Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Release Blitz Review: Road to the Sun by Keira Andrew

Road to the Sun
by Keira Andrews
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Genre: M/M

A desperate father. A lonely ranger. Unexpected love that can’t be denied.

Jason Kellerman’s life revolves around his eight-year-old daughter. Teenage curiosity with his best friend led to Maggie’s birth, her mother tragically dying soon after. Insistent on raising his daughter himself, he was disowned by his wealthy family and has worked tirelessly to support Maggie—even bringing her west on a dream vacation. Only twenty-five, Jason hasn’t had time to even think about romance. So the last thing he expects is to question his sexuality after meeting an undeniably attractive 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 takes Maggie hostage, throwing Jason and Ben together in a desperate and dangerous search through endless miles of mountain forest. If they rescue Maggie against all odds, can they build a new family together and find a place to call home?

Road to the Sun is a May-December gay romance from Keira Andrews featuring adventure, angst, coming out, sexual discovery, and of course a happy ending.

Road to the Sun is a story of a young single father, Jason and his daughter, Maggie's trip to Montana, meeting sexy park ranger, Ben with some suspenseful moment when little Maggie was kidnapped by a wanted criminal when they are in the national park.

Being a single father since he was 18, Jason had a lot to prove to his family and judgmental people in general. Maggie is his life and all he has even though he had to give up on his own dreams. He didn't even have the chance to really love someone and never even ponder into his own sexuality. That is until he met Ben and couldn't keep his eyes of the older man.

Ben had ended a long term relationship for quite some time, but still reeling from the betrayal and hurt whenever he had to come face to face with his ex. Something about Jason's innocence and pureness just ignited a spark in him that wanted to know about this young man with a child more. 

When Maggie was snatched right in front of their eyes by a criminal hiding in the woods, Jason and Ben was forced to trampled the woods together in search for her. 

Seeing as they only had a matter of days to get to know each other, everything seems to moving at such a fast pace. When they first interact over hiking tour, there is some underlying spark between them and Ben clearly wanted to pursue it. But when the kidnapping happened, both men were too worried about Maggie's safety to do anything beside searching for her. I don't see much romantic development there beside of Ben comforting Jason.

When the sex scene finally happened towards the second half, I might think is a long time coming, but I still feel is too rush seeing as Jason's is basically a virgin himself. And then after Jason's major freak out and questioning his responsibilities as a father, he went into his hidey hole. 

Although things ended well with a lovely epilogue to boot, I still feel the romance is a pretty rush affair despite Ben being endearing and a solid presence throughout the book.

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.”

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