Gulliver Takes Manhattan

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Title: Gulliver Takes Manhattan
Author: Justin Luke Zirilli
Publisher: AmazonEncore
Release Date:May 1st, 2012
Genre(s): Contemporary MM Romance
Page Count: 426
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Gulliver Takes Manhattan (first published as Gulliver Travels) is the tale of twenty-something Gulliver Leverenz, who abandons sunny L.A. for a fresh start in New York. He’s leaving behind his family, his friends—and one bastard ex-boyfriend who can’t take a hint. With no money, job, or direction, Gully gratefully accepts an invitation to crash with his former fraternity brother Todd. As luck would have it, Todd lives in Hell’s Kitchen, New York’s hottest “gayborhood,” and is a rising star in the gay nightlife scene, complete with a crew of incredibly hot friends. Not long after, Gully snags a job with a talent agent and even finds himself a new boyfriend. There’s just one catch: Gulliver knows this budding relationship could get him in a lot of trouble. And inevitably, it does just that. Gulliver’s streak of good fortune soon takes a turn for the miserable as his choices unleash an onslaught of catastrophes that leaves him in a tragic and seemingly hopeless situation beneath the skyscrapers. But Gully’s tougher than he realizes and is determined to prove, for once and for all, that he has what it takes to make it in New York. By turns exciting, sad, and hysterically funny, Gulliver Takes Manhattan is a refreshingly candid tale of one man’s quest to stake a place for himself in the greatest city in the world.


Gulliver Leverenz will drive you nuts, but his adventure in the city that never sleeps is spectacular, his conquest of NYC is addictive, funny, witty, sexy, entertaining, and…compassionate.

An author’s love declaration for the greatest city in the world!

I, personally would prefer, Gulliver were more than just best friends with Todd, his former fraternity brother. And at the end I even forgave Gram, his cheater-ex-friend, and actually wished Gulliver would take him back! All for nothing- his CHOICE didn’t even make in my top tree-choice! 🙁

This book is a crazy mixture of Queer As Folk and a gay Version of Sex & The City.

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