Title: Beyond the Sea
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books
Characters: Troy Tanner, Brian Sinclair
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
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?
Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews is a sexy, well-written story that kept this reader on the edge of her seat. I found myself quickly wondering how these two men would persevere being stranded on a desert island and how their relationship would develop as time went on.
One of the things I loved about this book is the trust and friendship these two men shared between them. At first glance, both men are pretty different. Troy is a rockstar. Brian is a pilot. Troy is used to living life in the limelight and Brian leads a quieter existence. In the end, it is Brian’s stability and friendship that wins over Troy’s loyalty and devotion, and I loved the interesting dynamics of their relationship.
When they first meet, Troy is frustrated and tired of always looking out for his kid brother. He’s a very talented, sweet man who is a caretaker at heart. In all honesty, until the plane begins to crash, Troy doesn’t really pay attention to Brian. To him, Brian is just a pilot and he is wrapped up so much into his own problems, he just doesn’t pay much attention to what’s going on around him. But when they crash, Troy quickly begins to rely on Brian and starts to see the sweet and interesting man he is inside.
Although Troy can easily be a leader, but when it comes to survival, he quickly understands that Brian knows what he’s doing and there are many times he allows the older man to take the lead. On the other hand, Brian leans on Troy just as much. Troy’s sweet nature and all of the hard work he puts in to keep them alive, quickly shows Brian that Troy isn’t the stereotypical, spoiled rockstar that most people would assume he is.
I loved how their relationship developed as the book progressed. I could really see their friendship deepening and developing into an attraction and love. They have many long days together and soon share most of their innermost vulnerabilities and secrets they have, and as the trust and friendship continues to grow between them, to me it was natural for them to become attracted to one another and fall in love.
In the end, regardless of how they identified themselves sexually, Beyond the Sea is a book about two people who fall in love. Ms. Andrew’s did an amazing job at showing us how true love can conquer all, regardless of the labels and challenges that life throws our way.
Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews is an easy book to recommend. Between the well-written, likable characters and the amazing love they shared, this is a story that will live in your heart long after you finish the book.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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