Book Reviews

Home of His Heart (Broken Blue 2) by DJ Monroe at Pinwheel Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 22-April-2019

Book Blurb

Sonny Conroe is just about out of options and the only way he can go is up – that’s what he thinks right before he totals his truck in the worst possible place: the entrance gate of the Broken Blue Ranch. Even worse, the guy that pulls him out of the wreckage is the new foreman, a guy so sexy and so fascinating that Sonny can barely put two words together in his presence.


Deacon Bright is new to the job. He’s not the kind of guy who stays put for long, but the Broken Blue is enough to change his mind. Great scenery, great atmosphere, great pay. Pulling the sexy local guy from a twisted, totaled pick-up truck makes him feel like a hero, and giving him a job is the best decision Deacon has made so far.


But Sonny has his secrets, and Deacon has his fears. Their biggest challenge will be falling into each other’s arms and finding their forever home at the Broken Blue.


Book Review

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” ~ Dalai Lama

All of his life, Sonny Conroe, of ‘Home is his Heart’ by DJ Monroe, has tried to do the right thing, but, inevitably, something has gone wrong. His home life isn’t the best. He loves his mom, but she’s a hoarder who has made their home into a death trap. When she gets so much in the house that he can’t even sleep in his own bed, he knows he has to find somewhere else to live. Fortunately, he finds a job at the local bar that provides him with a room above it. When the owner decides to sell the bar, once again, Sonny has nowhere to go.

While Sonny is driving home, he misjudges the road and ends up upside down. The accident happens right in front of the Broken Blue ranch, from where he was fired a few years earlier. He was young and immature. Instead of asking for gas money when he needed to go see his mom, he tried stealing it and got caught. Fortunately, Sonny is rescued by the new foreman, Deacon Bright, who knows nothing of his history with the ranch. Sonny is hurt so Deacon brings him in. When the owner of the ranch finds out that Sonny is there, Sonny fears the worst, especially with what happened in the past, but to his surprise, he offers Sonny a job on the condition that there’s no more trouble. Sonny vehemently agrees, promising to work as hard as anyone there to prove his worth. It’s the break he needs and does not intend to mess it up.

Deacon is strongly attracted to Sonny in a way he doesn’t quite understand. There’s an honesty and sincerity about Sonny that Deacon has never seen in any other man. Deacon has spent most of his life living a nomadic lifestyle. No one, nowhere has ever given him a reason to want to stay, but being near Sonny is not something he wants to give up. After having a talk with Levi about the rules about fraternizing with coworkers and being assured that there are no rules against it, Deacon begins to pursue Sonny. Sonny can hardly believe that Deacon would want him. He is terrified by the thought of Deacon finding out what a screw-up he has been and will lose interest in him if he figures it out. Deacon has a difficult time convincing him he is serious about them, but manages to do so and they begin a sexual relationship. Things are going well with their first encounter until Sonny gets a phone call; he throws on his clothes and rushes out with no explanation.

I was happy to see that Sonny got a second chance to show everyone how much he had matured and what a wonderful, caring person he is. I loved Deacon and the support and love he showed for Sonny. They both deserved that kind of love. Thanks, DJ, for giving them a happy ending.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 145 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-April-2019
Price $3.99 ebook, $8.99 paperback
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