Title: His Right Choice (Men of Falcon Pointe #4)
Author: Thianna Durston
Publisher: Dreamspinners Press
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Genre(s): Gay romance, religious, mild BDSM
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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
I was completely blown away by this book. This is the first book that I have read in Men of Falcon Pointe series and if I am being completely honest, which I am, this is he first book that I have read by Thianna Durston. I can honestly say that this will definitely not be the last book that I read by this author nor will it be the last book that I read in series.
In sticking with the complete honesty trait that I have going on, I was not too sure about this book when I first started reading it. I will also be honest and say that when I read a couple of pages and it kept talking about one of the main character being a Mormon I decided to shelf this book for the time being and come back to it later because I honestly did not think that I was going to like it. Boy was I wrong in the worst possible way and it makes me upset with myself because I almost did not give this wonderful book a chance. That is something that I will regret and will not do again because I have learned from judging the book by its cover per say instead of what was in the inside.
With that being said, I believe this book represents that same aspect of thinking.
Nick is a Mormon who has just returned from a mission in Japan and is ready for his sophomore year in college. Little does he know, his sophomore year is the year that he will probably learn the most about people and about himself in all the years combined. Nick has always hidden the fact that he is attracted to men and that he believes himself to be gay. He has never acted on these feelings and he tries to “change his way of thinking and feeling” because he is taught in church and by his family that it is a sin.
After meeting Santi, Finn, Rafe, Bastien, and Alan things start to make more sense to Nick. He starts questioning things that he was taught and starts to realize that he will never be happy proposing to his high school sweet heart. That fact is solidified when Nick and Ethan meet and there is an instant attraction between the two. The more time Nick and Ethan spend together the more things begin to come clear in Nicks eyes and his life will never be the same.
These two men both faced their worst fears and came out on the other side of it. Ethan knew first hand what Nick was going through having been there himself and I think because of his strength Ethan was able to be strong for both him and Nick when need be. I think that these two men found exactly what they were looking for in life and in love with they found each other. Though they did not have an easy journey, there love story was truly inspiring.
This book was so much better then incredible and I cannot wait to read more in the series and by Thianna Durston.