Sometimes life will surprise you
Sometimes it will disappoint you
Sometimes it will kick you in the balls
Sometimes it will make you so happy you feel like you can fly
And sometimes, just sometimes, it will do all of those things.
The kick in the balls, both literally and figuratively, happened to Noah Pierce a long time ago. Ten years to be exact, when, to cap off a brutal and horrendous four-year relationship with the man who claimed to love him, that man buried a butcher knife in his side. It was the final wound in a seemingly endless cycle of bruises, cuts, breaks, sprains and other things that sent him to the hospital. He thought he was going to die. But when he opened his eyes in that ER room and saw a stranger with kind yet determined eyes looking back at him and with his boyfriend nowhere in sight, Noah knew that life was going to change for him. And it did.
For ten years he was stronger, he was better, he was……hollow.
He didn’t realize that last part until he saw one man. One pair of haunting blue eyes beside the very man who had ruined Noah all those years ago. One pair of frightened eyes. One pair of hollow, hopeless eyes that Noah couldn’t have walked away from if he tried…..because someone else hadn’t walked away from him all those years ago.
Noah didn’t realize it at the time, but by saving Jesse Miller from the clutches of his ex, he was going to learn to fly…..
This is an adult M/M romance intended for readers over 18.
It has an HEA (happily ever after) for the main characters in this book with no cheating.
Trigger warning: This book contains mentions of past sexual abuse
REVIEWMy Rating - 5 Stars
Blackbird Fly Home is one of those books that just hits you in your heart, and leaves you thinking about it for a while. I am super impressed with this first book in the Doyle Global Securities series by Kendel Duncan.
Noah spent years with his ex, Jacob, with things being fine when they started dating. But Jacob soon starts controlling him, cutting him off from everyone else, and leaving him completely dependent on Jacob.
When Noah finds Jessie, also under Jacob's control he is compelled to help him. As Noah gets Jessie away from Jacob, Jessie ends up asking Noah for help sexually.
Noah's been unable to trust any guy since Jacob, never even allowing himself to date anyone. But he finds himself insanely attracted to the broken Jessie. They are both so darn broken, completely wounded, but together they might be able to heal.
This story will have you smiling, cringing, and crying. It is full of action, suspense, tragedy, and an amazing journey towards healing.
I haven't read anything else by Kendel Duncan, but after reading Blackbird Fly Home, I hope to go back and read some of Kendel's other books, and I'm anxiously awaiting the next in this series!