Title: A Kind of Home (A Kind Of Stories: Book Four)
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 224 Pages
At a Glance: There were funny moments, there were creepy moments, there were sexy moments. Recommended to those who like a little suspense and mystery in their romance.
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: Isaac Dalton is the guitarist for Spiral, arguably the biggest rock band in the world. The band’s meteoric rise to superstardom has its perks, but fame and fortune aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Nonstop touring and performing exhaust Isaac, and when an overzealous fan makes it imperative that he travel with a clingy bodyguard, he is ready for a break from the madness. More so when his newly single first crush shows up on his doorstep. Adam is strictly off-limits. He’s a memory from a place Isaac would rather leave behind. And he’s straight.
Fun-loving former athlete slash construction worker Adam McBride desperately needs a new beginning. And New York City is the perfect place to start over and think about how to rebuild his life. A short stint as roommates with his brother’s best friend from high school seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement. However, when friendship gives way to fierce attraction, both men find themselves in uncharted and possibly dangerous territory. Isaac has to decide if he’s willing to take the ultimate risk for a kind of love and a kind of home he never dreamed possible.
Review: Let’s start with the title. I liked it from the start, but when I got to the point where we see how it was relevant to the story, I loved it. It was really fitting and suited the story perfectly.
A Kind of Home is a love story between two old friends who reconnect when one of them decides to make a new start in his life. It’s not a second chance story, though, because there was only an unrequited crush in their past that never got anywhere.
This time, though, there are feelings involved—eventually. Adam and Isaac start with a one-night-stand, they continue with a casual arrangement, and they end up with a strong and real relationship.
There is some mystery in the plot that was interesting and kept you guessing (mainly between two people, but I was still guessing). What I liked a lot was the fact that the mystery never overshadowed the romance—it was a side plot and not the main event. The solution wasn’t unexpected but I wasn’t disappointed by it.
The connection between Adam and Isaac was obvious. They communicated and they really got to know each other again. They helped each other through tough times, and they supported each other.
There were funny moments, there were creepy moments, there were sexy moments. At times the plot dragged a bit, and I got lost in what they were saying, and couldn’t find a reason for some scenes to be there, or the purpose of a conversation, so I wouldn’t have minded if some scenes were missing, but I still enjoyed the book a lot.
I hope the series continues with another book, but I don’t think we were introduced to any future characters here. The last member of the band is straight and has a girlfriend, so I don’t know if we’ll get an M/M story with him, but I sure would like to see how that would go.
Recommended to those who like a little suspense and mystery in their romance.
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