REVIEW: Always Mine by Sloane Kennedy

REVIEW: Always Mine by Sloane KennedyAlways Mine by Sloane Kennedy
Series: Love In Eden #1
Published by Amazon Digital Services LLC on June 17, 2019
Genres: Gay Romance, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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I had one reason for never going back to the small town I once called home, but I never guessed it would be the same one that made me want to stay...
Brooks
I grew up in the small town of Eden, Wyoming, but never really felt like I fit in.

Until I met the one boy who changed all that.

When we were kids, Xavier Price understood horses, but somehow, he got me too. He'd made me feel like I wasn't just the overdressed, too sensitive fifteen-year-old geek who loved math and didn't always say the right thing. But all that changed the night he threw my trust back in my face and betrayed my family in the worst kind of way.

And while I'm back in Eden to make sure my uncle's horse ranch is operating in the black, the one thing I know I won't have to deal with is the man who'd been on the verge of stealing my heart ten years ago.

Because Xavier Price is still in prison for what he did and even if he weren't, he wouldn't be foolish enough to show his face in Eden ever again.

Right?
Xavier
Wrong.

That's what returning to Eden after ten years behind bars feels like. But it wasn't like I had a whole lot of choices. And it wasn't like I was going to be handed any decent job offers, let alone my dream one of working with horses.

But that's exactly what happened and now that I'm foreman of Black Hills Ranch, I'm not letting this job go for anything.

Not even the spoiled little rich kid I'd thought was different when he'd glommed onto me ten years ago.

I have no doubt Brooks Cunningham didn't wait long to move on to bigger and better things the second my jail cell was locked behind me, and that's just fine by me. I'd been wrong about the sweet, emotional boy who'd had a habit of wearing his heart on his sleeve anyway.

Except fate has decided to have another go at me by tossing Brooks right back into my sometimes too small world. Gone is the scrawny, stars-in-his-eyes nerd who used to do math problems just for fun. In his place is a gorgeous specimen of a man who thinks he can go toe to toe with me and once again destroy everything I've worked for.

Not happening.

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  • Romance
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  • World Building
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4.6
Review: Always Mine is a powerful and beautiful story of two boys who at some point in their life were separated by tragedy, betrayal, and lies.

In this beautiful and heartbreaking story, we meet Xavier who was accused of a crime he didn’t commit at the age of 16.  He suffered injustice, hate, and judgment from everyone in town including the boy he was ready to give his love to. But now as an adult, Xavier only want to get on with his life, keep working with horses and hopefully bring his mother and sister to live with him on the farm.

We also meet Brooks, a man who hides what he is, his needs and desire in an attempt to maintain or perhaps even gain his father’s acceptance and love. He has devoted himself to becoming the man his father has always wanted in a son, but to no avail.

When Brooks & Xavier find themselves face to face again anger and rage take front stage. It isn’t soon enough when they resort to fist fighting, and while they both have held a lot of pain and anger in their heart they soon come to understand that everything that happened between them was set up by destiny and the people they love.

Always Mine is raw, emotional and a one hundred percent swoon-worthy read that brings a lot of emotion to the table. These characters feel real, their story feels real and the consequences of their actions feel real. If you are looking for a story with deep emotions, raw desire & love then look no further. Always Mine has everything a greedy love story needs, and more.

Do I recommend this book? YES, YES, YES
Can’t wait to read it? buy it now!

About Sloane Kennedy

Although Sloane Kennedy always dreamed of being a writer as a teenager, she didn’t take the plunge until 2015 when she released her first novel. Since then, she has released nearly 30 books including the Amazon best-selling “Pelican Bay” and “Protectors” series. While she initially began writing M/F romance, she found her true passion writing gay romance and nearly all of her most recent releases reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Gay Romance bestseller list and several have made it to Amazon’s overall bestseller list. Sloane was born in Germany but grew up in the U.S. and although she currently lives in Wisconsin, the place where she has always felt most at home is Seattle and many of her books take place in the Emerald city. When not writing, a menagerie of 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 horses takes up what little time she has left in the day!


Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

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