With the pressures of the job bearing down on him, police officer Garrett Wreckley needs a vacation—in fact, he isn’t given a choice in the matter. Since the water has always soothed Garrett’s soul, he heads to the Caribbean, hoping some time alone sailing on the open water will help him pull himself together.
But even though he’s taking a break from law enforcement, Garret...more
By Andrew Grey
Dreamspinner Press, 2019
I really enjoyed this – gentle, emotional, with a sort of strange “Blue Lagoon” vibe (anyone old enough to remember Brooke Shields at 14 and Christopher Atkins at 19?). For all its adventure/danger aspects, it really is more about Garrett Wreckley’s journey from despair to happiness. Nigel Montague is Garrett’s angel, a vision of innocence who restores Wreckley’s faith in his own worth and helps him let go of the pain of loss.
For me, this was interesting, and a bit thrilling. I connected easily to Garrett, but the situation surrounding Nigel’s family seemed almost like a dreamscape. Could this truly be real? And, when they did move through the drama, would this budding romance stand strong in the face of catastrophic changes? I don’t want to reveal too much about the circumstances that keeps Nigel and his brother “sheltered” on their island. It had a bit of convenient coincidence, but ...more
This one has a fairly unique plot, which you can summarize by reading the blurb. But what is different is that it's a departure of sorts for author Andrew Grey, who takes to the high seas for an adventure that begins as an escape, then sashays into a fantasy come true, then morphs into a dangerous chase and finally settles down into a penultimate chapter and sweet epilogue that you could see coming--but not as nicely as the author makes it.
Garrett the cop is burned out a ...more
Nigel is young and innocent, not having been off the island since the loss of his parents when he was a very young boy. The island is safe and all h ...more
Unfamiliar Waters is another great book by Andrew Grey, and I greatly enjoyed reading it. It’s slightly different than Andrew’s other books, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it just as much as I enjoyed reading his other books.
I loved the many different tropes that are in this one story. We have hurt/comfort and second chance at romance with Garrett losing his husband and then finding love again with Nigel who has also suffer ...more
Garrett rents a sailboat and finds himself sailing around the Caribbean, where he was forced to take shelter in an isolated cove. There he finds the island has a small ...more
Twenty-nine-year-old Officer Garrett Wreckley is suffering the loss of David, his husband and soulmate. Making a severe error in judgment on the job, time off is “recommended”. He doesn’t need nor want any time getting lost in his head. Renting a sailboat, he sets off to the Caribb ...more
Garrett Wreckley is a cop whose lost his husband and has turned to work to take his mind off of his life. When even his job gets to be too much, he's forced to take a month off. After deciding to rent a boat and cruise the Caribbean, he ends up a bit off course and stops on a small island. In the light of day, he sees a figure on the beach.
22 year old Nigel has lived on the island for the last ...more
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
This story was nice. Garrett has been working himself ragged and gets put on vacation when he starts to make mistakes on the job. Nigel is very innocent and sweet which is like sunshine to Garrett’s world.
Nigel’s story sets off all of Garrett’s warning bells and it gets worse when he finds out what is really happening. Underneath though Nigel is much stronger than Garrett first gave him credit for.
I loved Garret ...more