Title: Coming Home (Finding Home #2)
Author: Carly Marie
Release Date: February 28th, 2019
Page Count: 207
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Ty Scott has spent most of his life trying to keep his best friend, Declan, strictly in the friend zone. It hasn’t been easy, especially sharing a condo with him for six years. But having an unattainable straight best friend in his life is better than losing that friendship altogether.
At 26, Declan Andrews is settled in his life. He’s been a Navy SEAL for eight years, rapidly climbing the ranks and doing everything he can to put as much space between him and his childhood. Being locked tightly in the closet is wearing him down, and seeing his best friend shamelessly flirting with a guy in a bar one night snaps something inside of him.
Will staying in the closet end up pushing Declan’s best friend, and the man he’s loved for most of his life, away for good? Will Ty’s sexy secret be too much for Declan to handle? Or will an on-the-job accident stop everything before it starts?
This one had great beginning, and the premise was what initially attracted me to the story. Two friends since childhood finally decide to explore their feelings for each other. Ty is out, but Declan isn’t mainly he is confused. It’s emotionally charged scene once the truth is out and they try to reconcile to who they really are to each other. It’s not easy, not after years of loving each other in secret and believing their love in unrequited. It’s twenty year friendship on the line.
But both the relationship and characters soon took a backseat to dealing with labels, coming out and discussion of kinks. It killed my interest in the story (nothing against it, I’m just of opinion it should be supporting the love story, not the other way around). I was soon skimming sex scenes, and since there were a lot of them, it did not leave lot of space for plot.
The couple from previous book also makes an appearance, and I steer away from that trope. It’s more of erotic story than romantic one so it wasn’t what I was looking for.