The Queer and the Restless (Queers of La Vista #3) by Kris Ripper #mf #trans #review @SmutTasticKris @RiptideBooks


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Ed Masiello has been on testosterone for a year, is working his dream job as a reporter, and is finally passing as a man (so long as you don’t ask his abuela). But the investigation of a murder case is starting to take over his life. Afraid he’s becoming obsessed, he goes to the local club to relax, and meets the flighty, whimsical Alisha.

Alisha is a free spirit who’s tossed aside ambition for travel and adventure. Her approach to life is a far cry from Ed’s, and while Ed has always assumed that meeting his goals would make him happy, Alisha is much more content than him—despite all the plans she can’t yet fulfill.

As their relationship heats up, so does the murder case. Alisha thinks Ed needs a break, but someone’s got to find this killer, and he wants to be there when it all goes down. Besides, taking off into the great unknown with Alisha is crazy. But opting for what’s safe is just another way of living in fear, and Ed vowed to stop living like that a long time ago. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

I must admit – I haven’t read many trans* books, but since I had started this series, I wanted to read this one and follow along with it all.

I will also admit, I was blown away by the story.  Ripper has once again shown that their writing skills are amazing with how this story was pulled off.

I loved Ed’s character, but I think that I loved Alisha’s character even more.  Her acceptance of Ed was amazing.  There wasn’t a doubt in her mind that Ed was the man that she wanted to be with.  The only problem was helping Ed realize that Alisha really loved him.

The way that Ed and Alisha were complete opposites, almost as completely opposite as 2 people could be, but they still tried to find ways to make their relationship work was amazing.  They were both willing to give a little to keep the other person happy.

Overall, I was blown away by this story and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

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