Author: Alexa Land
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/23/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Gay Romance
Does love stand a chance between two men from different worlds, when they’re both being pulled in opposite directions?
Sawyer MacNeil is looking for answers. His time in the Army didn’t go as planned, and he’s still reeling from the end of a relationship that never should have happened in the first place. Now he’s trying to get his life together, while struggling to come to terms with a side of himself he’s always kept hidden.
Sparks fly when Sawyer meets Alastair, an upper-class British graduate student whose future has been mapped out since birth. Alastair can’t promise anything more than a hook-up. He doesn’t have much time left in the States, and a mountain of responsibility and a disapproving family are waiting for him back in the UK. And yet, whatever’s happening between them feels like so much more than a fling.
When tragedy strikes and the two are separated just days after meeting, will Sawyer risk everything to follow his heart?
Worlds Away is the thirteenth novel in Alexa Land’s Firsts and Forever Series, but each book is written to stand alone, so jump in anywhere. This gay romance is approximately 98,000 words. Please note: contains adult language and graphic sex and is intended for adults only.
This is book 13 people and this series still isn’t getting old, tired or boring – in fact it keeps getting better. Alexa did a brilliant job once again even though Worlds Away has a very different feel and far less Dombruso – I mean Nana – you know what I mean. Nana doesn’t feature heavily in this story and although I love reading about her shenanigans it felt right that she was slightly more demure this time as Sawyer and Alistair was all about the feels – a love story that appears doomed before it even begins.
We have met Sawyer earlier in the series – a big and brash man who is ex-military, loves his bike and is more than a little messed up from an abusive relationship. Sawyer also has a destructive relationship with his father that doesn’t allow him to move on so when we meet him this time he is in a rut. He has set his sights on a Brit called Alistair who he knows through mutual friends but he is far too scared to do anything about it.
Alistair reels in the man he wants to get up close and personal to with cupcakes. Both men are up for a bit of under the covers loving but neither man is up for anything long term or serious. It’s quickly obvious that neither man is as closed off as they think and that they are both fallible when it comes to falling in love.
I loved the characters, I loved the story-line and I loved the development with a bit of rebellion needed for these men to get what they wanted and deserved. Both men grow personally and together and with our old favourites popping in and out Worlds Away was a great story to end 2016 with.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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