Book Reviews

Honeymoon for One by Keira Andrews

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Disability / Romance
Reviewed by Forgottenastronauts on 26-March-2020

Book Blurb

The wedding is off, but the love story is just beginning.

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 an age gap, sexual awakening, a slow burn of newfound friends to lovers, first-time m/m sex, and of course a happy ending.

 

Book Review

Ethan is walking on air the day before his wedding. He and Michael have been together for years, and Michael was there for him during his years of depression, reeling from the death of his parents and his loss of hearing. When he arrives home early from work and finds Michael in a compromising (ahem) position with Todd, Ethan’s best friend, his life seems over. Or is it just the beginning?

 

Clay is a driver for a touring agency in Australia. He has two children in their twenties, an ex-wife, and a dog, but mostly his life is filled with cricket. Until he meets Ethan, alone on his honeymoon and realizes he might not be as happy as he previously thought.

 

There were so many aspects of this book that I loved.

 

The fact that Clay was older and used outdated slang was just a part of his charm, but I felt like it made his character so real and comfortable, like a flannel shirt. He just oozed care.

 

I always love a main character who has some sort of limitation and Ethan’s loss of hearing was just so HIM. Which sounds weird, but it was just one of those things that he really rolled with and I felt like his personality was such that it was just a unique quirk, not a detriment. And it’s always enlightening to read a story with depth of emotion about an issue like that. I learned a lot and felt myself empathizing with Ethan.

 

I hated Michael and Todd, obviously, as they were the righteous a**holes who cheated on their friend, but the scenes with them were portrayed so well. I was proud of Ethan and the way he handled the situation and that he was able to get closure.

 

Honestly, I feel like I’m going on and on, but there was just so much in this book. There was hate from years ago that was perfectly opposite from the support and love from Clay’s daughter, Sam, and his son, Pete. Well, and his ex-wife I suppose. It was just very well done from all angles.

 

The slow burn was slow slow slow but in the best way. It was slow until it wasn’t and then it was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for more.

 

It’s definitely worth the read. I will have to check out more of Keira Andrews works after this.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 288 pages / 9 hours and 33 minutes
Heat Level
Publication Date 27-September-2018
Price $3.50 ebook, $8.95 paperback, $15.30 audio book
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Honeymoon-One-May-December-Romance-ebook/dp/B07HK85PB3