author: Kaylee Ryan
series: Coming Home
published: 7 June 2022
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I didn’t plan on kissing my best friend’s twin sister… or falling for her. But it happened all the same. It’s always been Riley, but after I finally get the chance to taste her lips, she ghosts me.
Not exactly the response I was hoping for. Getting out of town for a while, and giving her space, seemed like the best thing for us both. Until the night before my year overseas, and she ended up in my bed.
I thought leaving her was the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced, but returning home to find her with a newborn and knowing she’s moved on is a sucker punch to the gut. She can push me away all she wants, but the sexy single mom better get used to me being around, because I’m home to stay.
I’ve had a thing for Hudson Fleming for as long as I can remember. But I couldn’t get past his friendship with my sister. When I hear that he’s planning on leaving town, I know it’s now or never. Spending the night with him changes my lifein more ways than one.
Now he’s halfway around the world, and I’m pregnant. Having this baby alone doesn’t scare me half as much as my feelings for Hudson.
When he returns to town, I’m torn between loving and hating him. How can I not since he gave me the greatest gift, then walked away from us both? And now he wants to be a family… like he didn’t break my heart into a million pieces.
Truth be told, I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. I usually love Kaylee Ryan’s novels, but this one just didn’t work for me. I also felt like the title should have been Miscommunication rather than Misconception.
One of my least favorite tropes is the “secret baby.” I just find it cringey. It feels petty and unnecessary most of the time, and so it did here. There were a lot of misunderstandings that just didn’t feel realistic in how they were handled, which honestly just felt silly.
In the end, it just fell flat for me. It felt like the kind of situation where a single conversation could have (and would have in real life) solved everything, making all of the angstiness unnecessary.