Noah Trevelyan has lost his moorings. Disowned over his sexuality as a teenager, he hasn’t been back to his home on the Outer Banks since his fisherman father kicked him out. But when he returns for the Old Man’s funeral, he discovers his father left him the house and boat in his will. Noah must choose whether to stay or go, but he won’t be alone. There’s Ian, working to overcome the emotional scars left by a domineering ex-boyfriend, and Ty, a cheerful housekeeper who’s struggling to take care of his Alzheimer’s-stricken aunt. There’s Joshua too, running from the destruction of his old life, and Gabriel, who was once beaten and left for dead, and doesn’t know how to survive on his own.
Will they find in each other the strength and courage to keep living—and learn, together, how to love again? A polyamorous relationship is the last thing any of them expected to find in the Outer Banks, but it might be what they need most, and it might even be their redemption—if they can keep their group from breaking apart under the pressure.
We start this story with Noah returning to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for his father’s, aka The Old Man, funeral. The Old Man had kicked Noah out a decade ago for being gay and Noah hadn’t been back since. While at the funeral Noah meets a collection of men from his new neighbor Ian, to Ty a local boy from down the beach to two newcomers Gabriel and Joshua.
Each man has a past and a secret or something that is currently making their lives difficult. They find support and solace in one another as friends and then as lovers.
For whatever reason they work in a way that seems impossible and yet it just makes them so strong – strong enough to overcome what life throws at them.
What a surprise this was! When I agreed to review this I didn’t even read the blurb because I was so psyched to see another book by Max MacGowan – I really enjoyed Taking The Long Way Home (https://openskyebookreviews.com/taking-the-long-way-by-max-macgowan/)and I just knew this would be good, too.
So… I was not prepared for a polyamorous relationship and with 5 guys! But… this isn’t a story all about kinky sex – it’s really about building a support system for yourself and finding the family you need – no matter what that may look like.
Each guy’s story is heart breaking in it’s own way and they are all so different, it was fascinating watching them build a relationship – all with each other.
I really enjoyed this and found it impossible to put it down. Max is a terrific writer and I highly recommend it and give it 5 of 5 stars.
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