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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Release & Review! Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie + Teasers Galore!

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Self

Anna’s life reads like a check list. 
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school paper (Check)
Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close she can taste it) 
Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list) 

Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him. 

Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her.

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie is a story of love. Not just romantic love, but all the types of love. The love of family, the love of friendship, the love of helping a stranger, and yes, of course romantic love too. This seemed very believable to me. I would imagine a homeless teenager would have to survive many of the dangers Dean fought. Though Dean and Anna are opposite ends of the spectrum, they fit together perfectly. They each had certain prejudices and expectations of the other based on appearance and situation, but they learned from each other and grew stronger because of it. Home is Where You Are is a beautiful love story filled with friendship and hope for a new beginning. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

The ARC of Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie was kindly provided to me by Mark My Words Book Publicity for review. The opinions are my own.

I'm a YA/NA author who doesn't want to admit I'm no longer a teen. Repped by Brittany Booker. Look for my NA novel (NEVER)AGAIN this fall with Berkley (Penguin)

To learn more about Tessa Marie and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.


  1. Thanks so much for helping with my release and for such a lovely review!


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