Review: Call It Home by M.E. Montgomery (Sterling Mill #3)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Literally Yours PR.
Call It Home is the third full-length novel and fifth overall release in M.E. Montgomery's Sterling Mill small-town romance series. This is a workplace romance featuring Cameron Allen and Mackenzie Caldwell. After inheriting her grandfather's construction business, she's ready to prove that she can be as good when it comes to building as she is with designing. Continuing to make Sterling Construction a success while moving it forward inspires Cam to sign up for Renovation Station, a reality competition television show that she believes will help bring in more business for them. But she can't do the show on her own; she's supposed to have a partner on her team, and the name she wrote down? Mac's. Unfortunately, he isn't all that receptive to the idea of exposing himself to all that scrutiny. But when reality hits him in the face, a shot at laying claim on half the prize money is too much of an opportunity he'd be crazy to refuse. But will winning the competition mean Cam and Mac losing their hearts as well?
Dare I say that Cam and Mac's story is my favorite one in the Sterling Mill so far? I love the dynamics between these main characters. There's a certain zing--albeit not the undead kind ala Hotel Transylvania--that makes the back and forth so darn entertaining. Seeing them finally giving into that attraction was gratifying, and while the happily-ever-part was a given, the journey getting there wasn't necessarily easy for Cam and Mac. (Side note: Is it weird that I love that their nicknames are palindromes?) Aside from the romance, I also liked the aspect of family, especially with regards to Mac and his older brother, Trey, and how Cam honored her grandfather's legacy while also paving her own way. I appreciated where M.E. Montgomery took Cam and Mac's story, giving them an HEA that they deserved and was very much "them". I'm giving Call It Home five stars, and I can't wait for our return visit to Sterling Mill, Tennessee.
Read my reviews for the Sterling Mill series:
Call It Unexpected (prequel) - four stars - My Review
Call It Fate (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Call It Reckless (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Call It Merry (novella) - four stars - My Review
Call It Home (book three) - five stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 10 June 2023
Date Read: 05 June 2023
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