His Right Choice (Steph’s Review)


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Title: His Right Choice (Men of Falcon Pointe #4)
Author: Thianna Durston
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Mild BDSM
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Nicholas Layton, fresh off his mission for the Mormon church, attends Falcon Pointe University with plans to enjoy his final year of freedom before he gives in and marries his long-term girlfriend. But when he meets a group of gay men, some of whom are ex-Mormons and some who practice loving physical discipline, he finds he is more comfortable with them than anywhere else. Suddenly, he’s straddling the line between good Mormon and gay man.

As an added bonus—or problem, depending—he meets Ethan Kierk, who is good-looking, fun to be around, and who wants to be with him. Nick tries not to think about dating a man, but he can’t help it. He wants Ethan, and that terrifies him.

To avoid his feelings, Nick steels himself to propose to his girlfriend but breaks things off at the last moment. Instead, he jumps headlong into a relationship with Ethan, and it feels so right—until he has to tell his family. When they reject him, he shares his darkest secret with Ethan, hoping Ethan won’t reject him too.

Hoping he made the right choice.

Holy Hotness Batman!

Returned missionary and Mormon, Nicholas Layton, is ready for the next chapter of his life. Back at Falcon Pointe University, he is slowly getting into the swing of things heading into his sophomore year with his best friend Deke. Not only that, but he is starting to feel the pressure from his family to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Kaylee. While out to dinner one night with Deke, he notices a group of men he has seen around campus since his return, known as the Happy Gay Guys. When he happens to look over at the group, the life he has carefully kept hidden slowly starts to surface and doubt starts creeping in. He begins to question everything he’s been taught by the Mormon Church, which unfortunately leads to more questions than answers. Soon after that encounter, it seems like wherever he goes he keeps seeing the same five guys around campus. Curiosity in time wins over, and he attends (quite accidentally) a Labor Day party at Bastien’s house. Here friendships are formed as he starts to slowly let go and be the person he has kept hidden all these years.

Venture Capitalist, Ethan Kierk, has experienced a lot of pain in his life, which only a few know about. That is until he meets Nick at the Labor Day party. In time, things start to change for both Nick and Ethan. They start to lean upon one another; helping each other through their own internal/external conflicts. As things heat up, the outside world comes crashing in and leaves Nick to make several life changing decisions.

In the end: hearts are broken, friendships are made and an old friend remains true. However, the most important lesson is: family is not always the one you are born with, but the people you choose to surround yourself with.

OMG…..this book! There are so many things this book has going for it that I will only mention a few: A) I really did enjoy the raw grittiness of the characters in this book as well as their witty banter. B) There is so much information in this book, which IMO really makes the story. Not lying, I looked up what Mormon undergarments look like. C) All the characters are well-developed and the chemistry between the two MC’s is ridiculously hot! Just wait till Nick’s revelation about pretty underwear. The scene where they talk about it while looking online <—-seriously hot! Not to mention the discipline scenes.

Seriously….this author has a new fan! This is my first book by her, and I can definitely say that it will not be my last. Needless to say I will be purchasing the rest of the series! However, to answer the usual question…..YES this book can be read as a standalone.

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Galley copy of His Right Choice provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

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I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.

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