Title: Safe in His Heart (Safe #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Renae Kaye (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 2, 2016 — 270 Pages
Andrew and Paul learned about God and Jesus in different churches and realize their views of spirituality are worlds apart.
Andrew was raised Catholic and was told his homosexuality was a sin. For his entire life, he hid the truth. He married and had children to present a façade to the world—that of a straight man. It’s not until he has an affair with Paul, who shows him a different side of Jesus, that Andrew realizes he can be gay and still believe in God. Paul’s Jesus is one of acceptance and love, and in Paul’s church, being gay is not a problem.
For Paul and Andrew, falling in love is the easy part of their journey. They must make it through the fires of cheating, being discovered, Andrew’s wife leaving, the necessities of childcare and family life, the demands of their jobs, and working on their commitment to each other. Only then can they be safe in each other’s heart.
I could not wait to read this book after I read book one in the series and it turned out so much better then I thought it would be and I had high hopes for it so that is saying a lot.
I do not condone cheating in any form or fashion but I never viewed what Andrew was doing as cheating because his was a marriage of convenience for both him and his wife Kristy. Yes they had children together but that was part of the deal they made one another when they struck the deal to marry anyway. He was marrying her to hide he was gay and she was doing it because she could not be with who she was really in love with.
Paul….what can I say about Paul. In the first book I thought he was a butt for being with a married man but I still liked him. In this book I got a lot of insight into him and I truly just love Paul. He could have thrown his hands up several times and walked away from Andrew but he knew that they had something special and it was worth fighting for.
There was a lot of turmoil throughout this book but it was all worth it in the end. I loved this book and look forward to the next book in the series. Hopefully it will be about Ash and Devon.
Renae Kaye is a lover and hoarder of books who thinks libraries are devilish places because they make you give the books back. She consumed her first adult romance book at the tender age of thirteen and hasn’t stopped since. After years – and thousands of stories! – of not having book characters do what she wants, she decided she would write her own novel and found the characters still didn’t do what she wanted. She believes that the world is too complicated for her, so she loses herself in stories. The only thing that keeps her going are her children who are the delight of her life.
Renae lives in Perth, Western Australia. She is a survivor of being the youngest in a large family and believes that laughter (and a good book) can cure anything. Which is why it’s a pity laughter is sometimes scarce on the ground.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.