Title: Finding Home
Author: Leighton Rose
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
For Dillon Turner, home was never a place that meant anything to him. It was simply where he lived until he was old enough to leave. The day he turns eighteen, he boards a Greyhound bus and leaves Chicago behind for what he hopes will be something better.
Upon arrival in Omaha, an unexpected streak of good luck leads him to Banks Motel where he meets sexy tattoo artist Adam Banks. A belated birthday celebration is just the beginning for them, and Adam easily infiltrates the protective wall Dillon has built around his heart and becomes the center of Dillon’s world. Adam and the Banks family take Dillon in as one of their own, and Dillon finds he’s never been happier in his life.
That is until becoming a part of someone’s family proves to be harder than Dillon thought. When caring about other people makes him more vulnerable than he can handle, Dillon’s first instinct is to run. Throw in a meddling ex-boyfriend and it all becomes too much for him.
Can Adam prove that the positives far outweigh the negatives, or will Dillon let his fear of being hurt ruin his chances at finding a real home?
This is a very easy read. There is very little angst, lots of sweetness and the odd mis-communication. Dillon and Adam suited each other from the very start. The only criticism I had was that their conversation came across as very ‘adult’ for a 2 such young people.
Dillon had the most miserable childhood neglected by his 2 parents who were more interested in drinking and partying. Luckily for him he was resilient and able to keep himself together until the day he turned 18, then he jumped on a bus and got the hell out.
For possibly the first time ever Adam has a little luck when he arrives at his destination. He meets Amy who not only gives him directions to her grandmothers B and B but smiles at him and seems to care. Dillon is left overwhelmed that strangers seem to care more about his wellbeing than his own family.
Dillon is 18, in a strange place without friends, has no job and only a little money but he is the happiest he can ever remember. You can’t help falling in love with him. When he is introduced to Amy’s brother Adam his luck changes again. Adam is gay and wants to be friends.
Adam is just what Dillon needs if only Dillon can trust his feelings enough to believe that sometimes people can be happy and loved. As Dillon is accepted into this surrogate family he is constantly fighting his own demons, believing himself not good enough, and waiting for the worst to happen. Adam is fighting his own demons too; his parents death and his last partners behaviour have left him messed up. Dillon is the first person in a long time that Adam has let in.
Watching Adam and Dillon fall in love will make you smile. There are a few bumps in the road with badly behaved friends, an awful ex and a few misunderstandings but overall it runs smoothly and is incredibly sweet. Watching Dillon grow as a person and begin to value himself was perfect. I need a sequel now to find out how they are doing 😉
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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