Title: Out Of The Blues
Author: Mercy Celeste
Publisher: MJC Press
Reviewer: Larry / John
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Genre(s): m/m Gay Fiction / Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 219 pages
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb: Whoever said you can’t go home again should change that to should not go home again. As in EVER!
Mason Foxworth swore on his grandmother’s bible never to return to the small Georgia town he sort of grew up in. And for eight years he’d succeeded in keeping that promise. Until his twin sister decided she needed to get married…back home…and she’d invited their parents. Wasn’t this going to be a just a fabulous weekend?
Since leaving the Marines, Kilby Adams rarely ever left his farm and now here he was in Georgia, as best man at his stepbrother’s wedding. Out of his comfort zone and with too many people that he doesn’t know Kilby has nothing to keep his mind off the past except the gorgeous brother of the bride.
And wouldn’t you just know it, there was only one room left at the Inn and Kilby would have to share it, with Mason, who was straight and….yeah, this was going to be one hell of a weekend. (End Blurb)
Review: Oh my – what a roller coaster ride. From the first page to the last, I had to hold onto my seat. The barbs were flying and the tension kept building. Mason a budding LA attorney and his twin sister Harper, were raised in the most dysfunctional household you could ever imagine. He made his escape and vowed never to return. His sister had other ideas when she invited him to her wedding. The one thing she forgot to do is reserve him a room in her fancy new Magnolia Landings Inn. So Mason finds himself forced to share a room with ex Marine Kilby Adams, the last man on earth he wanted to share a room with.
Written in first person, the chapters switched between Mason and Kilby’s point of view which added to the roller coaster ride. Neither Mason nor Kilby wanted to be there and found themselves thrust into the ring whenever the dysfunctional family felt the need to slam someone. Mercy Celeste gave the characters a real life feel. Whether in Mason’s skin, Harper’s conflicted desire for a simple wedding, or Hunter’s need to make everything better, I always knew where I was and why I was feeling the revolving door of feelings I felt.
The road to discovery kept me reading. I wanted to know why Mason left and why his sister didn’t. I found myself interested in the twisted family background as well as Mason’s feelings for Kilby. “I’m not gay” his motto became my reason to continue reading. There were more twists and turns in this book than any roller coaster I’ve ever ridden. If you can handle a great family war of words, barbs, innuendos, and alcohol all mixed into one book, then you’ll enjoy reading Out Of The Blues by Mercy Celeste.
I gave it 4 stars and 3.5 flames
Give it a chance, you may find yourself drawn into the twisted tales of a family lost in its own world of fantasy.
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