Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: A Clean Break
Author: Keira Andrews
Series: Gay Amish Romance #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 245 Pages
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: They’ve escaped to the outside world—but can they really be free?
David and Isaac have found happiness in each other’s arms. In faraway San Francisco, Isaac’s brother Aaron helps them explore confusing “English” life and move beyond the looming shadow of their Amish roots. For the first time, David and Isaac can be openly gay, yet they struggle to reconcile their sexuality with their faith. At least they don’t have to hide their relationship, which should make everything easier. Right?
But while Isaac thrives at school and makes new friends, David wrestles to come to terms with the reality of the outside world. Haunted by guilt at leaving his mother and sisters behind in Zebulon, he’s overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city as he works to get his carpentry business off the ground.
While David and Isaac finally sleep side by side each night, fear and insecurity could drive them miles apart.
This is the second chapter in a trilogy of forbidden Amish love. This book features explicit sex and is not an inspirational/Christian novel.
Review: This is the second book in the series and takes place where book one leaves off. David and Isaac have made it to San Francisco and are finally allowed to love one another publicly, but WOW that is not all there is to life, and their learning curve is steep.
This book is from David’s perspective, and he is having a really hard time of it. Isaac (maybe because he’s younger, maybe because he has less guilt over so many things) is having an easier time adjusting to life in the city and is embracing the change. David is not. He’s having trouble with his lack of faith, his lack of education, his lack of family and (ironically) Isaac’s lack of experience with other men. (He feels guilty about that, too!)
This book is definitely harder to read than the first book. There is even MORE angst than we saw in book one. There is the love and the sex between David and Isaac but there is a lot of worry and introspection and *gasp a cliff-hanger!
If you read and enjoyed book one, you’ve gotta read this – but be forewarned, it’s not gonna be easy and you might end up shaking your fist, shouting “Don’t leave me hanging! When is the next book coming out?!?!”
Because of the vast amount of angst and the cliff-hanger, I had to back down my rating from a 5 to 4.5. The writing is still phenomenal, and I’m still hooked on the series, but….oooooo I don’t like to be left hanging!
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*