Sunday, October 25, 2015

Book of the Week: Borrowing Trouble by Kade Boehme #Review

Author: Kade Boehme
Published: October 15, 2015
Length: 232 pages


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.


Whenever I start a Kade Boehme book I prepare myself for a few things. 1. that I'm going to hurt a bit in my wee little heart. 2. I'm going to fall in love with the characters and be sad to see them go. And 3. I'm going to have a book hangover. With Borrowing Trouble all of that happened.

The second Landon hit the page I shook my head and muttered, "I'm gonna love this man." And I did. What a gorgeous character he is. From the gentle giant thing he had going on to his radiating love for Jay.

Where Landon and Jay live, an open love like theirs is extremely difficult. Kade does an exemplary job of showing us that. That was where my heart hurt the most. A love like theirs shouldn't be hidden. We need more happy, more real and true love in this world.

Now Beth (Jay's ex) I liked her, then hated her, and settled on being happy just to never speak of her again. LOL. I got where she was coming from. The not understanding, but on a personal level I wanted to smack her upside the head.

What I took away from this book was, you have to live your life. YOURS. You owe it to yourself to be the best part of you. It affects those around you to see you so blissfully happy. The world won't always embrace it, but you need to live for you and not for the world. And you need to let your someone love you and return that. It's the most powerful thing in the world.

This is another breathtaking and wonderful book by Kade Boehme.