Series: Home 05
Author: Cardeno C.
Length: Novel (200pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (11th October 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he’s convinced himself he’s actually straight. But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, and determined… and he just assumes Ben’s gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time he can remember, Ben doesn’t have the willpower to resist.
Still, life isn’t all rainbows and happily-ever-afters. Ben loves his family, but his parents have been estranged from his brother, Noah, since he came out of the closet. Ben doesn’t want to lose them, but Micah won’t be his dirty little secret forever. Suddenly Ben’s hold on his happiness and his sense of self seems to be slipping. If he’s going to survive with his heart intact, he’ll have to own up to the truth of what he wants and who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.
Review: Ben has struggled to keep his feelings under wraps for years. He’s determined that he is straight and forces himself to date women. That all changes when he meets Micah. He can no longer deny the truth to himself… although; he gives it his best shot. Micah falls hard for Ben and after a difficult time between them he learns the truth about Ben’s outbursts and he does what he can to support him.
This is an incredibly addition to the Home Series. Ben faces up to his true self and he realizes that he is so much happier just being honest with himself. He hid the truth about himself away because when his brother Noah came out his parents did not react well. Since that time his family has been torn in two; with Ben trying to be the perfect son. Ben also faces the truth that many of his pre-conceived notions about being gay were wrong and maybe his parents were wrong in what they have voiced about gays over the years.
Ben is really torn up and a mess inside and it takes a while to sort himself out but when he does he embraces coming out to his family and friends. It’s not all roses but he expected that before coming out. A wonderfully written story that tugs at your heart-strings as this man finally embraces who he is and not what other people want him to be. The relationship between Ben and Micah has its ups and downs with Ben hiding the truth about his situation from Micah, the truth finally comes out and that’s when Ben realizes he wants Micah more than anything else in the world.
An incredibly story that is charming, loving, witty, humorous, touching and moving. The storyline is very believable and the plot moves along smoothly. I loved Micah’s family and thought they added a good feeling to the story. Ben and Noah repairing their relationship as brothers was touching and the final scenes of the book made my eyes fill with tears of happiness for this incredible couple.
I would recommend this to… everyone who wants a story that leaves you with a happy warm heart, a smile on your face and a sheen of tears in your eyes. Get this book, a bottle of wine and curl up on your sofa and enjoy a brilliant story.