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I m late to the party with It s Like This I ve never read the unpolished, online version, so the polished, edited copy was my first taste of this storygaspThis book has been a top favorite of a lot of my most trusted reader friends FOREVER, and so I think my expectations were a bit too high Was this book hot HELL YEAH Was it SUPER memorable and special Not really, I m afraid What I liked about this story was that it was focused on the characters and only the characters There wasn t I m late to the party with It s Like This I ve never read the unpolished, online version, so the polished, edited copy was my first taste of this storygaspThis book has been a top favorite of a lot of my most trusted reader friends FOREVER, and so I think my expectations were a bit too high Was this book hot HELL YEAH Was it SUPER memorable and special Not really, I m afraid What I liked about this story was that it was focused on the characters and only the characters There wasn t any outlandish plot with lots of unnecessary drama The story centers squarely on Niles and Rylan and their evolving relationship I enjoy stories like that I also loved the sex scenes I mean, holy F balls, some of those scenes will stick with me, that s for sure I like a toppy top, one that is demanding, yet sweet and Rylan totally delivers I loved the chemistry, the heat between these two guys fans self The guy friends and Niles family were also pretty perfect I love a straight boy who has no problem with his best friends being gay and showing affection to each other But then come my issuesI have a big pet peeve with communication fails and this book was like one giant communication misstep However, I was able to overlook most of that because I remember being shy and young and in love once What I couldn t overlook was what an insecure, needy, self involved character Niles was I feel like Rylan had to put in 90% of the effort and Niles just kind of turned introverted and broody all the time Something about him just irritated me a bit, and I never was 100% on board with him I also couldn t stand Niles friend Shona, who I thought was waaayyy too nosy and into Niles business I am personally very private about my own relationships and I would HATE a friend to insert his or her opinion all the time She rubbed me the wrong way I felt like she was trying to be Niles mom or something My last comment was that though this book was hot and sweet, it was also pretty standard BDSM fare I enjoyed it but it didn t wow me like I had expected it to Though the ending was lovely I m a sucker for young love , looking back on their story a few days later, I don t feel any strong emotions about it either way I think for me, it was a solid like but nothingCopy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Remember when you were a kid and you went to your grandma s house and maybe you hadn t seen your grandma in a long time and she would hug the bejesus out of you and kiss you all over your head face until you wanted to say, Awwww grandma, C mon Remember that I was the grandma in this little scenario I wanted to squeeze the stuffing out of my kindlethan once but that would ve been counterproductive.I m going to make a concerted effort not to type your face off I know I can get a little Remember when you were a kid and you went to your grandma s house and maybe you hadn t seen your grandma in a long time and she would hug the bejesus out of you and kiss you all over your head face until you wanted to say, Awwww grandma, C mon Remember that I was the grandma in this little scenario I wanted to squeeze the stuffing out of my kindlethan once but that would ve been counterproductive.I m going to make a concerted effort not to type your face off I know I can get a little wordy Periodically In short, LOVED IT I D TOTES READ IT AGAIN YOU SHOULD SO READ IT LIKE NOW.Niles Nigh is a fantastically quirky, weirdly insecure, obsessive and neurotic character He s adorbs and will fit nicely in my pocket I ve already made room for him It niggled me a bit that he s cast as such a people pleaser that he s afraid to use his voice considering he and Rylan Ry are in a BDSM relationship BUT he s 19 I may be chalking too much up to his age, but that s my story and I m sticking to it.Ry is quite a talented little sadist I gotta say He s a kinky, dirty talking little bastard who sets Nigh on fire AND baffles him I did think it was somewhat odd that they ve been in a relationship for three years and have never defined their relationship The time lack of communication does get addressed but THREE YEARS I ll throw in money to the take some initiative fund, boys Damn.The entire first half of It s Like This is Nigh obsessing about their relationship because they never talk about their relationship, and he s concocted all these farfetched ideas that are making him crazy I was this close to going into my kindle to facilitate the Come to Jesus meeting They avoided it by the narrowest of margins After the pow wow it is painstakingly obvious just how good Ry is for Nigh He s patient and persistent and for a 19 year old he s quite insightful and perceptive.I know people will be put off by the writing style first person present You know what I have to say to them Your loss Others will be put off by the kink and they probably have a case I thought it was ridiculously hot and the trust Nigh has for Ry is clear as day Plus the begging Jesus, Mary, and Joseph the begging I m sure their play has evolved over three years I d be willing to bet they didn t jump into the deep end They are each other s first everything, Ry is quite observant on top of his other qualities and in three years he s made one quasi mistake Maybe I m rationalizing but I didn t think it was anywhere near dub con I thought their power dynamics were a perfect fit for them.Even the secondary characters added to the appeal of this book The little sister, Kya, is hilarious The best friend, Shona, is the catalyst oftentimes I m kind of a sucker for the you make your family thing and Ry certainly needs it because his parents level of suckitude is sky high.As an aside, it does sort of niggle that apparently this was pulled to publish fan original fic, though not enough to lower my rating.I totally loved It s Like This and it s now safely ensconced on my favorites shelf I ll definitely reread it If you decide to give it a whirl, I hope you love it as much as I Review is of original free online version not really a spoiler view spoiler I far prefer the original free version I rec you read that one, not the published, edited version And then if you like it I rec you pay for the published, edited version in appreciation, and just never read it hide spoiler Fucking fantastic Fabulous characterisation a sense of a window into a real, developing, difficult, fantastic relationship I want every person in that story to be real Review is of original free online version not really a spoiler view spoiler I far prefer the original free version I rec you read that one, not the published, edited version And then if you like it I rec you pay for the published, edited version in appreciation, and just never read it hide spoiler Fucking fantastic Fabulous characterisation a sense of a window into a real, developing, difficult, fantastic relationship I want every person in that story to be real ETA This review is of the original online fic posted by orbiting jupiter, Anne s pseudonym , not the published version Loved this This author s blurbs make me pass over her books for long periods and then I get around to reading them and they re a revelation I loved this for several reasons A few of them The natural, organic Dom sub scene I hate the dungeon and the clinical interactions, and the contract and all th ETA This review is of the original online fic posted by orbiting jupiter, Anne s pseudonym , not the published version Loved this This author s blurbs make me pass over her books for long periods and then I get around to reading them and they re a revelation I loved this for several reasons A few of them The natural, organic Dom sub scene I hate the dungeon and the clinical interactions, and the contract and all that organised artifice that just drains all chemistry and emotion and passion from the sex and the people and the relationship But those are my predilections talking Others may have personal preferences for the programmed scene Just not me And not this book The D s here is completely instinctive, natural and real Yes This, primarily, is very character driven Since I always prefer character over plot this works wonderfully for me The moment of realisation of I like what I like, forget the friends namely interfering Shona who don t understand I get concern but I hate friends being part of a couple, hoisting their personal issues and their externalised views unto those in the relationship I realise that treads a fine line, but I m not talking about abusive situations here I m referencing non kink friendly people and others as such The sex Rylan s understanding, explanations, patience, care, and loving dominance Rylan s speech at the end Oh This alone is worth an extra star Beware though, there is a crazy amount of typosbut I was able to overlook this for several reasons This one is going to stick with me I kind of already want to read it again It pushed my buttons and challenged my rules.The failure to communicate trope generally makes my brain boil I cannot stand it when major angst is created from misunderstandings that should have been easily resolved in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee It feels like manipulative and lazy writing just the easiest way to create tension.That s not what this was Yes, there was trouble stemming from lack of comm This one is going to stick with me I kind of already want to read it again It pushed my buttons and challenged my rules.The failure to communicate trope generally makes my brain boil I cannot stand it when major angst is created from misunderstandings that should have been easily resolved in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee It feels like manipulative and lazy writing just the easiest way to create tension.That s not what this was Yes, there was trouble stemming from lack of communication, but there was a specific flawed character reason for it It wasn t just pride getting in the way or a convenient plot tactic Niles had real self doubt and anxiety that prevented him from directly and verbally tackling his issues It was due to age and emotional maturity, but that didn t make it not real Since the relationship began when they were 16, it came with the understandable insecurities that would result from beginning your first relationship gay kink at that time I completely bought the struggle and was totally rooting for them to find their way through it.I wouldn t want to read this flavor of angst every day, but in light of themature M M I usually read, this struck a different chord in a good way The author executed it exceptionally well.The kink really landed for me too It didn t feel like your standard D s thing but I m not sure if I can explain exactly why not It s just who they were to each other, what they needed from each other labels were unnecessary and thoroughly beside the point I loved the whole dynamic of their relationship, the chemistry, the history, the trust, all of it The characters came alive and I was fully invested in them.Highly recommend This is a little gem of a coming of age, burgeoning kinkster story.Niles is adorable, a total idiot at communicating, but ADORBS Usually, that trait drives me nuts and I want to hammer it down, but here it made sense went on a bit long, but the entire genesis was believable I mean there are two parties in this stupid silence RylanRylan, Rylan Geez, dude I get you and you are awesome, but restrains self from attempting to strangle fictional character not the best strategy There are This is a little gem of a coming of age, burgeoning kinkster story.Niles is adorable, a total idiot at communicating, but ADORBS Usually, that trait drives me nuts and I want to hammer it down, but here it made sense went on a bit long, but the entire genesis was believable I mean there are two parties in this stupid silence RylanRylan, Rylan Geez, dude I get you and you are awesome, but restrains self from attempting to strangle fictional character not the best strategy There are some great secondary characters in this story and some very touching moments Quite emotional without being overly manipulative Now, Rylan and Niles freaking hot and a bit scary at times The two are likeShazam At first, your going to be confused and maybe pissed, but stay the course Trust me Some complain about the end, but I think it is the perfect closure for one of the characters Favorite quote I most definitely do NOT want it to go away, or stop, or change in any waywith the exception of me knowing what the fuck is going on NOTE 7 25 2014 This review is based on the original unpublished work I have not yet read the REVISED and published version |Kindle ♪ It's Like This ♵ It s like this Ian and Brice and Parker and Dylan get off the bus They ve pretended this whole time just as they ve pretended for the last three years not to notice that Rylan has his arm draped casually over the blue plastic bar at the back of my seat They pretend not to know that the second we get off the bus scratch that, he s not even going to wait for that second it happens before the bus has even come to a complete stop , he ll lower that arm over my shoulders, or drop his hand forward to f k with my hair and knuckle my neck a little He s like that likes touching me in public, holding hands, kissing, and he does it in that easy way of his with a Rylan specific brand of confidence that almost makes people around us forget to look twice Like he knows, as far as I can tell, what the f k is going on That is the difference between us He knows I don t A brave and funny love story about the anxieties, insecurities, and heartaches that drive people apart and bring them back together, It s Like This is the journey of Niles and Rylan, as they learn to communicate in the shadow of a life changing illness Niles and Rylan have been together a long time They have great sex, they are deeply intimate, and Rylan never holds back on displaying his affection As far as their family and friends are concerned, they re an established couple, and yet, after three years of being together, Niles is still unsure if they re actually in a relationship As their sexual intensity reaches a dangerous tipping point, Niles must find the courage to articulate how he feels in order to try and keep the only thing he has ever wanted Emotional and compelling, It s Like This is a must read for true romantics Note Please be aware that this is not about a safe, sane, sober and fully consensual BDSM relationship although it is not non consensual It is instead about two people who want what they want but don t know how to express exactly what that is and the emotional repercussions of their miscommunications It s like thisNiles needs to learn how to communicate with his boyfriend, Rylan.It s like thisseriously, he has, like, a pathological fear of opening his mouth Well, except sexually.It s like thisI bookmarked all the sex scenes Breath play is lookingandinteresting.It s like thisthe rest of it was really good as well.It s like thisI wanna read it again It s like thisYOU SHOULD READ IT TOO.4.5 stars It s like thisNiles needs to learn how to communicate with his boyfriend, Rylan.It s like thisseriously, he has, like, a pathological fear of opening his mouth Well, except sexually.It s like thisI bookmarked all the sex scenes Breath play is lookingandinteresting.It s like thisthe rest of it was really good as well.It s like thisI wanna read it again It s like thisYOU SHOULD READ IT TOO.4.5 stars 4.5 Stars Cum, sweat, spit, blood on the bedsheets And I don t care This power, this intensity, this enormity This is how I want to be wanted So here I am swooning all over Orbiting Jupiter again I feel an over the moon comment coming on, but I ll try to control myself and spare you DIt s Like This introduces us to another adorable couple with power, intimacy, and heat Two guys that swept right in and stole my heart Hell, they somehow had my heart in the palm of their hands at page on 4.5 Stars Cum, sweat, spit, blood on the bedsheets And I don t care This power, this intensity, this enormity This is how I want to be wanted So here I am swooning all over Orbiting Jupiter again I feel an over the moon comment coming on, but I ll try to control myself and spare you DIt s Like This introduces us to another adorable couple with power, intimacy, and heat Two guys that swept right in and stole my heart Hell, they somehow had my heart in the palm of their hands at page one Niles and Rylan have been together for three years Friends that turned into something hot, somethingmaybe See Niles and Rylan do not communicate They hang out, touch, laugh, and talk of course but they stay clear of the big issues and questions How they feel about each other What they are doing Where their relationship is going Any and all things that involve the big powerhouse emotions pretty much So what makes their heart thump and skip And could this be love This next comment sounds awful, but I mean it in the best possible way In a few months, I might not remember these characters by name Names often fade from my memory BUT I know I will never forget the emotions Ms Jupiter brought to the page The uncertainty and tension of not talking is explained, displayed, and felt in all it s frustrating glory here with Niles and Rylan I have stumbled across authors and stories that showcased the heartache of couples not communicating when things blow up and break down in a relationship But Jupiter writes about an entirely different kind of silence in this story One I recognize in my own life My family lives and dies by the Ignore it It will go away or figure itself out motto Btw.It doesn t I have never seen this emotion, unease, confusion, and hole in your heart so clearly expressed and dealt with in fiction with such young characters before Never It means a lot to me to have found it If you can t find the words, if you don t know what questions to even ask how do you TALK about your needs, desires, sex and love Patience With lots and lots of patience, control and love I want to explain I need to tell him But I don t know what I need to tell him, I can t remember what s the truth If I m the one that loves him or he s the one that loves me and who s been keeping what a secret all this time I can t keep track of all the shit we don t tell each other Niles and Rylan are sweet, beautiful and sexy together A relationship with such heart swelling intimacy and one hell of a HOT sub dom layer The way Rylan and Niles moved and loved on the page was something special to see Ms Jupiter can capture the closeness of a couple like no one else They feel deep sigh so close to my heart I hope you meet Orbiting Jupiter soon Her work holds a special spot in my heart for the energy and emotion in her words, banter, and characters She pushes and inspires me to keep searching for the words in my own heart to say and ask for what I need in life and love.Highly recommended.This is one of my favorite quotes Mouth to neck, chest to back, palm to hip and, brilliantly, words to skin Words to skin I love that Ah, hell.oneview spoiler I remember the first day my mom referred to Rylan as my boyfriend I was so startled that I think I almost passed out or something I mean, I guess I just had always assumed that I had kept them kind of separate, like, I tried not to be gay in front of my parents Hehe.Oh, Niles You are so cute hide spoiler THIS IS REVIEW OF THE FREE VERSION NOT THE PUBLISHED POLISHED ONE Wow, what a treat At first, I m really uncomfortable with the nature Niles and Rylan s relationship I feel like Shona Niles s best friend , worry that the relationship is abusive and Niles doesn t have the right state of mind when it comes to Rylan, to say no or stop Especially after the scene of view spoiler erotic asphyxiation hide spoiler and the Condom Incident and this is where I applaud the author for pac THIS IS REVIEW OF THE FREE VERSION NOT THE PUBLISHED POLISHED ONE Wow, what a treat At first, I m really uncomfortable with the nature Niles and Rylan s relationship I feel like Shona Niles s best friend , worry that the relationship is abusive and Niles doesn t have the right state of mind when it comes to Rylan, to say no or stop Especially after the scene of view spoiler erotic asphyxiation hide spoiler and the Condom Incident and this is where I applaud the author for pacing the story just right So when Niles and Rylan finally talk, when they finally say the things they really need to work out in the beginning, I can accept the explanation See, the key here is to communicate, boys Sure, the relationship is challenging and unconventional, but I think Nyles and Rylan will work things out just fine and Nyles will no longer feel insecure about it Or not he s such a worry wart after all grin Written solely from Niles s point of view, I find his voice refreshing neurotic I am in love with all the characters by the time the story ends I know the ending is probably a bit too much in a fluffy sappy kind of way view spoiler with the marriage proposal and all, I mean, they re just 19 hide spoiler but at the same time, Rylan says the right words, and I can t help but agreeing to Niles s reaction.Such a engaging story And it s FREE Content warning crude language, light bondage, light D s