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Taboo Desires

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When his girlfriend demands he settle down and start a family, Cole Winchester has some hard decisions to make. Marry his girlfriend, or finally own up to his taboo attraction to other men.

A Midsummer Night's Steam story

Cole Winchester feels like a rat, boxed into a corner. Faced with the prospect of being trapped in a passionless marriage, he makes the hard choice to end
Published August 31st 2007 by Samhain Publishing
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Amanda Young's stories has become one of my automatic read. This is one of her sweet ones. I'm not big for "GFY" kind of stories, but I don't think Cole is one. I think he is actually gay but still in the closet, until he meets Eric and realizes that he cannot pretend anymore. I think Cole and Eric makes such adorable couple *sigh*
I don't know what it is, but as soon as I read the word ambrosia as in "his cum tasted like ambrosia..." my eyes start rolling & my tongue starts tutting ... toss in insta love & sophomoric angst & my attention span drops to that of knat & I start having to force myself to finish the book ... this short story was a bit meh for me ... if you like your guys to be tortured by guilt about their homosexuality & to be overly verbose in their declarations of love (instant love ... j ...more
I think Cole and Eric were so perfect for each other. I loved they way they came together and even loved that Karen caught them in the act, heehee. My only complaint was that it was too short of a story. I wanted to know how their relationship ended up. I knew that Eric would go back to school and I would have liked to see how the couple dealt with the seperation. Otherwise I loved the book.
This was a good short story. Typically everything moved very quickly, by giving the characters some history it didn't feel awkward. I like the style and would read more by this author. And it fills in my Y in the A-Z Author Challenge too!

Finished 12.20.11, date removed so it didn't count towards the 2011 Reading Challenge.
The problem with reading these short stories is being left with the feeling of needing and wanting more.
A very nice story, beautifully written.
Caroline Brand
This was a good enough story but I felt cheated it was so short! If you are reading it on a Kindle it finishes at 62% and very very suddenly!
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Amanda Young is a multi-published, erotic romance author. Since she tends to write whatever strikes her whimsy, all of her novels fall into various subgenres. You never know what merry adventure her evil muse will devise next.

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