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Lmer; Brian Holliday; Rob Rosen; Sophia Deri Bowen; Nigel Puerasch; Rick R Reed; Nexis Pas; Michael Gouda; Nathan Burgoine Jamie Freeman Bruin Fisher DC Juris James Buchanan L J Baker Charlie Cochrane Neil S Plakcy Julia Rios JL Merrow Lenore Black. I loved this anthology Each story was uniue and well written There was also a good mix of FF trans teens storiesPOVs LGBT families with children funny serious sad romantic oddball and insanely happy stories At least two were follow ups to novels I d previously read which was nice Over all a fantastic read and even better than the first anthology by the same name which I recall having mixed feelings about Become a Creativity Coach Now! previously read which was nice Over all a fantastic read and even better than the first anthology by the same name which I recall having mixed feelings about

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I Do Two

Love is at the heart of all we want for ourselves so why shouldn't any human being be able to say I Do to a life of commitment and sharing with that special personWe hope that marriage will soon be a dream that everyone can shareThat's why some of. Turnabout by Lee RowanIt s Christmas morning and Lord Robert Scoville finally has a chance to relax and enjoy the day with his lover Jack Darling But can a relationship between a nobleman and his servant ever truly be eualJourney into Victorian England with Lee Rowan s Turnabout Robert and Jack charmed me from the start and the love between them defies social status and convention What I loved about Turnabout is that neither Robert nor Jack blatantly ignored the rules of society they simply did what they could to make their relationship work Turnabout is simply a lovely warm story that s a delight to enjoy Under the Shadow of Your Wings by Gillian PalmerBee and Eliza run an orphanage and do the best they can to live their lives as they wish When a new child with a connection to Bee shows up at the orphanage it s a bittersweet moment that will only serve to make Bee and Eliza s home complete Under the Shadow of Your Wings has beauty in sadness and two strong caring heroines that are unforgettable Bee has lost so much of her family that when her nephew shows up at the orphanage it was a lovely yet heartbreaking moment I adored Bee and Eliza and admired the capable way they handled the obstacles facing two women being life partners and running an orphanage in Prohibition era Harlem Their life is not without its sacrifices but Gillian Palmer shows the true mettle of both women in Under the Shadow of Your Wings Cakewalk by Nathan BurgoineBabysitting an almost teenager is difficult enough without adding the fact that it s your boyfriend s daughter and she doesn t seem to like you too much But Charles is up to the challenge and with a little help from his co workers maybe he can make Neil s family his own as well Cakewalk is a wonderfully sweet story that I adore each time I read it I don t envy Charles having to deal with the awkwardness of watching Neil s daughter on his own and I give the man credit for doing the best he can to win the girl over There s nothing not to love about Cakewalk It s got a bright energy about it stemming from Charles and his obvious love for Neil and the way he goes about bridging the gap between himself and the rest of Neil s family Even the cake decorating scenes are something any Food Network fan will be delighted by I sure was Cakewalk was the first story I ve read by Nathan Burgoine but it definitely won t be the last Even Guys Cry by DC JurisDerek knows better than anyone how wrong a first date can go when the guy he s with finds out that Derek is anatomically female Oscar is different however He doesn t seem fazed by the fact that Derek was born wrong and he seems to accept Derek for who he is Is Oscar too good to be trueI always say I m a fan of GLBT romances using the acronym as a general term but before Even Guys Cry I d never read a story with a transgender hero Derek was a wonderful hero and DC Juris beautifully expresses Derek s certainty that he is a gay man no matter what his anatomy is Oscar is delightful and it was wonderful watching him prove to Derek that he is the real deal Even Guys Cry is both erotic and heartwarming a winning combination in my book Mallory s Gift by L J BakerIt s been three years since Gerry s partner Mallory passed away Gerry s friends keep trying to set her up with women but Gerry s not ready to let go of Mallory Then one day Gerry finds a lost child and the girl s frantic mother bursts into Gerry s life Claire s beautiful but can Gerry see past Mallory s ghost long enough to take a chance on finding happiness once Mallory s Gift is a gorgeous story that will break your heart before it puts it back together Gerry s loss comes through clearly in Mallory s Gift and L J Baker made me ache to see her find happiness with Claire It isn t easy for Gerry She fears loving and losing again and she also seems to be afraid that Claire will want her to push aside her love for Mallory She underestimates herself and Claire and the beauty of Gerry s journey will make you remember Mallory s Gift long after you finish reading itI Do Two is an incredible anthology filled with the voices of numerous talented authors I highlighted some of my favorites but there are many wonderful stories to be found in I Do Two From Ruth Sims s haunting fantasy The Legend of the Mountain Ash to Alex Beecroft s phenomenal historical Inner Truth to Rick R Reed s sly paranormal Morbidly Obese and there s something for everyone in I Do TwoDespite its title not all of the stories in I Do Two involve marriage The greatness of the anthology is that its common theme is love and commitment What could be better than that Note Another thing to love about I Do Two is that all profits from the sales of I Do Two are donated to the Lambda Legal Defense to fight Proposition 8 Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed

Review I Do Two

The leading authors of GLBT fiction have donated their talent and their heart warming thought provoking life affirming stories to this anthology in aid of Lambda Legal Fund's fight for marriage eualityRuth Sims; Alex Beecroft; Lee Rowan; Gillian Pa. Full disclosure I m in this book but let me further preface a little to chat a bit about the purpose of I DO TWO Right on the bright cover it subtitles itself with An anthology in support of marriage euality I m going to say it once again before I begin I am truly blessed to live in a country where my husband and I are just that husbands In every legal definition thereofI loved this collection I m stunned at the company I m keeping and have to point out my favorites of the anthologyThe Song Inside by Nexis PasThis story is touching on many levels The main characters are very much a pair of everyman types with a subtlety in their conversation and description that makes them uite lovable The story a piece about these two gentle souls looking for a new place to live together is woven with such a style that you it leaves you positively warmed Definitely one of my favorites of the anthologyEven Guys Cry by DC JurisAnother favorite in the anthology DC Juris tackles a story rarely told a transgendered romance This story is romantic erotic and thought provoking all at the same time and it brought to mind my transgendered friends and their struggles in a sort of everyman way which speaks to how well the story is written Tenderness breathes throughout the taleWork Experience by Bruin FisherThis story was excellent Told from a young man s point of view we hear the voice of a gay youth working with his father to help renovate a kitchen and watch as his awareness of being different and his knowledge of his father s intolerance clash When the pair work on a gay couple s kitchen the young man finally has a view of a regular gay couple something he d never seen prior and the realization is nothing short of wonderful Hat s off to Bruin as this was definitely one of my favorite stories in the anthologyMallory s Gift by L J BakerAnother favorite this exceptionally moving story is about Gerry who has a lonely Christmas ahead of her friends inclined to meddle in her non existent dating life and a loss that is holding her a step removed from life Gerry lived and breathed in the story with a verisimilitude that was evocative and absolutely real Beautifully done and incredibly touchingElephants in Her Tea by Julia RiosHaving grown up with wild stories about her Great Aunt Hortensia including the title inspiring tale of how Hortensia took elephants in her tea Fiona has always assumed her father made up the character as a kind of bedtime story After his passing no mention of Hortensia was ever made but at the start of this tale the death notice for Great Aunt Hortensia is slid under Fiona s door and she learns that perhaps there s to her family and of it wonderful than she s ever known This short piece was delightful and made me smile ear to earAim Higher by JL MerrowI loved this story which is the rarest of things a funny nay hilarious tale with a romantic slice cut through it Poor Simone has a guest in the form of Eros yeah Cupid who will not leave her alone and is convincing the rest of the world that she s nuts because he s so annoying she can t stop yelling at him He s determined to find her a true love and she s determined to get rid of him Eros is cute and all but he s not the brightest and he really needs to leave her be I had to put the book down while I read this story because I was laughing so hard at a few choice passages Definite favorite


10 thoughts on “I Do Two

  1. says:

    When I ordered this anthology I had a sneaking suspicion that it would be a set of stories about weddings a subject I've never found terribly interesting gay or straight Instead I was treated to a set of twenty two short stories about partnership and some of the issues around it like dealing with step families and decid

  2. says:

    “Turnabout” by Lee RowanIt’s Christmas morning and Lord Robert Scoville finally has a chance to relax and enjoy the day with his lover Jack Darling But can a relationship between a nobleman and his servant ever truly

  3. says:

    I Do Two is the seuel to the successful and popular anthology to benefit the Lambda Legal Defense New and repeat authors have joined forces to offer a packed collection of stories celebrating all facets of LGBT Included are 22 stories of love sex and marriage from historical to contemporary with humor whimsy sadness and ho

  4. says:

    Even Guys Cry by DC JurisThis short story stands out in the I Do Two anthology It is a touching and tendor love

  5. says:

    The second in the wonderful euality project created by Alex Beecroft Less explicit but with a wonderful mix of GLB and the oft neglected T characters by writers of all persuasions and many nationalities Real diversity in the service

  6. says:

    Full disclosure I'm in this book but let me further preface a little to chat a bit about the purpose of I DO TWO Right on the bright c

  7. says:

    It's always a puzzle how to review a book in whichyou have a story Naturally any author worth hisher salt is going to think her story is the best We're just made that way Mine is a historical that combines realism and fantasy The Legend of the Mountain AshThe length subject style and heat level in the collection vary wildly from story to story as you would expect with this many authors Some stories are going

  8. says:

    I skipped stories from authors that rate all their books It's not the case with those that only rate antologies; I still don't like it but I can understand it like a recognition to their co authorsThe Legend of Mountain Ash by Ruth Sims 3 stars Inner Truth by Alex Beecroft 2 stars Turnabout by Lee Rowan 25 starsUnder th

  9. says:

    I loved this anthology Each story was uniue and well written There was also a good mix of FF trans teens storiesPOVs LGBT families with children funny serious sad romantic oddball and insanely happy stories At least two were follow ups to novels I'd previously read which was nice Over all a fantastic read and ev

  10. says:

    Some real gems; while the anthology is not a style of reading I particularly enjoy both Alex Beecroft's lovely s

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