Title: 959 Brenton Street
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Author: Thianna Durston
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.
959 Brenton Street is the first book in the new series, Men of Falcon Point. This book sets things up by introducing several men who hopefully get a story of their own. In this first book, the main characters are Cory Venerin and Trent Farnsworth.
Cory is a doctor. He also has a large home which allows him to rent out rooms to those who need them, as long as they follow his rules. Trent Farnsworth is a young college student hoping that, once he gets away from his very religious family, he can finally become the man he wants to be. When there is a mess up at the college, and Trent has no place to live, he begins to wonder if he will be forced home. Luckily Trent sees an ad for a room at Cory’s and jumps at the chance to get in.
While Trent is surprised to discover that some of the men at Cory’s are either gay or bi, he is still worried when he unintentionally outs himself. He also begins to wonder why some of Cory’s rules turn him on a little. Then there is the fact that Cory seems to be Trent’s ideal man.
There are view obstacles that cause a delay to the men coming together, however, once they do things really pick up. I loved watching these two. Cory and Trent are good together, each bringing something to the relationship that the other man is in need of. The author keeps things from being too easy going though by throwing in Trent’s family.
While Trent worried that his family would take finding out he was gay badly, neither he nor I thought it would play out the way it did. Thankfully for Trent, he has made some solid friendships with the other guys at Cory’s and when Trent finds himself needing rescued; they are there to help him out.
I really liked the way the author wrapped things up. Not only were things between Cory and Trent set to right, but changes in the house are also revealed. This is one series that I am looking forward to reading and I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
Reviewed by: Lydia
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