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.
Stormy. This book is full of turbulence. Not only the story but my feelings were swirling at times as well. Although I found myself a bit topsy-turvy, in the end, I came out on top. Normally I connect easily with Andrew’s characters but Ethan proved to be a challenge. It’s clear he’s been forced to bear more burdens than he should have. His heart and kind soul sparkled despite his dark clouds. But..he was just so emo at times that I struggled. Once he found his confidence, happiness, and of course, love….well, he was much more appealing. And it helped my predicament that Clay is so charismatic and downright delightful you can’t help but adore him.
Ethan is smacked with the deepest betrayal the eve before his big day. He was supposed to marry the boy of his dreams and instead watches his dreams shatter before his eyes. Lost and broken, he decides to grab onto any threads of the future he had envisioned. Australia was more than a bucket list goal, it was an aspiration he shared with his late mother. He refuses to let Michael pop every single bubble and forges ahead with their highly anticipated honeymoon. Once he arrives in the foreign country without the comfort and the security of his partner, he seriously doubts his rash decision. Ethan is hard of hearing. He suffers from moderate to profound hearing loss. Losing his hearing had a huge impact on his life and those close to him. His diagnosis pitched him into a deep depression, one that he recently found himself breaking free from. Sadly, when he lost his hearing his partner also began to drift away. Denial was his shadow and looking back, his relationship trembled precariously long before his wedding day. Embracing his new (terrifying) freedom Ethan makes a new friend. One perhaps, that could bushwhack him all over again. But this time when the wind is knocked out of him, it’s because he’s flying so high.
First, I can’t tell you how much I loved Clay. Second, I absolutely loved traveling with Ethan! I wanted to go back and take notes for future travel ambitions. It was so vivid, so bright, so…gorgeous. I need to see it with my own eyes. I was enamored with the voyage as much as the men on the journey. And *swoon* Clay knocked me clear off my feet. I didn’t care about the recent breakup. I didn’t care about the age gap. I didn’t care about Clay’s ex-wife. It was crystal clear Clay and Ethan were made for each other. I adored their tentative friendship that blossomed into…more. I loved how seamlessly they fit together. Without a doubt, Keira knows how to establish solid romance. And Ethan and Clay are the ultimate example of…happily ever after.
A heartbreaking sever of Ethan’s old life…but a beautiful rebirth of his new life. Sexual awakening late in Clay’s life. A tragic etched memory which shepherded his course…until it leads him to Ethan. And an emotional overload that can be…oppressive. And yet again, Keira clearly demonstrates that love knows no age.
If you enjoy Andrew’s adventurous and enchanting guys, I believe this tale from down under will take you on a ride you won’t ever forget! Fair dinkum mate.
TITLE: Honeymoon for One
AUTHOR: Keira Andrews
LENGTH: 286 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 27, 2018
BUY LINKS: Amazon