Saturday, October 17, 2015

ARC Book Review: M/M ~ Borrowing Trouble by Kade Boehme ~ (5 Star Book Review)

ARC Book Review: M/M ~ Borrowing Trouble by Kade Boehme ~ (5 Star Book Review)
Author: Kade Boehme
Book: Borrowing Trouble
Length: 170 pages
Release Date: October 15, 2015

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After an amicable divorce, Jay Hill decided to move back to his rural hometown with his teenage kids. Being on good terms with his ex-wife and in laws has made the transition into single life pretty smooth. Things were good and uncomplicated. Then Landon Petty walked into his life.

Landon didn’t expect to still be stuck in his hometown working at his dad’s sawmill at this point in his life. Being an openly gay truck driver was as awkward in practice as in description. When Jay came to take over managerial duties at his dad’s business, Landon was surprised to find a friend. When Jay turns out not to be as straight as he thought, things get complicated.

When feelings for Landon shine a light on how much Jay’s life has been actually half lived, he’s forced to decide if he’ll jump in with both feet or if he’ll let Landon slip through his fingers.

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Mari's Review:

5 Stars

**Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher in exchange for and honest review**

Landon is a very lonely gay man in Montgomery County, Mississippi. The only company he has are his parents, who are aware that he's gay, but even though he doesn't flaunt his sexuality and he's a good man, responsible and caring, people don't really accept him. He works for his dad at their family's saw mill making deliveries and helping with management duties, while putting on hold his dream of teaching. Until his father hires Jay Hill as their new manager and Landon is confronted with crushing on a straight man. 

Jay is divorced and has two children who live with him while their mother completes her studies in Atlanta. He is hardworking and even if his marriage didn't work, he remains friends with his ex-wife, Bethany, who was Landon's babysitter when he was younger. Landon and Jay develop an easy friendship and start spending time together, and slowly Jay begins to realize he might not be as straight as he always thought he was.

I loved Landon. He was reliable and sweet and patient. Just what Jay needed in this journey of self-discovery. He never pushed, even when he wanted to. I'm not saying he was perfect, but he was perfect for Jay for sure. He was so lonely, my heart just broke for him.

I adored Jay, too! There were so many things happening to him all at once, his children, Bethany, other people meddling, and his own confusion at his growing attraction to a man. I loved that even if he wasn't comfortable with the situation, he didn't push Landon away and that he was always aware of not wanting to hurt Landon while he sorted things out.

I absolutely loved this story! It was a fantastic, heartwarming tale of love and self-discovery and learning to become the best possible version of yourself that you can possibly be, even with so many things going against you. And Kade, you made me cry, you made me feel and care for these characters of yours, that's a testament to how good it was!

Meet Kade:
I hope he isn't pissed I stole this pic from his fb ~ Tracy

Kade Boehme is a southern boy without the charm, but all the sass. Currently residing in New York City, he lives off of ramen noodles and too much booze. He is the epitomy of dorkdom, only watching TV when Rachel Maddow or one of his sports teams is on. Most of his free time is spent dancing, arguing politics or with his nose in a book. He is also a hardcore Britney Spears fangirl and has an addiction to glitter.

It was after writing a short story about boys who loved each other for a less than reputable adult website that he found his true calling, and hopefully a bit more class. He hopes to write about all the romance that he personally finds himself allergic to but that others can fall in love with. He maintains that life is real and the stories should be, as well.

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