It took me forever to write the review for this book because I just can’t seem to get over their story yet. This was the last of the Gay Amish Romance trilogy and saying goodbye to my boys wasn’t that easy. So I summoned the courage to at least provide the review it deserves because this is one of the series from its genre that will really resonate with a lot of readers and something that readers of MM and non-MM would really enjoy.
The events from the last installment where David’s insecurity and self-doubt led him to distance himself from Isaac instead of talking about it made a great precedent for this third book. The betrayal aka the dick move of Clark (Aaron and Jen’s friend) became the eventual catalyst for Isaac to question David’s faithfulness. But Isaac (deep in his heart) couldn’t do it because he loves David more than his life and David (wrecked and a mess after what happened) feels the same way and even more If I may say so.
Now they need to head back to Zebulon – something that they didn’t see coming at all. When Isaac’s brother Nathan was diagnosed with cancer, they know that they have to be there for him. Despite the strain in their relationship, both Isaac and David still faced their respective families together, which proved to be more complicated than before because they’re constantly being pressured to return to their Amish life.
Their relationship is now at a fragile state and mixed it with family issues from both side – will they succumb to pressure or will they finally be able to find their way back to each other?
There are a lot of emotions that this book stirred up from me more than the first two installments. It was like the culmination of something that they have fought for and though I already know that they will have a happy ending, I was thinking how they would go about it. Will there be another “squabble” between the two? Will there be more feelings to be hurt, more jealousy to come or will there be a massive catfight. You have to read it to find out of course.
I was very happy with the turn of events for our boys. Of course, their families are still adamant for them to repent and return home but their conviction is sealed and neither plea nor any desperate measure could separate the two. They’re one at heart and I think that is what’ so beautiful from the very start about Isaac and David. Their love for each other is so pure that it almost hurt.
Even the eventual return of Aaron was so beautiful that it’s heartbreaking. All throughout the process when Nathan was confined in the hospital, I was seething with rage about the hypocrisy of the whole thing and they even have to think about what Aaron’s was offering. Goodness, I’d just like to whack them so hard!
At last, I just have to mention Isaac and David’s reunion after the incident in San Francisco – it was beautiful, just beautiful. I loved how tender it was and I loved how author didn’t see the need to drag the drama that was Clark. After reading the second book, I was so mad with Clark after this installment – it’s almost pointless to even talk about the incident. I think that was real wise of the author to still discuss it but push aside the topic right away.
And that conclusion! God, these boys are like my little babies. I want them to do well in the “English life” and I want all of their dreams to come true. I want them to get married and I want them to have cute little babies!
I guess with all my blabbering, I just wanted to thank Keira Andrews for giving us a beautiful finale of this trilogy. It’s definitely one of the best series out there and I couldn’t ask for a better conclusion for the series. Thank you Keira!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Published April 8th 2015 by KA Books (first published April 6th 2015)
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About The Author
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.” Find out more about Keira and her books at www.keiraandrews.com.