Island House

Bru Baker
Island House
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Publisher
Dreamspinners Press
Release Date
November 2013
ISBN
9781627983
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Unable to move on after the death of his lover, British expat Niall Ahern clings to Nolan's dream of living in the Caribbean by moving to Tortola. Once there, he finds that not even the beauty of the island can fill the hole in his heart. Broke and spent in nearly every way imaginable, Niall wants out of the lonely, miserable, guilt-ridden life he's carved out for himself.

When Ethan Bettencourt, a wealthy tech guru, shows up in British Virgin Islands looking to purchase a second home, he gives Niall hope that he can move on. Both men fall hard and fast, but Niall finds piloting his yacht in the midst of a hurricane is nothing compared to weathering life's simple misunderstandings. As their troubles come between them, Niall is left to wonder if he and Ethan are over before they've begun.

Book Review by Susan Mac Nicol (author,reviewer)
Nov 25, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
77 people found the following review helpful
A very enjoyable story, well written with descriptions that make you want to get on a plane and follow the dream of living the island life.

Unable to move on after the death of his lover, British expat Niall Ahern clings to Nolan's dream of living in the Caribbean by moving to Tortola. Once there, he finds that not even the beauty of the island can fill the hole in his heart. Broke and spent in nearly every way imaginable, Niall wants out of the lonely, miserable, guilt-ridden life he's carved out for himself.

When Ethan Bettencourt, a wealthy tech guru, shows up in British Virgin Islands looking to purchase a second home, he gives Niall hope that he can move on. Both men fall hard and fast, but Niall finds piloting his yacht in the midst of a hurricane is nothing compared to weathering life's simple misunderstandings. As their troubles come between them, Niall is left to wonder if he and Ethan are over before they've begun.

Moving to Tortola was Niall Ahern's way of dealing with the death of his lover, Nolan. Broken in spirit and heart, desperate to make ends meet and try and deal with his life, Niall is at a low ebb. Then along comes Ethan Bettencourt. He's a wealthy businessman and entrepreneur looking for an island hideaway--and Niall is the man who wants to find it for him. The commission on the real estate sale will put his business back where it needs to be.

But instead the two men find themselves at the mercy of the elements with a hurricane sweeping the island and also at the mercy of their own hearts as they both struggle to deal with feelings for each other that are definitely not that of simply estate agent and potential customer.

Ethan and Niall are well drawn characters, both with their own heartaches and flaws, and they are easy to get to know. There are some twists in this story that will make you gasp and wonder how it all happened, and in the end, you'll realize that these two men were drawn together by something other than chance. There are misunderstandings, hurt and romance, and there is also joy and healing.

A recommended read, one that will take you a journey of self discovery and joy.
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