Hi Everyone! So we are going to start a new monthly feature on our blog where we will discuss just about anything…topics that interest us that we want to share with you. It may be book related but doesn’t always have to be. If there is something you are interested to hear our opinion about, feel free to leave a comment below. We love to hear from readers! Please keep it positive – thank you!
To kick-off our new monthly series Shh…Moms Talking, I am opening up with Gay Romance; specifically books centered around the love two men share for each other.
I started my reading journey when a m/f book I was reading featured a gay brother of the heroine. I found myself drawn to this character and decided to read his story.
Since that time, I have continued to read in the genre and have truly fell in love with many of the stories. Some of these books sit a top my favorites list; not favorite gay romance just my favorite list ever. You see for me, these stories simply exemplify that love is love; I have often said in a world full of hate why do people care who you love? I fall in love with the story, the characters and their journey.
As I said, many of these stories will sit in my heart forever; a few of these books have become books that I scream from the rooftops that you must read this! Over the past year or so, I have convinced many readers and fellow bloggers to try this genre; so many are taken aback when they fall in love with this genre too. Watching new readers to this genre fall in love with it to me truly shows the power of grassroots! I happily accept the comment when someone tells me I have corrupted them and they now too love gay romance stories.
If you follow my reviews, you know I tend to read steamy but please note I want a story with the sex and this holds true for m/f, m/m and menage reads. Gay romance, at least the stories I love, contain beautiful stories, ones that as I said have often touched my very soul.
For many, this may be seen like a strange concept, to read about two men; but just because you read about a vampire or werewolf or even a Dom doesn’t mean you want that in your real life; it simply means you are able to get lost in a great story; pulled into a great love and in the end may be sit in awe of the talent of an amazing author who created a world that pulled you in.
Is gay romance for everyone? No. Do I think more readers could enjoy it? Yes! So take a chance on one, heck nothing ventured nothing gained. If at the end of the day, you are still uncomfortable telling people what you are reading just say “it’s a romance novel” and then keep reading, keep getting lost in the magic inside your kindle.
Books that are a great place to start if you are open to trying a male / male romance include the following:
Ethan by Nicole Edwards (despite being part of series written to be and easily read stand alone)