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5 stars.
3.
5 starsIt took me a while to get into this story and it was enjoyable to a point Greg and Danny s relationship for the most part is an interesting journey, they have their ups and downs like most couples only with the added stress of the obsessed, religious mother in law What I really missed was the intimacy between Greg and Danny, the actual wooing and romance I would have thought after their many separations there might have been at least some kisses and tender caresses, a bit togetherness would have been a lovely addition It was a witty, cleverly written story and I loved the provocative take on some of those questionable beliefs My only other niggle was the 180 degree turnaround Vivien had from evil bitch to loving mother in law it was too sudden to be believable.
Greg Stephens is happy with his life He s still a young man, gets to visit exotic locations as part of his job as a flight crew attendant, and has great friends He s got a veddy proper English accent, which lands him in as many guys beds as he wants So it s a bit of a surprise when, at the end of accompanying a flight of troops to the Middle East, he walks into a bar and sees a handsome blonde Navy man who hits all his hot buttons.
Danny Taylor is out with some fellow officers, having a drink, when he looks up and sees a good looking man walk in When the man works his way to Danny s table with his beautiful female companion, he just has to strike up a conversation with him And while the packaging and accent and smile all float his boat, it s Greg s ridiculous sense of humor and good heart that prompt him to ask Greg out to dinner the next night.
So at the height of DAD This book made me think about my mother in law A lot Not that she s a Jesus Freak from Texas, she s an 88 year old Southern Belle from Georgia Different brand of crazy, but crazy none the less She will be nothing but gushingly lovely to my face, while telling all her friends what a horrible wife and mother I am Just this morning she came to the conclusion that a watch she couldn t find must have been taken by our son When he visited her last, two years ago You know Crazy hurtful stuff like that And a new episode every week So when you write a book about dealing with a crazy mother in law, you can go two ways You either play it up for laughs or you let the reader share the hurt you ve experienced, because it really isn t funny at all when it really comes down to it I tend to share my stories as funny, because I am 100% sure that my 3.
5 stars.
3.
5 starsIt took me a while to get into this story and it was enjoyable to a point Greg and Danny s relationship for the most part is an interesting journey, they have their ups and downs like most couples only with the added stress of the obsessed, religious mother in law What I really missed was the intimacy between Greg and Danny, the actual wooing and romance I would have thought after their many separations there might have been at least some kisses and tender caresses, a bit togetherness would have been a lovely addition It was a witty, cleverly written story and I loved the provocative take on some of those questionable beliefs My only other niggle was the 180 degree turnaround Vivien had from evil bitch to loving mother in law it was too sudden to be believable.
Greg Stephens is happy with his life He s still a young man, gets to visit exotic locations as part of his job as a flight crew attendant, and has great friends He s got a veddy proper English accent, which lands him in as many guys beds as he wants So it s a bit of a surprise when, at the end of accompanying a flight of troops to the Middle East, he walks into a bar and sees a handsome blonde Navy man who hits all his hot buttons.
Danny Taylor is out with some fellow officers, having a drink, when he looks up and sees a good looking man walk in When the man works his way to Danny s table with his beautiful female companion, he just has to strike up a conversation with him And while the packaging and accent and smile all float his boat, it s Greg s ridiculous sense of humor and good heart that prompt him to ask Greg out to dinner the next night.
So at the height of DAD This book made me think about my mother in law A lot Not that she s a Jesus Freak from Texas, she s an 88 year old Southern Belle from Georgia Different brand of crazy, but crazy none the less She will be nothing but gushingly lovely to my face, while telling all her friends what a horrible wife and mother I am Just this morning she came to the conclusion that a watch she couldn t find must have been taken by our son When he visited her last, two years ago You know Crazy hurtful stuff like that And a new episode every week So when you write a book about dealing with a crazy mother in law, you can go two ways You either play it up for laughs or you let the reader share the hurt you ve experienced, because it really isn t funny at all when it really comes down to it I tend to share my stories as funny, because I am 100% sure that my I can t tell you how much I enjoyed this book Not only did it have me laughing out loud, but the serious topics of the novel left me feeling as frustrated as the main character It is a true love against the odds tale, but at the same time is a reflection of our society and the inequality shown towards the gay community With DOMA, DADT and Immigration being addressed, as well as how the Christian fundamentalists wield such power in our country, it is almost impossible as a gay man not to connect to this novel on some level SPOILER The end of the book is rather abrupt The villain of the story comes around at a pace that I found, at the time of reading, a little unbelievable However, on reflection and after re reading the chapter I wonder whether my initial reaction was wrong The reasons for her actions, and her ul I might just be biased but I loved this book lol.
Greg is a wonderfully funny character with a sense of humour that had me chuckling out loud.
Danny is the best of both worlds, strong and sure yet soft and tender Vivien was the worse kind of hypocrite I hated her with a passion This was a real romance story The love Greg and Danny find and nurture is wonderful to watch unfold The realism of this book was in every page, from Greg s last days with his father, to Craig and Greg trying to one up each other as only brothers can Then there s poor George who loved his wife even though he saw her change from the woman he married Even Tucker, who I found pretty annoying most times, was believable.
This book managed to be both entertaining but extremely thought provoking at the same time If I had any complaints it was with the speed of Vivian seeing the error of her ways Out of everything that British National Greg Stephens Knew There Would Be Challenges In His New Relationship With Handsome American Navy Officer Danny Taylor Long Distance Don T Ask, Don T Tell The Defense Of Marriage Act US ImmigrationBut He Didn T Anticipate His Greatest Obstacle Danny S Born Again Christian Mother, Vivien A Secretary In A Small Town Southern Baptist Church In Texas, She Bristles At Greg S Secular Beliefs Through Passive Aggressive Manipulation, Subtle Deceit, Or Outright Battle, Vivien Resolves To Banish Greg And Return Danny To The Fold, Come Hell Or High Water Greg S Hold On Danny S Heart Is Pitted Against Vivien S Crusade For Danny S SoulAll The While, Greg Devotes Himself To Keeping Danny Happy While Negotiating The Cultural Differences Of His Life In America Danny S New Career As A Lawyer Takes Them From His Native Texas To New York But With Vivien Testing Greg S Stiff Upper Lip At Every Turn, Something Has To Give The British Devil Is A Semiautobiographical Novel Exploring Culture, Religion, And Love In A Bi National Relationship I really enjoyed this book The dry humor was well done and I especially liked the dialogue Because the growing relationship between the characters was so well done I didn t miss the sex scenes at all These characters had so much depth I felt like I knew them and wanted to see good things happen for them kept me reading The conflicts are realistic and not overdone angst If I have one criticism, it s the abrupt change in attitude of the mother at the end Thought the resolution came a little too easily, I loved everything else I like this author s voice and style and will be looking forward to from him.
4.
5 stars.
The blurb captures the essence of the book without giving away the whole of it.
The author has created a very real plot with fully fleshed out characters Some if the scenes were too realistic for me as they were too close to home There were times when reading this that I actively sought out other books to read I was that uncomfortable The climatic scene was written well with its arguments on both sides It was probably over the top for real life, but made for a great stage moment Actually this could actually make a great stage play The flight attendant s situations, their thoughts and work life rang very true to me I have over 20 long haul flights a year and can vouch for this I grew up in a very conservative evangelical family so I know where Danny and his family were coming from My husband of 34 years has not ever come out to his parents, but very early in they kn Greg Stephens and Danny Taylor s relationship reads as a very heartfelt story, full of insights of what love at a great distance must be the physical distance that is, as well as across the great divide of culture The writing is assured, mixing angst with wit, conflict with humor, and all under layered with the sort of descriptions which are usually only gained through observation rather than only research.
The culture language clash between the very secular British Greg and the Texan Danny from an ultra conservative Southern Baptist family sits at the novel s core and it is their enjoyment in the discovery of cultural differences and similarities which gives it so much heart It is hard to avoid some wonder at Danny s long suffering tolerance toward his mother, but whenever i



I might just be biased but I loved this book lol.
Greg is a wonderfully funny character with a sense of humour that had me chuckling out loud.
Danny is the best of both worlds, strong and sure yet soft and tender Vivien was the worse kind of hypocrite I hated her with a passion This was a real romance story The love Greg and Danny find and nurture is wonderful to watch unfold The realism of this book was in every page, from Greg s last days with his father, to Craig and Greg trying to one up each other as only brothers can Then there s poor George who loved his wife even though he saw her change from the woman he married Even Tucker, who I found pretty annoying most times, was believable.
This book managed to be both entertaining but extremely thought provoking at the same time If I had any complaints it was with the speed of Vivian seeing the error of her ways Out of everything that I can t tell you how much I enjoyed this book Not only did it have me laughing out loud, but the serious topics of the novel left me feeling as frustrated as the main character It is a true love against the odds tale, but at the same time is a reflection of our society and the inequality shown towards the gay community With DOMA, DADT and Immigration being addressed, as well as how the Christian fundamentalists wield such power in our country, it is almost impossible as a gay man not to connect to this novel on some level SPOILER The end of the book is rather abrupt The villain of the story comes around at a pace that I found, at the time of reading, a little unbelievable However, on reflection and after re reading the chapter I wonder whether my initial reaction was wrong The reasons for her actions, and her ul I really enjoyed this book The dry humor was well done and I especially liked the dialogue Because the growing relationship between the characters was so well done I didn t miss the sex scenes at all These characters had so much depth I felt like I knew them and wanted to see good things happen for them kept me reading The conflicts are realistic and not overdone angst If I have one criticism, it s the abrupt change in attitude of the mother at the end Thought the resolution came a little too easily, I loved everything else I like this author s voice and style and will be looking forward to from him.
4.
5 stars.
The blurb captures the essence of the book without giving away the whole of it.
The author has created a very real plot with fully fleshed out characters Some if the scenes were too realistic for me as they were too close to home There were times when reading this that I actively sought out other books to read I was that uncomfortable The climatic scene was written well with its arguments on both sides It was probably over the top for real life, but made for a great stage moment Actually this could actually make a great stage play The flight attendant s situations, their thoughts and work life rang very true to me I have over 20 long haul flights a year and can vouch for this I grew up in a very conservative evangelical family so I know where Danny and his family were coming from My husband of 34 years has not ever come out to his parents, but very early in they kn Greg Stephens and Danny Taylor s relationship reads as a very heartfelt story, full of insights of what love at a great distance must be the physical distance that is, as well as across the great divide of culture The writing is assured, mixing angst with wit, conflict with humor, and all under layered with the sort of descriptions which are usually only gained through observation rather than only research.
The culture language clash between the very secular British Greg and the Texan Danny from an ultra conservative Southern Baptist family sits at the novel s core and it is their enjoyment in the discovery of cultural differences and similarities which gives it so much heart It is hard to avoid some wonder at Danny s long suffering tolerance toward his mother, but whenever i

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