RELEASE DATE: September 16th, 2015
BLURB: Rory Donovan’s life is a hot mess. His marriage is failing and he’s in intensive psychotherapy, working through the unfortunate side effects of memories from a childhood trauma. The only thing good in his life right now is his job—teaching photography to gifted high school students.
Harbor Patrol officer Bennett Foster is co-parenting his teenage daughter with his high school best friend Jessie. When he meets Addison’s teacher and realizes they’ve met before, he can’t get the sexy stranger out of his head.
Striking up a sexual-tension-filled friendship, together they must help an angsty teenager deal with a dying friend. Bennett must keep his little family from falling apart while Rory struggles to come to terms with his new reality. Somewhere along the way, most unexpectedly…love happens.
This is the third book of Coming Home series, and I really hope it’s not the last, I so need more of this amazing series, I absolutely love it!
Every book in this series is so good, but with each one, they gain a certain depth, that makes addictive reading.
It’s hard to choose which book is my favourite, but I have to say this book is really wonderful.
We met Rory in Book 1. He seemed a very easygoing and positive character, a big guy who is also very strong and I knew he would deliver some surprises.
The story starts with Rory’s wedding, but now, only after a few months, his marriage has problems and is failing.
Even if he does loves his wife Maia, he is not interested in the physical part of the relationship, and this cause a lot of problems.
During psychotherapy he remembered a childhood trauma which maybe is the cause of his actual problems?
In the meantime he has developed an attraction for the Harbour Patrol Officer, Bennet Foster, an even bigger guy than himself. We all know that everything begins with a friendship – Bennett Foster understands Rory like nobody else ever has and the feelings soon develop into something much more, something much deeper and Rory starts to question his own life.
He understand that to be happy, he has to follow his heart, despite his family and social conventions.
Bennet is a very strong guy, he helps Rory, even though he knows that his heart will be in danger. What guarantee has he got that it’s just not an experiment on Rory’s part? – he has to learn to trust his instinct and of course, Rory.
In addition to the MCs, this book is full of wonderful characters. Alex and Addison stole my breath away with there strength and also their fragility. Alex is now one of Rory’s students, because of bullying about his homosexuality in his previous school, he has now transferred. Addison is Bennet’s daughter. Still a teenager, a student of Rory’s but now having to face an illness of her friend Sarah. But Sarah is not only a friend, there’s more and Addison’s struggles are really touching.
It’s uncommon for me to cry when reading a book, but I have to admit that a few tears were shed – I just got so involved, I couldn’t help myself.
A very touching and wonderful book, you absolutely have to read it, I cannot recommend it enough!
****I would like to thank the Author and the Publisher for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****
Dr. Conlan treated me to a rare fond smile, almost motherly in its warmth. “I’m pleased to see you happier than you have been.”
I grinned back, but then my brow furrowed. “Does this make me gay?”
“Does that matter?”
“I don’t know. Should it?”
“I’ll never understand the fascination with labeling things that our society seems to have. To me, sexuality is as intangible as the universe. There’s no way to truly know what’s out there, and how it all relates to everything else.
“As humans, we seek to know, to understand, and somehow we feel that putting things in boxes and labeling helps us do that. But some things are fluid, changing and developing with the tide of the evolution of life. Do me a favor, Rory. Don’t put yourself in a box.”
I was dumbfounded, stunned speechless. I knew I’d remember Dr. Conlan’s words for the rest of my life, and I would try to stay as true to them as I could. “I won’t,” I whispered.
Meet J.K. Hogan:
J.K. Hogan has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, beginning with writing cast lists and storylines for her toys growing up. When she finally decided to put pen to paper, magic happened. She is greatly inspired by all kinds of music and often creates a “soundtrack” for her stories as she writes them. J.K. is hoping to one day have a little something for everyone, so she’s branched out from m/f paranormal romance and added m/m contemporary romance. Who knows what’s next?
J.K. resides in North Carolina, where she was born and raised. A true southern girl at heart, she lives in the country with her husband and young son, a cat, and two champion agility dogs. If she isn’t on the agility field, J.K. can often be found chasing waterfalls in the mountains with her husband, or down in front at a blues concert. In addition to writing, she enjoys training and competing in dog sports, spending time with her large southern family, camping, boating and, of course, reading! For more information, please visit http://www.jkhogan.com.
Where to find J.K. Hogan:
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialJKHogan
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26118822-unbreak-broken
Tour Dates & Stops:
16-Sep Prism Book Alliance, Molly Lolly
17-Sep BFD Book Blog, Bayou Book Junkie
18-Sep Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews
21-Sep Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Love Bytes
22-Sep Divine Magazine, Andrew Q. Gordon
23-Sep Jessie G. Books, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
24-Sep Lee Brazil, Because Two Men Are Better Than One
25-Sep Bike Book Reviews
28-Sep Dawn’s Reading Nook
29-Sep LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Prism Book Alliance
30-Sep Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Happily Ever Chapter
1-Oct Foxylutely Book Reviews, Just Love Romance
2-Oct Three Books Over the Rainbow, My Fiction Nook
5-Oct Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Inked Rainbow Reads
6-Oct Amanda C. Stone, MM Good Book Reviews