Trent Farnsworth moves to Falcon Pointe to get as far away from his controlling family and religion as he can. While his conservative upbringing makes it hard for Trent to admit he’s gay, he accidentally outs himself in front of his four new roommates. None of the men living at 959 Brenton Street are what the world would consider normal, but all four accept him for who he is. And when Trent falls for his much older landlord, Dr. Cory Venerin, he’s as surprised as anyone, but discovering Cory feels the same makes Trent realize he’s truly in the right place at the right time.
Until he tells his family he’s gay. His father uses any resource at his disposal to destroy him, including Trent’s love for Cory. As his father schemes to send Trent to a hospital whose sole purpose is to rip the gay out of him, Cory battles to save not only Trent—but also the possibility of a future together.
This was a strange read for me. I have been a fan of Durston’s writing the past, but to be honest I put off reading this one because of the religious factor of it. But I finally sat down and read it and I must admit, I did enjoy it.
While yes, religion is a HUGE factor in this book, it wasn’t just that. It was about family, friends, and Trent learning to accept himself for who he is.
One thing that I didn’t really like about the book was how it seemed like Cory and Trent met, and then they were “together”. Granted, it didn’t happen right away, but it just seemed like they were pushed together right from the start.
I did love that we got to meet all the other housemates and get to know them all. They became a stronger, bigger family than what his family ended up being like. And it worked great for them.
Now, like I did mention before, there is the religious aspect of the book, as where all a lot of drama and a fair bit of angst that does happen in the book. But overall it was still a good read and I will be sure to read more in the series in the future.