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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 life. I only saw myself as the friend The good friend The friend that would rely on Mark like how flowers relied on the sun I could only hope that he didn t burn me I won t give this book a rating because rating a memoir feels like rating someone s life which makes me deeply uncomfortable I have to say though that if this wasn t Christopher X Sullivan s life story I would have given it at least 45 The Friend is the first of a 10 book memoir that tells the love story of Chris and Mark with all the hiccups the hurt and the happiness that a real ongoing story has All I ever wanted was for our story the story of me and Mark told through the eyes of a non sexual narrator I wanted that story to be available so that other people that might see themselves in print could have someone to identify with This is one of those books together with How To Be A Normal Person I wish I had when I was a 17 year old freaking the hell out about their sexuality I looked at both boys and girls with the same clinical eyes and to the 17 year old me that was unacceptable I couldn t be anything other than straight could I Spoiler alert I m not I m asexual it took me a long time to accept it and an even longer time to fully wrap my head around it but that s who I am And it s perfectly okay Anyways back to The Friend After that introduction you might guess what first drew me to this book Christopher X Sullivan himself states right at the beginning of this wonderful wonderful story and in the synopsis that I consider myself to be asexual though I prefer saying non sexual and much prefer having no label at all and have been my whole life As such I never thought I d be in a loving wholehearted relationship with an incredibly sexual person How could I not give it a shot And how could I not end up loving it To uote the author again Do you know how many asexual characters forget main characters but just regular old characters I can relate on TV shows 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 rejectsThat s not a realistic representation of asexualsWhich is why as an ace reader I m always happy to read about people I can relate toAnd oh boy did I relate to Chris If I had to make the list of the things we have in common I d probably end up writing an essay rather than review Let s just say we both hate compliments Compliments were to be avoided at all costs I hate people looking at me and judging me we both don t like being at the centre of the attention we don t like clubs and well you need to read the book if you want to find out Speaking of reading despite being a memoir this book reads like a light hearted ueer romance The writing stile flows without hiccups and it ll keep you glued to the page together with the story until you reach the very end And you ll be left craving for Thank you Christopher X Sullivan for your bravery It takes a lot of courage to write and publish your life story especially when you re a private person Thank you I can t wait to read your lifeThis book will be important for a lot of readers and I m proud to be able to recommend it to all of you

review The Friend Its Just Us Here #1

The Friend Its Just Us Here #1

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. The ultimate slow burn romance And I say that as highest possible praise Only it s a true love story with lots of humour banter genuine feelings and real people It glows this story the kind of inner glow two people starting to fall in love has Even though the main character Chris isn t interested in sex with anyone there is an ongoing build up of friendship sparkles Whatever to call it the chemistry is there and it s magical It builds oh so slowly at first and builds and builds aaaand I m not going to spoil what or how things happen But things happen The story starts off with an unlikely friendship between an introvert and an extrovert At first helping each other out Then friends who uickly become best friends and soon wants just in very different ways I felt a connection with Chris from the very beginning but Mark is at first appearance exactly the type of person I would avoid in the real world Full of himself the natural centre of everyone s attention because he looks good Apparently very very good And he full well knows it Eyeroll coming right up But I did like how Mark took Chris under his wing and somehow balanced the new things he challenges Chris to try while having a sneaky understanding how best to play off of their differences in personality The Friend share the first few chapters with The Book of Beginnings but here we get the full story of Chris and Mark s first months of friendship And while getting to know Chris his uirks and adorable fresh take on the things he experiences it is Mark s deeply hidden characteristics which charmed me in this book Cos I actually started to like the guy midway through it We re purposely kept out of Mark s POV but his on page actions and sometimes Chris narrator hindsight commentary paints a pretty clear picture of what is going on in Mark s head Both his heads This was one of those books I never wanted to end and yet couldn t stop reading because I had to see what happened next Wonderful witty dialogue aside it also has passages of deeper thoughts and reflections crazy relatable and insightful Many times my mind went It me Most of all this book is a lot of fun and is adorkably delightfully romantic Highly recommended This book was provided for free by the author for the purpose to beta read prior to publication

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An 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. 4 HeartsI admit that the thought of starting this really long and really ambitious autobiography was intimidating I had hesitated over The Book of Beginnings It s Just Us Here which is the skeleton of a planned 9 volume omnibus but I didn t just want the outline If I was going to attempt this behemoth I wanted every word every detail and not just a chapter here or a snippet there Actual books were on the horizon and I was going to wait and see So I waited and I wasn t disappointedTo be honest you might think this is a weird story an odd self indulgent endeavor and maybe it is but it s also so very uirky and funny and real Chris is kinda a loner He s regimented particular and very sure in how he lives his life planning out every minute detail All was smooth sailing until one day that very safe and reliable routine is interrupted by a force of nature named Mark Now Mark is probably one of the biggest extroverts ever He certainly bamboozles his way into Chris s life and somehow slowly they become nigh inseparable Mark is the complete opposite of Chris and with the best intentions sometimes with benign selfish intent he irrevocably turns his and Chris s life upside downI would be remiss if I didn t mention the main caveat of this story which may matter to some and not at all to others Chris is asexual and how he interprets and interacts and responds to Mark is all colored by this Inevitably and not surprisingly this provides some pretty great entertainment when coupled with each of Chris and Mark s own array of special personal neurosesThis made me smile this made me laugh this made me emote Who knew I d find such entertainment in bickering over bed sheets the merits of proper underwear making bacon and buying the suit of all suitsFor further disclosure I don t think it s a secret that I like established couples and though Chris and Mark aren t established yet here the fact that this is a true story just appealed all the to me I also have absolutely no problem with the day in and day out mundanity of coupled life I don t always need drama and angst and these two have plenty of unintentional shenanigans that kept me on my toesSo that s a long winded way of me saying that this first volume is all about how Chris and Mark meet how their friendship starts and how this ends with them on the cusp of realizing that possibly probably feelings might have developed and that love is just around the cornerThis is 400 pages long and most who know me know I try to avoid anything over 200 pages if I can help it All I m saying is that despite the lack of romance despite no smexy what is promised ahead makes me look forward to the next 8 tomes If that doesn t properly say how I felt about this then I don t know what will Thank you to the author for a copy in exchange for a honest review Hers to Protect you probably have a pretty good idea where the story goes from there You'd be wron. 4 HeartsI admit that the thought of starting this really long and really ambitious autobiography was intimidating I had hesitated over The Book of Beginnings It s Just Us Here which is the skeleton of a planned 9 volume omnibus but I didn t just want the outline If I was going to attempt this behemoth I wanted every word every detail and not just a chapter here or a snippet there Actual books were on the horizon and I was going to wait and see So I waited and I wasn t disappointedTo be honest Her Small-Town Hero you might think this is a weird story an odd self indulgent endeavor and maybe it is but it s also so very uirky and funny and real Chris is kinda a loner He s regimented particular and very sure in how he lives his life planning out every minute detail All was smooth sailing until one day that very safe and reliable routine is interrupted by a force of nature named Mark Now Mark is probably one of the biggest extroverts ever He certainly bamboozles his way into Chris s life and somehow slowly they become nigh inseparable Mark is the complete opposite of Chris and with the best intentions sometimes with benign selfish intent he irrevocably turns his and Chris s life upside downI would be remiss if I didn t mention the main caveat of this story which may matter to some and not at all to others Chris is asexual and how he interprets and interacts and responds to Mark is all colored by this Inevitably and not surprisingly this provides some pretty great entertainment when coupled with each of Chris and Mark s own array of special personal neurosesThis made me smile this made me laugh this made me emote Who knew I d find such entertainment in bickering over bed sheets the merits of proper underwear making bacon and buying the suit of all suitsFor further disclosure I don t think it s a secret that I like established couples and though Chris and Mark aren t established Red Tail (Travis Trilogy yet here the fact that this is a true story just appealed all the to me I also have absolutely no problem with the day in and day out mundanity of coupled life I don t always need drama and angst and these two have plenty of unintentional shenanigans that kept me on my toesSo that s a long winded way of me saying that this first volume is all about how Chris and Mark meet how their friendship starts and how this ends with them on the cusp of realizing that possibly probably feelings might have developed and that love is just around the cornerThis is 400 pages long and most who know me know I try to avoid anything over 200 pages if I can help it All I m saying is that despite the lack of romance despite no smexy what is promised ahead makes me look forward to the next 8 tomes If that doesn t properly say how I felt about this then I don t know what will Thank Promises in Tumble Creek you to the author for a copy in exchange for a honest review


10 thoughts on “The Friend Its Just Us Here #1

  1. says:

    4 HeartsI admit that the thought of starting this really long and really ambitious autobiography was intimidating I had hesitated over The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here which is the skeleton of a planned 9 volume omnibus but I didn’t just want the outline If I was going to attempt this behemoth I wanted every word every

  2. says:

    Now LIVE on I’m going to get very serious with this review I already said in The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here that Chris’s life story is affecting me deeply like a mirror has been opened into my own soul but I never said why So I’m going to share something very personal to show you just how important this book is for asexuals I will share this once and then never talk about it again I used to see my life like a piano symphon

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    5 StarsI’ll start off by linking my review for The Book of Beginnings which is where I started on my journey with Mark and Chris and became hooked Fangirling is probably accurate unapologetic shrug Warning This linked review goes

  5. says:

    The ultimate slow burn romance And I say that as highest possible praise Only it's a true love story with lots of humour banter genuine feelings and real people It glows this story the kind of inner glow two people starting to fall in love has Even though the main character Chris isn't interested in sex with anyone there is an ongoing build up of friendship sparkles? Whatever to call it the chemistry is there and it's magical It builds o

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    This is uniue and utterly personalTbh it does feel a little bit like prying even is it is obvious that Chris is putting h

  8. says:

    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 i

  9. says:

    I only saw myself as the friend The good friend The friend that would rely on Mark like how flowers relied on the sun I could only hope that he didn't burn me I won't give this book a rating because rating a memoir feels l

  10. says:

    35 starsI’m glad this book is finally out A few of my GR friends have been actively helping the author get this book out I’m happy to see they’re credited in the book feeling proud of themI’m happy to read a story that doesn’t focus on sex In fact there isn’t any sex in this instalment And I’m really happy t

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