Author: Carolyn Gray
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Mystery
Length: Novel (202pgs)
Publisher: Loose Id (18th October 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts
Blurb: Musician Lee Nelson is determinedly single. His bandmates don’t even know he is gay. He’s managed to keep that important fact about himself, as well as any details of his painful past, out of conversation. But the past starts to catch up with him when the band travels to Dallas, Texas, and an anonymous gift of ballet tickets leads him to ballet dancer Gevan Sinclair—his first love’s brother.
Gev is a professional ballet dancer, but just as the past has its grip on Lee Nelson, so too does Gev struggle—namely, with the disappearance of his brother, Stefan. Gev had always had a crush on Lee Nelson, but crushes are for kids and he’d forgotten all about Lee until the day he looked up after a performance and saw him in the balcony, hungrily watching his every move.
Gev and Lee are drawn together when Gev’s roommate is killed, and they must face their fears and escape the stranglehold of the past to solve the mystery that keeps them apart…and make a long journey home.
Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/Long-Way-Home.aspx
Long Way Home is the sequel to A Red-Tainted Silence
Review: I’d recommend reading A Red-Tainted Silence first, as there are references to the story in this book. Lee is haunted by an event in his past; he gets invited to a ballet and along with Nick. Mutt sees the performance where he spots a specter from his past. Gev is also haunted by the past and isn’t sure how to react when he spots Lee. They are thrust together as things start to happen that are connected to Gev’s brother, Stefan’s, disappearance.
I have to admit that I really looked forward to this story as I had adored A Red-Tainted Silence. I wasn’t disappointed. In Long Way Home, we have a fantastic story of Lee and Gev being thrust together after nearly seventeen years and being dragged back into the mystery of Gev’s older brother and Lee’s best-friend Stefan’s disappearance when he was thirteen years old. This story-line is brilliant, the plot is fantastic and the characters are wonderful.
This story has a lot of emotion, there is guilt, anger, betrayal, happiness, depression, angst, fear, joy and hope everything comes across clearly. You get invested in the story and you don’t want it to end. All the characters in this story are all great. Even Gev’s mother you warm to in the end. This doesn’t have the same tear your heart out emotion that A Red-Tainted Silence had but it is still pretty effective. The mystery keeps you on your toes as you try to piece together what happened and you certainly don’t see the twist coming.
This is a wonderfully woven story that has got it all: mystery, suspense, danger, explosions, love, hot sex and a plot that keeps you wondering. I highly recommend this one to everyone who loves any of the above and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.