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Monday, October 26, 2009

Homecoming by Regina Paul

Homecoming by Regina Paul
Publisher: Eternal Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short (24 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/M
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily

Crew left his older lover Eagle to go into space, realizing his lifelong dream. He was not ready to settle down when Eagle wanted to make their bond formal. Eagle, a professor, has no use for space faring. Crew knows Eagle was deeply hurt and angered by what he believed was Crew’s desertion.

Now Crew is back. He’s not sure what kind of homecoming he will find. Will the man who still holds the keys to his heart and desire make him welcome or only tease and then reject him in revenge?

Sometimes the ones you think are your most opposite are the ones you need the most, especially when you find that running from your troubles only breeds more trouble. Intrigued? Then you need to read Homecoming by Regina Paul.

Ms. Paul writes an interesting novella about two souls who want to be together, but time and distance have pushed them apart. I liked the idea that these two men want different things, yet the differences are what really bring them together.

Crew wanted to see the world. He wanted to experience life before he got too old. What young person or rather, what person in general has ever felt the need to see the world? The reader can identify with his need to get out of what he sees as his norm in order to experience something grand. At the same time, the reader can also identify with Eagle’s need for stability. He wants to be committed to the man he loves.

The loves scenes in this novella are sweeping. The passion almost overwhelms you. It steals your breath, but you know it’s real. I liked how Crew was afraid to come home. When we do things we think are unaccepted, we’re afraid of the repercussion. I liked his humility and his need to make things right.

If you want a sweet, yet passionate romance, then you should read Homecoming. I give this short story 4 cherries.

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