Book Review: Out of the Blues by Mercy Celeste

Reviewed by Susan65

27782190Title: Out of the Blues
Author: Mercy Celeste
Heroes: Mason Foxworth/Kilby Adams
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 219 Pages
Publisher: MJC Press
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Whoever said you can’t go home again should change that to should not go home again. As in EVER!

Mason Foxworth swore on his grandmother’s bible never to return to the small Georgia town he sort of grew up in. And for eight years he’d succeeded in keeping that promise. Until his twin sister decided she needed to get married…back home…and she’d invited their parents. Wasn’t this going to be a just a fabulous weekend?

Since leaving the Marines, Kilby Adams rarely ever left his farm and now here he was in Georgia, as best man at his stepbrother’s wedding. Out of his comfort zone and with too many people that he doesn’t know Kilby has nothing to keep his mind off the past except the gorgeous brother of the bride.

And wouldn’t you just know it, there was only one room left at the Inn and Kilby would have to share it, with Mason, who was straight and….yeah, this was going to be one hell of a weekend.


Review: So, after reading this little gem, I no longer wish that I were the progeny of celebrity parents, being birthed with a platinum spoon in my mouth and wads of cash in my pockets. If Mason and Harper are any indication of life with parents more concerned with their careers than their kids…which I firmly believe fits many celebrity families…then I am glad to come from a more modest middle class environment.

Mason is a mess. Literally, he is well and truly a wreck, even though the extent of that is not fully revealed until close to the end of the book. His twin sister, Harper, is just as twisted except she got the help she needed and moved on…Mason was a little slow on the uptake and thus his issues with love and relationships.

Kilby has his own demons to work through, and dealing with a man in the closet (who doesn’t even realize he’s in the closet) is just not very high on his to-do list. Getting a little freaky with his unexpected weekend roommate is another story. These two just light up the sky with their fireworks and could care less who hears them in the process. So much for being in the closet, Mason!!!

This is, and is not, a typical Mercy Celeste book. It’s a little tamer and the character you love to hate is not one of the guys, this round, but more like multiple players…i.e. Mason’s cougar slut mother and his indifferent father. I really never came around to liking Arden, the mom, but the father, Doug, finally grew a pair at the end.

All in all, this turned into something a lot different than I was expecting and that something was much better than I was expecting. So, yeah, I definitely recommend this book to everyone.

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, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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