Today I'm sharing a review of the romantic suspense Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks as part of the WOW! Women on Writing blog tour.
About the Book
A dead body in the parking lot of her family’s business, a killer on the loose, and a handsome detective asking a lot of questions…
Jamie Scott’s life fell apart four years ago when she broke off her engagement, turned down a dream job, and went overseas to run away from her life. Now she’s back, but the reunion is not without problems. She arrives home just in time to attend the soiree her mother planned, but she’s not prepared for what she finds—a dead employee in the parking lot.
Detective Nick Marshall is assigned to the murder case at the forensics lab owned by Jamie’s family. He meets the headstrong Jamie, but he has a job to do. And his attraction to her… well, he’s a professional.
Jamie knows the stakes are high. She has to face the past and save her parents’ business while dealing with her family drama and an uncertain future. She also has to deal with Nick, who wants her out of the way of his investigation. But fate keeps throwing them in one another’s paths… and into chaos that they both want to avoid, but neither can seem to escape.
Publisher: Life: The Reboot, LLC
Print length: 449 pages
Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks is a blend of mystery, romance, and family drama that captivates from the first page. The novel opens with a chilling discovery: a dead body in the parking lot of the protagonist, Jamie Scott's, family business. This sets the stage for a story that weaves together personal struggles and a tantalizing murder mystery.
Jamie's return home is marred by unexpected chaos. Her journey from running away to confronting her past, including a broken engagement and a missed career opportunity, is portrayed with depth and authenticity. Brooks does an excellent job of depicting Jamie's inner turmoil and growth throughout the novel.
Brooks skillfully balances the suspense and intrigue of the investigation with the personal dynamics of Jamie's life. The introduction of Detective Nick Marshall adds an interesting twist to the narrative. His professional demeanor and his growing attraction to Jamie create a compelling subplot that enriches the story.
The family drama and the dynamics of Jamie’s relationship with her parents and the legacy of their business add another layer to the narrative. Brooks handles these aspects with sensitivity and realism, making the characters' interactions believable and relatable.
In conclusion, Homecoming Chaos offers a satisfying blend of mystery, romance, and family drama. Brooks' skillful storytelling, combined with relatable characters and an intriguing plot, makes this book perfect for fans of the genre.
About D.W. Brooks
D.W. Brooks lives in Texas with her husband and children. She enjoys trying to stay in shape, sporadically cooking, reading (still), writing, and working on her blog. She is eternally grateful to the woman who donated a kidney to her over 5 years ago and continues to advocate for organ donation as much as she can.
Learn more at www.authordwbrooks.com
Follow the Blog Tour
November 20th @ The Muffin
Join us as we celebrate author D.W. Brooks and interview her about Homecoming Chaos. You'll also have the chance to win a copy for yourself.
November 22nd @ Author Michelle Cornish
Visit Michelle's blog to read her review of Homecoming Chaos.
November 25th @ The Faerie Review
Stop by to check out Lily's spotlight of Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks.
November 27th @ Michelle Cornish
Join Michelle to read an interview with D.W. Brooks.
November 29th @ Pages & Paws
Join Kristine as she shares a guest post by D.W. Brooks about switching careers from medicine to writing.
November 29th @ Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews blog
Join Lisa for an interview with D.W. Brooks.
November 30th @ Life According to Jamie
Stop by Jamie's blog to read her review of Homecoming Chaos.
December 3rd @ Author Michelle Cornish
Visit Michelle's blog to read a guest post by D.W. Brooks writing as Jamison Scott about the wedding that wasn't.
December 5th @ Reading Beyond the Book Cover
Join Jaleesa as she shares her review of Homecoming Chaos.
December 6th @ A Storybook World
Stop by Deirdra's blog to read her spotlight of Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks.
December 7th @ Nikki's Book Reviews
Check out Nikki's review of Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks.
December 9th @ Helen Hollick Author
Visit Helen's blog to read a guest post from author D.W. Brooks.
December 12th @ Bring On Lemons
Join Crystal as she shares her review of Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks.
December 14th @ The Knotty Needle
Stop by to read Judy's review of Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks.
December 15th @ Sue Edwards’s blog
Stop by Sue’s blog to read a guest post by D.W. Brooks about literary beginnings.
December 17th @ World of My Imagination
Visit Nicole's blog to read her review of Homecoming Chaos by D.W. Brooks.