Emerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to get laid and go to work. Having MS—and trying to pretend he doesn’t—makes everything more complicated, especially his fantasies of coming on strong and holding a guy down. Finding a partner who’ll explore that with him isn’t Emerson’s idea of a realistic goal.
Until a chance meeting with a hipster on a bus makes him reconsider. Obie is happy, open-hearted, and warm; what’s more, he gets his kicks being physically dominated, spanked, and teased until he’s begging. It would be perfect, except for one thing: Emerson isn’t made for happiness, and he doesn’t see how a guy like Obie would settle for a cynic like him.
But as far as Obie’s concerned, the only thing keeping them apart is Emerson. Can Emerson handle a boyfriend who’s more invested in his future than he is? Emerson’s barely convinced he has a future. But when Obie’s smiling at him, anything seems possible.
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I have to be honest — I started this book and wasn’t really sure at all what I was going to think of it. I had expectations, but they were low ones. I figured this would be a quick read that would entertain me but not have a standing affect on me.
Boy was I wrong! I was completely drawn into Emerson and Obie’s story and I just couldn’t put it down. I loved how they were both unsure of how they would do the sexual things, but they were both willing to learn and research and come to find a way that worked out great for the two of them. It does go to show that love is not always cookie-cutter, but it does adapt to the different couples.
I loved how Obie was teaching Emerson how to open up and become more happy, and accepting. The two of them are complete opposites, yet they seemed to work out perfectly together.
This is the first book in a new series, and I have to say that I will certainly be reading the rest of them because this one shocked me with how much I enjoyed it and I hope that the rest will be like that.