- File Size: 575 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: KA Books (September 27, 2018)
- Publication Date: September 27, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07HK85PB3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Honeymoon for One: Gay Romance Kindle Edition
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"This story is perfect on so many levels: Clay's sexual awakening; the hot but ever-so-tender sex once the men get together; the complex secondary characters, particularly Clay's daughter Sam and his dog Gilly; the way Clay looks out for Ethan always; and the way Ethan is willing to risk everything to be with Clay." ~ My Fiction Nook
"I appreciated incorporating a character who is dealing with a physical challenge and Andrews does a great job helping us see the world from Ethan's perspective.... If you are looking for a story of two guys starting over and finding themselves in the process, Honeymoon for One is a good choice." ~ Joyfully Jay LGBTQ Romance Reviews
"Another truly wonderful romance from Keira Andrews. She never fails to bring all the emotional connections to her love stories and this one is no exception.... This is a perfect book for snuggling up with by a cosy fire. Oh and a note on the dialogue-perfect. Clay spoke Aussie with a flair and an authenticity which I recognised from my own experiences Down Under." ~ Mirrigold Mutterings & Musings
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And then there were Michael and Todd, Ethan's fiance and best friend, and to coin a cliche, with people like them in his life, Ethan seriously didn't need enemies. Betrayed by the two men he loved most in the world, Ethan determines to go on his honeymoon to Australia alone. Although it's a scary situation, since he is hard of hearing (and OMG the panic when his hearing aid batteries die and he has no replacements!), he doesn't let that stop him. He even becomes friends with the hot AF driver of the tour bus that takes him and his fellow travelers up the coast of Australia.
Clay is an older(in his 40s) man who's left work in the mines in the outback to drive a tour bus after his wife divorces him. Things had always been... well, not great between them, but they'd been good, hadn't they? Apparently not, hence the divorce, but two years later, he was still in no rush to find a woman, even though his twenty-something daughter kept pushing him toward dating websites.
Ethan and Clay meet and gradually become friends. When Ethan works up the courage to go snorkeling, he's enthralled to the point he keeps swimming farther and farther away from the boat. This is where I was afraid something was going to go seriously wrong, especially since Ethan keeps worrying about sharks. I should have known Ms. Andrews would keep him safe. :-)
When Ethan's Airbnb falls through at the end of his tour, Clay steps forward and invites him to spend the rest of his vacation in Australia at his house. And things just keep getting better and better, with them going from friends to lovers.
This was an exceptionally sweet read, and satisfying? Well, I should say, especially with Michael and Todd's dumbfounded reaction at the end. I just hope karma comes back to bite both of them in their asses. While Ethan and Clay grow old and happy together, the bloom will hopefully fade from the rose of Michael and Todd's relationship, which began with lies and cheating.
Anyway, definitely a good read. Highly recommended. :-D
There his tour bus driver, mid-40s Clay Kelly, finally comfortable in his skin after his wife basically abandoned him after more than 20 years of marriage, takes pity on him but also gets to know Ethan a bit more than he might have planned, or in the end, hoped for.
This is a leisurely paced love story which seems a bit off the wall in theory but as you go on you are not only convinced of its viability, but mesmerized by the authors lovely language and loving exposition of each man's repressed needs, and unexpected fulfillments.
This book has humor and heartbreak, respectful and carnal physical awakening and exploration, and in the end a hoot of an Epilogue which will keep your eyebrow raised, and hopes fulfilled.
The descriptions of Australia are top notch. I really liked Clay, and I liked his coming out, and everything good that this did for him.
But somehow I didn't quite like Ethan. His hearing loss, and the isolation it causes, are very sympathetically described. But I just never warmed up to him, I don't know why. While I was glad for Clay, I didn't feel quite the same about Ethan. Sometimes he seemed so insistent - too concerned about political correctness, using the right words. Sometimes I felt like I was reading a handbook on how Deaf people and LBGTQ people must be referred to. It almost verges on preachy.
I think that must be what bothered me about the story. The slightly preachy tone at times, and the oh-so perfect way everything plays out to the end. It's sweet and romantic but it's also a bit unreal, and I do like some realism, even in a romance. It would have been a nice touch, I think, if Clay's father had been alive, and Clay had to deal with at least one person who wasn't all sunshine & roses about his newly-realized sexuality.
I can recommend the book - but I preferred Beyond the Sea, and The Station.
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I'd recommend the book and all of Keira Andrews other books to anyone who loves gay romance, I've never been disappointed it's an automatic purchase the day of release every time for me.
The honeymoon for one was the best thing that happened to him and it was beautiful to watch him gain confidence and accept that his life wasn't over but the beginning during the journey and Clay also found himself on his own journey of discovery.
It was also a great reminder that we should all have consideration for our fellow man and remember to treat everyone with respect.
I certainly hope that happiness never graces it's benevolence on the two people who were supposed to love Ethan. I can afford to be bitter on Ethan's behalf!
Definitely worth buying.
Honeymoon for One has a great storyline that builds up to an intense experience between 2 soulmates who amazingly found each other against all odds when fate took a terrible turn for one of them.
Great characters who I fell in love with as the book unfolded :)
I'm running out of available Keira Andrews books so hopefully there will be more from this really talented writer soon...
After getting to know each other, they fell in love and everything else fell in to place. this book is perfect I every way possible.
However, even though Clayton is built with less fore-story, we learn about him during the journey. He's an open book like of fellow for the most part. An easy character to read in all senses and I think that helps keep the story from feeling long or drawn out.
There are a couple of bits and pieces of cultural information that was odd that broke the continuity. The main one for me was the use of creamer. It's not a product that is easily found on the shelves in the standard grocery store in Australia. Even less so at a fast food place. In fact, I can't recall it ever being an option in cafes or coffee shops either.
Clayton is a stereotypical outback guy, he uses colloquial language that I found even as an Australian who lived in the country, a little jarring. Whilst I've met a fair few people who do speak as Clayton does, it's certainly not the norm. Especially in places like Sydney and Melbourne where the struggle for elitism is thick.