Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Finding Home
SERIES: Finding #1
AUTHOR: Sloane Kennedy
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 149 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 28, 2015
“I’ve done everything wrong, Finn. From day one. It was the only way I knew how to be with you and still be worthy of you. But I see now that I never really was.” –Callan
Vengeance. It’s the one thing on ex-cop Rhys Tellar’s mind and he’s spent every day of his two year prison sentence planning how he’ll bring down the former lover and partner who sold him out and cost four people their lives. A six month parole stint working at the CB Bar Ranch in Southwestern Montana should be the easiest thing he’s ever done. But the last thing he expects is to feel something for both the charismatic ranch hand who befriends him and the enigmatic foreman who’s pretending to be something he’s not.
A future. That’s what Finn Stewart wants, but to have it he must leave behind the man he wants above all others, his very straight boss and best friend, Callan Bale. As the only openly gay man in a small, homophobic community, Finn has to fight every day to be who he is and walking away is starting to seem like the easier path. Until Rhys Tellar shows up and changes everything.
A Lie. Callan Bale’s entire life has been about hiding the man he really is and it’s about to cost him the one person who’s managed to worm his way past the walls he’s spent years putting up. But choosing Finn would mean giving up everything he’s worked for and breaking the promises he’s made. At least losing the younger man to Rhys means Finn can have the life he deserves.
Three men. Three choices. One chance at finding home.
Note: This book contains M/M/M sexual content and is intended for mature audiences
***This is Book 1 in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone story – no cliffhangers. ***
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last. Sloane Kennedy has restored my faith in indie authors.
What really stood out for me was the phenomenal character development. The author has created three very different, and very real, heroes. I fell in love with Finn, Cal and Rhys, and all for different reasons.
Right from the start I was curious about ex-cop Rhys’s story. He never struck me as a bad guy. I figured someone had wronged him, but the reveal took me pleasantly by surprise.
Finn, OMG, how could you not just love him. He was young but had a maturity that belied his years. My heart broke for him when I read the story of his father’s abandonment, something that goes way deeper than these few words.
And Cal, wow, where do I even start? The emotional turmoil his story put me through was something else. I admired his commitment to his father, despite his old-man’s bigotry. Cal’s Aunt Dolly added a wonderful touch to the story. She was a person to behold!
While all three men had such different personalities they all deserved love and acceptance. And well really they all fitted together beautifully, was that a pun? Yes, there was sex, two-way and eventually three-way. Yes, it was hot as hell, but for me the erotic scenes were a byproduct of a much deeper story.
Then we have the sexy, new to town, doctor/vet, Dane and his baby daughter that added another layer to this intricately woven plot.
Having visited Montana many moons ago the setting was another bonus for me. The fate of the ranch is a pivotal part of this story, something I’m loathe to go into for fear of spoilers.
I can’t say enough good things about ‘Finding Home,’ and highly recommend it to readers who enjoy well developed plots and characters. As per the blurb it can totally be read as a standalone. But if you fall for Dane as much as the other characters you’ll be diving head first into book two, which I’m off to do now.