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My first Lane Hayes series read was the Right and Wrong books,and since then I’ve hooked on everything she’s written. Maybe that’s why Isaac’s story felt incomplete to me. There wasn’t the background to help fill in and make Isaac feel a real part of the band. I was left with the feeling that he was pretty much stuck in as the leads guitarist and left to sink or swim. And as far as the McBrides go, where did they come from? There were just too many things like that for me to give it a 5 star rating.
However I can’t wait for the next series to come out. Lane Hayes is truly one of my favorite writers and I highly recommend all of her books.
So I didn't love this book, it was probably my least favourite in the series so far, but that might just be me. I do have a weakness for rocker stories, one of my (many) guilty pleasures, so I really don't regret reading this book. And as with Hayes' other stories, it is very well written, with well developed characters and plot. It can be read as a standalone, but then you'd miss out on some great couples, so if you haven't already, you should definitely start at the beginning of this series. I'll wait 'til you catch up ;)
A Kind of Home was, for the most part a very sweet, slow paced friends to lovers story, with Isaac the internationally famous rock star and Adam, the brother of his best friend. They are an unlikely couple, but they still work on some level. I did like the stalker element to this story, it gave it some more depth and balanced out all the fluff quite nicely.
The main thing that kept me from loving this book was Isaac. There were just too many times where I was yelling "Don't do that, what are you thinking?" or muttering "idiot" under my breath at something else he decided to do (or not to). There were too many "Too Stupid to Live" moments that I felt I was reading a YA novel. (Hint; I'm not a fan of the TSTL YA trope). And instead of communicate he put his head in the sand and ignored the issues, hoping they would go away. Or he ran away, literally.
Seth Clayton was an okay narrator. My only niggle is that he doesn't really feel what he's narrating. At times he sounds bored while reading, and that doesn't heighten the experience. It doesn't draw you into the story, but you disconnect from it in a way. The story and the people weren't alive in that way truly great narrators can make them. On the plus side, Clayton was pleasant to listen to during these hours so that is something that is very important to me.
A copy of this book was generously provided in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes Reviews.