I Do Two review É 103

Kris Jacen Æ 3 summary

S why some of 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. Even Guys Cry by DC JurisThis short story stands out in the I Do Two anthology It is a touching and tendor love story of self acceptance DC Juris has written it with a sublime balance of vulnerability strength sex humor I found myself laughing and then crying within the same paragraphs It unveiled the mysteries of a transgender male as the character was laid bare and revealed in a loving moving story I look forward to reading by DC Juris

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Gillian Palmer 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 Blac. 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 to appeal to one person and some stories appeal to someone else There are a few though not as many as you might think that are sexually explicit There is both fantasy and reality intricate and simple There is humor and there is heartbreakNot only are the stories varied and entertaining all proceeds go to Lambda Legal to help in the never ending USA battle to secure eual marriage rights for LGBT citizens Did you ever sueeze a partially filled balloon The bulge of air moves around from here to there depending on where you sueeze it The marriage fight has been like that Never settled And regardless how you feel about the issue you ll find something in the book to enjoy

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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 I Do ePUB #192 hope that marriage will soon be a dream that everyone can shareThat'. 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 hope Above all this anthology is a celebration of love and passion between LGBT people There is sure to be something for everyone and with the great benefit to buying the collection there is no reason not to get this You ll be delighted and entertained with the wide selection of stories while feeling good about buying this a win all aroundThese stories are short mere glimpses for the most part of men with men women with women and even a few transgender stories to really show a full spectrum of people personalities and relationships The writing is almost universally solid with evocative settings and engaging characters The stories range time frames and geographical boundaries from North American to Europe and even Australia The variety and breadth offer sharply makes the point that this an entire group of people from all walks of life with different values hopes dreams and goals that all deserve the same options as anyone else This celebration of life and all it s high and low points is demonstrated incredibly well with these storiesThe progression of stories is very nice and smooth starting with several historical themed tales showing commitment and love even without the ability to legally marry The long time companionship of men or women is strong and necessary as much as if they were actually married The stand out of the historical group is Ruth Sims The Legend of Mountain Ash showing a deep love between two men that stretches the imagination and gives rise to legends The lyrical prose gives rise to a story telling narrative showing the lifetime of two men through happiness hardship and loss and a happy ending with a uniue twistFrom there the stories turn contemporary with numerous stand outs that shine and delight There is Sophia Deri Bowen s wonderfully entertaining and romantic tale Two Men A Fugue about opposites attracting The men are creative not only in their lives and appearance but in their passion and dedication Similarly The Song Inside by Nexis Pas offers a glimpse into two blue collar workers in England as they reminiscence on their years together and their home Neither man is classically handsome instead larger and unassuming which lends an air of authenticity and honesty to the touching storySlightly whimsical and humorous are the engaging and entertaining stories of Charlie Cochrane s The Uneven Chance about a man that takes fate into his own hands with a slight bit of trickery However when the man of your dreams is at stake all bets are suspect Just as JL Merrow s Aim Higher offers several laugh out loud moments about a teenager that has an unusual problem The dry wit and candor evoke a teenager almost perfectly and the resolution is clever and fun These stories among others allow the reader to peer into the world of everyday men and women as they live love date and fall in loveAmong the 22 stories there are few that stood above the rest but there are almost none that fail to offer a touching and evocative story The one discordant note is Rick Reed s Morbidly Obese which is interesting but the lone urban fantasy story The concept of two overweight vampires that can t stop eating is sly and worthy of an interesting telling but is misplaced within this collection The story hits a jarring note and doesn t fit in with a collection that focuses mostly on romance and relationships of LGBT men and women Similarly Touche by James Buchanan focuses on explicit erotica and less in keeping with the majority of stories Neither of these stories is bad per se but don t seem to fit well with the theme of relationships and romance Some of the stories chosen have explicit sex and some do not but almost all show the lives of men and women in good times and bad with a thread of hope for a positive future and these two particular stories just didn t seem to fit wellNonetheless this collection is a must read for LGBT fans The stories highlight the importance of eual rights by giving a look into the lives of such people They live love laugh cry grieve divorce make mistakes and commitments like any other person and thus can only be granted the same options as anyone else With the variety of stories offered there is guaranteed to be something to appeal to all readers so be sure to buy this now You can discover your own favorites among the group


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 abo

  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 ev

  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 hope Above all this anthology is a celebration of love and passion between LGBT people Ther

  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 story of self acceptan

  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 of euality all profits go to Lambda Legal to carry on the fight for eual marriage rights

  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 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

  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

  8. says:

    I skipped stories from authors that rate all their books It's not the case with those that only rate antologies; I

  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 eve

  10. says:

    Some real gems; while the anthology is not a style of reading I particularly enjoy both Alex Beecroft's lovely slice of life and Neil Plakcy's dip into his protoganist's partner's point of view made this whole book a very pleasant read

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