Saturday, April 9, 2016

Coming Home by Alexa Land (audiobook)



Title: Coming Home
Author: Alexa Land
My Rating: A
Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Firsts and Forever #9
Main Characters: Chance and Finn
Release Date: January 2016 (audio)
Publisher: Audible Audio
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
For twenty-six-year-old rent boy Chance Matthews, surviving day-to-day in San Francisco is difficult enough. Then an ill-fated road trip to Wyoming to search for his biological father throws his life into a tailspin. When a string of catastrophes leaves him stranded and desperate, help comes from the last person he’d expect. His knight in shining armor is everything he could want and then some, but Chance is sure a man like that would never want someone like him. That’s the stuff of fairy tales, and he stopped believing in those a long time ago.
My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.25
Story: 4.25

Aww, I really loved this story. There's so much to it. First there is the professional relationship between Chance and Finn that was incredible. It hit all my hot buttons for sexy times. Chance is a prostitute struggling to get by and get through his job after ten years of being used and abused. Then Finn, who also happens to be a cop, hires Chance to take his virginity. They know each other through mutual friends, so Finn trusts Chance, even though this is a relationship that neither one of them should trust. I love gay, closeted virgin stories and prostitute stories so this one really did work for me. 

But then the story evolves and becomes so much more. Seriously, so much more. Chance goes home, someplace he hasn't been since he ran away when he was 14. And then life becomes even crazier...who would have thought that was possible? 

But through all this, these two guys form this amazing friendship that develops into a incredibly strong relationship. I loved the two of them so much. Finn is strong and protective. Chance is just struggling and trying so hard to get by and not get hurt...which ultimately seems to put him more at risk. I loved that Chance has his photography and this incredible gift that he has to learn to trust. He also has a great circle of friends that he doesn't realize he can count on. 

And they are an amazing circle of friends. This book is number nine in the series and all those other characters show up...including crazy Nana. Someday I'll have to go back and read them all because I've only read one other of them. 

Note: I did listen to this on audio. Greg Tremblay is the narrator and he's always incredible. This story is no exception. There are tons of voices and each one was amazingly distinctive. He did an incredible job with the story and I would definitely recommend the audio if you can listen to it that way. 


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