A lot of popular fiction about gay male relationships is actually written by women. The Big Secret: It’s primarily written for women. Oh gay men certainly do read it too, but it’s geared toward, get this, straight women.
Why do straight women like it? Well, what’s not to like? Here we have both the sensitive and romantic men in loving relationships that straight women crave to find for themselves and the bad boy men that many women are attracted to doing evil to each other rather than to women.
Marie Sexton’s latest book, Between Sinners And Saints is of the romantic, loving variety. It’s long on forming a bond between the two partners, Levi and Jamie and very short on sex (even though some channels categorize it as erotica) and overt turmoil. Oh, the two leads struggle with inner demons, but neither is out to harm the other.
Levi is a homosexual Mormon who’s family just doesn’t approve of him. He’s chosen to make his own life as a bartender, a surfer and a general bad boy who seeks only sex. At least, he’s that way until he meets Jamie. He falls in love. Jamie though is fighting some personal demons as I alluded to above and Levi must move with patience and understanding. Can they work out their differences and make it? Well, you’ll just have to read the book!
I do want to say that the reviews of this novel are overwhelmingly positive. Interestingly, in this case, many of those reviews come from males so this is one, even though written by a woman and depicting sensitive, caring, loving partners has crossed the gender line to mass appeal in the gay community. The book is doing decently in paperback and for the Kindle overall. It has experienced smashing success in the gay fiction genre, especially for the Kindle.