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Fifteen Shades of Gay by T. Baggins
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really liked it
bookshelves: in-my-kindle, cant-put-these-down, boyswholoveboys

First things first, the cover and the title of this book does not give its content justice. I would not have downloaded this book based on those to be sure. The summary has its allure and as I read last night, the political themes couldn't have come at a better time.

US Republican Senator opposed to the gays’ rights to marry, to have a family and be entitled to the same benefits as those of hetero-marriages. But he’s got a boyfriend on the side whose primary source of income is an escort service geared toward gay men. God. This is like a conservative’s nightmare and the liberal’s heyday. In public, he’d spew things like he supports the conventional marriage – traditions and values but in private, he’s swapping bodily fluids with another man.

I read this book until two in the morning. I fought off sleep because the story is addictive. It’s an interesting insight to how someone with such conservative background could handle balancing the two. Would he deny his own self to protect his reputation and political career?

And then there’s Andrew – who’s straight but had to pretend he’s gay because he needed the money for his sister’s cancer treatments. Really, this sounds like a Cinderella/Pretty Woman story but with a much more serious overtone.

So how did this end? Did the Republican Senator jumped parties and turned Democrat? Would Andrew finally embrace the fact that he’s gay after all? And what the hell is up with the title? Seriously.

And T. Baggins, is that your real name or…
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Reading Progress

November 4, 2012 – Started Reading
November 5, 2012 – Shelved
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: in-my-kindle
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: cant-put-these-down
November 5, 2012 – Shelved as: boyswholoveboys
November 5, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Sandra This is a really great review. And yeah, I don't know that T. Baggins is the author's real name...that play on words is too good to be that kind of coincidence. The title threw me into a fit of rage because of what it plays off, but man - this book sure sounds good.


Joy (joyous reads) This book was like a bag of chips: once you start you can't stop. It has some important social and political tones and for readers who are looking for er, smut, for lack of a better word, this one oozes with it. It's really good. And thank you!


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