Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Review: I Don't: A Christmas Wish by Kari Gregg

I Don't: A Christmas Wish by Kari Gregg
Short Story: 67pgs
4 Pants Off

At least he isn’t pregnant.

Seth Murphy campaigned for Maryland’s Question Six, wildly celebrating the Election Day victory for marriage equality. Divorce attorney and live-in boyfriend Owen, however, believes just as passionately that the gay community should focus on a plurality of equal rights protections instead of allocating so many resources and man-hours to one hot button issue.

Owen won’t marry Seth.

Relationship deteriorating, the couple visits the Murphy farm outside Brunswick for Christmas. Seth’s family never considered that Seth and Owen wouldn’t be first in line for a marriage license as soon as same-sex marriage passed. When they find out there won’t be a wedding, their season of miracles is invaded by pornographic gingerbread cookies, frowning church ladies, and a determined father with a tactical assault shotgun.

Neither Seth, Owen, nor their love may survive the family holiday circus to say, “I don’t.”

What a cute and hilarious read with lots of Christmas spirit. I haven't read much from Kari Gregg but this will definitely be my fave read from the author. It brought the funny and the right amount of conflict to make not a completely fluffy holiday story.

Seth Murphy is beyond happy with the legalization of same sex marriage in Maryland; it means he can finally get married to his lawyer boyfriend Owen. Only problem is that Owen won't marry him and he is feeling all sorts of blue especially over the holidays. With Owen not wanting to marry him, Seth can't help but hash on his insecurities, maybe overall he's not good enough and he can't help but worry about how they will move on from this.

Well, tis the season to suck it up and celebrate because its time to spend the holidays with Seth’s family. When the family finds out there will be no wedding, it releases a can of worms. They bring the crazy, and Owen has to prepare because he might get caught up in a shotgun wedding.

The story was so hilariously sweet, and I liked that Miss Gregg played with a very hot issue. Detailing the seriousness of Question 6 but offering it up in a fun story mixed in with the love of family. I liked the development of Seth, and his discovery in realizing it wasn't all about him, and coming to like himself a bit more. Owen seemed like a laid-back kind of guy completely devoted to Seth.

What I did not really like is the parents’ involvement. I understand in wanting the best for your children. However, there comes a time you have to step back and let them figure out their life/relationships on their own. They pushed a bit too much, and were all up business they had no right to be apart of. So when it came time for Owen to pop the question it felt like he was doing it for them instead of for him and Seth (my feeling).

Sexy hotel room loving was hot *nods head* was going the way of a trick and his client for bit but then the intimacy and love came through again (though I was really enjoying that urgency sexy time :D)

Should You Read It? For sure, it’s a light humourous holiday read to get you in the Christmas spirit. Quite different from what readers have come to expect from this author and its no disappoint. A great way to spend an hour or two.

4 Pants Off

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