REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Road to the Sun
AUTHOR: Keira Andrews
LENGTH: 246 Pages
RELEASE DATE: May 22, 2017
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.
Jason is a good man who fought to do the right thing after the tragic death of his best friend and the mother of his daughter. However, he may have gone a bit overboard, as lots of parents do, in the whole putting his child first vow he made. He needs to figure out how to be as good to himself as he is to his daughter.
Ben also is a good man who’s trying his best to be a good human being but being betrayed by the man he thought he loved has left him a little lost and angry.
I liked this story. It was sweet and fun and then got a little scary, but there was never any doubt about how it was going to turn out. The first part of the story passes more quickly than I expected and I was happy to see so much of the second half was spent on watching the two men figure themselves out so they could find their way back together.
There was nothing wrong with this story…the premise was okay, the main characters are very likable and the writing was well done. There was also nothing extraordinary about it either. I read it, cheered a little and that’s about it.
There were no real surprises at all. The side characters were clichéd and mostly plot moving devices. Maggie was the best part of this whole book. Her father is raising her right, encouraging her intelligent and independent attitude and the thought of the woman she will grow to be made me smile.
The whole age issue is really never much of an issue, no matter how it’s billed. I think as a general rule, society is much more accepting of all kinds of differences in couples, be it age, race, sexuality, etc. Not that there isn’t still some major work to be done but I think especially the age thing isn’t the big shock it used to be.
So, if you are looking for something funny and cute and with surprisingly low angst, even with the subject matter then you will definitely love this story.