Bringing Him Home

Penny Brandon
Bringing Him Home
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Release Date
July 2011
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Jared knew that looking for a man to love was pointless because he'd never be able to bring him home. But one chance meeting and one hot night with Kyle had Jared seriously trying to figure out if he really had to live by the rules of someone else's intolerance. Torn between wanting Kyle and facing the narrow-mindedness of a small country town, Jared didn't know what to do. Could Kyle really want Jared enough to deal with the town's hostility together? By the time Jared got himself ready to talk to Kyle, to ask him, Kyle had left.

Kyle had been looking to find someone to love, looking for a place to call home, and one blazing night spent in Jared's arms and Kyle knew Jared was just the man he was looking for. But Kyle had a feeling Jared didn't want to bring Kyle home with him and when he found out why he had no choice but to leave. It didn't matter that he wanted Jared, or even that Jared wanted him. The town where Jared lived was the one town Kyle swore he would never set foot in again.

Book Review by Midia
Oct 25, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
98 people found the following review helpful
In the midst of several sex scenes, you can catch a glimpse of the author's talent that made her first book, Blind Passion, one of my favorites. However, it is only a glimpse.

Jared is in the shower in a gas station on his way home when a voice asks if he has toothpaste. On the other side of the door is Kyle and attraction between them is instanteneous and strongly. And the same day they go to bed.

Jared's family knows that he's gay but he is not open to the rest of the world. For him to get the partner he wants, he will have to completely leave the closet. And Kyle will have to face ghosts from the past to find his house.

I'll start this review by reaffirming that I like the writing style of Penny Brandon. Her first book is one of my favorites and it shows the great talent she has to write. Hence, BRINGING HIM HOME was a surprise. Unfortunately, not a good one.

The story has a promising start. In the beginning, you learn that Jared has only his foot out the closet with the rest still firmly in. So I thought the way he and Kyle get together will be full of conflict and angst. But what I found was sex, sex and more sex. I have nothing against a lot of sex in the story, but it has to fit in the story and not be at the expense of it (the story). To me that's what happened in this book.

On the other hand, the sex scenes are pretty hot and well written. But it is not enough for me to recommend this book.

I look forward to the future book by that author. I know she has talent and potential to surprise us.
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