“Flash Rip” by Keira Andrews

about

On Australia’s hottest beach, the most dangerous current is between them.

Training to be a lifeguard is tough work, but Cody Grant loves a challenge. He spends long days in the sun and surf rescuing swimmers from treacherous rip currents while trying not to lust after senior lifeguard Liam Fox—who is deeply, painfully closeted.

Liam was supposed to be a football legend. Now in his mid-thirties, it’s been over a decade since his dream shattered along with his knee. Fans still recognize him regularly, and he’s terrified his sexuality will be discovered and his conservative parents will reject him. He has strict rules to protect his secret and keeps everyone at arm’s length. Liam never acts on his need to surrender after being shamed for it years ago by the first and only man he trusted.

Out and proud Cody fascinates Liam—and tempts him to break all the rules.

Cody is practically half Liam’s size and age, but has the confidence and compassion to take charge and give Liam the release, affection, and acceptance he desperately craves. But how long can a secret affair satisfy their hearts? As if saving lives isn’t hard enough, Cody faces his greatest challenge yet convincing Liam to trust him and find the courage to live out loud.

review

If Keira Andrews writes a thing, Sheri wants to read the thing. It doesn’t really matter what it is but if she fills it with sexy men protecting a gorgeous beach in Australia while trying (unsuccessfully) not to fall in love, this want becomes a need. I needed this book. It bounced into my reading schedule like a bright tennis ball with a golden retriever puppy attached and I couldn’t help but smile. Granted the beginning was a bit overwhelming (Aussie speak plus surfer speak felt like a foreign language at times) but it didn’t take long and I was holding on, waiting, knowing the current was going to pull me under. When it took me down I easily went with it, trusting Andrews to take me wherever she saw fit. Such a beautiful thing when you have faith like that in your go-to authors. I was delighted with the happy ending and already look forward to the next KA book I can dive into. Technically a flash rip happens quickly and without warning and that’s exactly how Liam fell in love with Cody. Here, come on! Let me tell you some more…..

Like

White sand, blue skies, and glistening bodies…what’s not to like? Seriously though, Andrews is really pushing a trip down south up on my bucket list. I wanna visit, yesterday! Then she really brings it with these guys! Cody is easy to like. He’s young, determined and ready to snag his dream. All his life the ocean has called to him and he’s finally ready to answer. A summer of training with the best lifeguards down under will prove if he can make it…or break it. He doesn’t need distractions. His eye is firmly on the prize, securing a spot with the team, and nothing else matters. That is until Liam catches his gaze and holds it. Liam is an enigma. Cody can’t quite figure him out but wants to. You see, Liam did snag his dream but it was mercilessly ripped from him. Protecting the coast was not the future he envisioned but it has become his saving grace. When an injury stole his footie career before it truly began he lost more than the ability to play soccer. He lost his purpose and began to pull the threads of his old life further and further apart. He hates his misfortune, his parents’ homophobia, and his own desires. He spends most of his time in the brightest of places but his life is dark. Until a radiant young man breezes into his space and brings light and hope with him. Gahhhh! This…this takes me to what I loved!

 

love

Opposites attract is one of my weaknesses. I also absolutely adore it when love blossoms but not strictly between two people. Liam doesn’t really like himself much, let alone love himself. Cody demonstrates the power of either surrounding yourself (inside and out) with love or hate. I despised the fear and anxiety Liam battles on a daily basis. But I loved watching Cody break down his walls one by one. I cursed the hiding and the guilt forced on Liam. But I loved witnessing Liam find his strength in the power of submission in the bedroom. I loved spending time with them at the beach. I loved a…flash from the past rescue. I loved the joy of accepting your true self. I loved how feelings were brought to the limelight and courageously kept there. I loved the balance of sweet and salty, tender and tenacious, and sexy and well, sexy. Guess you could say, I loved it a great deal. I hope you do too.

 

beware

A deeply closeted man with a fortress around his heart. The urge to study up on Aussie slang. And a wild ride that will knock you around before delivering you safely back to the shore.

 

bookisfor

Beach lovers, Aussie lovers, and KA lovers….or anyone else looking for a ripper romance.

 

bookinfo

TITLE: Flash Rip
AUTHOR: Keira Andrews
PUBLISHER: self-pub
LENGTH: 350 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2019
BUY LINKS: Amazon 

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