Gays of Our Lives (Queers of La Vista Book 1) by Kris Ripper 4 Stars!
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.
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 about how Obie has elected to view life and how he has worked to see the joy. Emerson is a wonderful teacher and becomes a wonderful partner.
I wished for more at the closing but it was a real nice love story.