Kitty’s Review – Heaven on Earth (Compass Boys #1) by Jayne Rylon & Mari Carr

Welcome Back to Compass Ranch! Heaven On Earth was a fun (at times), interesting story that welcomed us back into the lives of the Compton’s. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures

A brand new, never before released standalone story in the Compass saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr.

Austin Compton has struggled to live up to the Compass legacy his entire life, afraid of disappointing his overachieving family. After dropping out of college, he convinced his parents to buy a big rig and let him contribute to the Compass Ranch in his own way.

On the open road he discovers a happy medium between the freedom he craves and the obligation that comes along with the Compton name. When he picks up some unexpected cargo in the form of a gorgeous if battered stowaway, he’s in trouble. The same reckless urges that convinced him to abandon his education are telling him to keep Hayden close and safe, maybe even teach her how to love again after the disastrous relationship she’s fleeing.

When troubled times fall on Compass Ranch, Hayden will do anything to repay the kindness Austin and his family showed her. It’s time to support Austin like he’s done for her, if her past doesn’t catch up with her at exactly the wrong moment.

It’s been a while since I read about the delightful Compton’s. I was thrilled when I heard that Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr were going to get back to the series and letting us in on the what the boys are up to. So, now on to Austin, James and Bryant. This should be interesting!

Austin was his own man even while living up to the Compton name. He was raised right by his Mom and Dads and when he finds the damsel in distress, he knows that there is only one thing to do … save her.

Hayden is fleeing a bad relationship. Having nowhere to go, no money, no clothes, she just needs to get away from everything. A solution presents itself and she takes it not knowing where it would lead. But, she knows that it’s time for her to stand on her own two feet and not depend on anyone for her well being but herself.

As the story unfolds and the friendship of Austin and Hayden turns to more, tragedy strikes. Now it’s time for Hayden to repay the Compton’s for giving her sanctuary, for helping her, for making her feel like one of the family … something she has never had. But, the past comes back to haunt her and she knows that it’s time to move on and become the independent woman that she needs to be. But, doing that may just destroy the one man that has stood by her side, been there for her and loves her.

Heaven on Earth was a beautiful, well-written story that really moved me. The authors pulled everyone into the story and reminded us just how wonderful they all were. It was delightful going back to the Compass Ranch where it seems that nothing has changed. I have to give them both Kudos on how they handled the battered woman storyline. It wasn’t handled with kid gloves but it was penned with compassion and understanding. They let us feel what Hayden was going through and the love that Austin had for her and his family. It was a fun (at times), interesting story that welcomed us back into the lives of the Compton’s and the Compass Ranch. As usual, Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr gave us an ending that brought tears to my eyes, made me smile and just made me want to Stay.

I just have one question for the authors … what happened to the brownies that Hayden made?

Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

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