Test of Valor

“We’ll do it our way, and my parents can deal.”

“Well, that is our unofficial motto.”

Keira Andrews
Test of Valor


7/2021 – This has since been combined with book 1. Valor on the Move into a box set, Valor: The Complete Duology.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
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.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating character POV by chapter.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
I loved this one even more than the first – maybe because the first was an HFN and this was Shane & Rafa’s HEA. There’s a lot of relationship building, a little bit of personal drama, a little bit of family drama, and smidge of suspense. Fairly low angst, but thoroughly enjoyable.

It’s best to have to read/listen to Valor on the Move first and these fit together more as a “duet” – but they’re both long enough and written in such a way that they’re two complete & enjoyable books.

Iggy Toma’s narration was fantastic again. He does a great job of giving each character unique voices and personalities.

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:

My Favorite Quotes

“We’ll do it our way, and my parents can deal.” “Well, that is our unofficial motto.” – Test of Valor @keiraandrews Iggy Toma narrates #audiobook #MM #AgeGap #RomanticSuspense

The air felt jagged, all sharp edges in the space separating them. – Test of Valor @keiraandrews Iggy Toma narrates #audiobook #MM #AgeGap #RomanticSuspense

Ready for breakfast? I was thinking bacon. Because…well, bacon. – Test of Valor @keiraandrews Iggy Toma narrates #audiobook #MM #AgeGap #RomanticSuspense

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