Take This Man
Take This Man by Neil Placky, ed
Trade Paperback, published in 2015
Inspired by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that struck down the restrictive Defense of Marriage Act, award-winning author Neil Plakcy has curated a joyous and romantic celebration of gay love and marriage. While many romance stories focus on the pleasures of the first seduction, Take This Man is thrillingly different--each story spotlights the heightened intimacy of encounters between two devoted men that are crazy for each other. Michael Bracken's confessional "Blue Heart" explores the evolution of love (and sex) with a couple that started out as undergrad lovers. A restaurateur couple's cute new hire goes all the way to please his new bosses in Jameson Dash's romp "Table for Three." Editor Plakcy's contribution is a rapturous story of long-time love and one hot engagement celebration in "A Riviera Wedding." Formalized legally or not, successful long-term relationships share the same secret: knowing what turns your partner on--and vice versa--after years of connection sets the stage for truly making love each time you turn off the lights. Here's to all 50 states!