★★★ 3 Stars ★★★
Finding North is a ‘Gay for You’ romance between two best friends who thought the world of each other until something happened at the age of 18 to split them apart for the next twelve years.
They live in a small town in Australia where homophobia is still very prevalent. Will is openly gay, but with a highly bigoted father, North is hesitant to rekindle his friendship with his old friend. As Will works in the only pub in town, they often find themselves in each others company and when North is not working or screwing a plethora of women, he is sat across the other side of the bar watching Will.
“No matter what, no matter how crazy he makes me, no matter how much I mighty try and hide the truth, I’ve never been more attracted to another human being, male or female, the way I’m drawn to him.”
We are taken back to the past when they were inseparable, and find out what led them to be the indifferent pair they are now.
I thought this was a decent enough read, but felt that it was missing that certain quality that could have made it a more memorable story. I was left wondering why all of a sudden they went from twelve years not speaking at all, to having banter which led to their reunion. Also, I didn’t quite understand why North felt so loyal to his father when he was such an arsehole to him, it just needed a little more background and more details for me to feel that full connection to the book.
What I loved most about this book was the chemistry between North and Will, it was present from the first page and I loved going on their journey with them. Finding North is an emotional and sexy read, and I think Carmen Jenner did a fantastic job writing her first m/m romance.
Finding North is a m/m romance, told in dual POV, past and present.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review
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