Bookish for life

Anthropology graduate, anglophile, social justice activist, chocoholic, traveler and book lover from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, currently working in the renewable energy sector. Books have been my passion since before I could read.

 

Considering using this as a replacement for my Goodreads account, where I've been keeping track of what I read (audiobooks included). You can find a record of the dead-tree books I own on LibraryThing. As of now I haven't imported those yet.

Beyond Duty

Beyond Duty - SJD Peterson 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 protagonists are, but at the core it's a love story about two Marines who never thought they could actually be together, even after twenty years of a best-friends-with-benefits arrangement. For them, the end of DADT coincides with the end of their military careers, and the author tells beautifully how they deal with the fallout of both.