Title: Safe House (Buchanan House #4)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Genre(s): Gay romance
Page Count: 222 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Kyle Shimoda is an asshole magnet, has been for as long as he can remember. At forty-seven, he doesn’t see much chance for improving his luck in love. His friends who run Buchanan House, a gay retreat on the central Oregon coast, know he wants to find “someone nice” to settle down with, and they set him up with Officer Brandon Smith. Kyle has a turbulent history with law enforcement, but he can’t deny his attraction to the buff cop.
Brandon has been a police officer in Lincoln City almost since the day he graduated from high school over thirty years ago. He’s cultivated the facade of a serious, disciplined law enforcement officer, but beneath his overdeveloped chest beats the soft heart of a drama queen. A cancer scare shifts Bran’s focus from finding a serious relationship to having as much sex as he can—putting his goals squarely at odds with Kyle’s. If he can’t find the courage to be honest about his feelings for Kyle, the happiness they’ve both been searching for could slip through their fingers.
I have read this series from the very beginning. I love all the characters of the Buchanan House series. All of their lives are intertwined in some form or fashion and in the end whether they considered themselves family to begin with or not, they always feel that way by the end of each book. Which is what makes this series so special.
Kyle and Bran had such a rough start to their relationship. It was all misunderstandings and pushing each other away in hopes to protect themselves and each other. But when two people are meant for one another nothing can stand in their way, including themselves.
I believe one of the biggest reasons both of these men had such hard times excepting their relationship with each other is because they were both insecure. I don’t believe that either man believed they was good enough for the other so they both kept building walls between them and making it harder and harder to be able to reach the other.
Kyle had issues of letting go of being profiled in his younger years by a police officer and with Bran being a cop it made it hard for him to let him in. I think that Kyle convinced himself that Bran was not an honest person and that he would say or do whatever was necessary to get what he wanted and Kyle believesd that to be nothing more then a hook up. It took the most unlikely source to open Kyles eyes, Alex.
As far as Bran is concerned I think the rejection he felt from Tim made him feel unworthy. Then add to it the health scare and Bran thinks he does not deserve no better then a hook up, even though he wants so much more. His help also came from where he least expected it in the form of Tim.
One these two men finally got their heads out of their butts, they both realized they had what they both always wanted looking back at each other. Then hey we’re both finally able to make a go at a future together.
The Buchanan House series is so good. I love being able to catch glimpses of the previous characters in each new book and I love reading about how each new couple finally comes together and how they fit into the family as a whole.
Cannot wait to read he next book when it comes out.