Avanced Review by Kristie: Home Fires, by Kate Sherwood

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Home Fires, by Kate Sherwood
Series: Common Law, Book 4
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 3, 2017

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Trouble comes to Mosely, Montana, from the outside world. When the residents of Mosely are left on their own, they can make things work. Sure, there’s always been a militia operating up in the hills, but they were small-scale—just survivalists doing their thing—until organizers came in from out of state. Now Jericho Crewe and the rest of the sheriff’s department are facing down a heavily armed band of fanatics, and the feds are busy elsewhere.

The odds are hopeless, but Jericho swore an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Mosely. He won’t walk away from that, even if Wade Granger’s begging him to run away somewhere and finally be together the way they always should have been.

But this time, it’s Jericho who refuses to leave Mosely, even if staying kills him.


M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
Contemporary Thriller
Law Enforcement


The final book of this series and I’m sad to see it end. Trouble really does come to Mosely Montana this time around. Jericho and Wade have a lot to deal with on top of their relationship issues, and it’s an fun and exciting ride.

For the story itself, I enjoyed the suspense of it and the anxious feelings I had not knowing how things were going to play out. The moments of tension when I was not sure what Wade was going to do, and when all hope seemed lost… those were the best times. The way the town is involved in this finale was also so much fun. I really like the way everything comes full circle, too. Full circle for Jericho and Wade, especially.

For Jericho and Wade themselves? Le Sigh… what can I say? I really like them as individual characters, but I like them together even more. They each bring out something in the other that would normally not shine. For Wade, Jericho keeps him honest. Not just in his money making dealings, but in life in general. For Jericho, Wade sort of messes him up a bit. They both really counter each other well and it’s made me a huge fan of them.

While I started out on book one not so sure about the series and where it was going to go, I’m sold now. Recommended.


Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!

Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”–other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!

Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy–the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?

Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.

After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.


You can purchase Home Fires from:
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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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