What We Want
Rob’s life finished five years ago. Now he’s just waiting for it to end. Safe in his little cocoon, disconnected from everyone, he’s living out the rest of his days. And he's content with that.
Until one February day life decides to smack him over the head ...more
Griffen, who must be an empath, has the ability to portray raw emotio ...more
I liked Marc ... although I did not really udnerstand why he left immediately in this situation but ok
all in all this was the perfect read, if you are looking for something sweet
The story mainly centers around Rob and Zach, who are each at quite different points in their lives. However, events beyond their control push them together. A slow burn romance begins, and the story has all the tension, mounting attraction, delicious push, pull and euphoria that comes with new love.
I don't feel I can say too much about th ...more
The story unfolds at a perfect pace. Friends to lovers is totally believable as Zach’s initial surge of attraction ...more
This is pretty much pure fluffy feel good sweetness. There's some minor melodrama towards the end (as there always is) but it doesn't last long. I don't think it was really needed but it's not quite a strike. I really liked the characters and enjoyed their road to romance. I think it was realistic. I loved the way they met, and that they became friends before becoming anything else. I love a good slow burn ...more
I think I may be in the minority when it comes to this book. I just thought it was an okay read. I didn't hate it but I didn't really like/love it either. The premise caught my attention but the story didn't do a very good job keeping me wanting.
Robert (Rob) Grayson, 45, is waiting for life to end after the passing of his wife and daughter. He offers to help his neighbor at the wake.
Zachary (Zach) Steel, 30, is back for his estranged father's funeral, shenanigans ensue at the wake when ...more
WHAT WE WANT, by Eliott Griffen, put me through the gamut of emotions—happy, nervous, sad, scared, devastated, happy again. Rob and Zach are beautiful characters, with backstories that ...more
Here’s the good bit - this book deserves an editor because it is a beautiful story of love. It is as simple as that. The characters are believable, flawed, funny and likeable. The situations, complex and messy as life can be, are real-life situations. I’ve met people like these men. The issues of Asperger’s and nuanced sexuality (not linked!) are handled with such sensitivity that I found myself re-reading passage ...more
If I had to choose one word to describe this book it would be MELODRAMATIC.
As much as I liked the blurb, the whole story was mostly annoying. There is A LOT of totally amazing books with autistic character(s) (like my favorite In The Absence Of Light), great books with friends-to-lovers, gay-for-you theme and unfortunately this is not one of them :(
When I started reading at some ridiculous hour last night I felt that I had been thrown in the deep end. So much was happening and there were so many characters to meet. Of course, this settled down very quickly.
Zach had come home to help his mother bury his estranged father. There is chaos but there is ...more
Sexual identity is such an important topic because maybe one day we as people can get away from titles and stigmas, and we can just love who we love.
There's a journey in the novel that shouldn't be ignored. This isn't my normal genre, but I will not hold that against a writer.
The story ...more
This started off really really strong. I was genuinely interested in both Rob’s and Zach’s story; the slow peeling of their past and what happened to them kept me reading on.
The slow progression of their romance was reasonably paced as well. What turned my attention away were the constant inner thoughts/dialogue that seem to *take away* from the overall atmosphere, tone, and voice of the narrator—whether it be Zach or Rob. To me, it made these two characters like frantic teenagers with ...more
I loved that this was own voices, and it showed that it was.
'What we want ' by Elliot Griffen touches upon the aspects of human nature like the yearning for love, acceptance, self doubt, insecurities and the need to be understood through the story of Zach and Rob.
Rob who has pretty much succumbed to his fate after the death of his wife and kid, leads a quiet, lonely life along with his cat-Meow ( whom he claims own ...more
I loved it from start to finish and quickly fell in love with the characters. This book was very relatable in many ways. I love the inner dialogue that is wonderfully done.
If you enjoy a slow-burn romance, sexual tension, and beautiful frustration with the characters, then this book is perfect for you. It drove me wild and kept me turning the pages with excitement and hope.
There is a healthy amount of comic relief and a fair share or wonderfully awk ...more
ELIOTT GRIFFEN is multi-genre author, living on the Old Continent with two dogs and a cat. They own a squeaky clean, never used degree in IT Management. However, they decided to exchange the corporate world for one of their own making. Occasionally they even write something. People say it's good stuff.
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