My Only Home

Author: Pepper Espinoza

Publisher: Amber Quill Press (Amber Allure)

Release Date: November 11, 2007

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: EBOOK

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Noah Hill has never regretted leaving the stagnant town of Mountain View.   He had dreams that would have never become reality if he hadn’t left but that doesn’t stop him from thinking about his best friend, Lucas, or the sexual tryst they shared the night before he left town.   Five years have gone by and he hasn’t come home or communicated with Lucas in all that time but a phone call from his father dictates his return home.

Lucas Wesson’s life hasn’t been at a standstill since Noah left.   He married, divorced, and now is raising his daughter, Lily, alone.   He’s also the owner of the one diner in town.   Does he regret not following Noah’s example and leaving town – no, but he does regret the loss of his best friend and is resentful that Noah wasn’t there when he needed him most.


Because he’d been drinking, Noah doesn’t remember everything that happened between him and Lucas the night before he left town so long ago.   All he remembers is kissing his friend and then waking up in his own bed with no knowledge of how he got there.    It’s not until they meet up again and their plans get sidelined due to Lily’s earache that Lucas and Noah discuss what happened and Noah realizes that their sexual encounter was mutual.


Noah may have come back to town because of his cantankerous father, but it quickly becomes obvious that his father wants nothing to do with him.   In the short time Noah’s been back in Mountain View he’s become attached to Lucas and Lily and doesn’t want to lose either of them but he also knows he can’t remain in the stifling town indefinitely.   He has a career and life he loves in Los Angeles.   Lucas’s business and entire life is centered in Mountain View.   Is there any possibility that there can be a future together for these men or are they doomed to long distance phone calls and occasional visits?


Pepper Espinoza’s MY ONLY HOME captures all the confusion, hope and fear that go along with falling in love with your best friend.   In this case, it’s a little more complicated since neither man is openly gay and Noah has been living with his guilt and fear since he moved away.   As if the friction taking place between Noah and Lucas isn’t enough to tantalize readers, Lucas’s daughter, Lily, will steal your heart with her innocence and easy acceptance – something that Noah doesn’t get from his father.  


If you enjoy gay romance stories then be sure to check out Amber Quill’s Amberpax collection – YOU MAKE ME LIVE.   MY ONLY HOME is just one of the five stories available in the collection.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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