Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Marine and a Gentleman #HAHAT

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia



Ladies and gentlemen - readers of all ages....Guilty Indulgence Book Club is pleased to participate once again in the annual Hop Against Homophobia And Transphobia (#HAHAT for those social media savvy) Last year we reviewed some great books and paid tribute to a beautiful author who left us too soon.  This year we look forward to bringing more great authors, stories and romances to our Indulgent readers.  

While our book club has that modern mix of women and men, straight and gay, our focus has always been on romance and Love in all its forms.  One of the most important aspects of Love has to be it's connection to Hope. For those who have Love, who love and are, in turn, loved, Hope resides in the heart and mind.  Hope allows one to celebrate the good times and weather the bad ones. Hope allows one to succeed and to fight and to give others Hope.   For many GLBTQ youth, Hope is hard to find.   It is our greatest wish that all who read these reviews this week take the time to spread the message of Hope at all times.  Be the message to our diverse youth population that fear, hatred and intolerance are not acceptable.  Help us spread the message that it does get better, there will be equality, they are accepted and give them Hope!  

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And by all means, stick around for the next ten days during the Hop Against Homophobia - make a comment on the Guilty Indulgence blog site daily for chances to win great reads and find new and fabulous authors!  And then, jump back on the Hop main page to visit each and every site for more chances at prizes, hear stories, read reviews and much, much more!



And now for the good stuff:


A Marine and a Gentleman, Heather Long, Decadent Publishing
Always a Marine #9
Lieutenant Brenden Fitzpatrick is a dedicated Marine, loyal son, and devoted uncle but he’s lonely. When he went Marine, the rule was don’t ask, don’t tell. His brothers-in-arms pretty much didn’t ask and didn’t care. Watching so many friends settle into long-term relationships highlighted the absence of someone to come home to in his life. When his unit encourages him to give the 1Night Stand service a try, he asks for the impossible—a night with the one man he almost gave up the Marines for in the first place. A man he called best friend but let time and distance carry away.

Liam Gardiner grew up on the same Boston block as his best friend, Brenden. Unlike Brenden, Liam always accepted that he was gay—a fact he didn’t mind flaunting to all the bullies and naysayers in school. It got his ass kicked more than once but Brenden always had his back, rescuing him time and time again, until the day Brenden left for the Marines. He missed his buddy—the crush he never confessed, lest it cost him the precious friendship—so when Madame Eve’s invitation arrived to meet Brenden, Liam faces uncertainty for the first time.



REVIEW:
For someone who has known his whole life that he would be a Marine, also realizing that you are gay doesn't make things easy, but Brenden wasn't giving up his dream. Now that DADT has been repealed maybe he can finally connect with Liam the boy from high school that he always wanted.

Liam can't resist meeting with Brenden when he gets the call from 1Night Stand, but he has know idea why his once protector wants to see him.

Have you ever wondered what happen to that unfulfilled crush that you had in high school? A Marine and a Gentleman answers one version of that question.

When the two men meet at the restaurant Liam's attitude is understandable. He is cautious and doesn't believe that Brenden is gay at first. However the chemistry and the sparks are there from the beginning and you know that once they come together it's going to be explosive!

It takes a talented story teller to give you a "full" story in just 40 pages and Heather Long does just that. The character's were fully realized and very believable with a story that I had no problem falling into and wishing for more pages.

If you are a fan of hot Marines I would suggest the entire Always a Marine series there is something for everyone in these spicy stories of love.


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RATING: 4 chocolate dipped strawberries.

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