Konner was looking forward to learning more about his family heritage. What he found was his entire life was a lie. Even the worst mistakes can be forgiven
Konner O’Flattery, a passionate amateur genealogist, has finally gotten back the results of the DNA test he took. He’s been waiting months to uncover what mysteries his DNA has lock...more
It could have been a lovely exploration of how finding out your adopted as an adult could lead to loss of identity and questioning what family means, adding some romance along the way - it wasn't.
The writing is very literal, there is no allowance for reader thought or understanding, so there are explanations of what is PTSD, what is kosher, how some Jews lived in Europe, just in case you didn't know these things.
The romance is also very bizarre, ...more
A very int ...more
Konner is looking to find his family after discovering he is adopted after getting the results from a DNA test. Aaron reaches out to Konner telling him he is a distant cousin. The two embark on a journey to find Konner’s family by finding which family member they share. An intense romance and a few dead ends lead to a surprising result.
I received this book as an advance reader copy and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review
A beautiful story of heartbreak, love and forgiveness.
*3.5 - 4 stars*
When Konner O'Flattery decided to take an Ancestry DNA test that would help him learn more about his family roots, he did not even suspect how important for him the results would be. Within an instant his whole life turns out to be build on a great secret that turns his entire world upside down. The young man begins to question everything he believed to be certain and true so far. For thirty years his parents hid from h ...more
Book: Distant Cousins
Author: Eric Huffbind
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rated: Mature M/M
Release date: Sept 28, 2018
I saw this book on my Amazon feed. Distant Cousins looked interesting…I have never read a book from this author….annd Free on Kindle Unlimited!
It is Christmas time….I am writing this review December of 2018. As I write this review, I hear on my TV a commercial for ‘23 and me’ a company selling DNA information for 30 per cent ...more
Konnor is a well-adjusted gay man with loving parents and four loving younger siblings. But then he takes a DNA test. Instead of the Irish Catholic he was raised to believe he was, his ancestors were Jewish, and he learns he was adopted, a secret his parents kept from his parents and siblings.
Feeling betrayed and out of place within his family, he goes on a journey to find his biological family through online ancestry boards. He receives an email from Aaron, a dist ...more
What Konner finds at the ends is a lot more than he thought he would. He also finds Aaron which he joins in ...more
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
I had asked if I could review this book as I had just done my own DNA and found relatives I didn’t know that I had. The whole idea of using DNA to work out where we came from as well as finding relatives we knew nothing about intrigues me so I wanted to see what Eric Huffbind could do.
I quite liked the story but I did find it heavy reading. We are given a lot of information in this story but I think that I ...more
This was a well written and a very emotional story. Being adopted I could identify very easily withe the characters. I thought this was a great story. This book made me laugh and also made me cry several times. It is amazing when adoptees are able to find their biological parents and siblings. Usually it is good, but sometimes not so much. This book however revealed the love and the strength that can develop in t ...more
I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author.
4 out of 5 stars
This is an m/m contemporary romance. Konner is 30 years old and just recently sent in his DNA kit. He has been raised in an Irish Catholic household with younger siblings. What a shock when he receives his results. This was a sweet romance when he meets Aaron who turns out to be distantly related to him. I like genealogy and this books contains some interesting ...more
A 30 year-old man learns for the first time that the parents who raised him had adopted him at birth. Furious about what he believes to be their deception, he embarks on a journey to find out who he really is.
The author writes very well, avoiding most of the cliches often found in this genre. Although the book bogs down a few times, that doesn’t detract from its entertaining and meaningful story.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given
I loved this story. Although it started slow, the conflict between Konnor and his Irish Catholic parents after discovering who he really was what kept me turning the pages. This book had a touch of Jackie Collins’ story arcs. I wouldn’t be surprised if the author loved her books. There’s one scene towards the end that’s extremely moving, and rewarded the persistent reader, so bravo!
The concept seemed good, the book is well edited, but the execution failed to draw me in and about a quarter of the way in I just lost interest. Somehow I just didn’t care about these characters and decided I had better things to do with my time.
OMG, what a wonderful story, it was absolutely amazing! Definitely a must read, you'll cry, laugh, and have a great lesson learned. Love is Love and there is no way around it. I absolutely love this Author and plan on reading more of his amazing writhing! So many thanks, Honey Bee 🐝📚💙🎶 ...more