Home Is Where You Are (States of Love)

Title: Home Is Where You Are (States of Love)
Author: Emjay Haze
Publisher:Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 26, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 105 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

For a chance at a future filled with love, he’ll have to face a painful past.

Eric, recently dumped by his boyfriend, is summoned home after his dad suffers a stroke. His family farm in rural Vermont holds memories he’d rather forget, but he—with his degree in agricultural business—is needed to clear up a predicament with the bank. In trying to forget the bad, Eric has also lost sight of the good: green meadows dotted with grass-fed dairy cows and the sugar maples that once produced the area’s finest maple syrup. With Eric’s help, they will again.

A captivating farmhand named Phil tempts Eric to give the countryside another chance, but before they can consider being together, Eric must move past more than his feelings for his ex-boyfriend—he’ll need to stand up to the ghosts that sent him running from the farm in the first place….

This is one of those books that you get teary eyed when you are reading it. Emjay Haze did an amazing job on this short story. It may not be an extremely long book but it is a book that gets to the point and is an incredible read.

Sometimes going back home again is not so bad after all. Eric left home when he went to college and tried to escape going back home too often because of the bad memories that he had there. But when his mom calls and says that his dad had a stroke and that she needs him, Eric did not even think twice about it. It did not hurt either that the man he thought of as his boyfriend turned out to not think the same way about him and showed him just how much by bringing home another guy to rub it in his face.

So saying that Eric is unlucky in love is an understatement. Eric left as soon as he could and took a leave of absence from the bank he works at to go home and help his family through this tough time. What Eric did not expect is to find a guy from high school working the farm named Phil.

Phil has had a crush on Eric since high school but Eric did not know because for one Phil was not out in school but also because Eric had not come home often since he left for college. Now Phil wants Eric to know that he is interested and that of course he is gay also. The only problem is Eric does not seem too interested in being back home and he acts kind of spoiled in Phil’s opinion.

Eric is definitely interested in Phil but Phil has not acted as if he is interested back.

Can these two men first find a common ground and two if so, can they turn their shaky friendship into something more?

Emjay really did an awesome job on this book. I founded myself tearing up on a couple of occasions. I truly look forward to more books by Emjay in the future.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.