A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance #1) by Keira Andrews

When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is  no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.

Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?

Note: Contains explicit sexual situations and graphic language. This is not an inspirational/Christian romance.

One of my secret passions is Amish stories, but to be honest, I’ve never read a M/M one before and I was a bit worried about doing so.  Just  because I wasn’t sure how I would feel about that storyline being done. But I decided to try it out and see if I was going to be able to enjoy the story.

And I’m very happy to say that I was blown away completely by this book!  It surpassed all expectations that I had for it, and I couldn’t put it down once I had started it.  I felt like Ms. Andrews did a great job at bringing the Amish character to light, and describing them in different  ways.  I really loved how she had Isaac explaining more about his life to an outsider instead of it just being an inner dialogue.

I really enjoyed how Isaac and David were both exploring things together, because it made the story seem that much more “real” because it wasn’t one just taking advantage of the other.  The relationship between the two of them was just great right from the start, even with the drama happening.
Overall, I have to say that I’m so excited that I read this book and that I already have book 2 on pre-order because I can’t wait to read
more from this author, and these characters, in the future!