David Coleman has made some mistakes, and he’ll be living with the consequences for the rest of his life. He’s made decisions that have left him estranged from his once tight knit family. Even now, when David is clean and sober and working his way through medical school with a promising future ahead, his parents refuse to forgive or forget.
When he gets some grim news about his father, David realizes he’s running out of time to make amends. As he comes home for the holidays and his sister’s wedding, he knows it’s going to be tense, but he’s desperate to prove they’re wrong about him. And since they won’t take his word for it, he’s bringing reinforcements.
Hunter Scott will do anything for his childhood best friend, but he never thought that would include posing as his boyfriend. Except David’s family has always respected Hunter. Maybe if they see that David is good enough for Hunter to love, they’ll realize he’s good enough for them too.
But as Hunter and David lean on each other through snowstorms, family drama, and visits from personal demons, maybe this relationship isn’t as much of a performance as it was meant to be.
The Road Home is approximately 82,000 words long.
CW: Recovering addict struggling on-page, references to meth use, combat PTSD, discussions of suicide
Kind of…definitely not my favorite by LA Witt. There was plenty of angst- but it was really family driven, not relationship driven. So much so that I wanted to scream at my kindle. Like, dude. Toxic is toxic! Stop trying to please them!
Anyway, best friends to lovers although they were lovers- or at least boyfriends- back in high school, on a road trip home for Christmas. David is still trying to win back his family’s love after drug addiction. And choosing to do porn. His parents were focused on the porn thing, his brother on the drug addiction thing. But never mind that he is in MED SCHOOL. Like come on. Give the guy a break.
Hunter is the perfect best friend. Flourishing Naval career, great family, supportive best friend. So much so that he pretends to be David’s boyfriend during their trip home hoping that David’s family will finally turn around. Uh, no. Sorry. If you have to have a perfect boyfriend to show your worth to someone, they aren’t worth it.
I get it. Family. But David stresses so often how his friends from his porn career saved his life and are his family. Dude, stick with that. They love you for you.
The on again off again thing between David and Hunter throughout the book was a bit commonplace. Been there, read that.
LA Witt is in my top ten for favorite authors to read, but this one was a miss.
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