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All The Things You Are

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Bryant is a college football star from Alabama who is as closeted about his romantic personality as his sexuality. Kai is a Japanese-American anthropology student who believes romance and marriage are empty societal constructs. When they meet by chance in San Francisco, they're swept away by their mutual attraction. But if they want a relationship to survive, they both mus ...more
ebook, 79 pages
Published June 2009 by Dreamspinner Press
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This 79 page novella was an enjoyable story featuring strong writing and that includes the sex scenes which were quite hot. I liked both of the main characters, they are engaging and likable characters, and the story of their relationship was a fun read.

Bryant Hensley has moved to San Francisco after an injury ends his hopes for a pro football career. New in town and doing a bit of sightseeing he spots a long haired woman needing help with some boxes. When he offers to help he's very surprised a
Mmmmmmm, I like this author. I like her gentle narrative voice, I like the warmth in her attitude towards her characters, I like the simple but gratifying plot lines. Good stuff.

This shortish tale is the story of a young ex-football player (Bryant) who has just escaped his Alabama home for the wide-open adventure of San Francisco. Soon after moving there, he meets a slightly built Japanese-American massage therapist (Kai) with looooong black hair who is constantly being mistaken for a woman. But
Had not read anything previously of Anna J Linden’s but had read several M Jules Aedin (mostly short stories). I will now eagerly await further offerings from this pairing.
This could have been yet another geek meets jock pairing, but gave us much more depth and emotional integrity than I had first expected. They really were a sweet couple who you cross your fingers all the way for a HEA.
Emily Moore
4.5 stars

When Bryant tore his ACL, a career ending football injury, his in the closet relationship with fellow player Jamal also ended and Bryant realized he needed to make some changes in his life. He decided to leave his home in Alabama and move across the country to San Francisco where he could be open and accept himself instead of having to constantly hide his sexuality. Upon arriving in the beautiful city he can't help but walk all over to view the sites, until his knee starts to protest. H
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Fluffy, feel-good read; would have been better had it been longer, allowing us to explore the relationship between Kai and Bryant. As such, this was very much love at fist sight. There was no real conflict, except at the end when Bryant got in a funk thinking Kai didn't want a commitment and acted like a total ass. Also, the cover is a big WTF. I'm not sure who or what that's supposed to be, but it's not casual, ex-football player Bryant (suit and champagne?), and it's certainly not Japanese-Ame ...more
Jul 31, 2011 Cindi rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I wanted to read this initially because I saw that one of the authors is originally from my home town in Alabama. Then I really wanted to read it when I saw that Bryant was a former player at my favorite college team (Roll Tide!) I ended up really liking the story. Sweet story about a southern boy moving across the country to a more accepting place and he meets Kai. I liked watching their relationship from the first meeting until the conclusion of the story.

I look forward to reading more from th
- Good, worth a reread.(view spoiler) ...more
Bryant is so romantic, wanting to be loved and be a part of a couple. Kai is more cynical seeming, not realizing (or at least not admitting) that romantic gestures, getting married, saying I love you do not make a man into a girl. Bryant is a big ex-football player teddy bear and is so sweet, you want to squish him.
I felt like this could have been so much more. Granted, it was short and I am sure the author had to work within those constraints. I liked the premise but it just did not go deep enough for me.
M. Jules Aedin is an automatic buy from now on.
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