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Equality by Helena Stone

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Equality by Helena Stone

Book Info

Book Series
Dublin Virtues #2
About the Author
Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.

The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.

Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.
Publication Date
May 23, 2017
Available Formats
Love is love. But what if the fight for equality gets in the way of building a relationship?
Lorcan Barratt has never considered himself relationship material. After his parents made it perfectly clear they’d never welcome a partner of his into their home, he learned to love his own company and can’t imagine sharing his life with another. After a single passionate kiss with Eric Kavanagh—the night before he travels to Canada for three months—Lorcan’s no longer sure he wants to be on his own. The problem is, he has no idea what sharing his life with someone else might entail.
Eric Kavanagh grew up in a loving and supportive family and always assumed he’d end up in a committed relationship. Sure that he’s found the one, Eric doesn’t worry about the fact that Lorcan has no experience when it comes to love and relationships. They are good together, so what could possibly go wrong?
When both men get involved in the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, it appears to bring them even closer together until Lorcan’s insecurities get the upper hand and he shuts Eric out. Will the fight for a yes-vote cost them their relationship or will they be able to find a balance between the love they share and the need for equality?

Editor reviews

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Respectful and funny
(Updated: May 23, 2017)
Lorcan and Eric
 Ireland standing before a big referendum. Will it be Yes or No to the Marriage Equality 
 For Lorcan this is big, his parents aren't supporting him. Their opinion about his preference to men is based on their religion....and we all know what that means....
 Eric has a very different background and is coming from a very supportive family.
 When Eric will be gone for three months their goodbye is sort of unexpected and passionate.
 Lorcan was never in a relationship and thinks he will never be.... but now....maybe.....
 The story starts when Lorcan is riding to the airport to pick up Eric. Their friends Troy and Xander (from #1) can't make it on time so there is only Lorcan... and it feels a bit awkward.... one kiss they shared and Lorcan with no relationship experience at all is a bit nervous. He just doesn't know how to react, how to communicate. Luckily Eric knows what he wants and that is Lorcan....and he is clear about that fact.
 Eric is just straightforward, you get what you see....honest, open, real and sweet.
 Lorcan is more complicated, he struggles. His parents and their opinion about life and relationships is for Lorcan a reason to stay away from his family.
 They spent almost every night together. They visit Eric's family and have a great time...But with the voting date approaches Lorcan is getting more tense.
 He visits his family alone and tries to get them to vote Yes. But his parents are negative...
 And then there is help from a corner he didn't expect....Lorcan can't believe his ears....
 All the stress is killing Lorcan and this reflects in his relationship with Eric...
 With Lorcan not communicating with him and only with his best friend....Eric doesn't know where he stands in this all....and is afraid he is losing Lorcan.
 A sweet light read. The topic is big and thank god more than sixty percent voted a Yes 
 The way of writing is so honest, very respectful and funny. Not heavy on the heart, no big fights. Their families are totally different but somehow they all understand the importance of the referendum and the consequences for the families.
 The personalities are clear with just enough depth A little relationship trouble and thankfully both men are sweet, gentle and wise put down and get their happy end.
 Another sweet read in the Dublin Virtues serie.

Kindly received an ARC from Pride Publishing

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