Review: Clear Water by Amy Lane

January 27, 2014 Review 2

Review: Clear Water by Amy Lane

Meet Patrick Cleary party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick's been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they've almost killed him. Meet Wes "Whiskey" Keenan he's a field biologist wondering if it's time to settle down. When the worst day of Patrick's life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world's tackiest houseboat.

Patrick needs to get his life together-and Whiskey wants to help-but Patrick is not entirely convinced it's doable. He's pretty sure he's a freak of nature. But Whiskey, who works with real freaks of nature, thinks all Patrick needs is a little help to see the absolute beauty inside his spastic self, and Whiskey is all about volunteering. Between anomalous frogs, a homicidal ex-boyfriend, and Patrick's own hangups, Whiskey's going to need all of his patience and Patrick's going to need to find the best of himself before these two men ever see clear water.

Title: Amy Lane
Author: Amy Lane
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Lights, Camera, Cupid, The Deep of the Sound, Christmas Kitsch, Selfie
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: September 16, 2011
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 230
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

All Amy Lane books are just an absolute pleasure to read. Clear Water was not an exception to this rule. She has created a very opposite pair that need each other so much they don’t even know it. From the very beginning you can clearly see why the spaztastic Patrick needs a rock like Whiskey in his mess of a life. The more you read the more you see how Whiskey needs Patrick in his life. They’re amazing together. They get each other and that is something they have in common as many people do not get them.

Whiskey has a good grasp on his life. His grasp on it is so good in fact that he is looking to settle down some permanent roots on his house boat. Patrick wants to get his stuff together. He knows what it means to have his ducks in a row, he’s just hoping to get them in the same pond. After falling into a river he decides frog are just as good as ducks.

All in all this is a humorous feel good read. From the moment you meet Patrick and Whiskey you love them. You want them to have a good life. These characters are so easy to cheer for. The other big reason to read this oh so sweet romance is for the frogs, especially the two headed ones. There is also the rabbit mindedness mess of Patricks thoughts and abilities. Clear Water is simply a pleasure read any way you approach it.

Favorite quote, Whiskey to Patrick: “You’re totally and completely normal. You’re a high-maintenance spaz, but that’s just you.”
Amy Lane

2 Responses to “Review: Clear Water by Amy Lane”

  1. E.J. Russell

    I was just re-reading parts of Clear Water today! It’s one of my very favorite Amy Lane books (which is saying a lot — she’s totally awesome), and totally deserves some extra love whenever it comes along (just like Patrick and Whiskey — and let’s not forget Fly Bait, one of my fave secondary characters). Thanks, Vanessa!