Title: Beyond the Sea
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: March 15th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 275 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Even if it means quitting their boy band mid-tour, Troy Tanner isn’t going to watch his little brother snort his future away after addiction destroyed their father. On a private jet taking him home from Australia, he and pilot Brian Sinclair soar above the vast South Pacific. Brian lost his passion for flying—and joy in life—after a traumatic crash, but now he and Troy must fight to survive when a cyclone strikes without warning.
Marooned a thousand miles from civilization, the turquoise water and white sand beach look like paradise. But although they can fish and make fire, the smallest infection or bacteria could be deadly. When the days turn into weeks with no sign of rescue, Troy and Brian grow closer, and friendship deepens into desire.
As they learn sexuality is about more than straight or gay and discover their true selves, the world they’ve built together is thrown into chaos. If Troy and Brian make it off the island, can their love endure?
Beyond the Sea is the story of two men who get stranded on an island after their plane crashes. Troy is a 26-year-old reality star and a member of a boy band. Brian is a 39-year-old pilot who carries a heavy burden and has been unable to forgive himself for an event that occurred in his past. As time passes on the island, these men build a friendship based on trust and admiration for one another. Before they know it, those feelings keep growing, and they discover their bisexuality.
· The way their story was handled. This was a slow burn romance that was carefully crafted. Troy and Brian got to know each other first. They saw parts of one another that they hadn’t shown anyone else. They saw the good, the bad, and they revealed to each other hurts and dreams they’d never felt comfortable discussing with others.
· Life on the island. The author didn’t sugar coat some aspects of their life was like. She gave us some nitty gritty, and I appreciated that.
· The story is narrated from a dual POV giving us a clear voice of each man.
· I also loved that there was no stupid drama even after their rescued. It was about them from beginning to end.
· And the epilogue. Seeing them happy years down the road it just melted my heart.
All in all, I’m giving this story a solid 4.5 Star rating. This book isn’t about labels- it’s about friendship, trust, and love.