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False Colors by Alex Beecroft
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Jul 24, 2011

it was amazing
Read in July, 2011

This was such a great book. It deserves a place in mainstream fiction. The depth of research is stunning. This is a real, mainstream type story with m/m characters... and that is just such a wonderful thing to experience. It is not cliche'd and not sex in every paragraph. It is more like how things REALLY were for gay guys in the 18th century.

I can see that some reviewers are not happy with this. They want fiction to reflect their fantasies instead of how it really was. This book has not been written to fuel female fantasies. Sorry folks, the past was not always pretty.

The only thing I don't like about this book is the cover which I guess is not the author's fault but the publishers. These guys on the cover look like 21st century dreamboats dressed for a costume party. Please. Nobody in the 18th century would have been seen in public with short hair like that.

Assuming you are able to look past the cover and if you want to know how things really were, you should love this book.
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