Greg and Danny are in love, but Greg is from UK and Danny from US. They are luckier than other people in their same situation, they have the means to be able to see each other frequently while testing the waters of their relationship, and then trying to leave a part-time relationship until the day law will allow them to stay together forever. So money is not one of the issues they have to consider, but nevertheless their situation is not easy. Danny’s mother is actually the worst enemy of their relationship, way more than immigration. From a very conservative church, Vivien considers Greg the devil in flesh, the one who will bring down her pious son (doesn’t matter that Danny was gay and out way before meeting Greg). Here maybe is the only point where I wish Greg emphasized the story for the readers, cause knowing that people like Vivien are out there it scares me a little; unfortunately, I know they are, and that, most scaring of everything, they really believe they are on the right side and only doing good.
The British Devil was released before DOMA struck down, so I suppose now things will change for Greg and Danny, and for all the other inter-national same-sex couples, but if you were worried like me that a memoirs couldn’t be romantic, do not worry, as I said, The British Devil is one of the best romance I have read.
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 30, 2012)
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