Thursday, 28 April 2016

REVIEW : Safe in His Heart (Safe #2) by Renae Kaye

Published by Dreamspinner Press
Released 2 May 2016
270 Pages
Available in eBook and paperback formats

Andrew and Paul learned about God and Jesus in different churches and realize their views of spirituality are worlds apart.

Andrew was raised Catholic and was told his homosexuality was a sin. For his entire life, he hid the truth. He married and had children to present a fa├žade to the world—that of a straight man. It’s not until he has an affair with Paul, who shows him a different side of Jesus, that Andrew realizes he can be gay and still believe in God. Paul’s Jesus is one of acceptance and love, and in Paul’s church, being gay is not a problem.

For Paul and Andrew, falling in love is the easy part of their journey. They must make it through the fires of cheating, being discovered, Andrew’s wife leaving, the necessities of childcare and family life, the demands of their jobs, and working on their commitment to each other. Only then can they be safe in each other’s heart.


Before you read the book, this is a fair warning from me. Don't judge Andrew before you finish the whole book. Since the first book, I knew who's Paul involved with and I hated Andrew and never thought that Paul will ended with Andrew. Andrew of all people ! How stupid Paul is?  Well, love is stupid, and blind, and unreasonable.

Paul knew from the first time at the gym that Andrew is a married man and he can't stop wanting him. If there's anyone to blame, who's to blame?  I'd say, no one. Because, yeah...You know my answer, love is 'unreasonable'.

Andrew has a reason why he's having affairs when he's still married. He has a reason, and I do understand his reason. Because if you lived a life Andrew's life, you'll probably do the same.
Andrew just loved his parents to the level slavery and unhealthy. Andrew loves his two children and put them above all, above his own happiness. 

He was being stupid once, when he married that woman (I don't even want to mention her name), out of love of his parents (or afraid, I have no idea) and to respect his religion which is has the same idea with my religion about homosexuals. So...

Here came Paul, handsome, sweet, accepted who he is , 'unconditionally', and he fell hard for Paul. No more fling, no more gym sex with others after Paul. The 'fucking agreement' became addiction, and their addiction became love. And Andrew and Paul can't get the hell out of the situation. Finding their happiness, or let Andrew back to his family.

Let's thank to his so called wife, that he can finally can be with Paul in the end. And you'll know why Andrew did what he did, because that woman did what he did even before Andrew did what he did. Confuse? Read again. Got what I mean? Yeah.  It's about the cheating thing. Why I wasn't mad of Andrew for cheating? I won't call it a cheating though. They have 'agreement', from the first time even before Andrew married that woman. Cheating is my hard limit. But in Andrew's case, I think I can make it exceptional. 

This is not an easy read for some people though, if you're opposed to religion talk, people afraid of God and cheating (not) in their unhappy cold married life, don't read this book. If you're like me, and love Paul so much and wants to learn to love Andrew (because he's the one who need some TLC even more), this is the book for you.

I enjoyed this story, I enjoyed Andrew and Paul, and hey, there's Lon and Casey  revisited.  Well done, Renae !


*All teaser pictures provided by Author*

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Renae Kaye bio
Renae Kaye is a lover and hoarder of books who thinks libraries are devilish places because they make you give the books back.  She consumed her first adult romance book at the tender age of thirteen and hasn’t stopped since.  After years – and thousands of stories! – of not having book characters do what she wants, she decided she would write her own novel and found the characters still didn’t do what she wanted.  It hasn’t stopped her though.  She believes that maybe one day the world will create a perfect couple – and it will be the most boring story ever.  So until then she is stuck with quirky, snarky and imperfect characters who just want their story told.
Renae lives in Perth, Western Australia and writes in five minute snatches between the demands of two kids, a forbearing husband, too many pets, too much housework and her beloved veggie garden.  She is a survivor of being the youngest in a large family and believes that laughter (and a good book) can cure anything.
How to contact Renae:
Twitter:  @renaekkaye

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