Test of Valor (Lili’s Review)

Title: Test of Valor (Valor #2)
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: April 26th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 225 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


They’re free of the White House, but can their forbidden romance survive in the real world?

With his father no longer president, twenty-two-year-old Rafa Castillo can finally be with ex-Secret Service agent Shane Kendrick. Shane’s given up his career for Rafa, a move his fellow agents question the sanity and morality of. Eager to get away from the questions and judgement, Rafa and Shane are building a new life together in Australia. Though Shane struggles with nightmares and his over-protective instincts while Rafa fights his own insecurity, they love each other more than ever.

Now they just have to get through a visit from the former president and first lady.

Rafa’s parents certainly don’t approve of his romance with forty-year-old Shane, and they’re determined to make him see reason. They don’t see how their son could possibly be happy settling down with an older man, and they question Shane’s motives. Shane and Rafa just want a normal life together—but when they must suddenly battle for survival, they fight to prove their fierce love can withstand any threat.

This gay romance from Keira Andrews is the conclusion of the Valor duology. It features a May-December age difference, sex on the beach, and of course a happy ending.

Test of Valor by Keira Andrews is a quick follow up to Valor on the Move. It takes place about a half year after the first, and now Shane and Rafa are living together in Australia. Rafa is pursuing his dreams of becoming a chef and Shane is opening his own security business. While the first book is more action-packed, I’d say this one was more relationship driven though there was a heart-thumping moment about 3/4 of the story.

Some highlights:

-Dual POVs
-The angst that wasn’t over the top (well not all of it). There was drama with Rafa’s parents, some miscommunications, and some PTSD.
-A bit of action
-And a sweet HEA.

What- or I should say who- grated my nerves was Rafa’s mom. Even after she got her head out of her ass, I didn’t warm up to her.

All in all, a nice sequel for an awesome couple. 4 Stars.

Valor Series

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Galley copy of Test of Valor (Valor #2) provided by Keira Andrews in exchange of an honest review.


I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Age gap

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