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Take Me Home

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  698 ratings  ·  123 reviews
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Aspiring television writer Evan Walker has been in love with his best friend since high school, but Kyle doesn’t do boyfriends. Never has. Never will. Evan knows it’s a bad idea to give in to desire when he wants more than a friend with benefits. He has a new dream job. Now all he needs is the dream partner.

Kyle Bennett is a mystery nove
ebook, 1st Edition, 247 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Loose ID, LLC
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I like the previous story from Ms. Parker, Breathe, and think that I can enjoy her writing style. So, I've been waiting for this one quite awhile (I will not touch her other book, since it's m/m/m and that is not my thing).

UNFORTUNATELY, this comes at a slight disappointment.

1) For a story with 247 pages, spending almost the whole book on push and pull about Kyle who is said cannot commit and Evan who is afraid to ruin that friendship is AGGRAVATING to say the least. In fact, right about 17%, I
2.5 stars

Evan and Kyle have been best friends since high school. Even has been staying with Kyle since he broke up with his long time boyfriend. Naturally, Kyle has started to take more notice of his best friend but Kyle doesn’t do relationships. He’s a one night kind of guy. He decides to keep his distance until he realizes that maybe Evan has feelings for him, too.

This was a cute friends to lovers story. Both guys were very likeable and charming. But the whole “you’re not a relationship guy” a
Dec 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, loose-id
I’m not sure if this story qualifies as a big misunderstanding or not, because all the doubt and evasion is justified based on what Kyle and Evan knew of each other from their youth and the subsequent years. In this friends to lovers tale, every time they try to talk about the changes something interrupts them or they are otherwise derailed; they are talking, but damn, is it slow.

Kyle's always been the one who didn't want permanence, who went from man to man. Everyone in the story but he and Eva
Sloan Parker
Dec 07, 2011 marked it as m-m  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books-stories
My third novel. Best friends finding their way to forever in each other's arms

Aspiring television writer Evan Walker has been in love with his best friend since high school, but Kyle doesn’t do boyfriends. Never has. Never will. Evan knows it’s a bad idea to give in to desire when he wants more than a friend with benefits. He has a new dream job. Now all he needs is the dream partner.

Kyle Bennett is a mystery novelist with a severe case of writer’s block. He needs a change. He has thr
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, m-m
1,5 stars

Unlikeable characters wallowing in self-tormenting thoughts,countless hard-ons and the worst head-hopping narration I`ve read in a while.
A huge disappointment and waste of time I could have spent reading a better book!

Might be a bit harsh but I`m peeved...
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you have been following my blog then you know by now that I LOVE Sloan Parker. She was the very first M/M author I read and I am thankful of that fact everyday. I have been waiting impatiently for Ms. Parker to release Take Me Home and was overjoyed when it finally occurred. All of her books are so fantastic! She has a way of grabbing her readers and making them want to never let go. I have truly fallen in love with all of the characters in her books so it was no surprise when I fell in love ...more
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Oh how to review this.... I liked the relationship, until it became overdone/repetitive. Didn't like the subplot at all (soap opera-ey!) I have read, and liked other works from this author, so I'll just consider this a one-off, for me.
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on my blog Joyfully Jay.

Mystery writer Kyle Bennett has writer's block and he is hoping a trip home for the holidays (or even a move back to Ohio from California) might help break it. The problem isn't helped by the fact that he is totally hot for his best friend Evan Walker who is currently living with him after the breakup of Evan's long-term relationship. Kyle has always been a one night kind of guy, and he knows that Evan doesn't do the casual thing. Kyle re
Dec 10, 2018 marked it as probably-not-but-freebie  ·  review of another edition
Freebie at the right now:
I dunno. I thought the story was interesting, but I could have done without about 50-75% of the endless introspection about THE RELATIONSHIP. 3 stars.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I would have loved this book had it not dragged on and on and on. It never ceases to amaze me when an author expects his or her readers to believe a couple is going to make it in a relationship when they can't even begin to communicate with one another. This is not going to work out. Kyle and Evan are going to break up. It's going to be horrible, like crash and burn they both end up drunk for a year afterwards type of breakup. All because neither one of them knows the first thing about telling s ...more
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was a cute story. It had a little bit of angst just the right amount for best friends falling in love with each other. I liked the mystery portion and brief flashback into Kyle's grandfather's life. I really liked both characters!
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a nicely written book with endearing characters. No great dramas, just nice character development and some meaning threaded throughout.

Evan and Kyle have known each other since school and Evan has loved Kyle pretty much from the beginning. Evan has been living with Kyle after a breakup 6 months ago with his long standing partner of 10 years, Dennis. They are going home for Christmas to Ohio to be with their families who are tight with one another. Kyle believes he will stay in Ohio for
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge Sloan Parker fan. She introduced me to more than just novellas in this genre. More was my first full-length m/m book. I don't like manage books (I actually REALLY hate them) but she totally made it work and I loved it. I loved Breathe even better. So I was anxiously awaiting the release of this book. I knew I would not be disappointed and I wasn't.

Evan and Kyle have been best friends for over 10 years. Evan has been in love with Kyle since high school but Kyle is not a one-man kind
2.5 stars I can describe this book in one word...

Overly Complicated. OK, two words. The basic story is that Evan has been in love with his friend Kyle since high-school, but Kyle is a slut, so Evan dated someone else. The book starts 6 months after Evan got dumped by his boyfriend of 10 years and has been staying with Kyle. They decide they will take a train to their hometown for Christmas, obviously love ensues on said train, and that's that. Good story right? An unrequited friends-to-lovers w
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, m-m
Originally posted at Rarely Dusty Books

Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Contemporary, Suspense, Mystery, Friends become Lovers, Hollywood, Writer, Train trip, Snow storm, Holidays

Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 2.5 out of 3

Writing a review about a book that you absolutely loved and read in almost one sitting is never easy. Doing so, when it concerns a book from an author whose other work you also couldn’t put down and totally adored, is even more difficult. What makes it
Aղցela W.
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good read. Evan Walker has been in love with his best friend Kyle Bennett since they were in high school, but Kyle doesn't do boyfriends. Kyle is a mystery novelist with a severe case of writer's block so decides to take a cross country trip home to Ohio for the holidays. They are both from Ohio and moved to LA 10 years ago Evan who boyfriend of 10 dumped him wants to find his dream partner he has just been hired to be a screenwriter on a popular television show. I liked both o ...more
Valentina Heart
This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.

I don't actually love as many authors as it might seem to someone who regularly reads my reviews, but I do tend to pick books from authors whose work I've already read and have a positive opinion about. Sloan Parker is one of those authors and I absolutely love her stories. From the novels with heavy emotional side to the short ones with just enough of heat to keep me warm from the first page to the last. I lo
Feb 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2013
It is definitely 3.5 stars!

I was intrigued enough daily that I hated the fact that I had to put it down to do things like sleep and work because I was enjoying the mystery part. It was the relationship part that lowered my enjoyment. And not that the main characters would get together, but the reasons they have been apart for so long. Maybe I just cant wrap my head around it. But there were some distinct problems that I need to believe to really go along with the book.

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Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, romance
Take me Home absolutely rocked my world! And I wasn't even expecting it.
A challenge for me like any book written in 3rd person, they are always harder for me to read and I have to be really focus in it.
Evan and Kyle's story took my breath away. Once you get to smack some sense into Kyle's head and he gets hold of his feelings...My God their connection, their love, each moment they spend in each other's arms left me breathless.
I want a train ride to Ohio so bad!
The mystery that runs in the back o
Nov 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, ebook, 2011, done
3.5 stars. Good m/m romantic suspense about an author and a screenwriter who've been best friends since high school, even after a night together years ago left one brokenhearted and the other moving from guy to guy to avoid intimacy. As they take the train back to Ohio from Los Angeles for Christmas, they try to sort out the decades old mystery they've fallen into while figuring out whether they can trust each other if their relationship changes...
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy, where do I start? This book was amazing, it had everything I love in a story; A nice sexy ex. A friendship strong and real, lust, love, misunderstandings, fight, make up, and a mistery. All written superbly. I am a big fan of Sloan's and I just can't get enough of her stories. I highly recommennd this book. PS, Sloan, can you give the sexy ex a story too? :)
Trisha Harrington
I liked the book, but did not love it. :)
Nov 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars
Sheryl C. Nash
I don't know why, but i just LOVE the cover..amazing because there are NO abs ANYWHERE! Very sweet story.
Chancey Knowles
3.5 Stars rounded up for me. I struggled with rating this one for GdRds. In my personal ratings, I rated it higher, but here it's about readers as a whole - helping others figure out where to spend their hard earned money or decide which book in their library to read depending on their mood etc... That is where I struggled with this story.

A lot of readers will struggle with how much "1 step forward, 2 back" goes on between our 2 m/c's. Having ended up married to my literal HS BF (9 years later)
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: finding yourself and your love/live fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout
what if you loved or liked one person for so many years of your life, and he was with someone - for years? And you were with a lot of nobody somebodies - a big turn off for him, but you could hardly be with anyone seriously when you were in love with him.

He thinks you are unable and unwilling to commit, when really he has had your heart the whole time.

how annoying.

finally, they have a chance, while travelling home, to get together. they survive an avalanche, fall into a creek, a night in an aba
Daniella Marchand
Evan Walker & Kyle Bennett has known each other since high school and they loved across the Road. At the age of 18 they fooled around in a hotel room, til Kyle panicked and left. Now, it's 6 months that Evan is living in Kyle's guestbedroom and Kyle wants him, but is afraid to loose his friendship. Dennis having Broken up with Evan. Kyle having An heart to heart conversation with his sister face-to-face on his laptop, confess to her his wants, but It's his sister who'll will open his eyes ab ...more
Kyle and Evan are best friends, both writers. Kyle has writer's block and as a best selling author...that's not good! So he's thinking if he moves back to Ohio, where they're both from, it will solve the problem. Evan has been living with Kyle since his long time partner of 10 years broke up with him. Evan has just been hired to be a screenwriter on a popular television show. So with all this success around them, why are they so miserable? Because neither can find the words to tell the other how ...more
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Award-winning author Sloan Parker writes passionate, dramatic stories about two men (or more) falling in love. She enjoys writing in the fictional world because in fiction you can be anything, do anything—even fall in love for the first time over and over again. Sloan lives in Ohio with her partner and their neurotic cats. Her greatest moments in life are spent with her family, her friends, and he ...more
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“Dennis faced him. They glared at each other again. Neither said a word until Dennis set the glasses down, leaned back against the counter, and folded his arms over his chest. "You're an idiot." "Seems to be a common conclusion. You're not my favourite person right now either.” 5 likes
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