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Once Upon a Veterinarian by Drew Zachary
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May 12, 2009

Read in October, 2008

I like when Drew Zachary sets its story in Canada, since the gay issue is slightly lesser, and you can enjoy the guy meets guy, guy loves guy, guy gets guy without the usually hating and hiding feelings around. True, some hint here and there still remains, but it's more a light tease from colleague than a real ostracism.

Ben is a small pet vet; lately he has a lot of case of dying pets due to poisoning and so he thinks to call the police. Tim is the officer who picks up his case, and it's not the only thing he picks up... Tim has no problem to make clear to Ben that he is interested to get personal with him and they, easily as that, start to date. But both of them have works with shift and emergency call, and build a normal relationship is not simple.

Usually in a TQ's books you expect to find a lot of sex, soon and fast in the story; sometime I like that, one of my fav books from Drew Zachary is On Fire, and the two in the story get together in the first scene, without even have time to reach a bedroom. This one is a bit different: the book is divided in two part, in the first one the two lovers are almost "cursed", everytime they are at the point to hit home, something happens, and they need to postponed. It's both funny and exciting, since the reader starts to bet what will happen the next time.

In the second part, when finally they break the "curse", the sex starts as usual, funny and easy, a lot but not too much. At this point the reader would be enough satisfied, and instead Drew Zachary chooses to bring on the story and give us a glimpse on what happens after the happily ever after, since gets together sometime is the easy thing, but stay together is difficult and demanding.

I like this story since it has plot, it has sex and it has romance, but at the same time it's easy and smooth, funny rather than angst, fast but not too short (137 pages).

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