Coming Home for Us by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Wilder Brothers book 4

There are few books that hit the feels of grief so perfectly, but Carrie Ann Ryan gets it right. At least the type of grief that I have experienced. Grief is different for everyone, but the basis of the feelings are the same. Grief is hard. Grief doesn’t want to let go. Grief returns with a vengeance when you lease expect it. That is what Elijah feels throughout this book.

Maddie and Elijah have been friends since she came to work for the Wilder Brothers. And in that time, Maddie fell in love with Elijah, but Elijah didn’t quite feel the same. Or did he. But Elijah put his feelings to the side and he met Joy. If you haven’t read the previous books of this series, this comment does spoil some from the previous book because Joy is killed. This book starts two years later while Elijah is still dealing with his grief. Maddie is at a fork in the road and unsure as to which direction she should go. She loves working with and for the Wilders, however, she feels stuck.

This story left me in a huge book hangover. It hits me in all the feels. There are so many elements to this story that you have to read it to experience it. The support and love that this family has for each other, and those that they claim as their own is intense and exciting. This is a story about love, loss, and healing. It’s so much more than you expect.

POV: Dual 1st Person
PoP: 35%
Tropes: close proximity, co-workers, damaged hero, family series, one bed, second chance at love, wine and dine; friends to lovers
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate:  5/5 Stars
Release Date: April 10, 2023

A Top Quote:

Of course you’re going to grieve for the rest of your life, because grief doesn’t go away, and we all know that way too well.