Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Back Home by RJ Scott - Review Tour

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Length: 52,147 words


Falling for his brother's boyfriend broke his heart. Now he's back home and falls in love all over again.

One birthday kiss and Kieran realizes he is in danger of falling for his brother’s boyfriend, Jordan. Leaving for college, then moving to another country is the only way to ease the ache in his heart.

But, when his father becomes ill and his sister begs him to come home, Kieran returns for good. He finds the family business nearly bankrupt and Jordan, the man he ran from, beaten down by despair and guilt.

Friendship is what they promise each other as they work to repair the business, but it could never be enough for Kieran. When secrets spill, and there are vital decisions to be made, Kieran realizes two things; he’s back home, and he wants to stay with Jordan for good.

Now he just needs to convince Jordan.

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Back Home is almost a book in two parts, starting of angsty and angry before it turns all hot and sweet. Mind you, both sections made perfect sense given the characters and what they’ve been through, so I’m most definitely not complaining.

But, truth be told, and given my personal issues with angst, the second half of the book was easier to read for me than the first. Both Kieran and Jordan carry so much guilt, anger, and secrets, that it is hardly surprising confusion and misunderstanding erupt between these two from the moment they lay eyes on each other after Kieran’s return home.

It was impossible not to feel sorry for both men. Kieran has been racked with guilt over the feeling he has had for his older brother’s lover since he was a teenager. The attraction made him move away from home as soon as he could, and reinforced the decision to stay away when his brother died. Jordan did love Brad, but can’t deny the attraction he’s felt towards Kieran either. When Brad dies, due to his own fault but while Jordan was driving, his feelings of guilt and grief combine to form a hot ball of anger, firmly aimed at Kieran. Add in the insecurity he feels about his place in Kieran’s family and their struggling company, and saying Jordan is on edge when Kieran returns, would be a gross understatement.

Everything that should pull them together, such as the still strong attraction and their shared grief, appears to be keeping Kieran and Jordan apart because the guilt they feel about what they perceive as their personal betrayal of Brad, overpowers all else.

The push and pull between them early on in the story only served to make their eventual coming together all the more touching. And when Kieran and Jordan finally (and tentatively) surrender to their shared attraction, it is as if floodgates have been opened. Hot doesn’t begin to describe their coming together. And sweet isn’t a strong enough term for the revenge they eventually exert on the person who would destroy them. 

Back Home was a captivating read and a wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. I’m sure nobody needs to be convinced about RJ Scott’s talent as a storyteller and writer anymore, but just in case you haven’t discovered her books yet…What are you waiting for? You’re missing out on a stunning catalogue of wonderful books.

Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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