Book Reviews

You Can Go Home Again by Drew Zachary at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-March-2013

Book Blurb

Veterinarian Peter Rawley has returned to his prairie home of Claremont after a six year absence to care for his ailing parents. While out at the local watering hole, he runs into his old friend Harlan Brant. Lan is number one on the list of people Pete wants to catch up with now that he's back, and it looks like the feeling is mutual.

When a couple of drinks leads to an invitation to spend an off day out at Lan's ranch, Pete wonders if an old friendship can become something more and if it's true that you can go home again.

Book Review

Sometimes coming home can be just what you need, and, rather than a step back, it can become a step into your future. Maybe it doesn't happen often, and in most cases 'going back' is just that; it was a nice surprise to see a different turn of events in this story.


Peter has been away from home for six years to become a vet, and to discover that he is gay. From what I found out about him, this is not something he could have done at home. When he does return, it is with somewhat mixed feelings. Not because he left in anger, or was kicked out, but because it feels to him like 'going back', and because he is afraid what will happen when he confronts his best friend. The friend he just left behind and didn't stay in touch with. The thing is, there is a major discovery awaiting Peter, one he'd have missed if he hadn't decided to accept the job in a town he thought he'd seen the last of when he went to college. When he runs into his best friend, Harlan, he is surprised by what he finds.


Harlan is sad, and more than a little disappointed that Peter never contacted him. But their friendship still seems intact, and they go fishing like in the old days. Different from the old days, Harlan is no longer willing to shut up about his feelings for Peter. And thank God for that!


When these two men open up to each other and explore their new relationship, passion flares. If you like friends becoming more, sometimes years later, if you enjoy reading about the beginnings of love, and if you're looking for a hot read that will make you smile, you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 41 pages/8700words
Heat Level
Publication Date 17-August-2010
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