Hey my people! It's your girl, LaQuette. Coming to share something wonderful from author, Keira Andrews! If you don't know it already, Keira is an amazing author whose special superpower is making us feel all the things. So, if you're going to read this book, know that you're going to be moved when you read it. Let's get into this review.
Honeymoon For One
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Betrayed the night before his wedding by the supposed boy of his dreams, Ethan Robinson escapes the devastating fallout by going on his honeymoon alone to the other side of the world. Hard of hearing and still struggling with the repercussions of being late-deafened, traveling by himself leaves him feeling painfully isolated with his raw, broken heart.
Clay Kelly never expected to be starting life over in his forties. He got hitched young, but now his wife has divorced him and remarried, his kids are grown, and he’s left his rural Outback town. In a new career driving a tour bus on Australia’s East Coast, Clay reckons he's happy enough. He enjoys his cricket, a few beers, and a quiet life. If he's a bit lonely, it's not the end of the world.
Clay befriends Ethan, hoping he can cheer up the sad-eyed young man, and a crush on an unattainable straight guy is exactly the safe distraction Ethan needs. Yet as the days pass and their connection grows, long-repressed desires surface in Clay, and they are shocked to discover romance sparking. Clay is the sexy, rugged man of Ethan’s dreams, and as the clock counts down on their time together, neither wants this honeymoon to end.
Honeymoon for One is a gay romance by Keira Andrews featuring a May-December age difference, a slow burn of newfound friends to lovers, first-time m/m sex, and of course a happy ending.
This book focuses on Ethan Robinson, a man who's had his world turned upside down by the loss of his hearing in early adulthood. He's still struggling with adapting to his new life as a Hard of Hearing person when he discovers his fiance and best friend in bed together on the eve of his wedding. Heartbroken and unsure of his next step, he decideds to go on his planned honeymoon to Austrailia alone.
Clay Kelly's life is also in flux. He's divorced and his ex-wife and children are living new lives without him, while he's still holding onto his past. But when he meets Ethan, a young man traveling alone on his tour, Clay finds himself being pushed out of the box he's been stuck in.
Ethan and Kay are the perfect match for one another. Ethan reminds Clay that he's still useful, needed, and desired. As Clay explores his sexuality, Ethan is supportive and understanding. He gives Clay the room he needs to explore and grow without making him feel judged or placing any expectations on him. Clay treats Ethan as a man, and not like his disability. He has patience with Ethan and the accommodations Ethan requires to function in the world. He never makes Ethan feel as if he is a burden, or worse, unworthy of his attention because he's hearing is impaired.
What I loved most about this story is the fact that each man shows the other kindness. That's really what this relationship boiled down to. Two people who'd been dealt difficult situations in their lives, taking the time to make space for each other in the best ways they could.
The writing is beautiful, the story is both heartwrenching and heartwarming, and the chemistry between the two men is electric. If you like May-December romances where both parties are learning something new about themselves and their place in the world, this is the book for you.
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, fantasy, and paranormal 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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