Date of Publication: July 26, 2016
Genre and Themes: LGBTQ, Romance, Shifters, Sci-Fi,
Format: 250 pages, ebook
Publisher: KA Books
Cover Artist: Dar Albert
Characters: Parker Osborne, Adam Hawkins
Fight The Tide picks up where Kick At The Darkness left off so you really have to get hold of the first book before picking this one up. Don’t fret though, it going to be worth it for you. (will be inserting the blub here)
Adrift in a post-apocalyptic world, they only have each other. Is it enough?
A virus that turns the infected into zombie-like killers spreads through a burning world thrown into lawless chaos. Lovers Parker and Adam have escaped to the open sea when they hear a message over the airwaves from a place called Salvation Island—a supposed safe haven.
Orphaned as a child, werewolf Adam has always longed for a pack. He’s eager to investigate the island, but Parker doesn’t think for a nanosecond that the voice on the radio can be believed. He doesn’t trust anyone but Adam and is determined to keep it that way. They don’t need anyone else complicating their struggle to survive. Or do they?
Danger on the high seas can surface in a heartbeat, and if Parker and Adam aren’t careful, the current will drag them under.
Now, let’s talk about this second installment. I was already expecting this sequel and wished for it even so I was a very much happy kid when I finally got my copy! I totally enjoyed the first book and I loved Parker and Adam so it was nice to see how they are dealing with their lives trying to survive on a daily basis. There are differences between the two books. For one, this second book is devoid of humor. Parker’s monologues in the first book were hilarious and just a couple of months after the “Zombie apocalypse,” he just sounded all grown-up (in this sequel.) This has zero humor. But hey, no biggie with me. I thought it’s a nice touch that goes with the over-all story. Second, I loved that Parker’s taking charge of everything in this book with Adam being a bit – sorry – I really, have to say this but I thought he was a bit selfish here. I know he’s been yearning for something innate in him but for Pete’s sake – he was just freaking annoying at times. Plus, he’s not as charming as he is in the first book. Hands down, this was Parker’s book more than anyone else. The rest are secondary characters.
There was also this very touching scene involving secondary characters. It was just sad but I loved how realistic that scene was. Shit happens right? Internally, I was clapping while weeping. There’s also a rather surprising scene that I’d rather not share in this review. One clue tho: Hands. I feel like I’ve just read the whole chapter without feeling anything. I’m like, did that scene really just happen? Okay –
It was a solid story. The ending could’ve been a lot more exciting but it’s obviously a set up for the third (and final) book. There’s definitely a lot more we have to learn about Adam. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a smooth road for the couple. I could smell an enemy lurking behind Adam trying to steal him from Parker. LOL. Don’t worry – it’s just my imagination already working the details for the third book but there was a great HFN for our couple here so all’s good. This one is a fantastic addition to Keira’s growing catalogue! Another worthwhile read for fans of the MM romance!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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 http://www.keiraandrews.com.