Title: Finding the Way Home
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Amber Allure
Pages/Word Count: 16000 Words
At a Glance: The characters of Jim and Horse were well done, but I wish they’d had more of a story to tell.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: When he arrives home from a long stint in the hospital after losing his right arm to an IED blast, Sergeant James Miller certainly doesn’t expect his keys not to work and a strange man answering his door, only to learn his boyfriend has dumped him. Yet that’s exactly what happens, and James is just happy that he can count on his old platoon buddy to have his back, and a spare bedroom he can use until he gets on his feet.
Horace Grundy the third—“Horse” to anyone who doesn’t want to get his butt kicked—is retired and has a tidy house on the beach that he calls home. The place isn’t big, but he figures there is plenty of room for James, even if he has always fancied the man.
Thankfully, the two of them fit together well, and soon the roommates become more. But James’s past isn’t ready to let go of him yet, and the new lovers are caught off-guard when James’s ex-boyfriend suddenly reappears in his life. Can James and Horse’s new relationship weather the storm?
Review: Finding the Way Home is a short novel from Sean Michael, and follows a familiar story arc for him. If you are a fan of his work, you will enjoy this one, but will also feel as though you have read it before.
Sergeant James Miller is finally retired, officially, from the military after an IED blast takes half of his arm. He comes home to find out his boyfriend has moved on with another man, so with nowhere to go, he calls his longtime friend and fellow compatriot Horse, or, Horace Grundy.
Finding the Way Home is a story about healing – mentally and physically – and how the right person can make life worth living. These men served together, they bled together, and they heal together. Because the book is so short, it is a little rushed. I think this story had the potential to be really good; it just needed to be expounded a little more. The characters of Jim and Horse were well done, but I wish they’d had more of a story to tell.
If you like Sean Michael, and you just want a little amuse-bouche, then this is book for you.
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