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~Release Day Review~Homebird by Amy Lane~

 

41956373Title: Homebird
Author: Amy Lane
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Holiday
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Crispin Henry isn’t an adventurer. He learned early on that the world is a frightening place and that home is rare and precious. If his friends didn’t drag him to sports games and ill-advised trips to Vegas, he wouldn’t get out at all—and his trip to Munich for Oktoberfest is no exception. But it’s there that he meets Luka Gabriel, and he learns to take a chance. Luka is a free-spirited world traveler, working at Oktoberfest to feed his enchantment with new places and new people. His only possessions fit in his backpack, and he depends on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep. Crispin should know better—but he takes Luka’s hand anyway, and together they turn three nights in Munich into the relationship neither of them has been brave enough to risk—and neither can let go of. When Luka turns up on Crispin’s doorstep before the holiday season, Crispin takes him in on hope alone. Yes, he knows the odds are good Luka will flutter out of his life again and leave him bereft, but isn’t it worth it to see if Luka is a homebird after all?


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This is my first solo read by this Author and a lot worked but some things didn’t. It has a holiday vibe but that’s not the main focus here which I was more than happy with.

The two main characters, Crispin is 31 and really is a homebird and there’s a reason for that. Home is his sanctuary, it’s where he feels safe. Safe from a world where he’s been left…Luka is just the opposite. A free spirit, he goes where life takes him going from one adventure to the next. (And,hello…long hair and a man bun…I might have squealed a bit) 😀


The two men meet in Munich at Oktoberfest. Luka is waiting tables and Crispin is there on a short trip with work colleagues. If it wasn’t for his friends dragging him to place Crispin would be quite happy to stay at home. But this adventure is about to change his life in a way he never would have dreamed of. They are both drawn to each other and spend an intense few days together. But is that enough and when Luka turns up at Crispin’s door for the Holidays will he finally be able to put down roots and stay?

I struggled a bit with the first half and this was mainly down to Crispin and his friends. Crispin is 31 so I’m assuming they were around the same age but they came across as quite immature and the friends, especially, started to irritate me.

BUT…I enjoyed the second half much more and the four guys seemed to work their magic on me and I ended up loving them individually and as a group. ( There’s one guy in particular whose story I would love to read).


Crispin and Luka are super cute together and although the feelings started early on I believed in them as a couple. And this Author can certainly write smoking hot sexy times!! 😛 

Overall an enjoyable story and I would recommend it!

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