Guest Review: Back Home by R.J. Scott

4th Edition

Falling for his brother's boyfriend broke his heart. Now he's back home and falling in love all over again.

One birthday kiss, given on a dare, and Kieran realizes he is in danger of falling for his brother’s boyfriend, Jordan. Leaving for college, then moving to another country is the only way to ease the ache in his heart.

But, when his father becomes ill, and his sister begs him to come home, Kieran returns for good. He finds the family business nearly bankrupt and Jordan, the man he ran from, beaten down by despair and guilt.

Friendship is what they promise each other as they work to repair the business, but it could never be enough for Kieran. When secrets spill, and there are vital decisions to be made, Kieran realizes two things; he’s back home, and he wants to stay with Jordan for good.

Now he just needs to convince Jordan.

Reviewer: Shee Reader

Kieran has moved continents to avoid the guilt he feels over his feelings for his brother’s lover. Now Jordan is his dead brother’s bereaved lover, Kieran feels worse, if that's even possible. On returning to the fold, Kieran discovers there are many secrets that have been kept from him, and that he has to really step up to help the family save their home and business.

I loved the desperation between the two main characters, the need both of them felt and felt guilty about was quite delicious. It was a pretty slow burn though, so if you like your MM romance with lots of sex, you may have to be patient! Discovering his brother wasn’t the man he thought he was, was difficult for Kieran, and discovering all the secrets nearly broke him. I loved that the main characters did actually talk to each other once they’d got over themselves a bit, and the communication felt very real.

The characterisation was superb, even the minor characters were well constructed and felt very real indeed. Seeing the evil bank manager get his comeuppance was delightful, and seeing Kieran’s parents give him and Jordan their blessing was a real ‘happy sigh’ moment.

The ending is just lovely too. Highly recommended.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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