Book: A Kind of Home
Series: A Kind Of Stories #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Publication Date: June 23, 2017
Length: 224 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
Isaac Dalton is the guitarist for Spiral, arguably the biggest rock band in the world. The band’s meteoric rise to superstardom has its perks, but fame and fortune aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Nonstop touring and performing exhaust him, and when an overzealous fan makes it imperative that Isaac travel with a clingy bodyguard, he is ready for a break from the madness. More so when his newly single first crush shows up on his doorstep. The man is strictly off-limits. He’s a memory from a place Isaac would rather leave behind. And he’s straight.
Fun-loving former athlete slash construction worker Adam McBride desperately needs a new beginning. And New York City is the perfect place to start over and think about how to rebuild his life. A short stint as roommates with his brother’s best friend from high school seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement. However, when friendship gives way to fierce attraction, both men find themselves in unchartered and possibly dangerous territory. Isaac has to decide if he’s willing to take the ultimate risk for a kind of love and a kind of home he never dreamed possible.
Lane Hayes has a way that she gives each character such a unique voice that you can tell who is who through every word. There’s life to her characters that makes them feel so real which just gives the reader a greater connection and love for each and every one of them. It’s what makes loving her stories easy.
What I loved most was this immediate connection I felt between Isaac and Adam. Even through Isaac’s irritation with Adam being at his apartment, you could feel the friendship still there from years past.
Isaac was definitely struggling in this story. It wasn’t a simple rock star thing or stalker thing. It was innate to who he was and the experiences he lived through, and it would take more than a hot guy and a few kisses to solve. But Adam, down to earth fun loving Adam, went a long way to help heal that hollow, broken part of Isaac. Showing him life and fun and happiness when things looked like anything but; were mesmerizing and heartwarming to watch.
The stalker situation wasn’t hard to figure out, but it still had a pretty climatic ending and made more so by Isaac’s reaction to it. That boy was bound to break my heart, but Lane Hayes led us further and gave the HEA these two needed and deserved.
Although this story can be read as a standalone, it’s definitely better if you read all the band members journey to understand it all completely. And why skip them when each one is just as powerful and fantastic as this one!
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