jake out and Charlie ends up moving away, leaving Jake in the dust. Years later, Charlie comes back into town for a family wedding and she comes face to face with Jake. Was their tragic history enough to keep them apart forever, or will their reunion be Walk Me Home is a tender romance novel that will certainly get you emotional. The story follows Charlie Nash and Jake Braddock, high school sweethearts that were torn away by a tragic event. After the unfortunate event, Charlie's family casts Jake out and Charlie ends up moving away, leaving Jake in the dust. Years later, Charlie comes back into town for a family wedding and she comes face to face with Jake. Was their tragic history enough to keep them apart forever, or will their reunion be enough to rekindle their flame?Walk Me Home is the first novel of a new series, and after reading the debut book, I can honestly say I am really looking forward to the next installments. The story of Charlie and Jake is a sad but sweet one. The relationship of Jake and Charlie has many layers to it and it really makes you question whether or not they can get past this history to reunite. I can sometimes get bored with romance novels, it certainly isn't my favorite genre, but Walk Me Home was not a book I was forcing myself to read through. It was very enjoyable!Personally, I related so much to Charlie! She struggled with herself all throughout the book and was constantly doubting herself, never knowing if what she did was right. A people pleaser at its finest, Charlie always seemed to be trying to make everyone happy, but it never turned out good for her. It was intriguing to see her battle with herself. Jake was a wonderfully built character as well, but Charlie was by far my favorite. This was the first novel I read by Lisa Kendall and I will definitely be looking into her other novels. I really enjoyed Walk Me Home and I'm looking forward to the continuation of the series. I received a free advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    January 1, 1970
    A second chance to right the past…The sweet cover grabbed my attention and the family-centric, emotional romance had me happily lost in Jake and Charlie’s drama-filled story…Theirs were two families hurting from tragedy. Each character had been impacted by the terrible hits that affected them so deeply. Ignoring things hadn’t worked for anyone and with Charlie back in town this was the moment it couldn’t be swept away anymore. With everyone taking sides, this was a battle that losing would only A second chance to right the past…The sweet cover grabbed my attention and the family-centric, emotional romance had me happily lost in Jake and Charlie’s drama-filled story…Theirs were two families hurting from tragedy. Each character had been impacted by the terrible hits that affected them so deeply. Ignoring things hadn’t worked for anyone and with Charlie back in town this was the moment it couldn’t be swept away anymore. With everyone taking sides, this was a battle that losing would only hurt more…I was struck by so many things with this gentle but feelings-packed read. It was balanced with humour, romance and a whole lotta drama. Each character had been affected differently and each one was going to have their turn at reconciling the past. This was Charlie and Jake’s turn and it seemed like they’d been hurt the most. The love they shared was there but there was a lot of stuff to figure out, understand and hopefully, eventually, forgive… I was quickly caught up in the back and forth that was their reconciliation and can’t wait to read supporting character’s stories…A great start to this new series! ~Diane, 4.5 stars
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  • Bonnie
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful story by the author. Loved this book.
  • Kathmac8
    January 1, 1970
    STELLAR START TO A NEW SERIES! “Walk Me Home” is a wonderful start to a new series by Liza Kendall. I was thrilled to receive an ARC of it, as it had me hooked from the first paragraph and kept me hooked through all the intriguing twists and turns of the storyline.Charlotte “Charlie” Nash returns home to the small town of Silverlake, Texas to stand as a bridesmaid opposite her childhood sweetheart, Jake Braddock. She hasn’t seen him since sixteen when her family left town following a tragedy STELLAR START TO A NEW SERIES! “Walk Me Home” is a wonderful start to a new series by Liza Kendall. I was thrilled to receive an ARC of it, as it had me hooked from the first paragraph and kept me hooked through all the intriguing twists and turns of the storyline.Charlotte “Charlie” Nash returns home to the small town of Silverlake, Texas to stand as a bridesmaid opposite her childhood sweetheart, Jake Braddock. She hasn’t seen him since sixteen when her family left town following a tragedy that drove a wedge between Jake and her wealthy parents. Will they be able to heal each other and embrace a second chance?This is a very compelling story. The characters face emotional obstacles that tear at your heart. This book is deeper than you first expect and that just makes it all the more satisfying. A romance with heart and soul. The two main characters, Charlie and Jake, are bold and strong, but also portrayed in a vulnerable and raw way that is very relatable for anyone letting go of fear, embracing forgiveness and family, and rediscovering love.It is the humor, the pacing, and the wonderful characters that set this book apart. All of the diverse and quirky characters of this small town are well drawn, and the dialogue is snappy and believable. Even the supporting characters’ personalities come alive with just a few sentences. Sprinkle in an enchanting rural setting that captures the small town essence with vibrant and lovely descriptions and you have a novel well deserving of all five stars.The end of the book came too soon. But the good news is I have the rest of the series to look forward to! I absolutely recommend to all who love a romance with great characters, heartfelt issues, and a large dose of humor. I wish Hallmark would make it into a television series. One can hope, right?
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I do love a classic Romance tale especially one that is focused on the young at heart. Walk Me Home tells the story of the on again off again relationship of Jake and Charlie of how they once got their love lost and thanks to a wedding, they are reunited again and determined to fix what was broken. This was a heartwarming story This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I do love a classic Romance tale especially one that is focused on the young at heart. Walk Me Home tells the story of the on again off again relationship of Jake and Charlie of how they once got their love lost and thanks to a wedding, they are reunited again and determined to fix what was broken. This was a heartwarming story focusing on the importance of love and your first is the one you will never forget. When family ties are at stake and determined to mend all of them Jake and Charlie will stop at nothing to get back together. Some might think this story was on the cheesy side but this story left my heart full and I am sure others will have theirs full themselves.We will consider adding this title to our Romance collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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  • Kristin
    January 1, 1970
    Walk Me Home is a second chance romance set in a small town. When Jake was younger, his family was broken apart from tragedy and he found himself spending more and more time at his best friend, Brandon's, house. Pretty soon, the Nash's practically adopted him and he started to stay at their house full time. However, when his parents caught wind of his and Charlie (their daughter's) romance, they kind of gave him the boot. Shortly after that, the house caught on fire, and even though Jake went in Walk Me Home is a second chance romance set in a small town. When Jake was younger, his family was broken apart from tragedy and he found himself spending more and more time at his best friend, Brandon's, house. Pretty soon, the Nash's practically adopted him and he started to stay at their house full time. However, when his parents caught wind of his and Charlie (their daughter's) romance, they kind of gave him the boot. Shortly after that, the house caught on fire, and even though Jake went in the house to save everyone inside, he was ultimately blamed for setting the fire. The family packed up and moved and he hasn't heard or seen Charlie since. However, now that her cousin is about to be married, she's back in town. If that wasn't bad enough, he's a stand-in groomsman paired up with none other than Charlie herself. This sounded like it would be such a great read, but it left a lot to be desired. I felt there was a lot there to work off from, but the story focused so much on their current situation, that I felt like the past was an afterthought. I guess I just didn't understand how the Nash family could behave the way they did, both in the past and present. Let alone, how when the two bump into each other years later, they don't act like this huge thing ever happened. I mean, if Charlie really thought he caused the fire all those years ago that ultimately killed her grandmother, I'd think she'd be a little more upset at seeing him. Instead you'd think he was simply just a guy she knew growing up that might has said her hair was ugly or something. I just felt like things didn't add up.One thing that I really liked about this story was Jake. Due to that awful fire years ago, he's since become a firefighter. Not only that, but he does PT for patients in the hospital. One of those patients is none other than Charlie's grandfather. Even though Grandpa Nash is a ornery old fart, Jake stays strong, continues to work with Grandpa Nash and helps get him back on track. Not only that, but when his sister begs him to stand-in for the wedding, a wedding for one of his enemies, he does it. Even though that means schmoozing with the Nash clan and having them all stare daggers at him. Walk Me Home had so many elements that I love, but I felt like the execution just wasn't there. I never fully grasped the accident and how things played out the way they did. I never understood why people treated him the way they did in the present setting. I also just didn't get the romance aspect. I felt like we were just supposed to be on board that these two had a past and therefor there wasn't a need for a build-up because they already laid the foundation back when they were teens. I also don't understand their happily ever after when she was only visiting for the wedding, and his life is there. They never addressed it, it's just assumed that... what? She drops her career and stays? He says goodbye to all of his friends and the fire dept family and moves in with her? Maybe this is all explained in the next book, but I just felt like so much was just not fully formed and laid out.
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  • Barb Lie
    January 1, 1970
    Walk Me Home by Liza Kendall is the 1st book in her new Silverlake Ranch novel. We meet our heroine, Charlie Nash, who has just returned to Silverlake, Texas to be a bridesmaid for her cousin’s wedding. Charlie and her family left Silverlake years before, after a tragic fire destroyed their home, and caused the death of her grandmother.Jack Braddock, our hero, and a firefighter in town, is determined to avoid Charlie at any cost. Jack and Charlie were teenage sweethearts, and have not seen each Walk Me Home by Liza Kendall is the 1st book in her new Silverlake Ranch novel. We meet our heroine, Charlie Nash, who has just returned to Silverlake, Texas to be a bridesmaid for her cousin’s wedding. Charlie and her family left Silverlake years before, after a tragic fire destroyed their home, and caused the death of her grandmother.Jack Braddock, our hero, and a firefighter in town, is determined to avoid Charlie at any cost. Jack and Charlie were teenage sweethearts, and have not seen each other since the day of the fire, which caused a rift between them when Jack was falsely accused of starting the fire. Charlie, who was only 16 at the time, still has guilt at not defending him when her family accused Jack. Forced to be around Jack, who is pushed to be a groom for the wedding, their relationship slowly rekindles, even though there are major obstacles along the way. Can Jack forgive Charlie for not standing by him? Can Charlie get past her guilt and her grandfather’s belligerent attitude towards Jack?What follows besides the slow building of their romance are the major obstacles; the grandfather, was really nasty to Jack, and was determined to destroy his firefighting career. Charlie tries to make him understand that Jack was innocent, but gets manipulated into hurting Jack and his follow firefighters, which pushes them apart. But another fire will open eyes and hearts, and bring people together. The wedding is the backdrop of this story, especially involving many in town, since the bridezilla is driving everyone crazy. I did love Jack and Charlie together and rooted for them to find a second chance at love. I thought Kendall did a fabulous job in creating some wonderful secondary characters, whom I look forward to reading about in future books.Walk Me Home is a heartwarming small-town romance that had many emotional moments. It is a story that brings forth a rekindling of a romance that was destined to be, a family that needed to face the truth and forgive, and a town that comes together to help. Liza Kendall gives us an emotional and sweet romance in a wonderful small town that l plan to continue to read. I suggest you read Walk Me Home.BarbThe Reading Cafe
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  • Margie
    January 1, 1970
    Charlotte "Charlie" Nash has returned to Silverlake, TX to serve as a bridemaid in her cousin's wedding. A tragic fire drove her and her family out of Silverlake years ago. It is really tough for her to return but she can't let her cousin down. The fire claimed her grandmother's life and it was blamed on the teenager living with the family at the time, Jake Braddock. Charlie and Jake had feelings for each other back then but the tragedy destroyed the relationship. Jake was 100% innocent. He had Charlotte "Charlie" Nash has returned to Silverlake, TX to serve as a bridemaid in her cousin's wedding. A tragic fire drove her and her family out of Silverlake years ago. It is really tough for her to return but she can't let her cousin down. The fire claimed her grandmother's life and it was blamed on the teenager living with the family at the time, Jake Braddock. Charlie and Jake had feelings for each other back then but the tragedy destroyed the relationship. Jake was 100% innocent. He had nothing to do with the fire. That experience did lead to his chosen career as a firefighter though. Due to one of the groomsmen in the wedding party being called out of town at the last minute Jake was talked into stepping in as a groomsman. The bridezilla even insisted on pairing Charlie & Jake for the wedding events. Charlie and Jake's attraction ignited once again which leads to hot, sexy times and some major complications. Looks like Charlie and Jake will be spending lots of time together. That's a good thing. Right?Walk Me Home by author Liza Kendall is the first book in her new Silverlake Ranch series. This is a small-town contemporary romance with lots of the small town vibe as well as some steamy scenes. I loved getting to know Charlie and Jake as well as the other characters in Silverlake. Charlie is one character who annoyed me even though I really liked her. I found her too dedicated to pleasing her family and not being strong enough to act on her own beliefs. I was happy to see her come to her senses for the most part. I greatly admired Jake's patience with Charlie and his strength of character and noble stand when things were falling apart for himself and his fellow firefighters. This story has lots of sweet romantic elements and a town full of characters I look forward to getting to know better in future Silverlake Ranch stories.
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  • H.R. Moore
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I liked this one, although it was a bit heavier than I was expecting. It's a contemporary romance, but with a lot of baggage from the past (that's not a bad thing, I was just expecting it to be a little lighter than it is). I liked the main character, and also liked the relationship between the main character and her best friend, and that the best friend is the love interest's brother. However, although most of the plot made I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I liked this one, although it was a bit heavier than I was expecting. It's a contemporary romance, but with a lot of baggage from the past (that's not a bad thing, I was just expecting it to be a little lighter than it is). I liked the main character, and also liked the relationship between the main character and her best friend, and that the best friend is the love interest's brother. However, although most of the plot made sense, there were a couple of places where I thought their decisions were suspect / a bit convenient. I think this happens a lot with contemporary romance, where authors create a rift between the main couple because they feel like they have to in order to fit the genre. Don't get me wrong, this one did it fairly well (hence the 4 stars), but it's something that annoys me with the genre generally. Do they always have to fall out / break up for a bit? I love it when a contemporary romance takes a different route (sorry, digressing).Anyway, I liked it (although the title and cover image are a little tenuous). It's a good, well-written contemporary romance, so if that's your thing, then this is a solid option.
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  • Shawna (what.shawna.reads)
    January 1, 1970
    This book wasn't for me. I've realized that I don't like small town romances. There was far too much drama with the wedding and funding the fire department and not enough of Charlie and Jake reconnecting and talking through their problems for me.Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.Audio: Narrated by Courtney Patterson, available on Hoopla. 3/5
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  • Shawna
    January 1, 1970
    Can't wait for the next book in the series...
  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5 stars*
  • Vash Karuppa
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this second chance romance. It was a prefect combination of sweet moments, not only between the main characters, but also with the secondary characters. The author did a brilliant job of providing a mixture of love, humor and angst.Will definitely be adding more of her books to my TBR.
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  • Niki
    January 1, 1970
    The *fade to black* was disappointing but love me a firefighter and a dramatic rescue. Sign me up!
  • Marianne
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful, warm and uplifting story about love, forgiveness and family. Really enjoyed meeting the residents of this small TX town and am looking forward to the next in this series. A giant thank you to the authors for this arc in exchange of an honest review.
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