Home Tears by Tijan

Soooo much drama!


Home Tears by Tijan
Narrated by Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Audio Released: March 2017
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Dani's survived a lot of sh*t storms. Her mother died. Her two sisters loathed her. One aunt hated her. The other was strangely distant, but the worst storm-being dumped by her childhood best friend/high school boyfriend/first love for her younger sister. There went the one person who was hers and with that, the main reason she stuck around. So, she left for ten years. But now she's back, and nothing's the same. With help from Jonah Bannon, a reformed-kind of-bad boy she remembers from high school, Dani uncovers family secrets that have spanned generations. And along with those, she's about to face the biggest sh*t storm of her life. Only this time, she may not survive. 


This book was a messy stew of family secrets, sibling in-fighting, jilted lovers, epic storms and terrible tragedies and was filled to the very brim with flawed characters. I’m afraid there was just too much going on for my pea brain to handle because this book tired me out and not in that cathartic “cry your heart out” kind of way. Were it not an excellently narrated audio, I likely wouldn’t have finished it.

Dani left her hometown and all of its bad memories a decade ago, after her best friend and the love of her life decided to fall in love with her younger sister. Yeah, you read that right. She didn’t look back, even when she learned that the man-stealing sister had died, and I really didn’t blame her. Seriously, there are some things you just don’t do and stealing your sister’s man is one of them. Now, after a traumatizing event, she’s run away from a perfectly nice man and has decided to return to her hometown, for some bizarre reason that is never sufficiently explained, and is forced to face the people she ran away from and, while she’s at it, she also decides to ferret out all of the family secrets and find herself a new man. See what I mean about a lot of stuff being jammed in here?

This story just wasn’t meant for me. I was attracted to the blurb because it promised secrets. I’m nosy and I love secrets. But these secrets just weren’t juicy in their execution. There was such a waste of juicy potential and angst and I LOVE angst almost as much as I love secrets but these reveals left me feeling nothing. No shock, no thrill, just “meh, that’s it?” The main problem I had with this book, besides the unending subplots, was the fact that characters didn’t engage me emotionally. I never felt any anguish because they didn’t seem to.

Honestly, I think Dani would’ve been better off if she’d never returned to this town infested with liars and cheaters and secret keepers.

Narration Notes: Narrator Sarah Mollo-Christensen does a great job with all of the characters and there are a lot of them. She gives them each distinctive voices suited to their character traits. Even the guys sound real and I don’t think that’s an easy task for any woman to pull off (and vice versa). If you love the way this author writes (and many do) and aren’t as crabby as me, I’d highly recommend listening to this audio version.

I received a copy of this audiobook from Tantor Media.

Comments

  1. "pea brain" hehe I think I would likely feel the same way. I noticed a lot of books are cramming SO MANY things into one story lately.

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  2. Ha ha yes sounds like she would have been better off staying away! I usually like a book with lots of secrets too but yeah this one sounds like maybe too much?

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    1. Yeah, there was too much of everything. I'm all for secrets but they've got to be good ones :)

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  3. Your sister's man is a big no no. I love a good juicy secret as well...unless they don't end up being all that juicy. Sorry this one wasn't better for you.

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    1. Seriously, right? What kind of guy dates not two but three sisters?! Ick

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  4. I can totally see why you would want to read this. The description caught me too. Too bad it didn't work for you though. ☹️

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  5. I feel your pain. With a synopsis like that you would expect the story to be juicy, The whole idea of stealing your sister's boyfriend does not sit well with me either. That is just wrong. Some rules you just do not break.

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