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Take This Man
Gay Romance Stories
Edited by Neil Plakcy
ISBN: 9781627780858
Book (Paperback)
Cleis Press
5 1/2 x 8
232 pages
May 14, 2015


"These 16 erotic short stories, all set in a contemporary America that’s slowly getting used to same-sex marriages, feature committed male lovers keeping their romantic feelings alive, often in playful, thoughtful, and inventive ways. A number of the stories capture milestone moments, such as marriage proposals, wedding days, reunions after long absences, and compromises leading to deeper affection. Others address familiar challenges that come with long-term relationships...Each story contains plenty of explicit lovemaking, with tender kisses galore." --Publisher's Weekly

"All of the stories in this wonderful volume evoke the unabashed sensuality and warm romanticism of men who have found that special someone to cherish." --Night Owl Reviews

"One of the big surprises of this book is how many of the authors I had not read before and it is almost as if the erotica torch is being passed to a new generation of writers. That, in itself, is sexy." –Amos Laseen LGBTW Reviews

A rarity — romantic erotica focused on male couples in committed relationships — Take This Man comes from one of the top-flight gay fiction writers, Neil Plakcy. Many erotic stories focus on the thrill of first contact, but Take This Man is thrillingly different, taking a close look at how much sexier an encounter can be when the two men involved have been together for long enough to make a commitment to each other. Formalized or not, the fact remains that knowing what turns your partner on — and vice versa — makes encounters even hotter, especially when the erotic encounter is an expression of an emotional bond.

Neil Plakcy’s fiction has appeared in the collections Cowboys, Hot Cops, and Best Gay Romance. The editor of Skater Boys, Surfer Boys, and Hard Hats, as well as the author of Paws and Reflect, he also writes the book column for He lives in south Florida.
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