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Friday, June 4, 2010

Wishing For A Home by T.A. Chase

Wishing For A Home by T.A. Chase
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (100 pages pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Tuberose

Derek St. Martin is Nashville’s hottest country singer. For eight years, fame and fortune have come his way, but he’s not happy. In fact, he’s on the edge of a nervous breakdown or checking into a drug rehab center. Hiding his sexual preferences is driving him to resort to numbing the pain. When his stepbrother suggests he should go on vacation, Derek jumps at the chance to relax and get his head on straight.

Max Furlo isn’t happy. His bosses were leaving him in charge of some singer while he had other more important things to take care of. Seeing Derek St. Martin for the first time hits Max hard and, suddenly, he’s considering a summer fling.

Both men know that a relationship can never be for them. Derek’s career wouldn’t handle the news and Max can’t live a lie. Yet when a summer fling becomes love, who will be willing to risk it all for a chance at forever?

Can a closeted country singer and a cowboy find love? If so, when it is time to head back to real life for the country singer, will they decide to make it last?

Derek St. Martin is Nashville’s hottest country singer. He has fame and fortune but is not happy and uses drugs and alcohol to blunt the pain, causing his creativity to suffer. His step-brother finds him a place to get away from it all -- a ranch -- but the owners are out of town. This leaves the foreman, Max Furlo, to watch out for Derek.

Max had a difficult childhood and is determined that he will not be in the closet for anyone. Unable to fight their attraction, Derek and Max start a relationship knowing it could never be more than a fling and will have to end when Derek returns to Nashville. As time goes by, both men realize they want more, but feel their situation will not permit it.

I really love how Mr. Chase does not rush the sexual relationship, but once they move to that point both men feel they could spend the rest of their lives with each other. Derek is even able to write again with all the emotions he feels around Max. The emotional roller coaster really starts when Derek has to go back to Nashville to fulfill his contract obligations. When Derek leaves, the men decide it is best to end things so they don’t end up resenting each other. Will Derek and Max change their minds and be together or is this really the end?

Every time I read a story by Mr. Chase, it is always a true love story and Wishing For A Home is no different. The reader goes through a variety of emotions watching Derek, knowing he needs help to get off the drugs and alcohol and the pain of losing his ability to write, and hiding his true self from the public. It's only more heartbreaking when Derek and Max decide that, even though they love each other, it cannot last. As a reader who has read the previous two stories in this series, I was extremely happy to revisit the characters from both. And this reader definitely cried at different parts of the story, but thankfully the author made it better.

I’m sure I’m not the only reader that has been waiting for this story for what seems like a very long time, but it was well worth the wait. Wishing For A Home can be read as a stand-alone but why would you not want to read No Going Home(Les and Randy’s story) and Home of His Own (Tony and Brody’s story)?

I definitely recommend this story and predict that if you are not already addicted to T.A. Chase’s writing you will be after reading Wishing For A Home.

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