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Sequel to Resurrecting Hope
Home for Hope: Book Three
Four years ago, Kollin Haverty’s best friend, Riley Meadows, dropped off the face of the earth. When he shows up out of the blue, armed with a flimsy excuse for disappearing and having nearly completed his transition from female to male, Kollin wants to pick up where they left off. But Riley’s unwillingness to be honest with Kollin prevents him from fully trusting Riley again. Despite Riley’s insecurities and Kollin’s abandonment issues, they quickly discover there’s something more than friendship between them.
When a ghost from Riley’s past unexpectedly appears with haunting memories in tow, Kollin’s anger about being lied to outweighs his desire to be the understanding boyfriend Riley needs. As Riley’s web of strategically withheld secrets begins to unravel, he must find the courage to pursue his own peace before he can move forward with Kollin, and Kollin must decide what’s more important—supporting his best friend or protecting himself.
DNF @ 45%
Man oh man, did I really want to enjoy this. I really liked the first two books in the series, and I requested this off the strength of the author’s writing. I can’t believe I read this far into the book. I was exhausted by 10% in. It was literally like pulling teeth. Extremely tiresome being in Riley’s head. Largely, I feel like this book was forcing Kollin and Riley to be together. Even in the two previous books, they were good friends. I honestly feel like we were forced to read about the them for the sanity of a third book in the series. I would have really liked them with someone help and would have been okay if they were both in this book, but was building a relationship with other people.
Another reason for me not liking the book was Kollin was initially not interested in Riley. I’ve read a few Transgender books now, and their is someone who will love Riley. Kollin’s first mindset was they were friends, and I just didn’t believe the attraction at all. I really think he started something with Riley just because of their past history. I don’t think it’s fair to Riley and not fair to himself. I really would have liked Riley to get himself together before starting a relationship. I just felt at times he wasn’t ready for anyone and wasn’t to happy with himself. He had so many internal issues to work out that a relationship just seems redundant to get into right now.
I really wish, I would have liked this, because I truly did enjoy book 1 & 2, but I found myself tired, and angry by the point of which I decided to stop reading. I do look forward to more from this author though. Really enjoy her realistic feelings, settings and her writing flawed characters. We’re all flawed at the end of the day!