I have no idea what to rate this right now, so I am going to write my review first and then throw some stars up and make them stick.
Can I just say that this title and cover suck donkey balls?! Seriously. I almost didn't buy it, but then a friend told me to give it a chance. Am I glad I did, sure. BUT, not for what you may think.
At first I was like "okay, this is going to be great". Then Cormac came into the picture and I was all excited. He was so sweet and understanding. Especially after Andrew ended up puking after their first date.
Then Paresh came into the picture and I was NOT cool with that. How in the hell can you go from fearing gay men to getting sucked off and fingered in the next breath? I didn't buy that at all. Then asshole, Sven, and the BDSM role. I did like how Andrew took a stand though, but I HATED how he topped and bottomed for Paresh--while dating Cormac. It felt like cheating to me and I didn't like that at all.
Here comes my rant, I get it there are log cabin Republicans and closeted Republican politicians, but it makes me sick. I loved Cormac for a long time, until Andrew say his website and they got into their first heated argument. THEN, the airport ambush--don't even get me started. I was LIVID! I don't care who you are, you can always say "no comment" and walk away. Why the fuck would you say that if you just told a man you loved him? That's what hurt the most. I know where Republicans stand on the whole gay "agenda" and it makes me feel like 2nd class. I guess I don't understand why the right think they can get married and live happily ever after, but "the gays" can't. Republicans want to throw the bible and religion into the arguments, but all of those quotes are taken out of context! They say they don't want to redefine marriage, GUESS WHAT PEOPLE...the fact that you can't sell your daughter for 3 goats and a cow means we have already redefined marriage. What these log cabin Republicans and closeted politicians are really doing is slapping the LGBTQ community in the face.
Kudos to Andrew for standing up to him. I was pretty upset with Andrew until he spoke up after the airport ambush. That's when I started to respect him. I was glad I read this book for this story. Being a closeted gay Republican, but having the balls for say "screw you, I'm gay!" and proud of who you are.
So in the end, I got so angry I had to take a couple of breaks, I cried so hard I had to take a few breaks, I laughed and I cringed so bad I almost threw up.
One word: LUBE!!!!!! Seriously. Why in the hell wasn't lube involved?! Hello, tearing. Hello, extreme pain--especially if not "primed" for a lack of a better word.