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Posted on Jul 16, 2010, 12:37:54 PM PDT
I've read dextrousleftie, she's great. I don't know too many other gay romance writers here on Amazon yet. I'll be happy to look up some of the books that people have named here :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2010, 12:53:26 PM PDT
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Of course it gets better for Adrien other wise it wouldn't be a Romance. ;-) The 3rd book is the breaking and turning point and considering what was happening in their relationship and their characters in the first 2 almost bound to happen.

Book 4 -Death of a Pirate King starts 2 years later and some things have changed, including the characters, and Book 5 - The Dark Tide wraps it up beautifully.


It's not as if if Adrien and the reader didn't know Jake was self hating and in the closet wanting a "normal" life. It's a hard read though and when I reread the series I skimmed a lot.

There's a great scene in the first book when Adrien see Jake and Kate across the street and Maclachlan's "Building A Mystery" is on his radio and it seems fitting. Then later he recalls the lyrics and knows why it's fitting. "You're so beautiful. A beautiful F'd up man." That's Jake. He's actually my favorite because he's so f'd up and he's the one with the hardest biggest character arc.


Posted on Jul 20, 2010, 8:31:06 AM PDT
Okay, I'll take your word for it and try the last two. I really did like the first two, but then the third one had me throwing the book across the room. I guess I have a problem with people not being who they are, no matter what that is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2010, 3:59:49 PM PDT
Ridley says:
Thanks for the Adrien English rec. I just finished Fatal Shadows and I'm dying to read the next one right away.

You're a font of reliable recs, TPWNN.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010, 8:24:54 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2010, 8:59:06 PM PDT
Ridley says:
FYI, your behavior has assured that I'll never, ever look up "dextrousleftie."

Stop posting like we're a bunch of mouth-breathing, unobservant idiots.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2010, 11:20:34 AM PDT
Ridley, I'm glad and yes relieved (as I always am with recs) you enjoyed it. The second might be my favorite of the series though I tend to change my mind depending on which book I'm reading. :-/

Posted on Jul 26, 2010, 9:36:54 AM PDT
sarah john says:
This novel gets the second vote from me. It is one of my favorites.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Dancing Together, July 9, 2010
By Amos Lassen (Little Rock, Arkansas) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Music Box Danseur (Kindle Edition)
Slade, Marlene K. "Music Box Danseur", Marlene K. Slade, 2008.

Dancing Together

Amos Lassen

"Music Box Danseur" is a big book (696 pages) and is the dramatic love story about the romance between two male British ballet dancers. They came together because no one else seems to understand them and they want to build a life together. Slade gives us an in-depth look at the world of ballet but she adds twists, turns and conflicts. The two men share a partnership that is filled with flaws yet their intimacy keeps them together. Their relationship is both public and private and filled with drama. Reading this is like taking a journey into the world of ballet, a dark world of passion and deviancy but a world that is very real. Slade gives us two amazing characters and a wonderful supporting cast. The prose is crystal clear and the story pulls you in on the very first page.
It is a very moving account of how people try to fit into life and the pain and glory that goes along with the attempt. We see that if one wants to succeed there is a price to pay and it can be very high. It's a great literary debut from a writer that we should keep our eyes on.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010, 9:52:24 AM PDT
I just finished Rough Canvas by Joey W. Hill and it was really, really good! It has some BDSM but is a very emotional story! I'm thinking it may become one of my favorites in this genre.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010, 10:49:32 AM PDT
Susinok says:
I LOVED Handyman by Claire Thompson, I just read it this weekend, and it was a lovely story. I've also read T.A. Chase's Out of Bounds and I have the sequel to read soon.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010, 12:01:42 PM PDT
I just finished Sex, Lies and Wedding Bells by EM Lynley - its a Gay-for-You novel, but turned out really good...had a bit of a runaway bride theme to it - report goes to a small town to find out about the woman that has left three guys at the alter and about to marry the 4th one...

On Fire - Drew Lackey was also a good read I just finished - not quite PWP, but had a lot of sex in it...

Shining in the Sun - Alex Beecroft - have to admit I was a bit disappointed by this one, I just couldn't connect with the characters like i've been able to in others

Posted on Jul 26, 2010, 2:25:41 PM PDT
Susinok says:
What's PWP?

Posted on Jul 26, 2010, 3:24:13 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
Porn without plot.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010, 7:23:45 PM PDT
DragonWing says:
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Posted on Jul 27, 2010, 7:33:07 PM PDT
Cornelia says:
I"m wondering are these really gay romance, true to gay culture or m/m written for het females?

Posted on Aug 5, 2010, 3:57:53 PM PDT
kari says:
Thanks to those who recommended Keeping Promise Rock. I enjoyed it! I also read the sequel Making Promises and loved that one even more. It's about Shane, the cop we met towards the end of Keeping Promise Rock. I don't know if it's because I have a thing about cops, but I just really loved Shane in this book. The fact that his love interest is a Russian dance teacher who fills in at the Renaissance Faire occasionally sounds kinda crazy at first, but really works in this story. I would recommend both books.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010, 5:42:52 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 21, 2010, 3:29:23 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2010, 4:42:30 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
I just loved both those books, read them last weekend. I think I liked Making Promises more too, I loved Mikhail, he was adorable!

Posted on Aug 21, 2010, 5:59:11 PM PDT
Nancy Lee says:
There's another whole forum for gay romance here on Just type "gay romance" in the "Products tagged with" box up at the top of this page, and you'll find books, movies, lists & discussions. Not that you can't discuss slash & gay romance here too, of course. :)

Posted on Sep 14, 2010, 4:07:02 PM PDT
I really loved "Zero at the Bone' and "Shades of gray', so does anyone know of other books like this. I don't really like the totally sappy gay romances, where 2 totally out guys meet and hook up. I like a little angst on one or both parties. Any recommendations?


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Posted on Dec 19, 2011, 12:23:01 PM PST
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Jackie says:

I've recently discovered this genre and wondered if anyone has anything new to add.

For my part I've read and enjoyed all of Amy Lane's books this year, including her most recent The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters (one of Lane's rare light, fun stories). Some of my favorites have been the Talker (Talker Series) trilogy, Clear Water, Bewitched by Bella's Brother and The Locker Room.

I loved Drawn Together by Z.A. Maxfield, which was recommended in this thread.

I've also enjoyed Shying Away, Touch Me Gently, Muscling Through and Sindustry.

Thanks for any new recs!

Posted on Dec 19, 2011, 12:28:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2011, 12:29:31 PM PST
Jackie says:
Oh, and a big thanks to everybody who recommended Zero at the Bone. Loved it! And enjoyed the free short stories on the author's website and the Christmas novella she wrote about D and Jack!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011, 1:58:08 PM PST
Jackie - Christmas Jack & D story? Where?!
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