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Book Review: Wish Come True (A Very English Christmas) – Keira Andrews

Wish Come True

ebook, 2nd , 55 pages
Published November 16th 2016 by KA Books (first published November 29th 2015)

Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!

Isaac and David have created a new life together outside the Amish world. Living “English,” they’ve left behind the rigid, isolated community where they discovered their forbidden love. Staying with Isaac’s older brother in San Francisco, they yearn for a home—and bed—of their very own. As they experience the bright lights and merry carols of modern Christmas for the first time, can they make their holiday wishes come true?

Okay, so there are six other authors in this collection but I bought this specifically because of Keira’s A Very English Christmas because – David and Isaac. I missed my boys and this short but sweet holiday offering from Keira gave us a glimpse of what we could expect for the fourth book! It’s just so good but too short and I’m yearning for more I’m going feral! LOL

Seriously, this is a fun fun read for those who love Isaac and David like moi.

‘will try to read the other shorts but this one alone is super worth it guys! Happy Holidays!

Rating: 5 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.”

Book Review: A Way Home (Gay Amish Romance #3) – Keira Andrews

A Way HomeIt 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)

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.

Book Review: A Clean Break (Gay Amish Romance #2) – Keira Andrews

A Clean BreakSo if you haven’t read the first book (A Forbidden Rumspringa), I suggest you get a hold of it first before reading this one.

 Okay, first reaction after reading it – I was seething! I was mad, and wanted to bitchslap everyone within five feet. After a couple of days, I got it together and thought about David and Isaac’s first foray into the “outside” world.

 It’s been difficult for Isaac and David to leave their Amish settlement in Zebulon much more for David because he knows that he’s abandoning his mother and two sisters to fend for themselves. He was ridden with guilt and with Isaac’s love; he’s trying to make it day by day.

The boys made their way to San Francisco and settled into Isaac’s big bro Aaron and his wife’s place. Things seemed to go easy for Isaac as he decided to continue his schooling and makes new friends. David on the other hand, still struggles to reconcile with his guilt and his new environment. With guilt, insecurity and fear marring their new life, Isaac and David needs to remember why they’ve escaped from their former world in the first place.

The whole story was told from David’s POV this time. His voice was very different from Isaac’s. With a stark realization of their new life finally dawning on him, David finds himself struggling to come to terms with it. I loved that the author made it a point to tackle every issue warring inside David’s mind. We’re flooded with his insecurities, with his fears and his hesitation to move forward with this new life. We also see how he truly loves his Isaac and how much he’s willing to sacrifice for his happiness. I was honestly hurting for him all throughout his lamentation. It was heartbreaking whenever he feels so alone with his internal battles. He doesn’t want to show Isaac his weakness and it’s painful to see how he’s not coping well with his new environment.

Can I just mention how I loved the part when Jen’s family visited their place? That was awesome and just 100% pinoy. It was very authentic and I was touched that Keira Andrews made it a point to really reflect the usual Filipino flare for siestas and family togetherness. I wonder who the inspiration was for Jen’s character.

Oh, no. Don’t even get me started with Clark. Okay, I won’t say anything more about this a-hole but something needs to happen to him in the final book. Like really, something bad.

I’ve been reading tons of comments about this installment not having some kind of a “peaceful agreement” between our main couple regardless of the intended cliffhanger. I was pretty satisfied with it though. I see the direction the author was going and I totally understand why some people feel that there should’ve been more to it at the end before the cliffie. I don’t know but the whole vibe of this second book was apt to David’s character and that ending gives so much reflection to his character. How he’s got so much to overcome especially with all his internal battles and his needs to overcome his anxiety. When his resolve to go back to Zebulon to follow Isaac and not leave without him – it was then I realized how really strong his character was despite everything that happened. A Clean Break was David’s story of trying to acknowledge his flaws, trying to ask for help and trying to come to terms with all his decisions.

This for me was a perfect sequel to their story and I’m so looking forward to the final book of this series! Thank you Keira Andrews for another stunning story!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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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 http://www.keiraandrews.com

Book Review: A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance #1) – Keira Andrews

A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance #1)I’m first to admit that I was rather hesitant to read this book because of the whole religious undertone from its blurb but upon reading the first two chapters, I just started tapping my reader until I finished it. Needless to say, I was more than satisfied with the story.

At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside their very close-knitted and strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota. Things here were controlled by rules of the church and there is no rumspringa to explore anything beyond the confines of their community. Isaac also knows that he needs to join the church soon and find himself a wife but beyond these expectations, there’s a gnawing yearning within him.

David Lantz was left alone to support his mother and sisters and was pressured to finally join the church. When he takes on Isaac as his apprentice, their mutual attraction turns into something they struggled to reconcile with their faith and their community.

When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

I’m just totally floored with this story. As I mentioned, my hesitation upon reading this book dissolved merely a couple of chapters into the story. Isaac and David easily captivated my attention and I just fell for them right away. I feel like a stage mom watching a performance of my children and wildly rooting for them. It’s like when they’re struggling to define their relationship, I just want it to be easy for them and felt the need to give them both some really big bear hugs. I loved when characters are able to reduce readers into a big pile of mess. That’s what happened to me midway through the story. I’m like, cmon’ now – please just let them be happy and get together already!

Of course things doesn’t always go their way and something or someone will always get in their happy-ever after. These men were raised to believe that what they have is a sin, an abomination and just downright dirty and the realization of their newfound love was just too bittersweet.

I’m not totally disparaging their faith but time’s evolving and things are changing. I loved that both Isaac and David are asking questions – things they don’t have answers to or mostly stuff that they do not understand.

This story was told through Isaac’s perspective and I loved how solid the whole narration from start to finish. The author didn’t falter with the continuity of his voice and the whole development of the story up to the very climactic end was a good way to tease the reader into reading the next series.

It’s another sublime writing from Keira Andrews – if you enjoyed Sempre Fi, you’d definitely loved this as well!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

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