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As You Are by Ethan Day
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Apr 06, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: rainbow-gay, glbt, contemporary, romance

And now it's official, I found another favorite author!

Julian is an incredible narrator and I really enjoyed his sense of humor and the fact that he knows what he wants and he knows what he is like. He pursues Daniel, at first trying to be near him, doing things his roommate does, trying to be seductive, but he never pretends to be someone else, he is not a deceiver. He was so cute in his klutziness and I think I have rarely laughed so much while reading as with the touch football scene in the beginning.

The story seemed real and the actions of the protagonists seemed real. There is no big misunderstanding preventing Julian and Danny from being together, there are little misunderstandings, those that happen in everyday's life when someone is trying to achieve a goal, but the stakes are too high and you have to guard yourself to be able to retreat with dignity and not much hurt if the attempt fails.

There was a point in the book where the author almost lost me and it was in the feedback of the funeral of Julian's grandmother. It was only later that I understood why it was so important, only when Danny spoke to Julian about that moment. It was very moving and it showed Danny's fragility and even if at one point he had behaved like a jerk, I was able to forgive him.

The cast of secondary characters is wonderful, from Julian's mother to Julian's best friend Gabby. I must say that Brad, Gabby's fiancé, has a special place in my heart. He's lovely!

This is romance at its finest!
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Reading Progress

April 6, 2011 – Shelved
April 7, 2011 – Started Reading
April 7, 2011 –
3.0% "Lunch break is too short!"
April 7, 2011 –
11.0% "I'm laughing so much people are coming to see what I'm doing"
April 7, 2011 – Finished Reading

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SusieQ I LOVE Julian, I think he might be my favorite character ever! Was my first Ethan Day ead but not my last. Glad you liked it too...all his books will tickle your funny bone...

message 2: by Jen (new)

Jen Ethan Day is an AWESOME author! I love everything he's written. :) It's fun and witty... love the romance. :)

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