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What do you get when you match up an Orthodox Jewish New Yorker with a Southerner from the Bible Belt? A struggle that burns so hot that they recognize love is worth overcoming their differences. After things begin to untangle, Zev and Chris must fight against all odds or else risk Zev living a loveless life, a life of lies, while Chris mourns letting the love of his life ...more
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Published December 22nd 2012 by MLR Press
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Sadonna
Dec 28, 2012 Sadonna rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This is an interesting story about two guys, Zev and Christian, who meet in NYC while Zev is home from Harvard for the Jewish high holidays and are immediately attracted to each other. They come from completely different backgrounds but they seem to have a connection and have a really hot time together before Zev's parents come home and his grandmother gets out of the hospital. Chris can't believe how different he feels about Zev than he's ever felt about anybody and he's really hurt ...more
Becky Condit
Dec 30, 2012 Becky Condit rated it really liked it
I really, really enjoyed reading this book.This debut novel by B.D. Lewis takes a very illuminating look into the world of the Jewish faith and the conflict that can result when men from two very different religions fall in love.
This is a very skillful portrayal of the bumpy and often difficult journey to overcome the prejudice and expectations of others while also balancing the needs and wants of each other. This is a very honest and sensitive look at what people in love will do to make their
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Jan 09, 2013 S rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this story about two very different young men who fall in love and struggle to overcome lots of obstacles in order to be together. Zev and Christian, both studs with sensitive sides they’re reluctant to show, are different from any of the men I’ve ever encountered in other stories. I also liked the other characters and would hope they appear in this author’s future works. The family members were fascinating, even if not all of them were always likeable, and they and the ...more
Mary
Feb 01, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mary by: A writer I worked with when I was in publishing.
This story is enchanting. Chris and Zev, who hail from different types of arch-conservative religious and cultural backgrounds, struggle against the conflicts they face. The reader gets to see weaknesses behind their tough outer shells as the men fight hurdles created by society, family, and by Zev and Chris themselves. How greatly the men care for each other through the twists and turns in their lives is touching as is their thoughtful concern about the effect of their love on their families. I ...more
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B. D. loves language, especially when it’s used to create good stories and has had plays produced in NYC and elsewhere and speeches delivered, although by others: politicians and celebrities needing words to convince voters or accept major awards. Now B. D. is glad to be coming out of the shadows and have a name on these works, producing romance that’s not your mother’s romance.
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