Coming Home by Alexa Land ~ Book Review by Caroline

GaysTitle: Coming Home

Author: Alexa Land

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/16/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

For twenty-six-year-old rent boy Chance Matthews, surviving day-to-day in San Francisco is difficult enough. Then an ill-fated road trip to Wyoming to search for his biological father throws his life into a tailspin. When a string of catastrophes leaves him stranded and desperate, help comes from the last person he’d expect. His knight in shining armor is everything he could want and then some, but Chance is sure a man like that would never want someone like him. That’s the stuff of fairy tales, and he stopped believing in those a long time ago.

Coming Home is the ninth book in Alexa Land’s best-selling Firsts and Forever series, but each book can stand alone, so jump in anywhere. This male-male contemporary love story includes graphic sex and explicit language and is intended for adults only.

My View:

I wonder how many book series are out there that still have the fans hanging out rabidly when it comes to book nine.

The Firsts and Forever Series has everything you could ask for. The writing is wonderful, the characters are perfect with their imperfections, the world that has and continues to be built is enthralling and you never ever finish the story and think you have had enough.

Even though the series is MM, ergo all about the men, you cannot think about Firsts ad Forever without thinking of Nana. I can’t think of another book that has such an iconic 80 year old woman in it that everyone loves so much. With her leotards, cookery shows and her almost manic support of her family she has become an icon.

Chance and Finn’s story is perfect and feels very much like a fairy-tale.

Chance has lived through some pretty horrendous things that whilst leaving him damaged gave him the courage to survive. His life though has left him sure of one thing – he will never find love as he just doesn’t believe he deserves it.

To look at Police Officer Finn Nolan you would think he has everything he wants. He’s good at his job, he’s sensibly saving for his own home and his parents are proud of the man he has become. That status quo will remain as long as he doesn’t show the world his true self.

Chance and Finn have met before but only really in passing. When Finn is trying to find himself he offers Chance the opportunity to earn some money but immediately the lines become blurred and although neither man speaks of it things have definitely changed. It’s fascinating watching Finn become more confident about himself and to see the walls Chase has built start to crumble but before they have time to explore more Chance gets cold feet and as he sets off on his trip of discovery to find his father he ends their agreement.

The journey home for Chance is hellacious as he faces his past and makes some startling discoveries. He both finds and loses something important whilst at home and when faced with no other option has to call on the man he has come to trust for help. By the time their trip is over their relationship has moved so fast and in so many new directions it will make your head spin.

I personally think Alexa got this story spot on. There are lots of tears, laughs and soul searching along the way and as always the rest of the cast do a stellar job as a huge support system. As I always find myself asking when I have finished a book in this series…..When is the next one due? I believe it is Nico’s turn next and I can’t wait for someone to come along and loosen the serious young man up! Zachary definitely needs some loving too!!

Links

Coming Home on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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