Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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.
Back Home by RJ Scott is a story a second chance at love given to two men layed deep in guilt, linked by a family and a man they both loved, one as a brother, one as a lover and partner. RJ Scott delivers the story from Jordan and Kiernan’s perspective, a necessary format so the reader can see both how differently they see each other and how certain events looked but also so we can connect intimately with each man. And connect we do.
We see Kieran giving up his job and life in London to return home, unaware of the disaster awaiting him at almost every level. He just thinks he’s going to have to deal with his father’s illness and having to see Jordan one more. Instead he’s walking into a catastrophe. We feel sorry for him but not as bad as we feel for Jordan who’s pushed himself to the point of dying. His despair, his pain rolls off the page it reads so real. The story and gulf in between these two is one that is slowly revealed over the storyline.
I must say RJ Scott writes a wonderful anguished relationship, especially one borne out over time. All the secrets buried here get revealed at the right time, and the family that supports these men, no matter what, are an excellent secondary cast. It makes for a terrifically engaging story. Plus she throws in 2 villains that get their comeuppance by the end of Back Home in way that will make you cheer.
Love a second chance at love romance with angst and a HEA? Check out Back Home by RJ Scott! It’s one I absolutely recommend!
Cover art by Meredith Russell works for both the characters and storyline. Terrific.
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