Book Review: Going Home by Max Vos

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Going Home
Author: Max Vos
Heroes: Carter Roberts/Carl Foltz/Matt Evans
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 128 Pages
Publisher: Max Vos
Release Date: October 16, 2014
Available at: MaxVos.com
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Journalist Carter Roberts was required to interview Carl Foltz and Matt Evans for an article on their lives. It was not an assignment he relished: he just wanted to get there, get it done and get out. Thinking about the subject matter made his stomach churn.

The interview reveals as much about himself as about the two men, and for the first time, Carter learns what a real home feels like. He never would have expected that meeting the two men would change his way of thinking – and his life – forever.

WARNING: Contains materials for ADULTS only. If you have any reason to think that you cannot or will not tolerate any type of mature subject matter, please do not continue. If you have any issues with any type of taboo, or what you may consider taboo material, please do not read. If you have a closed mind about any sexual activities whatsoever, please put this book down or delete it now. If you truly believe that love is love, then by all means, continue.

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Review: So, this story is about a Carter, a journalist who is off to interview a father/son who happen to be in an actual relationship. I have to say I had many of the same feelings as Carter when starting this endeavor. I was very apprehensive about the relationship, but was open to seeing what the interview revealed.

It isn’t long after Carter meets Carl and Matt that he realizes he was being quite judgmental about the whole situation. He warms up to the guys almost immediately and even more so after the interviewing begins. The interviews were my favorite parts – they really showed the love these guys had for each other while explaining how it all came to be. They were interviewed individually, as well as together, and I loved seeing both sides.

I found I really didn’t have an issue with the father/son aspect of this story. It was clear what these two meant to each other, what they gave up to be together, and the happy life they made for themselves. Things really heat up when the guys show interest in Carter joining them. As a threesome, these guys were really hot stuff. I always have a hard time comprehending how deep feelings can grow so quickly, as they do here. The sex? I have no trouble picturing how that happens with three hot guys. But there are a lot of I love yous which seem overdone at times. Not so much between Matt and Carl, because you expect that from them.

However, the theme of this book, going home, has more meaning where this is concerned. Carter has never had much of a home. He lost his mother fairly early and didn’t have much in the way of fatherly love. So, when the opportunity opens up right in front of him to be a part of an extremely open, warm and loving home, it is easy to understand him taking that chance.

I did not see the ending coming. The epilogue, which takes place 30 years later, was a bit of a surprise, but one that I imagine would have happened eventually anyway. It was nice to see the guys still together and happy, even given the final circumstances.

I really enjoyed this story overall and believe it is my favorite so far of the books I’ve ready by Mr. Vos. It has just enough rough edges and down and dirty sex for my liking, and dare I say, it was even a little fluffier than I was expecting. I love how everything was explained and played out to really give an understanding of this unique and taboo relationship. I really would have liked to have seen the actual article Carter ended up writing.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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