Two hot guys. One desert island.
Troy Tanner walks out on his boy band’s world tour rather than watching his little brother snort his life away. Screw it. He’ll take a private jet home and figure out his life away from the spotlight.
But Troy doesn’t make it home.
The plane crashes on a jungle island in the South Pacific. Forget dodging the paparazzi—now Troy’s desperate for food and water. The turquoise ocean and white sand beach looks like paradise, but danger lurks everywhere. Thank God the pilot survived too. At least Troy’s not alone. He has Brian.
Brian’s smart and brave and strong. He doesn’t care that Troy’s famous. Brian’s real. As days turn into weeks with no sign of rescue, Troy and Brian rely on each other. They make each other laugh despite being stranded. They go from strangers to friends.
What happens when they want more?
Although he and Brian both identify as straight, their growing desire burns hotter than the tropical sun. If they explore their sexuality a thousand miles from anything or anyone, can their newfound love survive in the real world when they’re finally rescued?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating character POV by chapter.
I swear I can’t count how many times I’ve said, “I don’t really like GFY” – but this is Keira Andrews & Greg Boudreaux, so I snagged it. And I loved it. Slooooww burn, but so well done. With a plane crash this has a great thriller/suspense aspect to create tension. It’s a nice mix of Brian & Troy fighting the elements, mourning their pasts, bearing their souls, joking and laughs, and beginning to love each other. It’s absolutely fiction, but so *real* at the same time.
Note: I’ve listed this under my “Age Gap” and “Rock Star” trope tags. While Brian is early 40s and Troy is 26, because most of the book is just the two of them stranded on an island, the Age Gap is a non-issue. Likewise, Brian being a Rock Star sort of sets the situation up, but it doesn’t play a significant role in the book.
I love Greg Boudreaux as a narrator. Honestly, there were a few times where I wish he had better differentiated Brian & Troy’s voices – but still a solid narration.
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
The unspoken answer was a burning ache from head to toe, expanding and pushing against his ribcage. – Beyond the Sea @keiraandrews #audiobook narrated by @GTremblayVoice #MM #AgeGap #RomanticSuspense #RockStarTweet