Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Returning Home by Alexa Milne

You can never escape from yourself.

When Darach McNaughton returns to his home town, the one thing he isn’t looking for is love. But when he meets the mysterious Brice Drummond, his investigative instinct isn’t the only thing aroused.

After a gang beats Brice Drummond, leaves him for dead, and needing to use a wheelchair, he ends up in a witness protection program. His only company is a beautiful cat aptly named Princess. He creates stunning pieces of art, but allows no one into his life—until a handsome policeman appears out of nowhere.

On a snowy night, Darach McNaughton returns a crying cat to its owner and is immediately curious about the beautiful man with the tattoos. Bit by bit, Darach uncovers the shocking truth about Brice’s history. Can he get past what he discovers? Can Brice let someone into his life? Or will the past catch up with them both and tear their fledgling love apart?

Reader advisory: Dubious consent. Recollections of physical abuse, emotional/mental abuse, torture and drug abuse. Profanity.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I am on the fence with how I feel about this book. In some aspects, I really liked it, but in others not so much. I wanted to see more of Brice and Darach together and not the weeks and months in between with them not talking. The few sex scenes were good, I could always use more of those, but that is just my preference. I realize I was reading an ARC, however, I was missing a vital chapter in the book which was frustrating. I had two chapters that were duplicated instead. I was also devastated when Darach’s friend and ex-boyfriend’s current husband was involved in the climax of the plot and I didn’t think that was really necessary for him to be involved in, at least not the outcome, it just didn’t fit for me. It had a lot of potential but didn’t hit the mark for me.

Characters: At times hard to connect with
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Also Available in The Call of Home Series

Book 1
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Pride  Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Choosing Home post.

Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions.

Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing.

She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Returning Home (The Call of Home #2) by Alexa Milne to read and review.

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