Homebird Book Cover Homebird
Amy Lane
M/M Romance
Dreamspinner Press
December 18, 2018
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Crispin Henry isn’t an adventurer. He learned early on that the world is a frightening place and that home is rare and precious. If his friends didn’t drag him to sports games and ill-advised trips to Vegas, he wouldn’t get out at all—and his trip to Munich for Oktoberfest is no exception. But it’s there that he meets Luka Gabriel, and he learns to take a chance.

 

Luka is a free-spirited world traveler, working at Oktoberfest to feed his enchantment with new places and new people. His only possessions fit in his backpack, and he depends on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep. Crispin should know better—but he takes Luka’s hand anyway, and together they turn three nights in Munich into the relationship neither of them has been brave enough to risk—and neither can let go of.

 

When Luka turns up on Crispin’s doorstep before the holiday season, Crispin takes him in on hope alone. Yes, he knows the odds are good Luka will flutter out of his life again and leave him bereft, but isn’t it worth it to see if Luka is a homebird after all?

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Luka spends his life on the road.  He limits his possessions and changes locations as the spirit moves him.  Spontaneity is his life.  Crispin Henry could not be more opposite.  His life falls into the comfortable pattern he has built for himself.  Crispin needs the consistency to feel grounded, safe.  So what happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object?  In the deft hands of Amy Lane, what happens is poignant, beautifully written, romance.  These two men have been broken by events in their pasts.  While their reactions are very different, what has broken them is painfully similar.  What starts as a night of passion at Oktoberfest in Munich becomes more than either man was expecting.

This is a story about hope and home.  The characters in this book do not live perfect lives.  But whatever problems they face, they face them with hope.  They all have different definitions of home as well.  What they don’t realize is that the home they are all looking for is living in the foundation of their friendship, of their love for one another.  This could be what eventually scares Luka off, or maybe it could be what finally gives him his own home.  This is a truly satisfying love story.  I hope there is a follow-up for Cam, Crispin’s best friend.  I would love to see him get his happily ever after as well!