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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Taking You Home by Cooper Davis

Taking You Home by Cooper Davis
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (177 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

The man on his arm isn’t nearly as scary as the man in the mirror.

Hunter Willis’s “Guy Town” passport was stamped and in as good working order as his Harley. Like a good Midwestern jock, he’d ride that manly machine to his construction job every day, even throw back a few beers with the boys. Hockey and baseball filled out his single-dude weekends.

Then, summer heat worked its magic, and he fell in love with his best friend, sexy stockbroker Maxwell Daniels. The Harley is still in the garage, but the man is definitely—and lustily—out of the closet. As in tearing the door off its hinges.

Now that Hunter’s in love, he’s in all the way. Even proposed—and Max has accepted. But before their dream wedding in Vermont next spring, they must face the greatest danger to their perfect love.

Meeting the family.

It’s not just enduring the Daniels clan’s magnifying glass. It’s facing the deep, dark fears and secrets that are suddenly brought into sharp focus. Forcing them to decide if theirs is only a summer fling…or a love that can flourish even in the chill of winter.

It’s smooth sailing...unless life intercedes and life always intercedes.

I’m new to the work of Cooper Davis, but let me tell you, I’m glad I chose this book. Normally I’m not really one for reading first person POV, but in this book, Cooper Davis writes with such tenderness and emotion that I couldn’t put it down. I love a story with sticky sweet romance and strife. This book fits the bill.

Both men had me smiling and wanting to bawl in a good way. It was nice to get into Hunter’s head and see things through his eyes. The scene where he meets the family is sweet and bittersweet. Readers can certainly relate to his reactions and his frustration. It was good to see how the challenges in life brought them closer. Hunter is sappy at times and a little gruff around the edges but I liked it. There are things in his past that most people would have a hard time dealing with and I loved how Max is there to lighten the load. Both men felt real.

This book had plenty of twists and turns I didn’t expect, as well. I literally couldn’t put the book down because I had to see what would happen next. Something I really enjoyed about this book was that it wasn’t just hot sex between sexy men with some plot thrown in. It was plot driven, gay fiction with steamy sex added for flavor. I couldn’t get enough.

If you want a book that’s got heart and will make you both smile and cry, then you need to read Taking You Home. Worth every bit of the 4.5 cherries.

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