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Giving Thanks

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
It’s another Thanksgiving for lovers Derek and Troy. Another holiday to pretend they are merely platonic roommates in the chaos of Derek’s family celebration. When Derek snaps after one too many confrontations and admits he’s gay, his father disowns him on the spot. It’s going to be a quiet Thanksgiving…or is it?
ebook, 46 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Aspen Mountain Press
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Erotic Horizon
Dec 13, 2008 Erotic Horizon rated it really liked it


After two years of living together, Troy had the whole Thanksgiving celebration weekend down to an art. Work over time to get the two days off –spend the first day with his lover Derek’s family and the next day is just for them – and of course to remember to act like they were only friend in front of the family. However when he arrived home and saw Derek already at home, he knew in his gut that this Thanksgiving was not going to go as planned.

Derek has long lived his life to please his
Elisa Rolle
Troy and Derek are lovers since two years and they also share an home full of joy and comfort. They would be the perfect happy couple if not for the fact that Derek is not out with his family and this means that, at every family reunion, Troy has to play the role of the "roommate" with Derek's family. But Troy loves Derek and he would do everything for him, and so he is approaching once again the Thanksgiving festivity with the same good disposition as before.

But this year something changes: it'
Although this was a short book Ms Anderson managed to pack it full of wonderful characters who dealt with a surprising revelation in differing yet believable ways. I really liked both Troy and Derek and the family member's that come for dinner were a wonderful addition to the book. The ultimate resolution to the book was, I thought, handled quite well and the epilogue was the icing to the sweet love story. A truly enjoyable book.
Nov 25, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Short & sweet.
Nov 24, 2010 Alex rated it it was ok
Shelves: queer, romance, holiday
Stars: 2.5/5

It was a cute read for right before Thanksgiving. Not sure I would go for it any other time. An ending fitting for the season with caring characters that love one another. A good story about family coming together.

While it didn't blow me away, it wasn't awful either. I think the worst part was that sometimes the author switched the names of the characters, which is a pet peeve of mine (one should know when one's chef is the one who shouldn't be saying he's a klutz in the kitc
Brenda (b)
This is a story of family love and support for a son who came out as being gay and also the acceptance of his partner. I liked how Derek's mom dealt with his father's adverse reaction. I loved that Troy and Derek were an established couple, even if they had hid their relationship from family and the public up until this point.
Jan 11, 2010 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, 2010, owned, ebook
Ok Thanksgiving m/m romance about a couple dealing with the after effects of one of them coming out to his family and getting punched by his dad. This is also part of the Hot Comfort collection.
This was a sweet little holiday tale about coming about, homophobia, acceptance and forgiveness. It could have made a more angsty novel, but for the length and purpose it was a nice feel-good story. Gets me in the mood as we move into fall.
Edina Rose
Nov 11, 2010 Edina Rose rated it liked it
good short story
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Short sweet story about coming out and acceptance!
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