Sunday, March 20, 2016

5 Star Review: Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews

Author Name: Keira Andrews

Book Title: Beyond the Sea

Publisher: KA Books

Release Date:  March 15, 2016

Genre: Contemporary gay romance; gay for you

Tags: gay for you, desert island, first time, contemporary, angst, adventure

Heat Level (1 being no sexual content, 5 being erotica): 5

Pairing (Male/Female, Male/Male, Female/Female, Ménage): m/m

Length: 85,000 words

Book Description:  Two straight guys. One desert island.

Even if it means quitting their boy band mid-tour, Troy Tanner isn’t going to watch his little brother snort his future away after addiction destroyed their father. On a private jet taking him home from Australia, he and pilot Brian Sinclair soar above the vast South Pacific. Brian lost his passion for flying—and joy in life—after a traumatic crash, but now he and Troy must fight to survive when a cyclone strikes without warning.

Marooned a thousand miles from civilization, the turquoise water and white sand beach look like paradise. But although they can fish and make fire, the smallest infection or bacteria could be deadly. When the days turn into weeks with no sign of rescue, Troy and Brian grow closer, and friendship deepens into desire.

As they learn sexuality is about more than straight or gay and discover their true selves, the world they've built together is thrown into chaos. If Troy and Brian make it off the island, can their love endure?

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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Troy discovers that his brother has been doing drugs, and rather than seeing him kill himself as their father did, he quits the boyband they're both in and decides to take a private plane back to LA from Australia to get their mom's help. Only things don't quite work like that, and a cyclone forces the plane to make a forced landing. The pilot dies during the crash, and Troy and Brian Sinclair are the sole survivors and must rely on each other to make the best of a bad situation while they are on a deserted island waiting to be rescued. As days, weeks and months start to pass, they become closer, but will that closeness survive when they're rescued and thrown back into their lives? 

I am a big fan of Keira Andrews, and GFY is one of my favorite tropes, so I jumped at the chance to review this book and I wasn't disappointed! Keira Andrews did a great job with making it realistic on both Troy and Brian's parts, it wasn't sudden, she took her time and laid the foundation of their friendship and how slowly that morphed into something more, deeper and more meaningful, without making it feel forced. 

I adored the part when they were on the island, it was great to see them get to know each other and learn what they were capable of when thrown in such a difficult situation. Troy wasn't spoiled at all, he was very mature for his age, probably due to all he had to endure with his father. I expected Brian to do well in that situation, and he did, but Troy, well, he did a whole lot better than what anyone might have thought a pop star might do. He was resilient and supportive and managed to break Brian's walls. And Brian was strong and silent, and he managed to make Troy feel safe. Together they were sweet and had great chemistry and I just loved them together. 

This is a fantastic book, one you won't regret buying. It is insightful and hopeful and it shows us that love is love and that's that. It left me feeling all warm and fuzzy, after the emotional rollercoaster Ms. Andrews took us in with that last part. Definitely recommendable! 

Rating: 5 Stars!!! 

Author Bio: 

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”

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