Saturday, February 14, 2015

Five Shooting Stars and a Star Dust Award : Going Home by Max Vos

Title: Going Home
Author: Max Vos
Publisher: Self published
Genre: Gay MMM, Contemporary, Romance, taboo themes
Word Count: 46,761
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb

Journalist Carter Roberts was required to interview Carl Foltz and Matt Evans for an article on their lives. It was not an assignment he relished: he just wanted to get there, get it done and get out. Thinking about the subject matter made his stomach churn.

The interview reveals as much about himself as about the two men, and for the first time, Carter learns what a real home feels like. He never would have expected that meeting the two men would change his way of thinking – and his life – forever.

Going Home by Max Vos had me in tears at the end. Such a sweet well written romance.  Have some tissues with you when you read it, if you are like me the ending will just get to you and touch your heart.
Carter Roberts has had a really hard start to life. His mother and father never wanted him. His relatives were jerks to him. One day his mom just leaves him with no explanation and never comes back. When his dad finds out Carter is gay, the guy is like you are not my son anymore.  The fact that Carter turns out to be a well adjusted lovable person is a miracle with his upbringing.
Carter gets an assignment from the magazine he writes for. He is to interview a father and son who are in love and together as a gay couple.  Carter thinks he knows what he will find. But he doesn’t even come close to what the reality of it is.
Matt has a degree in agriculture specializing in animal husbandry.  He is built like a Greek god and is a loving man.
His father Carl is a strong, simple no frills kind of man. He struggled at first with having a relationship with his son but now would not change it for the world.
With these two Carter finds the one thing he never had, a family that loves him accepts him unconditionally.  Their bond is formed fast but forged with steel that lasts a lifetime.
There are some scenes that are not suited for all readers. I happen to like taboo themes and have no problem with them.  I will say reading this book with an open mind and open heart makes it an unforgettably great read.   The ending did make me cry so be sure to have a tissue with you.  When you are ready for a love that conquers all odds this is the story I would recommend.

                    Five Shooting Stars and a Star Dust Award

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