9/26/2020: Updated to include listening to the audio.
A desperate young father. A lonely ranger. A race against time.
Jason Kellerman’s life revolves around his eight-year-old daughter. Teenage curiosity with his best friend led to Maggie’s birth, and her mother tragically died soon after. Only twenty-five and a single dad, Jason hasn’t had time to even think about romance. Disowned by his wealthy family, he’s scrimped and saved to bring Maggie west for a camping vacation. The last thing Jason expects is to question his sexuality after meeting a sexy, older park ranger.
Ben Hettler’s stuck. He loves working in the wild under Montana’s big sky, but at forty-one, his love life is non-existent, his ex-boyfriend just married and adopted, and Ben’s own dream of fatherhood feels impossibly out of reach. He’s attracted to Jason, but what’s the point? Besides the age difference and skittish Jason’s lack of experience, they live thousands of miles apart. Ben wants more than a meaningless fling.
Then a hunted criminal on the run takes Jason’s daughter hostage, throwing Jason and Ben together in a desperate and dangerous search through endless miles of mountain forest. They’ll go to the ends of the earth to rescue Maggie—but what comes next? Can they build a new family together and find a place to call home?
Note: Previously published as Road to the Sun.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating character POVs by chapter. Most of from Ben & Jason’s POVs, but a few are from the fugitive’s and Maggie’s perspective.
I couldn’t wait for this one to hit audio, so I read it. In one day!
I admit to being a Keira Andrews fan. Her writing style totally works for me, plus she consistently rocks one of my favorite tropes: May/December. Ben & Jason were great guys apart and together. This one had the adorable bonus of Jason’s 8-year-old daughter, Maggie. AND the first half is basically a thrilling romantic suspense.
Checked all my “favorites” boxes!
I wish that there would have been a bit more time spent on Ben & Jason getting to know one another outside of their harrowing ordeal, but the epilogue definitely made up for it – and I’ll definitely be purchasing the audio when it comes out.
9/26/2020: Grabbed this on audio and loved it even more the second time around.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Maggie is kidnapped. She & Jason suffer PTS after the ordeal.
A note about GFY/BFY (possible spoilers):
I’ve seen some label this “bi-for-you” &/or “gay-for-you”, and while Jason obviously had a physical relationship with a woman, it’s obvious that it was experimenting with a friend rather than an earnest hetero sexual relationship. This is more of a gay-awakening situation.
I loved Greg Boudreaux’s narration. He does a fantastic job here with a large cast of characters, personalities and huge emotions. I especially appreciated how Maggie’s voice & inflections were appropriate for her age.
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, fantasy, and paranormal 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.”
You can connect with Keira Andrews here:
About the narrator:
Trained in vocal and stage performance, Greg Tremblay brings a passion for storytelling to every aspect of his life and work. Critically-recognized and listener-beloved, Greg’s work has been praised by Audiofile Magazine’s “Earphone” award, numerous blogs, and is the recipient of the GoodReads Reader’s Choice award for Best Narrator – 2016 in M/M Romance. Greg also maintains a curated collection of uniquely and delightfully spicy boudoir treats branded under the “Greg Boudreaux” narration name. (Rellim’s note: As a rule, I don’t post pseudonyms, but this bio is copied directly from Tremblay’s website.)
You can connect with Greg Boudreaux here:
My Favorite Quotes
I’m afraid there are no guarantees when dealing with the wild. – Ends of the Earth @keiraandrews #audiobook narrated by @GTremblayVoice #MM #RomanticSuspense #AgeGapTweet
Dad, remember how bad that movie about the volcano was? Not to mention completely scientifically inaccurate. – Ends of the Earth @keiraandrews #audiobook narrated by @GTremblayVoice #MM #RomanticSuspense #AgeGapTweet
Ben had failed, and all he could do was wrap Jason in his arms and pray for a miracle. – Ends of the Earth @keiraandrews #audiobook narrated by @GTremblayVoice #MM #RomanticSuspense #AgeGapTweet