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Eight years ago, Colbi Leigh fled her safe little hometown in Kentucky and followed her dreams to New York City. She left everything behind: her parents, her brother, and the love of her life, Aiden Hughes. Now, Colbi must return home in the wake of her brother’s unexpected death in Afghanistan where she’s about to come face-to-face with her old demons. 

Aiden has been left unsettled since his one true love left him for something else in the Big Apple eight long years ago. After the unexpected death of his oldest friend, who was serving in the Army, Aiden finally comes face-to-face with the woman who stole his heart and has haunted his dreams.

What happens when old lovers reunite in the midst of tragedy? Is it finally a happily ever after, or will their dreams tear them apart once more? 

*This novella is 23,000 words and was first published in May 2016 as part of the Honor Anthology

December 3
Lacey Black Books
Darcey Smith

Customer Reviews

Sandra Two Book Pushers ,

A beautiful story!

A Place to Call Home is a novella that is not connected to any of Lacey's other amazing books. So, it means more characters to fall in love with. I have read all of Lacey's books so I have a list of book boyfriends she has given me, and I just added another. Now on to Colbi and Aiden's journey...

Eight years. It's been eight years since Colbi left her small hometown in Kentucky to go after her dreams in New York City. She left her parents, brother, and her first and only love, Aiden and never returned. Her family had always gone to her but now, she had to come back home, and spend two weeks with the ones she loves the most. She has avoided this place for eight years for a reason, but after seeing Aiden again, she is excited and scared. She still craves his touch, feels his love, and still makes her body calm down.

Over the next two weeks Colbi will reevaluate her life. Will her dreams change? Can she have it all or have to choose one again to leave her everything for her dreams? It broke Aiden once when she left but he will go through it all over again for her happiness.

I love second chance romance, and this was a great one. It may be a novella but it was not rushed and felt like a full length novel. I was fully invested in this couple from the beginning until the very end.

Overall...it's a beautiful story of following your dreams, love, family, friendship, and hope. I laughed. Swooned. And even cried more than once.

P.S I love his nickname for Colbi. It's very original and perfect for them.


I’m lost in a sea of people, drowning in despair and hurt.

He’s no longer the boy I remember. He is one hundred percent all man. Oh, the years have definitely been good to Aiden Hughes.

“My eyes are up here,” I tease with a huge wolfish grin.

***Previously in the Honor Anthology

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