Wednesday, July 15, 2015

[ARC Review]: "Finding Their Way"

Finding Their Way by A.M. Arthur
Publisher: Carina Press (July 20, 2015)
Series: Restoration, 2
Genre: M/M Romance

Thanks to an abusive father and a string of bad relationships, Riley McCage learned the hard way that people are not kind without a reason. Now, after landing a job at popular gay bar Pot O Gold, Riley is on the right track--until the night Boxer finds him drunk and drugged in the back room of an exclusive sex party.

Donald "Boxer" Boxwood wasn't looking for anything beyond some casual kink until he peeled Riley off the floor and gave him a safe place to stay. But there's something compelling about the guy crashing on his couch, and the two forge an instant friendship that eases into unmistakable attraction. Despite Riley's hesitancy, Boxer knows one thing to be true: he needs Riley in his life.

Riley risked everything to run away and build a new life for himself, and his secrets aren't something he'd ever wish upon his kind, gentle new friend. But when the past comes to call, he'll have no choice but to put his trust in Boxer…and believe people can change enough to deserve a second chance.

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Reviews of Arthur's Previous Novels:

No Such Thing (#1) -- TBQ
Stand By You (#3) -- TBQ

The Truth As He Knows It (#1) -- TBQ

Getting It Right (#1) -- TBQ

My Review:

'The past can ambush you if you don't know to watch for it."

Finally, Boxer and Riley's story! A combination of adorable, sweet, and slightly kinky. Um, YES PLEASE!

Boxer looks like a stereotypical tough guy -- big, muscular, shaved head and tatts everywhere. But he's really a sweetheart who wants to take care of everyone in his life. In other words, he's perfect.

Finding his confidence in the bedroom and exploring his abilities as a dom had shown Riley that, despite his own baggage, he had the strength to take care of another person who was suffering. He wouldn't break beneath the weight of someone else's pain -- or let it turn him mean like it had his father.

Riley has been running from his past, but now with the support of Boxer, he's starting to find himself.

I loved these two together: the burly, big-hearted Boxer taking care of Riley, while Riley finds his dominate side and giving Boxer something he's always wanted but hasn't found before. Trust me on this -- it's so sexy, and also cute, seeing the bigger man dominated by the smaller (though Riley's no twink!).

I'm very much looking forward to Elliott's story next. Finding Their Way has it all. If you're already a fan of Arthur's work, you'll love FTW. And if you're not a fan yet, what the hell are you waiting for?

4 1/2 STARS! 

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Note: The quotes used belong to A.M. Arthur; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim them.

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If you're looking for a mildly kinky (but still VERY sexy!) M/M romance, this is the book for you! 

Remember, since this is a Royal Pick, come back on July 30th for a chance to WIN an ecopy of your own!


Until Next Time,


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Sophia Rose said...

What a fun surprise to see their assumed sexual roles are somewhat reversed.

The_Book_Queen said...

I really love when those little twists are thrown in; it's fiction, there's no need to stick to stereotypes! :)