Gays of Our Lives

Gays of Our Lives Emerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to get laid and go to work Having MS and trying to pretend he doesn t makes everything complicated especially his fantasies of coming on strong and holding

  • Title: Gays of Our Lives
  • Author: Kris Ripper
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Emerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to get laid and go to work Having MS and trying to pretend he doesn t makes everything 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 reconsiderEmerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to get laid and go to work Having MS and trying to pretend he doesn t makes everything 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 , 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 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 This book can be read on its own, or enjoyed as the first book in the Queers of La Vista series Word count 59,400 page count 232

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    • Kris Ripper

      Kris Ripper lives in the great state of California and hails from the San Francisco Bay Area Kris shares a converted garage with a toddler, can do two pull ups in a row, and can write backwards No, really Kris is genderqueer and prefers the z based pronouns Ze has been writing fiction since ze learned how to write and boring zir stuffed animals with stories long before that.Okay, that s the official bio Here s the rambling.There s this Dorothy Allison line I love, about why she writes fiction The world I love is not on the page From Notes to a Young Feminist The second I read that, my writing life came into sharper focus.I write to see my world on the page I don t see cisgender men I can relate to, or feminists who struggle with privilege I don t see happily ever afters that include that sweet young man who occasionally plays third, even though he has a girlfriend and sometimes she watches I don t see enough BDSM that includes laughter and I don t see enough romance or erotica that includes folks pushing the boundaries of binary gender I don t see delightful cisgender people who have sex with people whose tabs and slots fit in just where James Dobson wants them and are queer all the same.So that s what I write I write characters who love lousy take away and football I write characters who love ropes, or whips, or kneeling at the feet of someone they trust I write smut, and romance, and erotica with barely any touching I write poly kinky committed non monogamous queer people And everyone else Because that s the world I know, that s the world I live in, and it s fecking fantastic.You can find me on the web at krisripper Friend me in the places where friend is a verb follow me in the places where it s appropriate not in the supermarket, thanks Drop me a line Join the newsletter Read the blog Watch the podcasts Hang out Or don t do any of those things Maybe you just want to download the free stories and take a peek That s cool, too.Whatever you do, I hope you re reading excellent fiction while you do it

    720 thoughts on “Gays of Our Lives

    • *4.25 stars*To be honest, I was really nervous about this one. I'm not a big fan of soap opera-ish books, and I have a HORRIBLE track record with them. Harlequin-style books and books that feature a lot of stereotypical soap opera twists are sort of the opposite of what I like. This series is a total nod to soap operas in terms of titles and branding, so I was really anxious about the content. Also, this book features a MC with multiple sclerosis, a disease that I know VERY well. My mother's onl [...]

    • I enjoyed this gigantically. It's one of those books that's so readable you might miss how clever it is. It's thoroughly soap-operatic as the title suggests, massively readable, engaging characters (Emerson, who locks himself in anger and unhappiness, meets Obie, who works very hard to be happy). Beauty and the Beast kind of thing, because Emerson really is a ball of self-destructive rage (with, let it be said, plenty of self-awareness, deprecating humour and obvious love for his students to sho [...]

    • 3.75 HeartsFinally! I've read a Kris Ripper book. I've been meaning to for something like 2 yrs now and now I'm kicking myself for having been such a slacker.This is book one of the Queers of La Vista series and features Emerson and Obie. Honestly, I was expecting something akin to a soap opera. Because, Days of Our Lives. Gays of Our Lives is more serious than I expected, but there's no "melo" in the drama. Emerson is a complex character and this is his story told from his perspective of findin [...]

    • 3,5 stars It was hard to rate this book. Mostly I enjoyed this story, but there were times I struggled to read more. Somewhere in the middle I kind of lost my interest, but I'm glad I finished it because the second part of the book was way better. I really enjoyed the author's writing and sense of humor. I found myself chuckling SO many times, even if the plot isn't funny at all. But Emerson made me like him, despite his negativity. Being in his mind made me laugh on many occasions.Emerson has M [...]

    • Things I Find While ShelvingI received a free ARC via NetGalley Emerson isn't really looking for love. He's mainly just hoping his body doesn't quit on him too early, but MS is unpredictable and he isn't exactly the best when it comes to listening to his doctor. Still, he'll go for the occasional one night stand or club bathroom encounter when he can, when his leg is up for it. He's angry and frustrated and hates that his body is slowly quitting on him andthere's not a whole lot he can do about [...]

    • What a super enjoyable book! I didn't know what to expect when I picked it up, not having read any of the author's previous work. I saw that a few of my most favorite reviewers gave this book a thumbs up, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it. I'm sure glad that I did.- I loved that Emerson was a grump, and that he didn't all of a sudden have a magical personality change at the end. - I loved that his MS was not cured by the Magical Penis, and that there was a joke to that effect in the book. [...]

    • Reviewed for From Top to Bottom Reviews.3.5 stars *I received an ARC of this book from Riptide Publishing via Netgalley in return of an honest review* I had a hard time writing this review because I really don't know what to think of this book. Going into it I had high expectations because the reviews and ratings I had seen of it sounded amazing. But it took me way to long to like one of the main characters and because of that the story dragged a bit for me. The biggest problem I had was that it [...]

    • This is my first time reading this author. Nothing had prepared me for how much I was going to lurve this novel. Like, it got to the point where I purposely slowed down my reading so that I could enjoy the story for as long as I could.What I liked = EVERYTHING+ Queers EVERYWHERE :D!In addition to Emerson and Obie who are both gay, this novel has pansexual and lesbian characters. AFAIK, there will be even MORE LGTBQ+ folks in subsequent books. HOOORAY!One of the things I also liked was how the id [...]

    • Queers of La Vista, Book 1Emerson has been diagnosed with MS and is very angry at the world and everyone in it. He sees it as a weakness when he has to ask for help or horror of horrors rely on his cane. A chance meeting on a bus brings Obie into his life and sloooooooowly, things start to change.Emerson was a total douche for most of the book and spent all of his time pushing Obie away even though that wasn't what he really wanted. Luckily, Obie is persistent and doesn't give up on him. Emerson [...]

    • Apparently I’m a crabby ogre because I’m not getting the feelz that this book is giving everyone. The writing is fine and I liked the characters fine, but I’m just bored. The kink is not my thing, but I can’t skim over the sex scenes like I normally would because they have special significance due to Emerson’s MS. And the getting-to-know-you convos in between the sex aren’t grabbing my interest either. DNF @45%

    • My first book by Kris Ripper and I really enjoyed it!Emerson had such a great voice, loved everything about his story <3Full review is here now.This is my first book by Kris Ripper and I absolutely loved it. I saw this series a while back advertised as coming soon on the Riptide site and was immediately intrigued by the concept of a community of queer people finding love and happiness. I'm always on the look out for stories with queer characters where their queerness (and coming to terms with [...]

    • Oh Emerson, you sad sad man. And since he spent most of a book speaking to me I feel it is okay to speak back. For the past nine months Emerson has hated on himself a little more than usual. It was at that time he found out that he has multiple sclerosis. I have very little medical knowledge but if Kris Ripper got just a little of Emerson’s life correct in that regard then I feel for the people who suffer this plight daily. Emerson is bitter about most things. He’s bitter most about the life [...]

    • Now this is a great start to a new series by one of my favourite authors. Kris Ripper totally won me over with zir Scientific Method series (Catalysts: The Scientific Method) – so far so that ze is now an auto-buy author for me. Gays of Our Lives does not disappoint at all.I am especially wowed by the inherent role Emerson’s disability plays in the book. Without having any references myself about MS (Multiple Sclerosis), the way it is depicted seems to me as if Kris profoundly researched the [...]

    • I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads I wavered between 3 to 4 stars while reading, deciding to round up to 4 solid stars. Kris Ripper is a new-to-me author, with an easy to read writing style, quick pacing, and genuine characters. Emerson is suffering from MS, has a negative view of the world because of his illness, and generally pushes people away. The introverted GED teacher was prickly, always having his spines out to poke anyone who gets to close. I fear many r [...]

    • B+ Full review at allaboutromance/book-review/gEmerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to go to work. Occasionally, he will go to a club so he can hook up, but this seems like an itch to scratch rather than something he does for real enjoyment. Since his diagnosis of MS, he has lost confidence in himself and his fantasies, especially his fantasies of coming on strong and holding a man down. He really doesn’t think anyone could see him as a strong, forceful sexual partner.A chance meeting w [...]

    • There is so much tenderness and humour and coping with the vagaries of life and general humanity in this novel, that I had a hard time putting it down. In fact, I found myself going back and rereading passages during my first read.Both Emerson and Obie, as well as the supporting characters are realistically drawn, and recognizable as individuals that one might meet in everyday interactions. They have edges and bluntness and moods and lots of times they fuck up. Emerson's voice comes through with [...]

    • ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I loved this book! Just from the blurb, I was a bit worried that that I would have a hard time relating to a bitter character with MS, but I totally got Emerson. Like completely. I really connected to how big of an asshole he was, all his snarky and snide comments, how he kept pushing Obie away, all of it. I’m not sure what that says about me as a person, but let’s just assume I’m a pretty decent human being and give all the credit [...]

    • Oh, wow. This is a book that about a guy that feels so real, who finds twu love - so unreal in the best kind of way. I loved it. It felt a tiny bit too short, which is the only reason I'm giving it 4 and not 5 stars. I can't wait for the next books in this series, I have a feeling Queers of La Vista is only going to get better.

    • Okay, that was a pretty satisfying book.I loved a lot of things about this book. I loved that Emerson wasn’t glamorous or like a perpetually happy person or some kinda “inspirational porn” thing. He was a crotchety guy who happens to find someone who loves him. And the development of his relationship with Obie! It’s wonderfully slow-burn on the emotional side of things, but super steamy from the get-go in the sexual department. Lots of hijinks and funny moments, balanced out with serious [...]

    • Kris Ripper is a very good writer and this book is compelling. It layers so many elements of being human thoughtfully into a moving love story. Emerson is frustrated. His body doesn't do what he wants it to do and who he is on the inside isn't who he looks like on the outside. Obie is a sunny character but with lots of hidden depths. I am not sure why he decided he is so into Emerson but his resilience ,pursuit and talent makes him a great hero. I love the conversation Obie and Emerson have abou [...]

    • I'm not sure how this little gem snuck under my radar for so long. I loved the quirky characters and the humour. I went right out and bought book 2. :)

    • 4.5 Stars ~ I feel like I frequently begin a review by mentioning how I was drawn in by a cover or a title—and I hate to sound like a broken record—but how gorgeous and eye-catching are these covers?!?! So vibrant and amazing. Paired with the fun and clever titles, I couldn’t resist the Queers of La Vista series by Kris Ripper. Gays of Our Lives, the first book in that series, was my first read by this author, and I absolutely loved it. Ripper has a new fan in this girl right here!The enti [...]

    • A really good start to a new series.Emerson has MS. He hates it and tries his best to ignore and deny it. Erecting barriers is one way that helps him manage this illness because it keeps people away from him and if people stay away from him then they wont ask questions that he doesn't want to answer.This isn't what Emerson really wants. Emerson wants to be that big strong guy who does things to other guys. He wants to explore his interest in BDSM. He wants to hold a guy down but how can he hold [...]

    • Review by The Blogger Girls.I’m a huge Kris Ripper fan, so despite not loving the cover, and the title not grabbing me right away, I didn’t hesitate to grab it. Kris writes extremely realistic feeling stories where the characters are believable and you could totally picture them existing out in the world somewhere.Emerson is a guy with MS, a debilitating illness that basically runs his life. He is extremely bitter about his circumstances. He keeps people at arms length (including the reader) [...]

    • First things first, Kris Ripper is a great writer.Ze has to be, because ze dragged me kicking and screaming into this book. Upon first meeting Emerson is a hard character to get invested in, and to be honest the title had me expecting something rather light-hearted. By the halfway mark I was ready to throttle Emerson, and had no idea what was going through Obie's head to be still hanging around. A switch now and then to Obie's POV would have been welcome -- or a revelation such as: oh, I'm certi [...]

    • First off, I love the play on the soap opera titles. Very clever. Second, I love that Ripper subverts so many expectation in this book. The reader is given an inexperienced, dominant sadist who does not match the general stereotype of such characters, physically or emotionally, a romantic lead struggling with MS, an unexpectedly aggressive maybe-submissive, and a mom who doesn't follow the cult of motherhood/domestic goddess script (and subsequently echoes many of my own experiences of pregnancy [...]

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