Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Back Home

Title: Back Home
Author: R.J. Scott
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: spsilverpublishing.com
ISBN: 9781920484392
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

When he was a teenager, Kieran Addison fell in love with his older brother’s boyfriend, Jordan Salter. By the time he graduated, he couldn’t stay nearby and see them together, so left to attend college in another country. Several years later, when his brother, Brad, is killed in a car accident, Kiernan returns home briefly but leaves days later, unable to stay around Jordan. 

It’s two years later after his father has fallen ill and Jordan’s been injured that Kieran’s sister calls, begging him to come home. There he finds things worse than expected. His father’s health is fragile, the company is almost bankrupt and Jordan is a shell of his former self, beaten down by hard work and guilt over Brad’s death.  

It’s up to Jordan and Kiernan to rebuild the failing family business, all while exploring their growing feelings for each other. But to do that, they first have to overcome their grief and deal with some well kept secrets that could destroy what they’re building. 

Back Home is another intense emotional story by author R.J. Scott that’s filled with drama, pain and what it means to be part of a family. Poor Jordan. He’s tried so hard to hold everything together and can’t and on the inside, he’s slowly falling apart despite his best efforts. Then there’s Kiernan. He has just as much emotional baggage…years of it. With these two, the author has created a couple of exceptional male characters, well developed in every way. Their story is rich in details, has plenty of interesting secondary characters, lots of angst-filled emotions and when they finally get around to it, blistering hot sex.  

These two wounded men have lots to work through while trying to find common ground when they were both dealing with so much pain. Ms. Scott did a very nice job getting Jordan and Kiernan from barely talking, through a rocky truce and to lovers and did it believably.  

I only have two little niggles. The first is Jordan’s hand. It was injured down to the bone and he should have gone through physical therapy, but aside from initially a few grimaces and twinges, it was rarely mentioned. In fact, he was using it like the accident has never happened. The other is the resolution of the banking issue at the end. While I liked how it worked out, I felt that it was just a little quick. Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed this well paced and thought provoking story and will be re-reading it again in the future.

1 comment:

RJ Scott said...

Thank you for this lovely review... RJ xxx