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ISBN: 0595259065
Author: Donovan Lee
Language: English
Publisher: iUniverse; Expanded edition (December 4, 2002)
Pages: 196
Category: Erotica
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 527
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I kept almost falling in love, almost starting a relationship, almost finding true happiness

I kept almost falling in love, almost starting a relationship, almost finding true happiness. I kept almost falling in love, almost starting a relationship, almost finding true happiness.

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Falling For A Donovan By . Of course she didn’t know this for certain but she was almost positive that when Dr. George packed up and left this office for the day, he would not be going into the parking lot and getting into a silver BMW. That was Henry’s car. Roslyn clenched her arms tighter around her midsection and licked her now dry lips.

Almost as a flip side to the unvarnished beauty of his latest album, it seems fitting that Woods ramps up again on. .My partner said something once about when people get back together with past romantic partners, Woods says.

Almost as a flip side to the unvarnished beauty of his latest album, it seems fitting that Woods ramps up again on Way Way Back, whose intimate observations are shot through with an electro-acoustic pulse. She said, ‘You always go as far as you’ve gone,’ and she meant that if you slept together back then, you’d sleep together again. It can be hard to escape the comfort and nostalgia their memory offers, and that’s what ‘Way Way Back’ is about, he adds.

A shade of cobalt so similar to her own. Dad’s gonna kill me if you get drunk, he muttered. In the past a conscious decision had been made, choosing to let those impressions drift away, over the years becoming more detached. Satisfaction turned to disgust in Emily’s. Ewww! she half-coughed, half-gagged as the strong flavor caught up with her taste buds. until now. An obscure feeling persisted in the back of her mind, making her feel that she should grab this chance to re-examine the recollections that she’d allowed herself to forget.

Getting Past Almost: Expanded Edition traces an odyssey of discovery and sexual experimentation, as the narrator searches for happiness and true love. That search begins in the seemingly peaceful setting of the small Louisiana town where he was born, and leads him to New Orleans. When he finally falls in love with the man of his dreams, those dreams become threatened by a new complication that can ruin their lasting romance. After learning to accept himself, the narrator now must learn to accept the unexpected changes in his life.

Comments:

Castiel
This short M/M erotic novel starts as a coming of age story. Told in first person POV by its lead (and possibly author's alter ego), Donovan, it describes the late teen years of a young gay man in small-town Louisiana, facing guilt, fears, homophobia and such. There is sex but it is collateral to the psychological evolution of a young soul struggling first and foremost for self-acceptance.
While there are some unpleasant confrontations there is no violence.

As soon as Donovan lands in New Orleans the novel becomes something new: of course there are some meditative moments but essentially it is a long romp with the lead discovering all there is to sex and dating and rejection. This second part takes most of the book and is quite raunchy. It is the beginning of the AIDS era so we also read about safe sex, which is perfectly allright even if it is not believable for long-term, monogamous partners to still use condoms.
While enjoying himself and making it through college Donovan realizes (why?) he needs more, he wants a man to call his own.

With the third and last part he finally meets him.
Unfortunately this last part is completely out of focus: everything happens too quickly, we do not understand what Donovan and Peter see in each other in the first place nor how the relationship develops. It seems that the author is too eager to come to the "drama", where one of them gets seriously sick, but the drama too is very confused.
Anyway, at the end of this discontinuos ride, we get our happily ever after and we can put it on the shelf with a sigh
Morad
If you decide to read Getting Past Almost, you need to make sure terms such as r*d, man meat, fa**ot off (referring to any and all gay experiences) and manh**d do not bother you.
Going by the blurb of the book Getting Past Almost tells of a search for gay love.
I kept almost falling in love, almost starting a relationship, almost finding true happiness. Surely, those things weren't impossible for a gay man.
I was expecting romance. The main character, Donovan, falling in and out of love.
What I was not expecting was Donovan turning into a man wh**e.
Everything you can think of, sex related, is here in this book. Hand jobs, getting caught by high school friend, first experiences with friends, BDSM, back rooms in dodgy establishments, closeted military men, orgies, 3ways...AND finally love.
By the time Peter shows up in Donovan's life I was really close to give up on the book.
I kept thinking if there was a point to all the stories of his sexual encounters.
The book sums up into one last chapter were I finally got the point, and the romance I was looking for.
But then again Donovan Lee used another of his words and I lost it again.
Is not 160 pages of PWP, but almost. I will filed this one into my guilty pleasures.
The message is there, the hope of finding the one you love is there.

EDIT Note: the *s you see are because as per Amazon T&C I can't used offensive languague. :S
Vertokini
The narrator (who shares the author's name) tells a friend about his gay sexual adventures. They start with two of his high school friends. Some other friends witness one of those encounters and make life hard for young Donovan.
After graduation, Donovan moves to New Orleans, where he begins experimenting with more gay men. When his parents decide to sell their house, he moves back home for a while to help with that. His time at home leads to more sex, of course, including an S&M experience. It keeps going from there, until he finally meets the right guy in New Orleans.
There is almost too much sex in this book, with little time to catch your breath in between, but it's still good.
Varshav
I don't mind a lot of gay sex, as long as I also get a good story. Actually, I love both, and I found both here!

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