Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Finding His Place
SERIES: Memories with The Breakfast Club
AUTHOR: Nic Starr
PUBLISHER: Kindle Worlds
LENGTH: 100 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2017
Sometimes finding your place in the world can lead to love.
Kieran Walters is the illegitimate son of a successful businessman. Despite striving to win his father’s affection, a confrontation that has been years in the making leaves Kieran devastated to realize he will never be good enough. Jealous of the half-brother he’s never met, and who most likely doesn’t know of his existence, Kieran vows to find out what makes his brother so special in their father’s eyes.
Darius Jensen manages a nightclub. He loves his job, but is reluctant to commit when given the opportunity to become a partner. His previous foray into business ownership with a boyfriend had disastrous results, and Darius is still paying the price, both financially and emotionally.
When Kieran starts working with Darius at Sparks, Darius shows him it’s not too late for Kieran to realize his dreams, the fulfilling career, a loving family, and someone who loves him for who he is. If only Kieran can convince Darius of the same thing. But before Kieran’s and Darius’s dreams can come true, Kieran needs to come clean with his brother and deal with the resulting fallout… which threatens his relationship with Darius.
We first met Marcus Feldman in Second to None. Marcus has no idea that he has a half-brother, he knows all about his father’s mistress’s but not about that.
Kieran Walters is Marcus’s half-brother. Where Marcus knows nothing, Kieran knows almost all there is to know about Marcus. How could he not? As far as Kieran knows Marcus has everything, a loving family, a successful career, good friends and now a loving partner and daughter. When things become unbearable at home Kieran decides to apply for a bar tenders position at Marcus’s club Sparks. When Kieran meets Sparks manager Darius Jensen the attraction is immediate.
Darius is still gun-shy about relationships due to the disaster his last one turned out to be. Darius is more than happy with the occasional hook-up and then he meets Kieran. There’s something about him that makes Darius want more, no-one is more surprised than Darius when things between himself and Kieran became far more serious than he intended. Things move quite fast for them but Kieran knows that he must explain to Darius about his connection to Marcus.
Kieran’s relationship with his father deteriorates to such an extent that all communication is cut. Kieran is outed unexpectedly by Marcus himself. Although the revelation almost destroys his relationship with Darius it brings things into the open between Marcus and Kieran, enough that they can begin to develop a brotherly relationship that their father denied them.
I must say that Nic Starr has done Felice Stevens proud with Finding his Place. The challenges both Kieran and Darius face within their relationship and then there’s the emergent relationship between Marcus and Kieran. There are quite a few twists and turns within the story but the good part is that you have no problem following. I have no hesitation in recommending Finding his Place to you.