3 Star Review for Where the Heart Belongs by Iyana Jenna #MM #Romance


Title: Where the Heart Belongs
Author Name & Publisher: Iyana Jenna (Torquere Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 27, 2016 – 8,200 Words


Zach’s best friend and brother Drew left him feeling abandoned and lost. In his lowest moment he is kidnapped and made a victim of a hate-crime committed by a true Psycho.

After being rescued by the FBI as a surviving witness, he is placed under the protection of FBI Agent Eugene Harris. Gradually, as Eugene gets to know Zach something strange happens. Instead of being disgusted by what he has learned, Eugene wants to comfort Zach.

Will Zach ever be able to accept that Drew is not coming back? Will Eugene ever have the guts to tell Zach how he truly feels?

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I had a hard time trying to decide if this is a three or four star book. The reason I had such a hard time is for a couple of reasons.

First this book has so much potential to be such an amazing book instead of the short story it turned out to be. Another reason is because this book ended so quickly and left a lot of unanswered questions. The ending of the book was aburt and does not say anywhere of there will be another book to answer the questions I have. Everything was just kind of left up in the air.

Now As far as what the book actually had in it… This is a book that will probably not be for everyone. There is brotherly love with incest in the equation. Then there is rape. So not everyone will like this book. I found the book to be intriguing and would definitely suggest the author makes this into a full length novel. It has so much potential to be an amazing book and it would be ashame to not give the time and effort to this piticular story.

Even though I gave it a 3 star rating, it was not because I did not like it because if I am being honest I really liked the book. I really hope the author decides to make this into a series or decides to make it a full length book because it would be a huge hit if it was either of those.



“Come with me, Zach.”

“Hush…” Zach whispered. He wanted to treasure the moment as much as he could but it was him who pulled back first. “Let’s go,” he said harshly. “You will miss your bus.” His heart bled at how Drew stared at him in confusion, hurt in his eyes. But he knew he had to let go now or he would never be able to.

He helped Drew with his bags and grasped Drew’s jacket sleeve, hugging him tight and kissing him again, not caring who might be watching. Drew clung onto him just like he used to during those cold nights whenever they were alone in a motel room, and squeezed him for the last time, pulling back. Their eyes met.

“I’ll come back for you.”

Long after the bus was gone, Zach was still standing at the bus station, his heart heavy. Drew was his brother and his lover. Zach realized the unnatural nature of their relationship, but he couldn’t bring himself to care.

They only had each other in their lives.


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Reading, watching movies, and being unable to find exactly the thing she wanted to read have led Iyana to write her own stories, mostly about man-on-man romance that has fascinated her since as early as the Starsky and Hutch era. Teaching and writing English course books during the day, Iyana spend her nights mostly dreaming of love stories between two men who are protective toward each other.


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