Choosing Home by Alexa Milne

Alexa Milne - Choosing Home CoverTitle: Choosing Home

Series: The Call of Home #1

Author:  Alexa Milne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (187 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (June 14, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: You can never escape from yourself.

Zac McKenzie is an ex-professional footballer with a secret he gave up his career to protect. Several years ago, he fled to his home in the North East of Scotland to avoid being outed as gay. Now, he owns a successful hotel and restaurant, but is it time to finally come out into the open?

Seth Pritchard feels he is damaged goods. He comes to Scotland to escape memories of the accident that left him injured, his bullying step-brothers and a life of lies.

For their whole lives, Zac and Seth have denied who they truly are to themselves as well as to others. When they meet, each man is forced to confront his fears and tear them down one by one.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-429-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book in this series so I am going to go slow with these stories.  I am not a fan of sports or guys that are into hiding.  It just seems to cliché to me.  However I did like that the guys get it right in the end.  Also this is another story that one of the guys is bi-sexual so I am definitely not getting into it as I should have.  I can sense a theme going on with this author.  

Zac is one amazing football player who got caught with another man.  He is so far in the closet he is going to join Asland in it.  He runs from being outed but in truth I can see that it as a chicken move. He is also a pushy jerk but it would seem to be what Seth needed. However, now that I have mentioned the other character.

Seth is a man that has lost most of the use of his leg after a car accident and a girlfriend. Well I am not going to mention the female at all, because let’s just say I saw no need.  He wants space from those around him, and to get away from his evil brothers.  He decides to go to work at the hotel that Zac now owns.  However these two are too predictable to be interesting.  It was like I knew how each one of them was going to react with the other.  

I have to admit that I skimmed through most of this story.  It just could not keep my attention like it should have.  The characters that were backing our guys just were not memorable to keep my site on them at all.  They seemed like they were forced to be there in my opinion.  This whole story was just not flowing like it should have and fell quite flat.  And then there is Seth’s abuse in the past, it was overdone. It really didn’t add anything to this story and seemed off. Let’s just say that this story just was overdone.  

I hate to admit it that this story just seemed to be rushed and overdone.  The pace was off on this story.  It didn’t make the story flow right.  What started off in the right direction fell to the side, as the characters seemed to mimic many others.  Now overall the story does have some great appeal and can be made into an amazing story.  However it fell off though.  It is a gentle love story with not a lot of heat.  These guys just didn’t have the right chemistry to make them the perfect couple.  I am afraid that this whole story did not rock my world at all.