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The World as He Sees It

(Perspectives #2)

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Love knows no limits…but fear could keep them from seeing it.

Gabe lives a double life. As Gabriel Henson, he works multiple jobs to support his remorseless, alcoholic mother. As Tony Ryder, he does internet porn for extra cash and regular safe sex without complications. But when he encounters a scared young man freaking out in a night club, he’s compelled to reach out. E
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Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 280 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Briggs-King Books (first published October 20th 2015)
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Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Even though I didn’t really enjoy book 1, Tristen, who was a secondary character, left such an impression on me, I decided to read his story.

At the age of 20 a bashing left Tristen with short term memory. He can’t remember anything past 30 minutes. He carries a notebook with him, and writes everything down so he can refer to it after each memory loss. Tristen has also been living in nursing home, because his parents are not interested in having a gay son.

Gabe is a waiter/bartender and a porn st
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Eugenia
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming, sweet, sexy and totally engaging!! I loved this story...both MCs had great depth and I loved both of them.

The premise behind this book that one of the MCs, Tristan, has been living with short term memory loss for three years after a gay bashing is interesting. There have been several movies that come to mind with this premise. How scientifically accurate it is, I don’t know. What I do know is that Tristan’s condition seemed well handled and described as it changed through the book
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Ele
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-book-reviews
*2.75 stars*

I suppose this book can be read as a standalone but I strongly recommend against it. Like with all A.M.Arthur's books that are part of a series, the stories are interwined, characters from other books come and go and scenes from a previous book might be important for the next one.

This is the story of Tristan and Gabe. We met both of them in The Truth as He Knows It. Tristan is Noel's friend, a gay bashing left him with no short-term memory and he has to jot down everything to stay i
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Jaime
4 Stars for the second book in "The Perspectives Series"
This is Tristan's story and what a story it is! I really enjoy A.M. Arthur and the style of writing, the interconnecting characters, the awesome real world lives that these characters live. None of this authors characters have it easy. They all live lives that are flawed and real and I think that makes it so much easier to connect to the characters!

We first met Tristan in book one when Noel visited and interacted with him. Tristan was the
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Caipi
Three years ago Tristan suffered a traumatic brain injury in a gay bashing. Since then his short-term memory only keeps for 30 minutes. That means, while he remembers everything until shortly before the attack, the last three years are a blank sheet for him. That's why he writes everything that he experiences on a notepad.
One day he panics in a club and gets rescued by Gabe. And when they meet again some weeks later, Tristan doesn't remember Gabe, but his eyes, Tristan is sure he knows those eye
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Karen
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-read
Back in book #1 of this series we met Officer Noel Carlson and through him we got glimpses of Tristan, Noel's best friend from college. We also learned that Noel and Tristan were victims of a gay bashing a very violent one that left Noel physically scarred and Tristan with a traumatic brain injury that seriously impaired his short term memory. Tristan's memories of what happed before the accident are the only thing he can retain. Anything and anyone after the accident is usually forgotten within ...more
Annika
Audiobook review

3,5 stars

The World as He Sees It is the second book in the Perspectives series but it can be read/listened to as a standalone. Sure, the couple from the first book have a huge presence in the book and there are events referenced to that book, but it’s nothing that keeps you from enjoying and following this one.

This is the second story with an amnesiac character that I've read in the past couple of days. This one though is a bit different from other amnesiac stories that I've rea
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Christy
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, arc, on-my-kindle
I will be completely honest and admit I've been almost afraid to read this second book in A.M. Arthur's 'Perspectives' series. The first book had me sobbing, horribly, at the end even though Shane and Noel got their happy ever after. My fear going into this installment was because this is Tristan's story, Noel's best friend, and since I already knew what the issues were with Tristan, I was positive this would be a difficult read for my heart and soul.

To figure out his mindset. Except he knew wha
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Teri
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


I was really excited about this. After meeting Tristan in the first one, I just absolutely feel for him. His life has been rough and I couldn't wait to get more of him.
I liked Gabe, too. I thought he was good people.
It was nice to see Noel and Shane again. (I may still like Shane the best)

There were things in here that didn't work for me, and there were things that wouldn't work for me personally but for the way the characters handled it or felt about it (realistic or not) it didn't bother
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Caz Malpas
3.5 - 4 UNFORGETTABLE STARS!

Tristan has short term memory loss caused by a brutal attack, Gabe is a porn star who after witnessing Tristan having a major melt down (in book 1)can't seem to get Tristan out of his head. They meet up again by chance and so the story begins. Not as much angst as in book 1, thank the Lord, my nerves couldn't of taken it. A sweet story about overcoming dibilatating conditions and sticking by your loved ones no matter what. To fully enjoy this book I would recommend re
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Lisa The Novel Approach
The World As He Sees It is a sequel of sorts to The Truth as He Knows It, and while it can be read as a standalone, the experience is much better if the stories are read in order—for context and character development.

I really love Tristan from The Truth as He Knows It, and I was so happy that the author was giving him his own story. This is a love story between to very unconventional heroes. In fact, I would classify Gabe as more of an anti-hero.

We meet Gabe in the first book of this series, as
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Cadiva
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Far more enjoyable with less angsty stuff

I really liked this one, the drama and angst levels were so much more manageable compared to book one in the series.

I absolutely adored Gabe, he was perfect for Tristan, supportive without being patronising and willing to work with his short term memory issues.

The email correspondence was a clever way of getting the relationship development needed without the difficulties involved with Tristan's disability.
Shane also was much improved in this one while No
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Debra
Full release day review originally posted at Sinfully... Addicted



While this book can be read as a standalone, if you’ve read The Truth as He Knows It you will get so much more out of the story as Tristan’s relationship with Noel plays a big part here. This one focuses on Tristan, who was introduced in the first book as Noel’s best friend and who I instantly fell in love with. The two of them were victims of a gay bashing in college, leaving them both seriously injured, but leaving Tristan with s
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Janeylou
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Veronica of V's Reads
This is the second book in a series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Tristan and Gabe met once in the bathroom of the gay bar Gabe's fathers own, Big Dick's, in the previous book in this series. Gabe was struck by Tristan's vulnerability, it flipped all his care-taking switches, when Tristan had a panic attack after he forgot where he was. This book picks up two months later when Tristan returns to Big Dick's with his friends Noah and Shane--and Gabe takes total care of them.

See, Tristan was
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Melissa
This was such a beautiful story. We met Tristan and Gabe from Book 1 The Truth as He Knows It. We didn't really learn a lot about Gabe from book 1, but Tristan did play a key role, so I kind of fell in love with him. :)

(Note: I listened to the audio version and the narration was great! This is a long listen at about 10hrs, but well worth it. The time flew by, no kidding).

Tristan's story is so sad: about 3 years ago he and his friend Noelle (from book 1) were walking one night when they were atta
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Judy
This was such a sweet and moving story.

Tristan has one hell of a life.
He doesn't remember anything after a 30 minute time span.
He lives through sticky notes, calendars and notes written in a notebook.
He is young, beautiful, quirky, and funny, yet not living a life at all!
My heart broke for him!!



Gabe is instantly attracted and mesmerized.
He's such a tender and patient man and the way he acts with Tristan is beautiful.
I enjoyed how they took their time getting to know each other and loved the
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Chris
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-contemporary
I loved Tristan getting his own book - so full of sass and a lust for life, with a terrible short term memory problem. Along come Gabe, the hard working, deeply emotional porn star & jack of all trades ... Perfect for Tristan❤️. Both guys battled their issues and found the love they deserved.
Really enjoyed this book
Ricardo
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
2 1/2 stars

Definitely a different tone from the first instalment. This one feels upbeat and optimistic in comparison. Tristan story up was pretty sad and it was nice to have that continuity from the first book. Noel acted like someone wanted to borrow his favorite toy and he didn’t want to share. Overall, the story was okay and I didn’t dislike it but I didn’t love it either, maybe because this trope has been done so many times before (beefy gorgeous incredibly handsome and hung dancer/porn star
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MishyJo
4.5 stars. The basic mistake about how powers of attorney work repeated over and over in the story annoyed the hell out of me. Otherwise, I loved it. Because I accidentally read book 3 where Tristan and Gabe were already a couple first, I was really anxious to their story. This was my favorite of the three so far. This is probably where I’m stopping with the series though since the last two blurbs don’t really interest me. Narration was also quite good.
Eleeze
4.5*
I loved this, even better than the first imo. I've liked Tristan since book one and knowing him better and Gabe was a great journey.
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I'll admit that while reading the first book in the Perspectives series, I knew that secondary character, Tristan, was someone I not only wanted to know better but I wanted him to have his happily ever after, but given that Tristan had suffered a traumatic brain injury in a gay bashing I honestly didn't know if it could or would happen. The World As He Sees It is Tristan's story and it is courageous, beautiful, hopeful but it is also playful,
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Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

4.5 Stars

Tristan is and probably will be for a long time one of my favourite characters. When his family was still complete he was always the son in the shadows. His brother was the apple of his parents eye, the over achiever, the one they had pinned all their hopes on. When the pressure became too much his brother was suddenly gone and in some ways so was Tristan. He was never good enough to meet up to the high expectations placed upon him, he never wanted what h
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Jenny
May 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I think I was in the minority of not loving this one, but I had a few issues with it that dampened my enthusiasm.

As much as I want to root for the underdog, both Gabe and Tristan got on my nerves. I can't really review the book without explaining what bugged me about the book, so I apologize in advance if I get ranty.

#1: Gabe and porn. In the previous book, Shane is doing porn for the heart-string-tugging reason of trying to get money for his bro and medical expenses, but he's also super conflic
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Denise H.
***** Another amazing story from A.M. Arthur that will hold your heart. *****
We met these two men in the previous tale, but each story can stand alone. Tristan is Noel's friend who sustained life changing brain injury in their attack three years ago.

Handsome Gabe rescued beautiful Tristan in a bar, having a memory loss event, and later on sees him again. Neither has forgotten the other, sort of. Gabe is interested and patient with the vivacious Tristan, which is what is needed. Patience.


A dru
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Sara
This was so much better for me than book one. Everything about it was what I wished Noel and Shane's story could have been.

When I read The Truth as He Knows It and met Tristan, my heart ached for him. When the deal happens with him at the bar and he "meets" Gabe, I hoped they would get a story and when I saw this, I was so damn happy.

Tristan's story is heartbreaking even second hand when we first get it but being in his head while he struggles to remember details, just hurt. I love though that
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Pjm12
This is another great addition to AM Arthur's growing list. I like the way all her characters live in the same area, or work in the same industry, or know each other through relatives. It's a community feeling, a sense of togetherness I can pretend to be part of.

I also then reread to see if I can work out which might be a future protagonist in an upcoming book.

Tristan is a revelation. His growth from angry desperate dependent to flirty confident artist is a pleasure to read. Gabe's strength and
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Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review*


Like so many others, I fell in love with Tristan in The Truth As He Knows It. I couldn't wait to get my hands on his story. I have loved almost all of AM's characters. She does an amazing job at creating lovable, broken characters you just want to wrap up in a big ole' hug. I think I have found my favorite character in Tristan, and possibly my favorite couple in Tristan and Gabe. I loved their
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Calila
Gah, Tristan just make me want to hug him and give him nice things. What he survived is just heartbreaking. I loved the relationship between Tristan and Gabe. I loved how it developed. I really appreciate that Tristan's memory wasn't an issue for Gabe. And I like that there wasn't a magical cure. Sure, he gets better, but he still has struggles. I mostly like Gabe. Porn acting is never an issue for me, and I like that there was no hesitation with Tristan over it. BUT DUDE YOU ARE NEW HERE YOU DO ...more
ReadingAllNite
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
So much better than the first Perspectives book. I ended up hating that one. This book avoided the over-the-top drama and was a pretty low-angst read. Tristan's situation was handled realistically within the context, and he wasn't given some magic perfect cure. His acceptance of Gabe's porn career was fine, I thought. I think it's pretty simple to see the difference between sex as a job and emotionally connected sex. I did like the little glimpses into Noel's POV. The process of getting Noel to ...more
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No stranger to the writing world, A.M. Arthur has been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. She credits an early fascination with male friendships (bromance wasn't a thing yet) with her later discovery of and subsequent affair with m/m romance stories. When not writing, she can be found in her kitchen, pretending she's an amateur chef and tryi ...more

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