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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

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The Friend Its Just Us Here #1

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

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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. 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 well beyond spoilersish in nature when considering what this book focuses on The Friend but I feel that my review was much elouent well as much as I can actually be when sueeing than what will take place in this review for the single installment of The Friend I m not going to walk through this book because the blurb does a great job of explaining exactly what to expect with this romantic self portrait My initial thoughts after reading this book were did I really just read a little over 300 pages about becoming friends About single individuals finding common interests while deepening their connection platonically With some of their interactions having intimacy than those in physical relationships It s not just a book about meeting a friend it s so much because these men are opposites with their own hangups hard limits deep feelings and insecurities Any other story and I would ve been sleeping if I had to read that much about a simple friendship But I think these pages are laced with crack and kept me coming back for In this case the crack I m referring to are two uirky both are in their own way men understanding who they are as individuals and finding their way to a deep relationship that is soooo much than FriendsDid I mention that this is a REAL story About real men dealing with real emotions and real life events I will 100% continue on this journey of finding love while sometimes getting lost and needing to take the scenic routes Recommended Copy provided for 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 detail and not just a chapter here or a snippet there Actual books were on the horizon and I

  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 tha

  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 f

  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

  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 peopl

  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 park talking to hims

  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 his biographical love story out there for a reasonI’m totally smitten With Chris and Mark With the story and the genuine writing And after book 1 I can’t help wondering how on earth two guys as different as they are can ever make it togetherWe know that they do a fact that I love the uestion is howWhat an abs

  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 is a true story I wo

  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 ho

  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 rea