Take Me Home

Take Me Home is the first book I’ve read by Sloan Parker, and it definitely won’t be my last! I loved the easy style of writing and the creative storytelling skills Ms. Parker has. I loved both of the heroes in this book, and found myself easily rallying for their relationship to grow from being best friends to developing a loving, romantic relationship together that lived long within my heart long after the story was over.

When it comes to men and relationships, Kyle Bennett has never through twice of his love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude. But lately, Kyle’s world has been off-kilter. He’s been suffering from writers block, and for some crazy reason he’s been fantasizing about having sex and even possibly a relationship with his best friend Evan. Kyle knows he cannot make a move on his best friend because Evan looks at love and relationships in a completely opposite way than Kyle does. Evan wants to fall in love and be in a fiercely committed relationship, and that’s something that Kyle believes he doesn’t want. But, when they are thrown together in a mystery about Kyle’s Grandfather’s journal, they are forced to face their feelings toward each other. Will they be able to find a way to be together?

I loved this book! It was fast paced and the mysterious sub-plot made the book a very intriguing read. Plus, both Kyle and Evan were both read like realistic, well-written heroes that I, personally would love to have as friends in my everyday life. Both of them have their own issues they must work out before they can come together, but when they do, the love and sex between them practically sizzles off the computer screen. I truly love the best friends to lovers’ themed romance, and Take Me Home is one of the best ones I’ve read this year.

My only little niggle about this book was the constant ‘should I…shouldn’t I’ question that by Kyle and Evan had about being together. At one point, I wanted to pull them both aside and tell them to stop being so difficult and see the writing on the wall. They obviously loved one another, but they were so stubborn about questioning and re-questioning themselves that I thought it was a tad overdone. Otherwise, I simply adored this book and I anxiously wait for more books written by Sloan Parker.

Book Blurb for Take Me Home

Aspiring television writer Evan Walker has been in love with his best friend since high school, but Kyle doesn't do boyfriends. Never has. Never will. Evan knows it's a bad idea to give in to desire when he wants more than a friend with benefits. He has a new dream job. Now all he needs is the dream partner.

Kyle Bennett is a mystery novelist with a severe case of writer's block. He needs a change. He has three days on their cross-country train trip home for the holidays to figure out how to tell Evan he's staying there for good. He also has to write the overdue pages for his editor. Only, he's a little too distracted by the close quarters in their sleeper compartment-and Evan's ass-to get much done.

The sparks that fly between them are hotter than ever. Good thing they have a real-life mystery to focus on: why people all around them, including Evan's new boss, want to get their hands on a journal that once belonged to Kyle's grandfather.

When a blizzard traps them in the mountains, Kyle and Evan steam up the train's windows and must finally face their true desires.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 4.50