"Out on Deep Water" is the first gay romance novel released by author Noah Reilly. In this first work, Noah explores issues around dating between two men and all of the people that help to shape their relationship, especially life as a gay man growing up in the South. Half of the book takes place in Alabama. The later half of the novel takes place on their cruise to various ports in the western Caribbean. It is a charming journey for two men who love each other but face constant struggles that most gay men face.
Novels by Noah
Novels by Noah
Shawn and Keith are two mature, attractive, secure, successful and healthy adult men. Neither of them, however, seems to be able to find a boyfriend with whom to share his life – all of the good times and all of the bad times. They themselves have dated off and on at a distance for years now, but their own relationship has always fallen short of being a fully committed relationship. They have both decided though to at least pursue the possibility that perhaps they are looking for each other and no one else. So they made a verbal agreement between themselves (their contract) and booked a cruise.
For seven days, they will sail from Galveston on the coast of Texas to Costa Maya on the east coast of Mexico to the impoverished Belize City in Belize to the island nation of Grand Cayman back to Cozumel in Mexico and then finally back to Texas on a thirty-five hundred passenger cruise ship that sports all of the cruise industry’s latest and greatest amenities. Along the way, they will share their voyage with some wonderful people and create some wonderful memories like snorkeling with sting rays in Sting Ray City and scouting out new musical talent at the cruise ship’s talent contest and sailing through the air high over thick jungle canopies.
After all of their time sailing around the western Caribbean between four different countries and five different cities, will Shawn and Keith realize that they are right for each other? Will they find that one true boyfriend whom they have been searching for and longing for the longest time has been closer than they thought? Take the cruise. Follow them across the Gulf of Mexico to see if true love can stay afloat… or if it even has a chance.
[That movie] is apparently the worst advertising for safe sex that gay men have ever seen.”
They both chuckled and eventually drifted off to sleep in each other’s tight embraces.