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Book Review: Fight The Tide (Kick At The Darkness, #2) – Keira Andrews

Fight The TideDate of Publication: July 26, 2016
Genre and Themes: LGBTQ, Romance, Shifters, Sci-Fi,
Format: 250 pages, ebook
Publisher: KA Books
ISBN: 9781988260068
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.

Book Review: Kick At The Darkness – Keira Andrews

Kick At The DarknessAfter a shitty day at school where he got a C- from a TA who’s too sexy for his own good, Parker felt like he woke up in a bizarre universe when people started acting like zombies. When the mob of “zombies” started to attack him, he was saved by none other than Adam; the very TA who refused to change his grade and who also makes his heart skipped a beat.

The chaos even got worst when they found out that this phenomenon has spread all over the continent. And if the zombie apocalypse isn’t enough, Adam’s most kept secret was revealed while saving Parker from the zombies aka “creepers.”

Now, what’s a boy to do with all of these going around him? Parker has no idea but he’s got to do something and simply follow his heart…

Adam + Parker. Sigh. These two just got me from the very first time their name appeared on the page. Parker is a college freshie, an overachiever who wanted to prove something to his family and cute as a button as well! I loved his characterization – it was easily relatable and I loved that he loves talking to himself!! Haha. Massive pep talk or just plain cray-cray?  You gotta admit though, he’s just too adorable!

Then there’s Adam. The sexy, mysterious and zen Adam. His demeanor was a dead giveaway from the very start if you are keen on reading stuff about shifters and all but it’s the good kind of being predictable. What’s not to love about Adam? I was swooning all over the book and those few times he’s blushing were like “awwwee” moments.

All throughout the book leading to the last few chapters, I was worried that this one would have a too hasty of a resolution for my liking but it ended well considering their hopeless circumstances and their hopeful determination. I certainly wouldn’t mind a second book because If I’m being honest – I felt like I was heavily teased by Keira with this book and  REALLY, there should be a second book because one book with Adam and Parker in it isn’t nearly enough!!!!

But again, this is Keira and she knows what she’s doing and I’m sincerely hoping that we’d get more… just how do you do a standing ovation on a review???

Keira Andrew, fantastic work yet again!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published May 28th 2015 by KA Books (first published May 26th 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 http://www.keiraandrews.com.