Monday, June 5, 2017

Review & Giveaway: BACK HOME by R.J. Scott

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Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 52,147 words


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

One birthday kiss 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.

Carra's Review

I love a good brother’s best friend romance, and in Back Home that’s what you’ll find—with a twist.  I’m going to tease you a little by not telling you the twist since it’s not mentioned in the blurb…but suffice to say that it’s enough to create some drama and angst—though maybe not what you’d expect.

One of the things that RJ Scott does really well is create characters you care about, and that’s definitely the case here.  I really connected to both Kieran and Jordan, which made the strain between them even more tense-filled for me.  They both have valid reasons for feeling and acting the way they did in the past and do now, but one thing you can’t deny is the chemistry and attraction between them.

There are a lot of emotions at work here, so there’s a bit of angst throughout the story, particularly as more unfolds with Kieran’s family’s situation.  Speaking of his family, they’re pretty great, and I especially liked his mother Anna since she’s determined and strong—not to mention easily riled when it comes to her family.  

There’s some extra drama thanks to an old acquaintance of Jordan’s (David) who has a bit of power over some things in the story…but honestly I’m kind of on the fence about his role in this book.  Not because of his character per se, but just because I thought there was enough of an emotional storyline without adding him in.  But since I really enjoyed the overall story regardless of David’s part, I’ve decided to push that aside.

Back Home was a truly enjoyable, solid 4-star read for me.  M/M romance fans who love the brother’s best friend trope will definitely want to check this one out—I’m pretty sure you’ll love Kieran and Jordan as much as I did.  Recommended for readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.

Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week's break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn't defeat.


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