Book Review: Memories with The Breakfast Club: Finding His Place by Nic Starr

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Memories with The Breakfast Club: Finding His Place
Author: Nic Starr
Series: Kindle Worlds
Heroes: Kieran Walters/Darius Jensen
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 33K
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Sometimes finding your place in the world can lead to love.

Kieran Walters is the illegitimate son of a successful businessman. Despite striving to win his father’s affection, a confrontation that has been years in the making leaves Kieran devastated to realize he will never be good enough. Jealous of the half brother he’s never met, and who most likely doesn’t know of his existence, Kieran vows to find out what makes his brother so special in their father’s eyes.

Darius Jensen manages a nightclub. He loves his job, but is reluctant to commit when given the opportunity to become a partner. His previous foray into business ownership with a boyfriend had disastrous results, and Darius is still paying the price, both financially and emotionally.

When Kieran starts working with Darius at Sparks, Darius shows him it’s not too late for Kieran to realize his dreams—the fulfilling career, a loving family, and someone who loves him for who he is. If only Kieran can convince Darius of the same thing. But before Kieran’s and Darius’s dreams can come true, Kieran needs to come clean with his brother and deal with the resulting fallout… which threatens his relationship with Darius.

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Review: I loved the premise of this book, but it fell just a little flat for me. It may have been because it was so short and there were multiple story lines going on at once. On the one hand, we have Kieran, who is an unknown brother to Marcus (from The Breakfast Club series) and the drama surrounding their hound dog father, Paul, and Kieran’s doormat mother, Sharon. And on the other hand, there is the budding romance between Darius and Kieran.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a good story. I just needed it to be a little longer so that I could feel more of a connection for Kieran and Darius. They have such great potential but it seemed so much was lost or glossed over as the focus was more on Kieran and his family issues. I would also recommend refreshing your memory on The Breakfast Club series. Even though I’d read and loved them, I felt a little lost at first trying to remember who was who. That is on me because it had been a while since I’d read them.

Kieran had a right to his feelings, and if I were in his place, I probably would have felt slighted as well. I understood his anger directed at his parents and Marcus, even though Marcus was just as innocent as Kieran, he just didn’t know that. Getting to the point where they could learn to be brothers, and try to become a family was the highlight of the story for me. I loved the idea of Kieran with Darius, but without Marcus, that relationship would never work. This may be a short story, but it ended on a high note with a strong happy-for-now, but I think Kieran and Darius need another story where they are the focal point.

Recommended for those who’ve read The Breakfast Club series and enjoy a little family drama with a happy ending.

Overall Impression: It was good!

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

 

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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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