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.”
Title: A Clean Break
Series: Gay Amish #2
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Self published
Publication date: February 3, 2015
Word count: 79,000
Heat level: Explicit
Formats: Mobi, ePub, PDF
They’ve escaped to the outside world—but can they really be free?David and Isaac have found happiness in each other’s arms. In faraway San Francisco, Isaac’s brother Aaron helps them explore confusing “English” life and move beyond the looming shadow of their Amish roots. For the first time, David and Isaac can be openly gay, yet they struggle to reconcile their sexuality with their faith. At least they don’t have to hide their relationship, which should make everything easier. Right?But while Isaac thrives at school and makes new friends, David wrestles to come to terms with the reality of the outside world. Haunted by guilt at leaving his mother and sisters behind in Zebulon, he’s overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city as he works to get his carpentry business off the ground.While David and Isaac finally sleep side by side each night, fear and insecurity could drive them miles apart.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Message to the author: Keira Andrews, you killed me. Killed. Me.
Okay, for those who don't know it yet, this is book two, so go back to the first book if you have not read that yet. Otherwise, you won't understand why I am sniffling like a gook and hating the author, loving her, and loving David and Isaac even more.
...on to the review:
So we open the book, we read that Isaac and David are out. They are OUT! They leave Zebulon amidst the scandal they caused. Their people are talking, they are condemned and they just up and leave. Straight to San Francisco, an alien English world they are excited to know, explore and live in. To help them out are Isaac's long, lost and never spoken of brother, Aaron and his wife.
And their life begins, and it wobbles, and reality sets in and... no spoilers!!!
Take it this way, the way this is written, I as a reader got myself fully invested into these two young men trying to wade themselves out of an English world they could very well drown in. They learn new things, they see new stuff, their curiosity drives them and it could only go two ways: this brave new world could destroy them or they could take to it like duck to water. To complicate matters, they may have left Zebulon but really, Zebulon never left them.
Religion is as religion is and it has a tendency to burrow itself deep into anyone's psyche and it can lead one to reject it or allow it to encompass them. For these two young men, it was difficult for they physically left religion and family yet their minds kept going back. It was a struggle to read how they struggled to keep faith with their love and remain objective amidst all the alien things they are just getting to know. By the end of the book, erm, no spoilers!!!, I was just done.
So when is book three???????