HIV and AIDS

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The Road Home

Narrated by Greg Boudreaux and Michael Ferraiuolo L.A. Witt’s The Road Home is a tender, poignant and sensual romance that combines a number of familiar tropes to produce a story that transcends all of them.  The author tackles some difficult issues - PTSD, addiction, living with chronic illne ...

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Like a Love Story

As a child of the eighties and nineties, I recognize the fear buried in the lives of the three main characters of Abdi Nazemian’s beautiful and emotional Like a Love Story.  To have come of age in the late eighties through the mid-nineties was to experience a sexual awakening fraught with a singl ...

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Love on Her Terms

Do you avoid category romances, thinking they’re all about billionaires or sheiks? And if you learn the heroine of a category romance has a “big secret” do you roll your eyes, convinced it’s a secret baby? Then you haven’t read Jennifer Lohmann. Love on her Terms features a very real, comp ...

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Risk Aware

Risk Aware is part of the Saugatuck Summer world, but is a totally standalone novel. This is a very readable romance, which considering the subject matter, is not overly heavy on the angst. A contemporary m/m romance with some very well thought out and imaginative BDSM elements, the title refers to ...

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A Little Too Broken

When I read the description of this novella, I just had to read it: An HIV-positive guy and a double amputee war veteran get together over saving homeless dogs to train as service dogs. How cool does that sound? Built-in angst and legitimate survival. Wow. Unfortunately, the total of t ...

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Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

This is a love story written by a gay man, Paul Monette, about his lover and longtime companion, Roger Horowitz, who is dying of AIDS in the late 1980s. Paul himself is infected with HIV and will die of AIDS in 1995 which he will recount in the memoir which follows this one. For this very real memoi ...