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Son of a Ditch (Home #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  110 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Colby Dawson returns to his southern hometown after serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Emotionally scarred by a broken relationship, the last thing he wants is another man in his life. But he doesn't count on falling in love with childhood best friend, Kyle McCoy, now a local deputy sheriff. Their relationship seems almost too charmed until a corrupt governor attem ...more
ebook, 284 pages
Published June 20th 2011 by MLR Press
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Edina Rose
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics

AMAZING READ!!!!!!!!!! Political, family and romantic drama at its best.

A Plus-Novel with never a dull moment. Excellent plot, Fast paced, clever, great main characters and great secondary characters.

The City of Moorestown is a small town in East Tennessee with only one taxi service, though it is the seventh largest city in the state. It is a kind of progressive town with a black mayor and a couple of accepted - or tolerated - openly gay men, married together and both members of the Moorestown
This was going good and was a 4-star read but somewhere towards the middle, it went to pot. What was an exhilarating romance between Colby and Kyle degenerated into tiresome squabbling or else boring exchanges between two love-struck men. Even the inclusion of the battle between the townsfolk and the governor over the proposed prison site failed to sustain my interest.

Flashbacks between Clay and Tag did nothing to advance the story and overall, the book was dragged on and on - and down - by Colb
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-lendable
This story felt like an episode on Dallas. There was insta-romance, family drama and secrets that were spilled. This story is the second book in the Home series by William Neale and can be read as a standalone. I love this book lot more than the first. What I love more about this one is that there was family involved. That the secondary characters were memorable and wasn't there simply for the main couple. They had their own purpose in the story and view. I will most definitely be reading this b ...more
Tyra Berger
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I am a little bleary eyed this afternoon because I was up rather late last night and then had to work all day and I can lay all of the blame at one persons feet.....William Neale. He went and did it again! If you have read any of my previous blogs about Mr. Neale you know I came into this book as a fan of his writing skills. He has the ability to pull me into a story and make the character's come alive. His newest release is Son of a Ditch and it is the second in the Home series and I truly hope ...more
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, pdf
3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this story of Colby and Kyle. They reconnect after Colby returns from service in the Air Force to his hometown of Moorestown, TN. We meet up with Tag and Clay from Home almost immediately in this book, which was a very nice continuation of their story. Colby and Kyle an Clay were all childhood friends and they have not seen each other in some time since Colby has been in the service. Colby of course has not been open about his sexual orientation since he was in active ...more
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More romance and suspense and also quarrels that makes this story realistic.. I love it!!! This is going to be one of my relax reads on Sunday afternoons with tea and chocz beside me.. Yum!!
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book better then the first one in the Home series. This one has everything, politics, family battles and romance! We meet Colby Dawson returning home from a 8 year stint in the Air Force. Colby has also bitter about a broken romance and not ready for another relationship. While sitting in the local diner he meets up with his best friend Kyle McKoy, who happens to be the local deputy sheriff. Both men reconnect and Kyle ask Colby to move into his two bedroom apartment since Cole is l ...more
Erik Orrantia
Though this is the second book in a series, it easily stands alone. I rarely felt like I had to go back and read the first in order to know what was going on. A love story, at times corny, at times unrealistic, and at times endearing, I enjoyed the story. It would have benefited from slightly better editing. The premise was not totally interesting--a planned prison and a citizens' revolt--though the author's note in the end made the reasoning more understandable. I had a hard time with some of t ...more
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, series
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May 11, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The way this story started, with Colby coming home, after his servis in Air force ended, was rather pulling. Even Colby problem with his own family, was good and interesting, but the way Colby and Kyle reconnected and then magically fallen in love, was definitely not well written. I would even state, it was terrible. I really believe that this author doesn’t know how to write about basic loving relationship. I couldn’t connect with main characters, which made this story bland.
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: william-neale
This is the final book I had of William's to read and I am going through withdrawals, lol.

I absolutely love his work, characters who just jump off the pages and come to life. Beautifully written, great realistic plot. Always a gem.
Aug 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
There is a lot happening in Son of a Ditch! The political skullduggery, family dramas and ex-partner problems that complicate Colby Dawson and Kyle McCoy's romance make for an entertaining read.
MsMiz (Tina)
Oct 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt-all, pdf
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
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William Neale lived in Cleveland, Ohio with his partner of over a decade. Relatively new to the world of contemporary m/m romance, he spent over thirty years as a successful corporate communications executive, ad man, and PR "spin doctor."

Knowing how to "make up the truth" prepared him well for his next career as an author. William made no apologies for the fact that his books and characters are o
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