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Regularly Scheduled Life (Ohio Books #1)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  2,142 Ratings  ·  204 Reviews
It's a long way back to happily ever after.

Sean and Kyle have enjoyed six perfect years of what their friends called a disgustingly happy relationship. But what happens one sunny Tuesday morning in October might be more than even the most loving couple can survive.

When the bell rings that morning in chemistry teacher Sean Farnham's first-period class, a terrifying sound fi
ebook, 301 pages
Published August 12th 2008 by Samhain Publishing
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Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

3.75 "Stop fighting" Stars

Some parts of this book I really liked, while others not so much. It was hard for me to get into at times, but there moments that I was totally connected.

What I liked about this book, was the fact that the two male leads were already in a relationship of six years when this book began. This was about a couple trying hard to maintain their happily ever after. But after Sean gets injured during a school shooting, their relationship seems to be headed down a bad turn.

Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I hated this book. I thought it was going to be sad, it wasn’t it was just annoyingly frustrating. I would have liked it better if Kyle wouldn’t have taken Sean back.

I hated Sean and how selfish and inconsiderate he was towards Kyle.

(view spoiler)
I am aware a lot of people love this book.

I have a message for Sean and Kyle:

You both unnerved me!

I must be sick or something because I have the bad habit of finishing my books. And I don’t learn!

That’s not healthy, or practical, but that’s me: the silly young woman who reads every paragraph from page 1 to the end. I must change, I know, I’ll die soon if I don’t. Because these two gave me heart palpitations!

Firstly, I have had not very good experiences with stablished relationships. For instanc
Nov 24, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like dramatic m/m romance
Shelves: erotica, e-book, m-erotica
Sean and Kyle have been together happily for six years. Their friends call them the perfect couple and they truly do love each other.

One day, everything changes when a young man comes into Sean's school where he is a teacher and begins shooting randomly. Sean runs to the rescue, tackling the shooter, saving a bunch of kids, and getting shot in the process. Sean's leg is injured pretty badly, but the minute everyone hears about the shooting, Sean becomes a hero. He is interviewed by Matt Lauer o
Nichole (Dirrty H)
Wow. I don't think I have ever needed an HEA for a couple more than I needed one for Sean and Kyle. Whew!

This book was amazing. I was blown away by the writing. I am used to m/m being light and romantic with relatively simple characters and writing style. But this was serious as a heart attack and didn't ever let up until the end. This story was real, and it was poignant and heart wrenching and just so well crafted. It kept me hooked every single page.

Sean and Kyle are a perfect couple, and Mit
Aug 05, 2014 Alvin rated it liked it
It has too much bickering from the middle of the book onwards.

Stopped at 46%
I'll try to finish this because it was a buddy read. (but unlikely)
The beginning was great and the writing of the shooting was sensitive enough. I just can't handle more quarrels from both MCs anymore.

If you can get pass that though...
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
It was really hard to rate this one and really hard to think of a review. I always try to write more good things than bad things *frustrated sigh* but I just can't for this one.

It's not often that I take away stars because of my feelings for a character but in this case, I absolutely detested Sean and Brandt.(view spoiler)
Feb 09, 2011 Shanna rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I've read about relationships. We meet these guys when their relationship is in crisis but it's clear that these guys really love each other and have lost their way. Many times they don't talk and if they do it's superficial and it ends up with them in bed. We watch as these guys just fall apart and it's really hard to watch when it's clear how much they both love each other but they just don't know how to fix things. This book is really a journey through loss and ...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
What really struck me about this book is that the author plays her characters as if they were musical instruments. She brings out all kinds of emotions with incredible depth and subtlety.

I found myself worried about Sean and Kyle and I couldn't take sides, because both know what is making them miserable (or happy) and, like many people in real life, they can't bring themselves to do the things which will improve their situation because of their pride or because they are afraid they'll make thing
Oct 05, 2012 Christina rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance

2.5 Stars

This was just an ok book for me. I liked the story well enough but I had a hard time getting over the never-ending rut that the MC's, Kyle and Sean were stuck in. They both irritated me to no end. Three quarters of the book was one of them asking the other “Are you ok?”, “Fine”, “Okay”, and then makeup sex. Wash, rinse, repeat. (view spoiler) That’s usually not a good sign when reading a romance.

I thought the s
Stacey Jo
This was a very emotional book but in a good way. It was hard to put down. It starts 6 years into a very loving couples relationship, that perfect couple, when an unimagineable tragedy strikes that turns their world upside down. They each have different ways of dealing with it. Being guys, instead of talking about it, they go off and deal with it in their own ways so you want to shake both of them because you have the benefit of knowing what's going on in both of their heads. You know they both ...more
Karen K
Really liked this one. The characters are so real and memorable, and for me that's the key to this book.

Sean and Kyle each have strengths that feed theirs and each other's weaknesses, and weaknesses that feed their strengths. Their love both encourages and scares each one of them in a different way, despite being together for over 6 years. Their relationship is strong and lasting, but at the same time fragile and at times helpless. I adore the both of them.

The circumstances in the book come to
Mar 16, 2014 Julia rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This was really high octane angst. An edge of your seat type angst. Not so much from actual suspense, but more from not knowing exactly how either Sean or Kyle were going to screw up next. It's one of those stories where lack of communication almost poisons and ruins everything right and good. One of the only complaints I have is that we see such a small glimpse of their "perfect" relationship prior to the tragedy, it makes it hard to believe and therefore hard to be invested. Although I did ...more
Apr 23, 2013 Candice rated it liked it
2.5 stars

While I liked the overall story, this was just an okay read for me. Most of the time I couldn't figure out who I wanted to slap more, Kyle or Sean. They both were being so stubborn and it was getting annoying and frustrating. I just wanted them to actually talk and stop trying to solve everything with sex which seemed to be such a large part of how they handled things.
Jul 20, 2014 Susan65 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Heather C
This the 6th time I've read this book and i still love it. Sean and Kyle are two of my all time favorite characters. Have yet to find another book similar to this but i will keep reading until i do. K A Mitchell is an auto buy for me and I've never been disappointed.
With romance the standard is to have the meet cute, the falling in love, the big misunderstanding and then the reconciliation/happily ever after. It’s rare that you get a book where the couple has already found each other, are living their happily ever after only to have it taken from them. You get that with Regularly Scheduled Life and it is amazing.

Kyle and Sean are the perfect couple, so perfect the often make their friends sick with envy and adoration at how well they fit together and comple
Jul 07, 2010 Shell rated it it was amazing
Wow, this was a wicked read! I don’t normally read books with this much angst, but since it was a K.A. Mitchell book and I’ve loved everything else of hers I’ve read, I thought I would give it a try. Yes, there were points I wanted to hurl my ereader into a wall and I really wish I could have reached in and slapped the characters on more than one occasion, but ultimately, I really enjoyed it.

This story is about how tragedy can effect a couple, even ones devoted and in love and how sometimes you
Apr 02, 2010 Paul rated it it was ok
Ultimately, this book was annoying. Very thin in characterization and or emotional development. The premise is very complex and compelling. (That's why I bought it!) However, I found no rich discoveries or compelling examples of the different ways traumatic events affect many more people than the actual participants, or in this case even the two people most directly affected by it. Every once in a while, when an outside source was chosen to propel the drama forward, that interaction or character ...more
Heather C
Apr 06, 2013 Heather C rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather C by: Susan65
Ugh, these boys were so frustrating!!!

Sean and Kyle were both stubborn idiots and equally wrong in what caused their relationship to crumble. I felt they handled things pretty realistically compared to most of the romances I read. All their problems were initially triggered by a near death traumatic event; prior to that they had an untested perfect relationship for 6 years. Troubles were bound come about. Yes, they stumbled pretty badly for a bit but were able to figure things out in the end. I
Aug 10, 2016 Brew rated it it was ok
Shelves: not-for-me
This is my impression of the book:
70% jaw-droppingly stupid fights and 30% sex.

Yes, every couple fights, that's pretty much a guarantee. But for the love of God, there is a limit!

These are two grown 30-something men who have been in a relationship for six years. I'm sorry but I can't suspend my disbelief that much. The ridiculousness of the fights, the sheer determination to not listen to a single freaking word your partner says and then to cut off almost every fight with "make-up" sex.

How did
Nancy L
Oct 15, 2010 Nancy L rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, erotic, angsty
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Brenda (b)
Apr 24, 2009 Brenda (b) rated it really liked it
I really liked this story and felt a connection to Sean and Kyle. I kept wishing as I read that they'd come to terms with the disruption to their lives, work things out and stay together. Their life until the shooting seemed perfect but afterward they each had issues that they had to acknowledge and try to overcome – and it didn't happen easily. The secondary characters were great additions to the story. I liked Jack and Tony, Tony was fun but still cared for his friends. I didn't like Brandt ...more
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Sean and Kyle have killed me today. I loved this book!! I wanted to slap Sean and Kyle and tell them to get their acts together. Love is taken for granted all the time. It is the couples who can say, you see this, we overcame this struggle. We were broken, stupid, and hurt, but OUR LOVE overcame all of that. I loved that Sean and Kyle didn't take the easy way out. It would have been so easy to walk away for good, but love is wonderful!
Jan 26, 2013 Simon rated it it was ok
Saw this recommended by another reviewer and decided to chance it. A novel of decent length, takes much longer than a couple of hours to read. Great love story with a happy ending. Found the graphic sex scenes went on too long and as such, felt the ending was rather rushed. This is the editor's fault however, as the writing is actually very good. All in all, one I would recommend.
Jul 13, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, 2009, gay, done, ebook
Another really good m/m romance by Mitchell that had me crying pretty hard more than once. After becoming famous after being wounded during a school shooting, will Sean be able to return to his regular life with his partner of six years, Kyle? Recommended, but keep the tissues handy.
Dec 15, 2010 Lauraadriana rated it really liked it
Fourth KA Mitchell book this week...yup obsessed

As I said...I love this writer...I love that she writes of relationships that have already started and goes into the difficulties of relationships...these couples endure and sacrifice to stay together...marriage is indeed not for wimps

Dec 28, 2012 Stephen rated it really liked it
Two men, one an architect, one a school teacher find their lives and their relationship of six years disrupted following a school shooting tragedy that casts one of them into the role of hero and both of them into roles that they are unprepared for. Any event like the one described here changes people but will the two people who are at the center of this story be able to change and yet maintain the kind of perfect relationship that they've crafted?

Remember your first full enjoyable beer? Not th
Dec 27, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
Recommended to Samantha by: Brandilyn
Ugh. Maybe 3.5ish. But I'm in a grumpy mood after reading this so I didn't round up. Whatever.

The good news: It made me feel something.
The bad news: It made me feel supremely pissed.

God, I wanted to strangle these two. I mean... GET IT TOGETHER. Jesus.

Now, to a more appropriate review:

Regularly Scheduled Life deals with a couple who have been together for six years of blissful love. A tragic day in October changes all of that when a shooter enters Sean's school, leaving three dead and Sean inju
Sep 29, 2013 JR rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: just everyone
Shelves: romance, life, favorites, nerd
If you read my reviews, then by now you know I keep reading K.A. Mitchell's books out of order. It doesn't hurt, but I seem to do it with her books a lot. This is #1 in the Ohio series.

This story is about Sean and Kyle, who have been together for 6 years. Everyone knows and comments on how much in love they are. It seems like the perfect relationship. Sean is a high school teacher. Kyle an architect. They have good jobs, a great house, a good life. This is all shattered one day when a gunman e
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Talk about one big book of angst....I loved it!

Established couple of 6 years Sean & Kyle were tooth achingly happy nothing seemed to ever make waves in the relationship until one day shots were fired and everything changed!

I was exhausted by the time I finished this book. K.A. Mitchell did an amazing job giving us details of their everyday life without it being to wordy. As I was reading I felt pain when Sean did or was tired after a trip up the stairs or even pissed the same time Kyle was.
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K.A. Mitchell discovered the magic of writing at an early age when she learned that a carefully crayoned note of apology sent to the kitchen in a toy truck would earn her a reprieve from banishment to her room. Her career as a spin-control artist was cut short when her family moved to a two-story house, and her trucks would not roll safely down the stairs. Around the same time, she decided that ...more
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