by Various authors, edited by Richard Labonté - £11.99 Cleis Press (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781573449021 | ISBN 10: 1573449024
From hearts and flowers to down and dirty, Best Gay Romance 2013 has both heat and sweet.
A blue-collar bear's secret crush on his hard-bodied coworker is unexpectedly (and repeatedly) requited in T. Hitman's "One." A boy-next-door is abandoned when his date has a chance to meet Ann-Margret backstage in Max Pierces's "Viva Las Vegas" — but then he takes a bet on love with someone else and, against every odd, wins. In Michael Bracken's "Total Package," a closeted postman in Texas delivers the mail and receives, in return, real friendship and true romance. A broad-shouldered French pastry maker invites a lucky customer across the counter in Neil Plakcy's "The Baker."
These heady, head-over heels, heart-pounding stories of gay romance make for inspiring bedtime reading. You will be rooting for these men from the very first sentence.
With contributed stories by Neil Plakcy, Shane Allison, Martin Delacroix, T. Hitman, Natty Soltesz, Doug Harrison, Jamie Freeman, Georgina Li, Edward Moreno, Fyn Alexander, Max Pierce, C.C. Williams, Jameson Currier, Shanna Germain, Michael Bracken, Kal Cobalt, and J.M. Snyder.
(Price & availability last checked: August 2019)