Beyond Duty (Expanded Edition)
The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell didn’t come soon enough for Gunther “Gunny” Duchene and Macalister “Mac” Jones, career US Marines who met at boot camp in the 1990s. They’ve been somewhere between best friends and lovers in peacetime and wartime both, but as the clock ticks toward Mac’s and... show more
The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell didn’t come soon enough for Gunther “Gunny” Duchene and Macalister “Mac” Jones, career US Marines who met at boot camp in the 1990s. They’ve been somewhere between best friends and lovers in peacetime and wartime both, but as the clock ticks toward Mac’s and Gunny’s retirements, the guys have much more to worry about than coming out. Whether their relationship will survive outside of the closet they’ve had to shove it into for over two decades is a big question mark. Gunny questions why a hot military man like Mac—who could get any guy he wanted, including a younger, sexier one—would want him. But as Gunny and Mac navigate emotional waters as choppy as any they saw on duty, they just might learn Semper Fi applies to more than their careers.
Publish date: August 2nd 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
Series: Beyond Duty
Why did I wait so long to read this? So glad I finally did. Mac and Gunny have served over twenty years in the USMC. They have been lovers almost as long. Something no one could ever know about due to DADT. They are best friends, they have each other's backs and their relationship is solid. Now re...
Oh how I love reading about characters over thirty. So this was a real treat, main characters in their mid-forties, healthy and kinky....yummy! They’re already in an established relationship without much angst. Watching Gunny & Mac press on into retirement from the armed forces was interesting and...
This is a tale of an established couple who for the first time in 22 yrs are finally able to think about being open about their relationship. There was some internal, emotional angst as they try to navigate and plan for their new life together, especially as they hit a few speed bumps as they revea...
This is, I think, the only m/m story I've read that explicitly revolves around the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the US military - and it does it really, really well. There's quite a bit of sex, some D/s content and (for my taste) a few too many repetitions of what manly men the two protagoni...