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Best Gay Contemporary Romance: Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane

The story was dark, not really fluffy romance, and while for sure this author is well-known for doing great with angst stories, she stepped into a whole another level with Racing for the Sun; these people are the dirty one, and not in the sexy meaning. They are the last, they are the ones going in the Army not cause they believe in an ideal, but cause they don't have anything else; nevertheless, while there, they are also the ones doing the worst work in the best way, cause they are good people, dirty and poor as they are. Maybe cause, among the poorer, they are able to see that, indeed, they have a chance those other people don't have.

Ace has his own scars to heal, but when he meets Sonny, he understands that giving to Sonny a dream will not only heal those scars, but also save the man. Sonny's dreams aren't big, a small house, a dog and a garage; with their joint savings they can have it, but the scary ghosts from past aren't ready to let them. To scare them away for good there aren't legal ways; perhaps their experience in the army had them believing that taking care of things by your own is the only way, perhaps Ace and Sonny know that utopia is a good place to be, but you have to live in real world, in a way or the other, reader will have to understand that to them, what they did is the only possible way. Is it right or wrong, perhaps it's not our job to decide.

Racing for the Sun was a deeply moving and highly involving romance, dark and realistic, but, oddly sweet at time.

Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 26, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162380647X
ISBN-13: 978-1623806477
Amazon: Racing for the Sun
Amazon Kindle: Racing for the Sun



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Tags: author: amy lane, genre: contemporary, length: novel, rainbow awards 2013, review, theme: military
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