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mobi Å The Friend Its Just Us Here #1 ´ Christopher X. Sullivan G Well and kinda right I'm Chris and this is my story It's not a traditional romance This is my version of a Happily Ever After which means Mark and I became great friends and that's it Mark and I end this first installment of my self portrait in a ueer Platonic Relationship There was cuddling and emotional closeness but nothing remotely sexual at least not to my mind Mark obviously wanted and he would eventually get it but this book Book One of It's Just Us Here would have been my perfect ideal romance If you need banging and crazy monkey sex to keep your interest in a stor Reread I must've read this book 3 times now in it's interity also in segments but I still marvel at things Original reviewIf you already read The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here you might have some inkling of what this book is about On a fateful day Chris and Mark were destined to meet the stars aligned and Haha No ;DWhat happened is that Mark the cocky model saw a guy after his morning run sitting in a park talking to himself and thought 'Hmm this guy seems weird I should ask what he's doing he might appreciate the company' NOT Chris the writer was doing his scheduled voice typing after his run in the park He didn't want any interruption certainly not from an annoying sweaty guy Imagine an intelligent funny uick witted surefooted guy Chris who's perfectly happy with his writing He doesn't think about girlfriendsboyfriends relationships and the whole package in general And sex? Ew Germs He's a sweet and adorable guy who likes to help people when he canAnd then there's Mark Cuddly Mark Grumpy Mark and Slutty Mark all rolled into one A charming cheeky confident self assured hotshot he likes being the center of attention and he shine's brighter then the sun He doesn't think about serious relationships he likes his hookups But he's lonely and in need of a friendAfter that encounter in the park the two men got to know each other And despite their different personalities they slowly became friends But are they really that different? And is it only friendship they could have? Do they wan't ?What you'll get from this book slow burn really there's not even a kiss sexual frustration poor Mark ; a lot of laughter like a LOT I'm not even kidding fashion advice thanks Mark I now know if I do a suat and my pants won't split open in the middle then it's safe to say they're not too skinny ;D you will smile and swoon get angry at times and tear up so all the feels you'll see a battle of wills through several encounters playful arguments and bickering it will made you think about some stuff that you haven't considered before or disregarded long after reading this story you will catch yourself smiling at nothing at odd times and people might think you're crazyI know it seems long but once you're in it you won't even notice that you're already halfway through and when you're done you'll just want It's only the beginning of their story the next book will be about their friendship becoming It's a true story a memoir written as romance Come along on Chris and Mark's journey towards loveEnjoy the ride D I received a free copy of this book for beta reading purposes

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The Friend Its Just Us Here #1 kindle ↠ Kindle Edition read ´ johnscyclingdiary ↠ [Download] ➾ The Friend Its Just Us Here #1 ➹ Christopher X. Sullivan – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk An asexual man meets a male model and slowly falls in love Mark the model has not been c Y then jump in at Book Four of this self portrait The Lover Otherwise come along for the ride and meet the man who would sweep me off my feet Mark Wolff one of the top ten most self absorbed men in the whole world NOTE This book is a 95000 word romantic self portrait featuring the beginnings of a ueer relationship It is the first book of a trilogy which is itself part of a larger trilogy Low heat for now I don't think we need trigger warnings for this book but future installments might warrant them Maybe that can serve as enough of a warning? Warning this book if full of lif I wanted to read just a few pages to see how I would feel about it because I don't usually read memoires but I ended up finishing it the same dayI found the story very engaging and I loved the way it was written Since it is a true story I won't make any comments other than say that I really loved Chris and Mark and yes that's the right way to have a shower 😉

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The Friend Its Just Us Here #1An asexual man meets a male model and slowly falls in love Mark the model has not been challenged in his life and is emotionally withdrawn He returns to Chicago in the hopes of reconnecting with his college friends but everyone has moved on without him starting families and growing up Chris the writer is socially awkward and introverted He actively tries to be as invisible as possible The two men meet one day in Chris' favorite park and strike up a friendship Since this is written as a romance you probably have a pretty good idea where the story goes from there You'd be wron Full disclosure the following review will be mostly about me and my reaction to this book than about the actual book The rating is ALL about me and my reaction to this book That sounded a lot less self absorbed in my headIf you are looking for a rational assessment of this book I wish you good luck in finding it but you’re in the wrong place You can scroll to the end for some links to good reviews thoughShort version this book gave me a book hangover WHILE I was reading it Did that ever happened to you? I’m almost 100% sure it never happened to me before and let me tell you it wasn’t prettyI went places did things even interacted with other human beings and this book was constantly on the background in my mindFor everyone who feels brave enough this is the long version I mean it it’s long It might also be slightly spoilerish but not muchBefore going forward there’s something you should know about me It’s something that many of the people I interact with on a regular basis on GR already know about but I need to talk about it for a minute so you can put this ‘review’ I use the term loosely in perspective I identify as asexual If you don’t know what that means you can find out hereI use the term asexual in general to be precise I should say that I identify as somewhere on the ace spectrum There are a couple of terms that come pretty close to what I think I am but so far I haven’t settled on one In part because I haven’t bothered to look too closely mostly because I haven’t finished figuring myself out I’ve pretty much given up on ever doing that not only about my sexual orientation I’m sure I’ll keep figuring myself out and being surprised by the things I discover about myself until the day I die And if that sounded a bit melodramatic forgive me but this book sliced me open and left me bleeding how’s that for being melodramatic? ;I won’t go into details about the time I found out asexuality was a thing and there were other people feeling things I had been feeling all my life Suffice to say that it was a revelation and a relief it was scary upsetting and eye opening it was all around intense It was greatAnd it was done I mean I processed it and I thought that was it another piece of the puzzle falling into place it felt good to know and I was okay with itWhen this series first came to my attention it was last year Annob Gabi and Xia Xia were flooding my feed on GR with their updates for the Book of Beginnings which is a collection of the beginning of each book in the series To say that they were enthusiastic about it would be an understatement they loved it and they weren’t shy about sharing their feelings I loved every minute of itI loved it even when I realized who the author was and what this series was about An asexual writing about his relationship because he thought asexuals need representation? I’m definitely on board with thatI’ve often heard people talk about how important it was for them to have characters they could identify with to read stories with people like themselves as main characters I thought I understood what they meant and I thought I was happy if they got what they needed but also that it wasn’t all that important to meI think representation in books and media is extremely important not only for asexuals but for me the importance of ace MCs was all about the spread the word factor This kind of work would be great to create visibility for all the asexuals out there who still have no idea that there’s a word to describe what they feel to describe that slightly or not so slightly out of sync feeling they’ve had since they’ve been old enough to realize they are not like everyone else when it comes to sexual attractionI’ve never felt the need to read about an ace character because I didn’t need to see myself on the pages I might go as far as saying that I’m a bit self conscious about that and I’ve actually gone in the opposite direction avoiding books with ace characters because a I like to read about different things than myself I’m living my life as myself and that’s enough I don’t need to experience it through the pages of a book I prefer to experience different things to immerse myself in different people when I’m reading After all that’s the only time I’m able to get out of my skin and ‘experience’ life as someone elseb I read mostly romances Do you know how often asexuality is portrayed as an illness in romances cured by the magic dick that’ll make the innocent repressed asexual understand that sex is great with the love of their life?Can you imagine how painful it is to see part of your nature painted as something wrong something to be cured? At worst as something that’s the product of sexual abuse or another traumaSo no I’ve never thought I needed to read books with asexual characters but I’m happy when someone gets it right and The Book of Beginnings went highly recommended I decided to give it a try and failed miserably I couldn’t get past the sample something about the writing style the author’s voice just didn’t work for me at the time The idea of a bunch of opening chapters of different books wasn’t all that appealing eitherI wanted to show my support to this project though so I decided I would try again with the first bookWhen I started this book something about the writing still wasn’t working and I don’t know if it’s par for the course with a memoir since this is the first one I ever read but I found all the details about every activity Chris and Mark undertook together extremely tedious at times It didn’t help that most of those activities revolved around things I’ve no interest in The minute by minute play of how they worked on Mark’s essay how they went to the gym what they wore if they drove or walked how they worked out it was all too much I had to stop reading after a while and take a break I even considered a DNFThe way Chris kept inserting ‘spoilers’ about things that were going to happen months later comments and explanations also rubbed me off the wrong wayI’m sorry if that sounds harsh At the beginning of the book when I was thinking this would be a 3 stars rating with honors for good intention I decided I would write a very tactful review and tone it down when it came to the parts I didn’t likeAround the time I found myself crying like a baby I realized that if I was ever going to write a review for this book I’d have to be painfully honest about myself so I might as well be painfully honest about everything elseI don’t feel bad about doing so because karma went around full circle on that one the part about Chris interrupting the narrative to directly address the reader and laughed right in my face it seems to be doing that a lot lately when it comes to booksIt was during one of those interruptions which ended up being some of my favorite parts that things started to turn around for meIt’s not really a spoiler but I’ll put it under tags because it’s longview spoiler Do you know how many asexual characters—forget main characters but just regular old characters—I can relate to on TV shows? Monk probably That guy from The Big Bang Theory probably Basically characters with so called personality defects or maybe some form of autism Or something else that’s supposed to make them super nerds or social rejects That’s not a realistic representation of asexuals Some people aren’t motivated to have sex and are perfectly unremarkable I feel like the normal one hide spoiler