Author: Thianna Durston
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages
At a Glance: This is book is not for everyone, the premise is not a light fluffy story, but I would recommend it.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Sebastien Cather moves to Falcon Pointe with a dream to live life his way. Offered a room at 959 Brenton Street, he discovers how liberating it can feel to live among accepting people, especially in a household where they practice loving physical discipline. And he quickly gains a boyfriend in Avery, a fellow student. Unfortunately Avery isn’t his first choice. His roommate David is fascinating and good-looking, and Bastien would do anything to have him—but he doesn’t think the attraction is returned.
Tensions rise as his roommates’ wedding is threatened and his present and past lives clash. Outed by the national media, Bastien knows he will never be able to return home again. Just as he’s sure he can’t handle any more stress, David shows his interest. Bastien slowly makes his way forward, trying to find firm footing in the minefield that is his life. But when his landlord makes an announcement about the future of the house, it may change all of his dreams.
Review: Finding His Home is the second book in the Men of Falcon Pointe series, and the author once again tells a story of religious persecution and young men being true to themselves.
Sebastien Cather has moved to Falcon Pointe, Washington, to go to school after hearing through his religious grapevine that one of the men he knew on his mission trip came out as gay, and survived to live a happily ever after life there. Bastien desperately wants to believe that he can be true to himself and the world will not fall apart around him. Moving to Falcon Pointe and finding Trent is his lifeline.
This book follows the same basic storyline of the first book in the series, but Bastien and Trent are very different men and so they have similar but very different stories to tell. The day Sebastien lands on campus, he goes looking for Trent and finds him at 959 Brenton Street. He also finds a home practicing loving and physical domestic discipline, a feeling of acceptance and sense of family with his roommates and David. David used to be a corporate lawyer until his roommate, Trent, needed a lawyer to combat the Mormon Church and the persecution Trent was under. Now he practices specifically in the religious arena, taking on companies and corporations like the Mormon or Catholic Churches when basic human rights are involved.
David is one of the older men in the house and in that aspect, this is a May/December romance even though David is a young lawyer and Bastien is an older college student. David is the anchor for Bastien when his life gets out of control. Because a good bit of the storyline takes place in the house, it was great to have the continuation of Trent and Cory’s story included in this book. The introduction of Avery as a character was fantastic, and I really hope he gets his own story in the future. I do feel that the DD in this book was a little forced, though, almost like it was a premise from the first book so it had to be added here. Really, it could have been left out.
Ultimately, this is a coming out story for Bastien and as such, is full of first time angst and learning a new paradigm to see himself through. I really loved Bastien and his journey was, for the most part, totally believable. These books deal with a heavy subject, but Thianna Durston writes great characters who are not defined by their circumstances. They are ultimately strong men out to change the world one mountain at a time. This is book is not for everyone, the premise is not a light fluffy story, but I would recommend it. Thianna Durston is a great writer and these are intriguing stories; however, the religious overtones can be a little off-putting unless you remember they are an aspect of these men and a vehicle to bring them together and does not define who they are as men.
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