Review: Never Coming Home by Paloma Beck

Never Coming Home (Home/Porter Brothers #1.5) by Paloma Beck
Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014


I have a story to tell, a story I promised never to tell. Hell, it isn’t even one I wanted to live through. I just can’t keep it inside anymore… now that they’re both gone. I have to tell My Story.

Rachel Porter tells her sons about the love of her life, about their father and about their life together. This novella charts the story of the beginning of the Porter family through the Vietnam War, too many losses and a new beginning. It’s a tale her sons won’t forget, and one that could change them for all time.



Never Coming Home is a short novella in the Home or The Porter Brothers series. I’m not sure what the official series title is because I’ve seen it listed as both. The novella included a disclaimer saying it can be read before the first book in the series, Coming Home, but I felt a bit disappointed that I read spoilers that weren’t in the Coming Home blurb. The novella did a good job of roping me in to find out what happened in the previous book, but I don’t think it should be advertised as so because why read a book when I already know the twist.

I’ve never read anything written by Paloma Beck. I found the writing to be descriptive and the story itself interesting. I felt heartbroken for Rachel and her husband. I’m not sure I enjoyed Rachel as a character though. I understand her actions and why she chose to live the life she did, but at the same time, it seems a bit immature to create a life with a person when you’re not 100% in to the relationship.

I do not want to give too much away, so I’m going to leave this review short. Did I like Never Coming Home? It was ok. Would I recommend it? No.


*I received Never Coming Home from Secret Cravings Publishing via Negalley for my honest review.

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Lynnie is an avid reader with a soft spot for romance. Her addiction to all things lovey-dovey began when she was introduced to the black-haired, blue-eyed angel named Prince Eric at the age of 4. Once she realized she could never win his heart from Ariel, Lynnie aimed her sight on more realistic options, like Cory Matthews and the members of NSYNC. Now nearing her 30s, Lynnie is living her happily-ever-after in a small New England town. She shares her castle with her very own Prince Charming and their 2 (fur) babies. When she is not reading for pleasure, Lynnie is a freelance editor and writer.
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