Tell me not to apologise for being who I am.
When I first met my boyfriend we’d met in a night club. At the end of the night of dancing together we were standing outside and both got our phones out to exchange numbers. At the time I had a phone with a cow print cover. I remember thinking how camp it was and that I knew I’d never hear from this guy again.
Numbers exchanged, we started dating. A few months later he told me when he saw my cow print phone he thought it was fun, cool and different.
A while later we were on a date at a bowling alley and I’d done well and was jumping up and down loudly and camply at the bowling alley. I remember then immediately feeling really self-conscious and then apologised for being so OTT in that setting.
My boyfriend walked up to me and gave me a kiss and a hug and told me never to apologise for being who I am. For being how I am.
I Should Be So Lucky by Liam Livings
Julian is a flamboyant backing dancer for Australian pop princess, Sallie. He loves touring with Sallie as it means he has gentlemen friends for the night in every European city. Backrooms in Berlin, cruisy bars in Barcelona, Julian’s enjoyed it all. And if he doesn’t pull while he’s on tour, he ends up in bed with best friend and fellow dancer, Bjorn.
Troy, a quiet, gruff St John Ambulance volunteer, and gardener at a stately home in Essex, has just split up from his third supposedly serious girlfriend in the last few years. He doesn’t understand why he can’t make relationships last. A failed serial monogamist, he’s obviously doing something wrong.
One night, at a Sallie concert, an enormous glitter ball falls and concusses Julian. In the recovery room, as Troy is seeing to Julian’s vital signs, the dancer feels a spark. Julian doesn't do relationships so he dismisses it as simply lust. Troy finds himself drawn to the confident chatty performer, wanting to get to know him better…
Can Troy put aside his preconceptions to discover who he really is and how he feels about Julian?
Can Julian face his biggest fear of being emotionally vulnerable with a man; with Troy?
Can Julian and Troy, who’ve never had a relationship with a man, find out if they were lucky enough to have met the only man they should be with? I should be so lucky—they both think…
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