This m/m erotic romance addresses some painful issues that remind us how much progress still needs to be made in our society. The hot and cold relationship between Jordan and Colin is a little too inconsistent for my tastes and it seems difficult to believe that Jordan was oblivious to Colin’s presence then becomes obsessed with him. The intimate scenes are wonderfully sizzling and I loved the interaction between Colin’s son and the adults around him but this is not my favorite story from this author. However, I do hope that Colin’s brother gets his own time in the spotlight and that we get a chance to revisit these characters.
“Home to Cedarwood” by Megan Slayer is a story about Colin Baker who takes on the challenge of dealing with school bullying in addition to working through the issues of a negative past connection to Jordan Hargrove, who isn’t sure he’s ready to come out of the closet, particularly since he is a police officer and worries about the professional impact. Colin is also dealing with hate crimes and the stress of operating in a town that is not gay-friendly and he will have to decide whether he feels up to the challenge of overcoming all of the obstacles he’s facing and giving his son a safe environment or walk away from all the progress he’s starting to make.
Colin Baker owns a book store, and he’s back in Cedarwood with his son. He’s looking for a new start after a bad breakup, but he never expected that start to include his old crush, Officer Jordan Hargrove. Jordan hasn’t come out, but if he can score with Colin, then he’s all in. He’s dreamed of hot nights with the quiet man.
After a speeding ticket and some hurt feelings, sparks fly between the bookstore owner and the police officer, but Cedarwood is a small town with small-town values, and a gay couple isn’t what the town expects. Colin’s created a support group for single gay fathers and he feels he’s making some difference in Cedarwood. Some folks in Cedarwood are fine with these two men reconnecting, but some aren’t.
Will the naysayers be enough to drive Colin and Jordan apart, or will they make their way together in this small town?