Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Taking You Home

Title: Taking You Home
Author: Cooper Davis
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60928-321-6
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Hunter is on the way to meet his future in-laws but the way Maxwell is acting has Hunter wondering if the trip is really a good idea after all. When it looks like family opposition is alive and well, will that bring the men’s relationship to a halt, or pull them closer together?

I loved Taking You Home by author Cooper Davis. When I’m reading, I like to follow the main characters on their journey of discovery, something you don’t usually get to do with already established couples. Yet, in this story you still get to do that, as Hunter and Maxwell are still learning what they mean to each other. Since the connection between these two is so strong, the chemistry between them is intense. Although Hunter is new to being gay, he is, in many ways, more comfortable with himself than Maxwell. Unfortunately for Maxwell, lack of family acceptance has caused him to deny all that he is. Maxwell fears losing Hunter when he realizes that Maxwell has been keeping secrets is not only understandable, but comes across realistically. I love the way Hunter stands up for his man, working hard to make sure nothing, and no one, ever hurts Maxwell again.

There is some jumping back and forth between the past and present, though not enough to throw off the story, but just enough to let you in on the couple’s beginning. I would have liked to have had a flashback of the first step that moved the men from friends to lovers, though. There are many great scenes in this story, such as the introduction of Maxine, or the bachelor party, and some wonderful secondary characters, all of which help make this a wonderful story and will bring the author many new fans.

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