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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  375 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Escape with Shaun and Mitch in outback Australia as they discover it sometimes takes time, distance, and interfering family to help them realign.

After eight years of living in America, it’s time for Shaun to return home to his family’s farm in outback Australia. He has a decision to make: continue working his dream job with NASA or move back for a corporate job and his fam
Published March 28th 2019 (first published March 13th 2019)
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Apr 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was sweet and adorable..I like that there was no angst. No instalove but two friends who had unrequited feelings and they were finally after years of not seeing one another were going to see where their feelings took them.

Shaun was back home after eight years away. he was smart and kind and also a family guy. Even though he was away from them, he was still close to them. His family was fun and loving. Outgoing and close. Shaun was back to see them and mull over a change in his future. A dec
Natalina Reis
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a super quick read but long enough for me to fall in love with the two main characters. It's a sweet and steamy friends to lovers story (my favorite trope) and my only complaint is that it was so short, lol. Mitch's and Shaun's friendship and love for each other comes through loud and clear and I got to say I loved the fact that they didn't rush into bed together as soon as they revealed their feelings to each other. Instead they "realigned" themselves and their relationship after being ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly wonderful.

Well written, well paced and great characters. The angst, the recovered love and the heat were intense. Would love more.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, hot and sweet!

Such a good, short story! It manages to include family, a tiny bit of past hurt/comfort, humour and 2 lovable MCs. Really enjoyed reading this. Will look for more by Ms. Seymour 🤗
➳ johanna
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
i was shocked by how good this was. i picked it up because it’s super short and i ended up wishing it was longer. it’s very well written, cute, funny AND it’s friends-to-lovers 💗
Sallie Page
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well this was a quick little read, I guess short but sweet. I would have enjoyed a bit more depth in the story, though it was well written and enjoyable
Janis Guerrero
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second Chances!

The thought of going home, after years of being away, is terrifying, especially if home means more than a place. I loved the tension of unrequited love! With the relief of finding out that it is not one-sided. I think every reader out there can relate to this story! Amazingly sweet with a touch of steam! Its perfect!
Annemarie Suchey
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, romance
This was a wonderful second chance story! My only issue is I wish there was an epilogue showing them settled and happily committed. Shaun and Mitch deserve a real HEA!!
Tracie R
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A promising start to the Coming Home series, Realigned, is my first read by Becca Seymour. A great read, I was so glad I chance reading this story. Shaun and Mitch finally have a chance to be honest with how they feel but after ten years how much has changed. I loved these characters and the support characters around them. I look forward to exploring many more stories by this author
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second Chance is Best

Quick, sweet, and ultimately quite hot second chance romance in the Outback as Shaun returns home for what he thinks is a family visit after spending eight years in the USA as a major geek at NASA.

No sooner does he approach his town than he is pulled over by a police cruiser, and who is behind the wheel? His former best friend Mitch, now a cop, and as it turns out a bit of a spider in a web that is being spun waiting for Shaun to tumble into.

That's as much as I'm giving you
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
A short but extra sweet second chance romance between these two Aussies .
Shaun and Mitch always had so much feelings for each, other after years apart their love and passion crash will this is enough for Shaun to stay home not go back to the States to NASA?
Will Mitch be able to convince Shaun or will Shaun need no convincing?
The outback of Australia is stunning being an Aussie I was lost in this lovely short read..
Leslie Sanchez
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic story.

The story was short, but full of feeling with wonderful characters. I loved Shaun's family. How open, honest and loving they are with each other. Mitch was so thoughtful and selfless. I loved how they were able to pick up where they left off, plus some. I recommend this book if you're looking for a quick, feel good romance.
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Story

Two friends finally get the chance on having a relationship. One went to the U S to work for NASA, the other stayed in Australia. Now the one is home for a visit and is being asked to stay.
Kristin Grella
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

This was a great quick read. Friends to lovers are some of my favorite and this one didn't disappoint. I loved Mitch and Shaun and I didn't want their story to end. Loved it!
Saffron Blu
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
A sweet and light read
This was a quick easy read that managed to take me away from my worries if only for a little while and come on isn't that the reason we pick up books in the first place? I loved Mitch and Shaun's story and look forward to reading more from this new author.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this.

Like the title says I really really wanted to like this. It was, just like a story that never grew.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun intriguing read. I would love to read more about this couple.
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
I want more. This one ended too soon.
No rating ...
I didn’t like it at all. It wasn’t even an okay read.
HFN : it ends when they’re about to fuck. He just sunk into him, ready to thrust and bam .. The End 😆
It was almost a dnf though..

I didn’t like both MCs and Lance, Mitch’s ex story didn’t make any sense.

“I didn’t think I’d be able to manage a conversation of real significance with my balls feeling so huge and ready to explode.” 😒

“his eyes on me and his lowering mouth, it was quite possible I’d explode far too quickly. But what a
Claudia Lezár
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it


To my ratings:
A 3,5* is clicked with a 4* but in review marked as 3,5*:

5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow-Away-book like ‘Jesse's Smile’ or ‘Joey’ from Angelique Jurd, ‘Save the the kids’ series
from EM Leya, ‘Love’s Tethered Heart’ from C.L. Etta or ‘Liberty’ from Seth King),
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises (like most of Andrew Grey books and Davidson Kings 'Haven Hart'-se
Kathy Wideman
I have read several of Becca’s books and enjoyed each one. This one was no different. This book is M/M so if that isn’t your thing than this book isn’t for you. Shaun is back in Australia for a visit after living in America for the last eight years. He intends for it to be a two-week vacation. Mitch and Shaun have known each other almost their whole life. This shared one kiss right before Shaun left. Now Mitch sees this as his second chance. He doesn’t intend to waste it. Mitch has many things t ...more
Ken Cook
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aussie return

An hour read, a pleasant bit of entertainment meeting the two protagonists in this short novella set in ranch country. Good descriptions of the Backcountry, and mild heat at the conclusion.

As I am a gatherer of books, I collect books and ebooks from a variety of sources: Goodreads wins, Bookhub, BookFunnel, emails from authors and publishers, and others. I do lose track of their sources. But, as a reader, I feel I should give an honest, unencumbered review for all I read.

Terri Noftsger
This is a short novella about best friends who have been apart for 8 years. It is a sweet love story of 2 men who take the time to become reacquainted again before becoming intimate. It was an interesting read set in Australia. It is an open door romance. The story didn’t have any angst of miscommunication. I would have enjoyed it more as a full length novel so that I could get to know the characters more. I read this book on Kindle and received it free on the Prolific Works app.
P.J. Silva
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun read with great characters

Becca Seymour's characters are always robust and unique and once again, I loved these two boys. There's a power in the subtlety of the story telling and depth in that all too familiar question of what if. Realigned, at its heart, is a story about being true to self. An adorable loved up story with a few well placed laughs. Left me with a smile.
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romantic and Funny

I enjoyed reading how Shaun and Mitch who was childhood friends became lovers after an eight year separation. This was a short story, but a true friends to lovers tale.
Oct 26, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was surprisingly quite good. Needed something to help me continue my reading challenge, and this was a nice quick addition. It was short and to the point which was nice.

I do agree with everyone else that it could've been longer, though.

Carole Ann
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Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet super quick read

I love stories about Australia, and Australian authors, so this book ticks both.
Second chance friends to lovers with some sneaking in to the neighbours dam as an extra.
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Becca Seymour is the #1 gay romance best seller of the True-Blue series, having sold more than seventy thousand copies of book one in the series so far. Known for "steamy and endearing" and "emotionally profound love stories" (InD'tale Magazine) her books have been nominated for multiple RONE Awards.

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