Title: Beyond the Sea
Author Name & Publisher: Keira Andrews (KA Books)
Publication Date & Length: March 15, 2016 — 275 pages
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?
This is the second book I’ve read by Keira Andrews, and I absolutely loved it.
I had the impression when I started this that it might be a light and fun read – thinking of the idea of a cliche deserted island fantasy. But then I was pleasantly surprised to find a very moving story about shared hardship, trust, and a deep friendship that blossoms into love.
Brian and Troy really came to life through a great balance of actions, dialog, and introspection. It was a joy to become immersed in their struggles and triumphs, watching their friendship grow. I love how their friendly and funny banter brought them closer together and lightened the mood (both for the characters themselves and for myself as a reader).
Thank you, Keira, for this wonderful story. It was such a pleasure getting to know Brian and Troy.
After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”