Short fiction that is long on romance, Best Gay Romance 2011 encompasses the dizzying emotions of the human heart in love: delight, longing, relief, despair, anger, and deepest desire. From first times to brief encounters, to rediscovered missed connections and longtime companions, editor Richard Labont has curated a classic on the subject of love between men.
Each story unfolds the "possibility of happy-ever-after - the warm, beating heart of romantic desire." Lightning strikes more than once during a fateful tryst in Martin Delacroix's "First Roach Pond." Edward Moreno's "You're a Dog" reminds us that love can be flexible, while Eric Nguyen recalls first kisses and the stirrings of puppy love - and lust - in "How Boys Flirt With Other Boys".
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Listen to the first story - you'll never forget it ! It is about English & Scottish characters, Drake Stone tells the entire story in what he probable believes are appropriate British accents. If you ever thought Dick Van Dykes 'Cockney'accent in Mary Poppins was suspect - listen to Stone. He mangles every stereotype of mock British and European accent that you ever heard. His Scottish accent mixes an almost credible Southern Irish with strains of 'comic German'. He pronounces Scotlands capital city as - Edenberg - and every other placename equally inaccurately. At first I was amused - then I even laughed out loud - but after 15 minutes it became so overwhelmingly awful that I found that I wasn't following the story anymore. Ultimately, I couldn't bare to hear the name 'Arntey Aarn' (Aunty Ann) any more and turned it off. If you have seen the episode of 'As Time Goes By' on British TV, where the American TV producers are recording Lionel's play at the old Manor House- you will just have a slight incling of what I mean. So, if your nerves will stand it - give it a try. - You will never hear anything its equal again, unless you are very unlucky !! You just might enjoy the laugh ! Just be warned - As for the other stories - sorry but I jchickened out. Just could not face them.
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