Give and Take
  "a very hot little story about a bit of a role reversal that ends with a sliver of hope for more." (Tam's Reads)

Give and Take - Reviews

  • “I don’t think any short story has ever given me pause the way this one has. It really gave me a lot to reflect upon. Anne Brooke is a marvelous storyteller and an amazing writer, and I bet I’m still going to be digesting this thought-provoking read for days to come.” [Read the rest of this 4.5 star review on the Michelenjeff Reviews site]

  • “The beauty of this story is watching David evolve to be free of his demons. I truly cared about David and wanted to see him love again. Jeff is older than his years suggest and is perfect for David. Their love will make you laugh, cry and want more of them. I definitely did.” [Read the rest of this 5 star review on the TwoLips Reviews site]

  • “Anne Brooke creates realistic characters the reader can empathize with. David is a likable guy, and the reader is drawn to Jeff as David is. The BDSM (specifically, D/s) sex scenes are hot and satisfying. Fans of male/male erotica will not be disappointed by this short, but enjoyable, book.” [Read the rest of this 4 star review on the Rainbow Reviews site]

  • “This was such a great little story. I liked David, liked that he had taken the initiative to move on with his life. I also sympathised with his complete weariness at the responsibilities in his life and his longing to relinquish control ... a well written story with an unusual theme of the younger man being the dominant partner.” [Read the rest of this review (graded "Excellent") at The Well Read Book Blog]

  • “Anne Brooke did a good job of both David’s and Jeff’s characterizations and did not end the story in fantasyland. I recommend Give and Take if you want to read a short story that will give you a different picture of the life of an older gay man than the romanticised version portrayed in most of the M/M books currently available.” [Read the rest of this 4 star review at Jessewave Reviews]

  • “I never know what to expect from an Anne Brooke story. I think I’ve read everything from mystery and dark, anonymous themes to comedy and screwball wit ... The story is sweet, tender, erotic and ends on a surprising note. David is a delightful character, instantly sympathetic as he decides to go out on his partner’s would be birthday because he can’t stand spending another night alone. The courage David displays in following his desires, taking a chance and following through is lovely to watch ... As a quick, delicious short story, Give and Take is very nice. The ending feels fitting and still not expected. Perhaps this isn’t a ride off into the sunset happy ending, but the glimmer of possibility is a nice change.” [Read the rest of this review at Three Dollar Bill Reviews]

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