Life, Some Assembly Required

Life Some Assembly Required Finding love in the ashes was easy Building a life together Don t make Fate laugh After spending the first part of his life chasing pretty girls love has finally come to Ryan in the form of John a t

  • Title: Life, Some Assembly Required
  • Author: Kaje Harper
  • ISBN: 9781619230743
  • Page: 111
  • Format: ebook
  • Finding love in the ashes was easy Building a life together Don t make Fate laugh.After spending the first part of his life chasing pretty girls, love has finally come to Ryan in the form of John, a tall, lanky, red headed landscape architect with wide shoulders and a five o clock shadow.For the first time in his life, love feels easy Hell, he even ran into a burning buFinding love in the ashes was easy Building a life together Don t make Fate laugh.After spending the first part of his life chasing pretty girls, love has finally come to Ryan in the form of John, a tall, lanky, red headed landscape architect with wide shoulders and a five o clock shadow.For the first time in his life, love feels easy Hell, he even ran into a burning building for John and his son, and he d do it again if he had to But telling his father and brothers I m gay I ve met a man That s a bumpy ride he s not looking forward to.For John, loving Ryan is as natural as breathing Now if only the rest of his life would fall into place Dealing with his teen son is complicated enough, but with his ex wife causing trouble and his daughter wanting to move in, John s house and his relationship with Ryan threaten to split at the seams.Would one month without a new surprise knocking him upside the heart be asking too much If the sound of Fate s laughter is any indication, the answer must be yes Product Warnings Contains two formerly straight guys learning to navigate the gay guy waters, sometimes without a paddle Plus six kinds of family ensuring nothing comes easy.

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    1. *3.5 stars* When I think of my top 10 favorite authors, across all genres, Kaje Harper is always on my list. She simply writes the stuff that I like to read! Real men, real situations, REAL LIFE! She is a genius, and I am a huge fan of her slow-burn romances and long, well-developed plots. The Rebuilding Year is a personal favorite of mine. Not only it is a DOUBLE GAY FOR YOU (can we say jackpot!?!?), but it is a beautiful, tender story. Sure, it has it's flaws, but overall I was very happy with [...]

    2. 3.5 stars. Review posted May 17, 2015I have mixed feelings about this second (and final?) installment in The Rebuilding Year series. Although I don't remember very much of the prequel, I know that I enjoyed The Rebuilding Year more. Life, Some Assembly Required picks right up where The Rebuilding Year left off. This second installment deals with the daily challenges, the joys and sorrows of a gay couple of being out (and proud), or what can happen when you are being outed accidentally and some p [...]

    3. ~3.5~So here's the thing: Kaje Harper can write the shit out of anything. I appreciate her books because they are often about real people, real life. I liked The Rebuilding Year and was hoping we'd get some kind of closure to John and Ryan's story. And Life, Some Assembly Required DOES provide that closure. It just takes a while to get there. Assembly required, indeed. John and Ryan navigate family politics and come to grips with their new identity as gay men. John's ex-wife Cynthia is a constan [...]

    4. 4.5 starsYay! John and Ryan are BACK! The Rebuilding Year is a personal favorite of mine. One of those books that I told myself after I read it, "Why on earth did you wait so long to read this?" So I was particularly excited for the sequel. After reading a few pages, I realized that I needed a refresher so I went back and re-read The Rebuilding Year and actually liked it even more the second time around.Life, Some Assembly Required picks up exactly where The Rebuilding Year left off, with Ryan o [...]

    5. This was 5***** for me.I loved the maturity of this couple. Was there jealousy? Yes. Arguments or fights? Of course, that's normal for every relationship. But the difference for me with these men was in the way they handled every situation. The arguments or fights lasted barely minutes before one of them was apologizing or coming up with a solution to help fix the many situations they had to face in this book. Another part of the book I loved was the relationship between John, Ryan, and his kids [...]

    6. ***3 Stars***Well damn, this was an exhausting read! I was beyond excited to get more John and Ryan, but this book was filled with so muchThankfully nothing relationship related, but still.a teenage son, a coming of age daughter, a pregnant ex-wife, pregnant ex-wife's soon to be ex-husband, coming out to the community, stress over bottoming, job issues, brother who has a hard time accepting gay lifestyle, sister in law's parents' homophobia, the list goes on and on and onJohn and Ryan had A LOT [...]

    7. 3.5 starsLife, Some Assembly Required offers Kaje Harper's trademark -- a well-grounded story about REAL people. It also has a setting in what I will call Kaje's playground: family. I have admired (and respected) Kaje when she writes about family.This story is a follow-up of 2012's The Rebuilding Year. I admit that I didn't remember much about that one, but it's mostly my fault for having bad memory. I didn't have any trouble in connecting with the characters right from the get go. Ryan and John [...]

    8. Almost everything I was thinking about this book were perfectly stated in Jewel's lovely review so I'm just going to be lazy this morning and send you there. You really do need to read The Rebuilding Year first because this picks up right where it ends and, really, because it's just such a wonderful read. As with all of Kaje Harper's books John and Ryan are written so realistically, I feel like they could be living next door to me. Yes, there is a lot of family drama happening at once in this st [...]

    9. What a great way to spend a nice, relaxing weekend. It was good to be able to check in on John and Ryan and see how they're doing after the eventful first book, The Rebuilding Year. I didn't realize how much I missed them! It was also nice to not have so much action and adventure this time around; instead I got delve in to their characters and witness what really happens after the HEA. I do have to say, though, that Ryan is a saint because if my husband's ex-wife ever showed up on our doorstep l [...]

    10. Finished. I started this book as soon as I got it, only to then realize I needed a re-read of book one. Yesterday finally I got back to this one and couldn't stop reading. For the most part it was a very good and gripping read. I liked to see more of John's and Ryan's life, especially Mark and Torey. Yes, it was nice, I even liked all the appearing, interfering family members and how in the end John and Ryan became stronger and even more committed to each other. Everything would have been wonder [...]

    11. re-read - still startling how it continues so directly from where the previous book finishes, bare minutes afterI was surprised to see this pop up because I liked how the first book ended and didn't think it needed a sequel. This book starts immediately after the first (so glad I re-read) and at first I thought it would delve a little deeper, add the details missing from the first. I enjoyed reading it. It's well written, they're nice men and there's a good sense of family. At the same time the [...]

    12. 3.5 StarsLife, Some Assembly Required picks right up where The Rebuilding Year leaves off with Ryan telling his dad that he is in love with another man. And as the book began, so it continued, with lots of family drama. Ryan's family drama wasn't a huge thing, in the grand scheme of things, but it was there and it did affect Ryan and John. John's ex-wife, Cynthia, however, just. wouldn't. go. away! I hated her in the first book and I did not come to like her, even a little bit, in this one. John [...]

    13. I was excited to revisit John and Ryan, who fell in love in the Rebuilding Year, one of my favorite books. The sequel starts right where book 1 ended, with Ryan, John and his son Mark recovering from the school fire.Then out of the blue, John’s daughter and his pregnant ex-wife Cynthia show up on their door step. And immediately the fireworks began.Let me start off by stating what I loved: I loved John and his capacity to be understanding to the point of fault. While some may see it as a weakn [...]

    14. One of the best gifts a book lover can get is an unplanned sequel about beloved characters. I’ve said my goodbyes to John and Ryan from The Rebuilding Year ages ago, left them in a very good place and carried them in my heart always. And while I saw some room for a sequel, I was perfectly happy rereading their story occasionally and thinking about them as one of my favorite romance couples. However, when Kaje Harper announced Life, Some Assembly Required, I was overjoyed. This is an author I [...]

    15. Gingerbread anyone?Of course I love it! :DI'm very much invested with John & Ryan already. I just wanna read about them having a good life as an out and proud gay couple. And it was shown in this book. It was lovely to read! It's not a perfect journey because there where struggles but they were able to overcome it.My criticism is that it felt monotone. Happy, struggle, happy, struggle, happy, struggle Imagine a roller coaster that goes up and down in the same height and drop. I didn't even f [...]

    16. It was nice to see these guys again. I'm such a fan of Kaje. Great work as usual. I really liked how grown up this book was. The guys had some insecurities and they were legit with the things that happened (and that damned ex-wife). But they were always very grown up and really trusted their love.

    17. Full review on Prism Book Alliance®"What you made me,” he said softly, “was happy. When I wasn’t sure I would ever be again. Gay or straight doesn’t mean anything, compared to that.”Ryan’s voice was equally low. “I’d kiss you but you have paint all over you. Go get changed.”This exchange pretty much sums up this book for me, this sequel to one of my all-time favorites by Kaje Harper, The Rebuilding Year: a wonderful love story between John and Ryan, with family dynamics a cons [...]

    18. 3.5 starsThis is the second book in this series and should not be read as a stand alone. This story picks up immediately where book one leaves off. The guys are trying to recover from their emotional ordeal and get their lives back on track. No sooner do things settle down than John's ex wife shows up to throw a wrench in their plans. (And on a side note I would like to say I loathe her.) Things quickly get crazy for John and Ryan as they deal with one issue after another. For me personally ther [...]

    19. I was so looking forward to reading an loving this book.Until-(view spoiler)[ “Although I did think for a second that it would be hot, watching you fuck him.” “Seriously?” “Until I realized I’d probably try to kill him.” Ryan kissed him again, differently this time, slower and sweeter. “I have nothing against people who like a little spice in their love life. I’m not even saying I’d never go there. But not for a long, long time” . (hide spoiler)]Because it’s what gay men [...]

    20. SO GREAT. Better than the first even. But you HAVE TO READ The Rebuilding Year before jumping into this.Review posted on All About Romance.Sequels are risky. If book 1 ends in a HEA (or at least HFN), do we really want to see more of these characters and their conflicts? Because a book has to have conflict of some sort to be good. And, in a sequel, now the author is messing with the HEA. I’m a big fan of relationship-centric stories, but even I can be turned off by too much more of the two cha [...]

    21. Pretty much everything I complained about in the first book got addressed here and in a mostly satisfying way. Ryan and John continue to be adults who talk to each other about things - fancy that - and they're honest and understanding and caring. That doesn't mean they don't piss each other off, but it does mean that things don't fester. Even if they don't get solved right away, they're still addressed and put out there, and it's so refreshing to see that.There was some weirdness when Cynthia sh [...]

    22. I am so excited for this book releaseI love John and Ryan!! :DUpdate: I was so excited to download this on the release day! It was great catching up with John and Ryan, and I always enjoy Kaje's writing!I really enjoyed it!Update 08/15I read both books in the series while I was on vacation this weekd I enjoyed the story even more. I love this series and these characters. I really hope Kaje writes them another storyybe an engagement and weddingease. :)

    23. A sweet part 2 in the series . I liked it, but I also got frustrated. Ryan and John seemed happy enough in their homes but it felt very “closeted” in their family / work. I wanted them to communicate a little more as it felt like much of the story consisted in the thoughts in their heads. Doubts and fears that could have been eased through talk tended to linger. I couldn’t stand the ex wife and frankly I would be telling her to fuck right off ! Clearly Johns a better person than me ! Time [...]

    24. 4.5 LOVED it stars!Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Samhain Publishing via NetGalleySometimes when a couple is continued in a second book it can get repititive and tiresome, but for these two it was what we needed to see from them. It was never going to be an easy road for these two just being gay but add all the other family drama these two are in for a rough ride. "It's okay, really. The labels don't matter." "Sometimes they do. Sometimes they hurt somebody."Ryan and John have jumped [...]

    25. Wow. I've been waiting for this sequel before there ever was a sequel in the works. The Rebuilding Year is one of my favorite books by Kaje Harper (and believe you me, that is one long list of books), and I have reread it multiple times over the years that I have owned it. So it would be fair to say that I had very high hopes for this bookwhich Harper had no trouble meeting. There is certainly less danger in this book--but seeing as my only real complaint about book one was the weirdly shoe-horn [...]

    26. First, this is the sequel to The Rebuilding Year, and you must have read it before for this lovely novel to mean anything to you.We left off with Ryan just telling his dad he’d met a man… This is the story of how to build a life with someone AFTER the initial blush of romance.And that’s just it – it takes work. John and Ryan have to work at their relationship. They have to battle John’s crazy (seriously crazy) ex-wife Cynthia for John’s kids and their sanity. They have to battle Ryan [...]

    27. It was a while ago that I read the Rebuilding Year, and I have to admit, I've had this on my kindle for a while but I worried that it had been so long between stories (I'm a terrible series devourer!!) I'd forget what it was I loved about the first book. Silly, silly me.What I loved was Ryan, and John, and Kaje Harper's inimitable style of writing. I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved the fact that Kaje does not, ever, add in angst for angst's sake. She does not use ploys such as m [...]

    28. I was really happy that this book came out. I read the first book not to long ago, so it was still fresh in my mind. I do have to say I liked the first one better. This was still really good, but the sexytimes were less and I felt like kicking John in the facewith a chair. I felt really bad for Cynthia and her baby and all but I just hate that bitch and John was way to compasioned toward her and her belly so to say. What an ass. She was such a bitch to him and Ryan in the previous book and now h [...]

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