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A Clean Break Novel

Novel: A Clean Break

Author: Keira Andrews

Genres: Romance, Amish

Released: 2015

Part of Book Series: Gay Amish Romance #2

Summary: A world away from their strict upbringing, David and Isaac no longer have to hide their love. Yet it’s not so easy navigating confusing “English” society and reconciling their sexuality and faith.

While Isaac thrives at school and makes new friends, guilt haunts David for leaving his mother and sisters behind in Zebulon. The hustle and bustle of the city overwhelms him as he struggles to get his carpentry business off the ground.

He and Isaac finally sleep side by side each night, but will David’s mounting fear and anxiety drive them miles apart?

A Clean Break by Keira Andrews is the second book in a series of forbidden Amish love. This gay romance features explicit steamy exploration, found family, and soulmates fighting for their happy ending.

Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.

The second book of this series started calm enough, a bit plain I would dare say. With Isaac and David finally in San Francisco, away from everything they ever knew, they started navigating through the world. New things are always exciting at first and that was valid here too. I liked seeing Isaac and David explore the world little by little and finally being able to freely enjoy each other. But all new things come with their own set of challenges and everyone faces them differently.

While for the first half of the book I was just as happy as Isaac and David, in the second half of the book I was worried and hurt. David’s decline happened gradually. A worry here, a little indulging once in a while, a little forgetting, a massive change, a bit of fear, and everything kept rolling like a snowball on a huge hill. It’s no surprise David felt overwhelmed.

I liked how it all happened gradually. If at first I thought yeah, this is nice and all, but not much is happening, later the book gripped me completely. Keira Andrews managed to show how easily, little by little, one can slip away. It happens so slowly you don’t even notice until it’s too late. David’s small (hopefully) part of the journey felt so natural and even I didn’t think much about it until he was steadily jumping from one bad decision to the next. I also liked that it showed how easy it is for loved ones to not notice what is happening either. Sometimes bad things happen very subtly.

The first book in the series, A Forbidden Rumspringa, had Isaac as the main voice, and the second one, David. For the third book I hope to get them both because if at first I found it a little odd to not have Isaac’s thoughts on the page, David managed to pull me in fiercely.

I thought I would like A Clean Break less than the first book, but I actually liked it more. For me it’s obvious what the next step for Isaac and David should be, but it’s going to be challenging nevertheless and I look forward to seeing how and if they are going to come out of the woods.

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