Author: Layla M. Wier
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (104 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 18th, 2013)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: For twenty years, Owen Fortescue, a down-to-earth farmer in upstate New York, has had an on-again, off-again relationship with volatile New York City artist Kerry Ruehling. Now that same-sex marriage is recognized in New York, Owen wants to tie the knot. But Kerry responds to the proposal with instant, angry withdrawal. Owen resolves to prove to Kerry that, regardless of the way his family of origin has treated him, family ties don’t necessarily tie a man down. With help from his grown daughter, Laura, who loves them both, Owen hopes to convince Kerry that his marriage proposal isn’t a trap, but a chance at real love
Review: Owen Fortescue runs a small sheep farm with his daughter. Over a decade ago he accepted an offer from a handsome stranger to paint a new sign for his farm. Kerry Ruehling is the temperamental artist that refuses to stay put. But he always manages to find his way back to Owen.
Now that gay marriage is legal Owen wants to get married, he’s been planning to propose for months. So when Kerry finally makes his way back to the farm after a six month hiatus Owen goes out of his way to make it romantic when he asks. He pops the question after they make love on a bed of wildflowers (swoon!). Kerry responds by walking out on him.
All Owen wants is to make Kerry happy, to provide him with a stable and loving family and a home. Kerry is a drifter by nature and can’t sit still for long. He loves Owen but he’s scared of damn near everything. The commitment, the attachment, being stuck in one place. Can Owen convince Kerry that they truly belong together and the last thing he wants to do is tie him down? Or will Kerry leave the farm this time for good.
This was a heartfelt read about a couple of middle-aged men that have been in love with each other for over a decade, how they met and fell in love, and how they maintain their relationship over the years. Owen is the laid back more subdued half while Kerry is slightly volatile and frantic. The two pretty much balance each other out. The question is: can they find a balance that will allow them to stay together?
I liked this story, it didn’t overwhelm me and I could have done without all the details about sheep and wool and spinning. Aside from the sexy scene where Owen shows Kerry how to spin without a spinner, in the bed, now that was a romantic scene. If you’re looking for a light m/m read, then Homespun would be right up your alley. True love, romance, cute dialogue and an appropriate HEA for these two guys.