Title: Finding Home
Author: Leighton Rose
Pages/Word Count: 287 Pages
Rating: 4 Stars
Blurb: For Dillon Turner, home was never a place that meant anything to him. It was simply where he lived until he was old enough to leave. The day he turns eighteen, he boards a Greyhound bus and leaves Chicago behind for what he hopes will be something better.
Upon arrival in Omaha, an unexpected streak of good luck leads him to Banks Motel where he meets sexy tattoo artist Adam Banks. A belated birthday celebration is just the beginning for them, and Adam easily infiltrates the protective wall Dillon has built around his heart and becomes the center of Dillon’s world. Adam and the Banks family take Dillon in as one of their own, and Dillon finds he’s never been happier in his life.
That is until becoming a part of someone’s family proves to be harder than Dillon thought. When caring about other people makes him more vulnerable than he can handle, Dillon’s first instinct is to run. Throw in a meddling ex-boyfriend and it all becomes too much for him.
Can Adam prove that the positives far outweigh the negatives, or will Dillon let his fear of being hurt ruin his chances at finding a real home?
Review: Finding Home opens up with Dillon leaving his hometown of Chicago on his eighteenth birthday. He boards a Greyhound bus bound for Omaha and doesn’t look back. You’re immediately sympathetic to him and you want him to succeed in finding happiness in his new home.
Dillon and Adam meet somewhat by chance when Dillon rents a room at Adam’s grandmother’s extended stay motel. He, Adam, fills in whenever she needs his help covering the night shift, and it just so happens that he was there the day Dillon walked in. After that moment they’re pretty much inseparable. Dillon was a great character, one that I felt I could identify with. You find yourself rooting for him throughout the whole book. Adam is an inked up tattoo artist as well as a total softy when it comes to all things romance. He was totally swoon-worthy and perfect for Dillon. If I have any criticism of this book, it would be that everything seems to work out just a little too perfect. None of the conflict lasted longer than a few pages, but even with that I still enjoyed it. The way Adam and his whole family embraced Dillon with open arms was great to see. The one thing I felt was missing from this book was resolution with Dillon’s parents. I really figured that at the end we would see him dealing with that whole mess, but that time never came. Not a huge deal, but I was surprised there wasn’t anything dealing with that.
This was a solid four star book for me. The writing, plot, character development, and story arc all came together nearly seamlessly to create an intriguing read. I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a good M/M romance to read.
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