Legally Wed is the story of Duncan, and the soul-searching decisions that he had to make when Tucker, his boyfriend, rejects Duncan’s proposal of marriage.
They live in Seattle, Washington, where same-sex marriage has been legalized, filling Duncan with hope and excitement. When Tucker refuses his proposal, it is unexpected, and throws Duncan for a loop, sending him into a depression, and makes him question what he really wants from life. He knows he would like the stability of a partner and family, but after the hard rejection, he has decided to give up on love, and find a partner for the companionship, not for the love.
Duncan puts an advertisement in the paper, in the M seeks F for marriage sections. He doesn’t pull any punches, stating clearly that he is gay so there is no question that sex will not be part or the relationship. This is how he meets Marilyn, a woman who has given up on men, and decides that this just might be the answer to her problem. She has gay friends, so thinks that this man in the ad would be perfect. The two meet in a hilarious first encounter, and decide to give it a try.
Things go along as well as can be expected for a time, and so the two decide to get married. Things do happen along the way that makes them question the decision, but they put their doubts behind them to go ahead with the plans. Enter the wedding planner, and the doubts become all too real. And not only Peter the wedding planner, but Ben, Tucker’s brother and a good friend to Duncan enters the picture. This changes everything for everyone.
I found this book to be romantic, but the first half of the book was very frustrating for me, because of Duncan and Marilyn’s decision, and the feeling it put into me.
The two have good times, they go together well, and there are fun times. But the book really picked up when the other two came into the picture. And it takes a life-changing happening to make them see that different decisions would be best for them. And when the decision is made, the romance happens full force.
Book Description Love comes along when you least expect it. That’s what Duncan Taylor’s sister, Scout, tells him. Scout has everything Duncan wants–a happy life with a wonderful husband. Now that Seattle has made gay marriage legal, Duncan knows he can have the same thing. But when he proposes to his boyfriend Tucker, he doesn’t get the answer he hoped for. Tucker’s refusal is another misstep in a long line of failed romances. Despairing, Duncan thinks of all the loving unions in his life–and how every one of them is straight. Maybe he could be happy, if not sexually compatible, with a woman. When zany, gay-man-loving Marilyn Samples waltzes into his life, he thinks he may have found his answer. Determined to settle, Duncan forgets his sister’s wisdom about love and begins planning a wedding with Marilyn. But life throws Duncan a curveball. When he meets wedding planner Peter Dalrymple, unexpected sparks ignite. Neither man knows how long he can resist his powerful attraction to the other. For sure, there’s a wedding in the future. But whose?
Legally Wed was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by GGR-Review