Fight the Tide (CP’s review)

Fight the Tide Keira AndrewsTitle: Fight the Tide (Kick at the Darkness #2)
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books (Self Published)
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Genre(s): Post-Apocalyptic Romance, Dystopian Fiction
Page Count: 250
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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.

Full Disclosure: I am NOT a huge fangirl of zombie apocalypse or shapeshifters, don’t care for paranormal stories in general, werewolves …. meh. But …. I loved “Kick at the Darkness” and the sequel “Fight the Tide” is as good as, if not better than the first book in the series.

Keira Andrews’ deft, funny, heartbreaking, mad writing skills really shine in this story. “Kick at the Darkness” introduced 18-year-old college freshman Parker and graduate student Adam and carried them from coast to coast, from California at the beginning of a zombie-like pandemic to Massachusetts where Parker hopes to find his parents still alive. While “Kick at the Darkness” felt more akin to Stephen King’s “The Stand,” this book is more subtle and personal as Peter and Adam sail down the eastern seaboard in hopes of finding somewhere safe from the zombie-like creatures on shore.

Andrews beautifully shows how Adam and Parker’s love has strengthened and become the one thing in the uncertain unimaginable world they find themselves in in which they can completely believe. Their chemistry has always been unbelievable hot, but the deepness of their relationship brings about some no-holds-barred man sex that is all kinds of tender, hot, dirty and sweet.

As they travel, they pick up broadcasts from “Salvation Island” welcoming all to their sanctuary stocked with medicine, food and water. Parker is dubious while Adam feels a longing that calls to his wolf, just from woman’s voice on the broadcast. When they encounter another sailboat in distress, Abby and her son Jacob and Craig and his daughter Lilly become part of their family, and together they must decide who to trust and how to find safety and security in a apocalyptic world.

This plot just picks you up on page 1 and carries you throughout with nary a miscue and you may find yourself reading the book in one sitting. “Fight the Tide” will hit you in the feelz and leave you wanting more from Keira Andrews and her lovingly developed characters. Read this book!

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Galley copy of Fight the Tide provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend. My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh ... not in my wheelhouse, but I'm a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre. Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more. A few "badges" from NetGalley: 100 Book Reviews Reviews Published Professional Reader