Author ~ Andrew Grey
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 12th May 2017
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
It could be the catch of a lifetime.
William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen’s fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn’t the only view William enjoys, but he’s never made his move. A vacation romance just isn’t on his horizon.
Mike started his Apalachicola charter fishing service as a way to care for his daughter and mother, putting their safety and security ahead of the needs of his own heart. Denying his attraction becomes harder with each of William’s visits.
William and Mike’s latest fishing excursion starts with a beautiful day, but a hurricane’s erratic course changes everything, stranding William. As the wind and rain rage outside, the passion the two men have been trying to resist for years crashes over them. In the storm’s wake, it leaves both men yearning to prolong what they have found. But real life pulls William back to his obligations. Can they find a way to reduce the distance between them and discover a place where their souls can meet? The journey will require rough sailing, but the bright future at the end might be worth the choppy seas.
Freya’s Book Brief
Mike lives in a small, close-knit Florida town where everyone knows everything about everyone - since they were in diapers. Few, if any, would be supportive of the rainbow flag. William charters Mike’s boat twice a year. Since the beginning, they have looked but not touched. That is until Mother Nature lends a hand, sending a hurricane into town. The charge outdoors works its way inside, and the men share a night of passion that has the promise of more. But Mike realises that A) he needed to put his daughter and mother first – providing for them, and B) William would be going home soon – to Providence.
Long distance relationships are hard at the best of times, and this one is no different. The passion between them sizzles – together they are hot and adorable. But, their individual extenuating circumstances and differing backgrounds add complications. But being grown men they try to talk their way to a solution without lingering insecurities marring the issue; though they do invade. As is pointed out several times, their environments make the decision to be together hard. William has security in his money. Coming out could cost Mike his livelihood.
This is a story that sucks you in and is well written. Mainly, it is calm seas with a few choppy times, with waves of insecurity and a few cloudy moments, advice and sunshine provided by family and friends. I would say it’s a story of learning and about having the patience to wait for someone to look at the bigger picture, work it out, do what’s right for them and trust that you’ll be on the same page after.
Meet Andrew Grey
Andrew Grey grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived all over the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and now works full time on his writing. Andrew's hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing). He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.