Close to Home (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Close to Home (Sawyer’s Ferry #4)
Author: Cate Ashwood
Publisher: Cate Ashwood
Buy link: (Second Edition)
Release Date: June 11th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5


I excelled at two things: systems engineering and going completely unnoticed.
The engineering took work and determination. The invisibility came naturally. Until one day, the wrong person noticed me. Battered and broken, I fled, escaping to Sawyer’s Ferry and the only friends I’d ever had.
Now, I just needed to figure out what I was going to do next.

Life was good.
I had a great job, good friends, and a family who loved me. Even my roommate was decent. At least he was until he let his nudist brother come to visit. The opportunity to house-sit and help an injured friend couldn’t have come at a better time.
All I’d needed was to avoid an awkward situation for a few days, but I got more than I bargained for when my entire uncomplicated life flipped upside down. The last thing I’d been looking for was love, but it wasn’t until Witt that I realized just how much I’d been missing out on.

I’ve so loved this series. It’s the perfect mix of romance and lovable characters with HEAs.

Witt was a total romantic. He’d been living his life for his brother, doing what was expected and getting hurt and losing himself in the process. When he gets injured, Mason steps in to help as a way of getting out of his house for a while. He didn’t know how enraptured he’d become with Witt in just a few weeks.

I loved Witt so much. He was sweet and shy and vulnerable, yet he he didn’t hide. If he cared enough, he’d let you know it. Mason truly wanted to take care of someone. To have their trust and know he could give them what they needed. They were so adorable together and their story just gushed love.

Truly sweet, low angst, and impossibly lovely.

Sawyer’s Ferry series

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Galley copy of Close to Home provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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