Monday, October 3, 2011

Bringing Him Home

Title: Bringing Him Home
Author: Penny Brandon
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-61118-445-7
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

The only ones who know Jared’s gay is his family.  Afraid to come out to the small town where he lives, Jared figures he’ll always be alone.  That is, until he meets Kyle.  But Kyle has a few secrets of his own that may bring their relationship to an end before it can even really begin. 

Bringing Him Home by author Penny Brandon was a good read with believable characters.  While both Jared and Kyle are gay, Jared is in the closet, afraid of what would happen should the people in his small town find out he’s gay.  Kyle, on the other hand, is open about his sexuality and has been since being kicked out of his home as a teenager.  From the moment the author brings these two together, the attraction between them is obvious and hot.  The author does an excellent job showcasing the beginning of their relationship.  Jared’s nervousness and worries not only come through clearly for the reader to see, but are realistic for someone with his fears.  It was funny watching these two as they realized they were both tops and trying to figure out who would bottom first.   

I must admit I was a little perturbed at Kyle the morning after and totally understood Jared’s hurt and anger.  However, once it became clear why Kyle acted the way he did, it was a little easier to forgive him.  The book is aptly titled as the reader soon finds out.  As Kyle opens up more and the men learn the meaning of compromise does not necessarily mean smooth sailing for the two. 

Bringing Him Home will hold the reader’s attention and leave you feeling satisfied at the end.

1 comment:

Penny Brandon said...

I'm not sure if author's are supposed to leave comments on reviews, but thank you! I really loved Jared and Kyle and was delighted they got their story told because as difficult they were being with each other, they wouldn't leave me alone until they got their happily every after.