Book two of the Lost In Austin series, The Road Home was the 2022 winner of the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Romance – Sizzle and a 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist for Multicultural Fiction.
Sex and rock & roll are Jake Sixkiller’s top priorities. As frontman of one of Austin’s most popular bands and with a long line of lovers knocking on his bedroom door, he has it all.
Until a car accident shakes his world to its core. With his best friend in the hospital fighting for her life, he’s flooded with memories of the night he lost his entire family at the hands of a drunk driver.
Amid the turmoil, he finds solace in the arms of a woman he should probably avoid. Nicole, aka Arson Nic, a roller derby dynamo, is a prickly spitfire who throws Jake into a tailspin.
When he’s offered a once-in-a-lifetime tour opportunity that brings him back to the Cherokee reservation where he grew up, Jake must decide what matters most, a future still unwritten or a past he buried long ago.
Book two of the Lost In Austin series, The Road Home was a 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist for Multicultural Fiction.
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Out of print, but I have a limited number still available. They were first published by Black Rose Writing Publishing on August 5, 2021. Buy now before they’re gone.
|Publication Date||August 5, 2021|
|Tropes/Triggers||Rockstar, Roller Derby, Native American, Childhood Trauma, Death of Family Members, Past Sexual Assault, Infertility and Pregnancy, Mentions of Suicide, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Violence|
|Cover Photo||Amanda Rebholz / @darkroomlament|
|Cover Model||Marco Fuller|
|Cover Design||Kiwi Cover Design Co.|
|“Christina Berry’s The Road Home is a book that had so many dramatic twists I couldn’t put it down. Jake’s journey through a gamut of emotions and life progress was captivating.” — Readers’ Favorite (about The Road Home)|
|“Driven by a pair of nuanced protagonists teeming with authenticity, THE ROAD HOME is a romance novel with true cross-over potential that easily side-steps any hint of ‘guilty-pleasure’ status.” —IndieReader|
|“The Road Home is nostalgic, hella sexy, and packs emotional depth as well as plenty of narrative surprises. It rocked my world!” —Sarah Zachrich Jeng, author of The Other Me|
|“Berry’s portrayal of longing and vulnerability is full of sexual tension and heat. Readers will be begging for more.” —Christina Consolino, author of Rewrite the Stars|
|“The Road Home is a sweet, fun, sexy romp of a novel. Underlying all of the rock and roll, the hot sex, the roller derbying, the road trips and more, the main character, Jake, finds his way home–to his Cherokee roots and his newfound family. Pure enjoyment! I have to break it to my husband: I think I’m in love with Jake.” —Sara B Fraser, author of Long Division and Just River|