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Unfamiliar Waters

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  15 reviews

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

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Published January 8th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
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Ulysses Dietz
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unfamiliar Waters
By Andrew Grey
Dreamspinner Press, 2019
Four stars

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.

Serena Yates
As this story goes to show, a cop being asked to take a break from law enforcement can’t always let go of his talent for finding trouble, his need to fix what is wrong, or the fact that he is prepared to fight for those who need his help. The balance between romance, action, and personal growth is particularly well done in this exciting novel, and while it sets off as a rather gentle and sensual vacation romance, it soon turns into a thriller that had me hoping I’d find the time to breathe. I pa ...more
Joyfully Jay
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

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
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fairly Unique & Sweet

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
Cathy Brockman
Garrett has lost his longtime lover and his heart aches. he has thrown himself into work to forget and now is facing burnout. His boss forces him to take a vacation, so Garrett turns to his other love, sailing. While exploring an unfamiliar small island he meets a young man that is the first to turn his head and make him want since the loss of David.
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
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Premise of the book is, when Garrett doesn’t stand down during a raid, nearly pulling the trigger on an unarmed cornered man, his Chief puts him on mandatory vacation to pull his head together. He knows Garrett has been working long hours in an attempt to fill the hole in his life from the loss of his lifelong friend and Husband.

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
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kebb, mm-romance
Loss and isolation wrap around mystery and suspense to drive the intrigue in Andrew Grey’s Unfamiliar Waters. Alongside this, there is a second chance at love combining with first time romantic and sexual experiences.

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
Heather Martin
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Garrett is forced to take a vacation after some potential trouble at work. He decides to rent a sailboat and sail around the Caribbean with no set schedule or place to be. When he seeks cover during a storm, he meets Nigel, and his quick stop at the island turns into a longer period as he and Nigel become closer. But, Garrett is suspicious of what’s happening on the island with Nigel and his brother. Pretty soon his lazy vacation turns high risk while he tries to save Nigel and get him safely to ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
As a somewhat mystery/romance with a bit of an age gap, I thought this was pretty well done in general.

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
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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
Selina Durio
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Slow start, great end

This book was a slow burn! It took me a while to get in to the story, but by mid-way through the story I couldn’t put it down.
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it

This story was just not for me
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