Growing up in a small town means your reputation is constantly being scrutinised and reshaped. But gossip has many faces, not all of them malicious or hurtful. In fact, gossip both condemns and redeems Ethan in Ask Me To Stay.
Everyone has an opinion. But the only opinion Ethan cares about, is the one belonging to the private and guarded Samantha.
The gossip theme will link all three books in the Homeland series. Reputation is similarly explored, as is the importance and magnetism of family. The second book, Ask Me For More (scheduled to come out in July this year), focuses on Ethan’s best friend Cal, and the third (scheduled to come out in October) focuses on Ethan’s brother, Dean. Hinterdown's leading men will need to contradict the gossip of an entire town.
When family tragedy brings bad boy Ethan Foster home, he doesn't expect a warm welcome. In the small town of Hinterdown reputation is everything - and Ethan's was ruined long ago. Nobody wants him around, particularly not Sam O'Hara, the girl he left behind.
There's still a powerful spark between them, but Sam is afraid to risk her heart again. And Ethan is hiding a secret that will have repercussions for his whole family. Will the townspeople ever forgive him? More importantly, will those he loves the most find it in their hearts to take him back?
This tender tale of love and redemption is the first in a brilliant new series by Elise K. Ackers, author of Small Town Storm and the bestselling The Man Plan.
Elise has generously offered an ebook copy of Ask Me To Stay to a lucky commenter!