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Kieran Addison, in his teens falls in love with his brothers boyfriend, so he runs away to another country to bury himself in a career so he can forget. When his brother is killed in a car accident Kieran comes back briefly for the funeral, but then leaves almost immediately, emotions too raw to face Jordan Salter.

It's only when his father becomes Ill, and his sister begs...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 2nd 2011 by Silver Publishing (first published April 1st 2011)
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Sep 12, 2011 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: d-i-k, m-m
I just love RJ’s books.

This one was an excellent read with lots of emotions. I loved how the relationship between J and Kieran developed. I easily connected to the story and characters and the whole time I was reading I felt like I was in the story. It made me laugh and cry at parts, it was wonderful reading a story that had me feel so connected to it.

Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
4.5 stars

This one was definitely sweet and sad but at the same time it made me giddy and happy.

I loved Jordan and I loved seeing him work through his feelings for Kieran but at the same time struggle with his dead lover, Brad, and the accusations Brad made before he died. Jordan had a lot of guilt over Brad's death and what he's felt for Kieran for so long. I really liked Kieran, too. I admit, at first, I wasn't sure if I would because of how he left Jordan and his family but overall I really d...more
Heather C
This was such a beautiful story! Okay…it was a little predictable, but it was also so emotional. I felt so much for Jordan and Kieran, and poor Jordan was breaking my heart. I didn’t cry while reading this but it did make my chest hurt. There isn’t a lot of smexy time in this one, but it is filled with a lot of steamy sexual tension!
Mantastic
RJ Scott should write for the screen. Back Home is rich in color and texture that would be amazing in live action.

An emotional drama, Jordan and Kieran have quite a bit to work through if they have any hope of being together. This takes up a major part of the book. I'm glad that it isn't easy. Both men are stubborn and have their own version of past events. Unraveling the truth, understanding their guilt and grief, and still having to deal with the weight of a family crisis is so very real. Mos...more
Ami
Written in 3rd person POV from both Kieran and Jordan's perspective, Back Home is an emotionally satisfying read, without being overwhelming or overly dramatic. The revelation of what has happened between Kieran and Jordan, on the six years they were apart (including the last two years after Kieran's brother/Jordan's lover, Brad, died), are flowing in perfect pace ... not too fast but not too slow. In each chapter there are trails for readers to be invested with their story, their internal emoti...more
Chris
Very good m/m romance about an architect from Vermont who's been living in London to avoid his brother's boyfriend, even though his brother died two years ago. Then his dad gets sick and his sister begs him to come home to help salvage the family construction company...
Julesmarie
I held off on this one for a while, even though I've loved most of the other R.J. Scott books I've read. The whole getting together with your dead brother's lover bit kindof put me off. I was leery of angsty guilt-filled confusion-riddled back and forth. But she handled it so well! Both men were grown-up and honest about their feelings, both for each other and for Brad, the dead brother. They didn't jump into something and then regret it and get all confused and push each other away, which I lov...more
Ernest
I've always wondered why women dig this stuff. Then again, most of the M/M romance writers I've read are women in real life. Heh--it's been a long time since I've read a satisfying romantic story. Why, dammit!? Rarely do I get intense emotional highs from reading highbrow/middlebrow books. This whole month I just had to escape from that behemoth textbook, Brunner & Suddarth, or else I would have gone mad/suffocated myself. Seriously, the weight of that thing dropped over someone's head could...more
Lauren Lewis
I liked this book much more than I expected to. I'm a huge fan of R.J. Scott's work, but I'd never had any interest to read this one. I'm not sure why, but the blurb had put me off a little because it sounded far too angsty and sad. But then a friend told me to read it, and I'm SO glad she did. It was a lovely read, and it was sad like I had expected but it was also rather beautiful. I fell in love with Kieran and Jordan, and my heart broke for Brad. He had been so damaged and insecure, and I go...more
Don Bradshaw
Jordan Salter has been running Addison Construction for two years now since the death of his partner, Brad Addison. The Addison's embraced Jordan as family and moved him into an apartment above the garage. Trouble is stirred up when Jordan is accidentally injured and Kieran Addison returns from England where he'd been living. Kieran has been in love with Jordan since he was sixteen. Can Kieran and Jordan find love with the angst and guilt each man feels? You can count on it with Ms Scott's uniq...more
Monika
I really enjoyed this book, it was a very emotional love story that had great characters. I have to laugh though at how many books have the younger of the two be the more mature, but strangely most of the time it seems to work. This was one of those books I found I had a hard time putting down, its the kind of book that I wish there was more of, making the reader attached to the story and then attached to the reader, since the first time I read one of RJ Scott's books I was hooked and knew I wou...more
Karen K
**4.5 stars**
Beautiful love story - I thought the pacing, the angsty feelings of guilt (on both parties)and the gradual acceptance were all perfect and believable. As usual RJ's writing was concise,flowing and just kept me wanting more. It was Kiernan that Jordan deserved all along and together they're a couple I won't soon forget.
Paisley
R.J. Scott writes a great drama-filled tale for sure. Sometimes I feel like I am watching a soap opera as the angst-filled plot takes me along for a major emotional roller-coaster ride. Back Home was no exception. There is drama and angst and all sorts of emotional blackmail. I was very entertained.
Jacqueline
Wonderful! A truly heart warming story. And OMG sizzling hot scenes, I could not put the book down. This book is well rounded and Well written. A nice treat noted, R.J. Scott gave an actual happily ever after. Loved it!
Enny
While reading this book, I had to tell myself several times that it's crazy to become all teary-eyed over some fictional characters. Back Home is a very intense book, filled with lots of angst, sweetness and undying love.
Lena Grey
A wonderfully romantic love story with a message of honesty is always the best policy and love will find a way.The characters are outstanding and the story well told. I absolutely love this book.


Adriana
06/11/2011 - Full of angst, keep tissues at hand.

16/11/2012 - Reread it and I still love it.
Bee
This was a perfectly fine book. It just didn't do anything for me.

Jordan is working himself into an early grave just to keep the family business running. Technically it's not even his family's business; it's his ex-boyfriend's family business. The kicker is that he himself is like a son in the family he has known and loved his entire life. When his boyfriend died two years ago he stuck around to help the family out, even though he had lost everything. It wasn't just his lover he lost, it was hi...more
Pam
I really enjoyed it. Jordan and Kiernan are both interesting guys, both who've experienced years of emotional pain...for different reasons. They have unique and well developed personalities and their pasts have left them deeply wounded. Yet, Ms. Scott has created two strong men that life hasn't completely crushed...only bent.

I liked the rich details of the area and the relationships within Kiernan's family. Ms. Scott did a very nice job showing the caring and love between them despite Kiernan b...more
Nicci
Somewhere spinning inside his head there is a bit of guilt tripping for an incident of several years ago when Kieran as a teenager discovered he’s gay. An act instigated by his brother, Brad, and one of lasting effect. Kieran falls in love with Jordan, his brother’s lover and there isn’t one single thing he could or would do about it.

Kieran was thirteen.

Years later, after leaving home for college in England and the time he comes back home permanently, Kieran’s feelings for Jordan hasn’t change...more
Merith
It's not me copping out to say I liked this story, because I did. I liked Jordan and empathized with Keiren. I did have some problems with how the whole not-there love triangle went. Though RJ did a great job at showing both men feeling guilt and regret in how things had gone, and in some of what they were doing. It was a human reaction shown, a realistic one.

I had to wonder though, about Jordan's hand. It was mentioned at first a few times, but even just a couple of weeks later, not at all. You...more
Nerine Petros
Back Home is a novel which contains quite a bit of drama. There are so many dynamics and layers to this story, hidden within the main romance, I wanted to go back and read it all a second time to make sure I hadn't missed anything.

Jordan is a young man who has made his home with the family of his deceased partner, Brad. Jordan works for the family business, doing detailed construction work for major and specialist refurbishments for the company Brad would have one day inherited had he not passed...more
Caroline Brand
This was an emotional read without there being too much angst. Jordan and Kiernan are both damaged and laden with guilt which has accumulated over the years from when Jordan kissed Kiernan on his 16th birthday.

Kiernan had run off to London 6 years ago to get over Jordan who was in a relationship with his brother Brad so was out of bounds,

Brad dies in an accident and after the funeral there is another kiss which causes Kiernan to run to London for a 2nd time.

Kiernan returns home a couple of year...more
Jess
This book was a delight to read. Once again RJ Scott wrote about some pretty sensitive subjects. In this case it was guilt. Guilt over loving your brothers partner, Guilt over losing your brother but still having those feelings and Guilt over running away from his family and problems.

I couldnt give this 5 stars because I felt that there was a level of angst that this story could of reached but didnt. Let me be clearer. I cry very easily in a story (yes yes I am a sap) but I didnt cry once in thi...more
Judith
Almost half way read and loving it so far... why do I want Evan to be gay???
3-1/2 stars
I loved loved the first half and was just ok with the second half!!!... except the part where they confront each other and then start smooch talking. I guess I didnt get each others arguments for being mad/gone...it didn't feel legit to me. Seemed a bit hurried for such an angsty beginning. But besides that, I liked it lots!=)
I still want Evan to be gay and I want to know why he left in the first place. I dont...more
 Nic
A potentially difficult topic (relationship between a man and his dead brother's partner) handled really well. Lots of emotion as both men come to terms with their guilt due to their feelings and coming together after the brother/partners passing. (view spoiler)
A nice HEA. 3.5 stars
Summer Michaels
I love RJ Scott's writing! The woman simply creates characters that make me beg for more. This story wasn't my favorite of Ms Scott's work, but it was still a good story. I felt the ending was a little rushed, issues for the couple weren't really played out or discussed. I loved the mother in this story, when you want something done right, do it yourself! Was so happy to see David taken care of.

I can't wait to grab the next RJ Scott story and inhale the amazing writing!
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Drama & Angst...this book wasn't lacking any of it!

R.J Scott is definitely climbing to the top of my favorite authors list. Good plot...heavy story line but yet it seemed real and eventually heartwarming. I enjoyed the gradual build up to the first type of contact after K comes home. There is/was a whole lot that these guys needed to figure out in their heads (the big ones!)..it took a minute for them to catch up with their hearts.

I will recommend it to YOU!
Maya
With RJ it is not just about the romance. I read one of the reviewers say she should write for the movies and the reviewer is right. You can practically SEE the story unfold in front of you, and the characters are so real with real human faults. I find that in her books there is always a character, or a scene, or an emotion or even a thought that resonates deeply with me and this book is no different.

Can't wait for more from RJ.
thelastaerie
I am skipping the plot summary and just want to say that while it has an Interesting premise and at times, some touching and emotional scenes, but there's just something off in the dialog and some scenes just seem awkward... especially the scene where Jordan and Kieran reconcile. The story seems struggling to find a balance between being sensitive and sombre (given the tradegies involved) and being smutty...;)

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