- Title: The Queer and the Restless
- Author: Kris Ripper
- ISBN: 9781626494374
- Page: 144
- Format: ebook
Ed Masiello has been on testosterone for a year, is working his dream job as a reporter, and is finally passing as a man so long as you don t ask his abuela But the investigation of a murder case is starting to take over his life Afraid he s becoming obsessed, he goes to the local club to relax, and meets the flighty, whimsical Alisha.Alisha is a free spirit who s tossEd Masiello has been on testosterone for a year, is working his dream job as a reporter, and is finally passing as a man so long as you don t ask his abuela But the investigation of a murder case is starting to take over his life Afraid he s becoming obsessed, he goes to the local club to relax, and meets the flighty, whimsical Alisha.Alisha is a free spirit who s tossed aside ambition for travel and adventure Her approach to life is a far cry from Ed s, and while Ed has always assumed that meeting his goals would make him happy, Alisha is much content than him despite all the plans she can t yet fulfill.As their relationship heats up, so does the murder case Alisha thinks Ed needs a break, but someone s got to find this killer, and he wants to be there when it all goes down Besides, taking off into the great unknown with Alisha is crazy But opting for what s safe is just another way of living in fear, and Ed vowed to stop living like that a long time ago.
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Sometimes I rate a book 3 stars because I just sort of "liked" it overall, or sometimes I rate books 3 stars because there were parts that I really liked and parts that I didn't like so much and they averaged out. The latter is the case with this story. Kris Ripper did a lot right with this story, including writing a book with a trans male MC in a M/F relationship, which is notable because it is so rare in romance. I really like reading books that expand my horizons, and I think I learn somethin [...]
3.5 HeartsThis is what I call an easy read-low angst, likable characters, engaging plot, relatable dialogue, fun or interesting secondary characters and not a lot of forced dramatics. Ed is at the bottom of the food chain at the local paper, getting the grunt work of clairvoyant blind cats and mall openings when he wants to do something productive and meaningful. He keeps his nose to the grindstone even though he sort of loathes it. He's from La Vista and knows pretty much everyone, something th [...]
HAPPY RELEASE DAY :)This book of the Queers of La Vista series is my favourite so far. I had such a good time reading it and I enjoyed every single minute of it. Especially when it comes to reading contemporary romance that is something I cannot say that often, so this is high praise coming from me. I really have nothing to even niggle about and so you could just go and buy the book right now ;-)From the very first page on I loved Ed. He’s just the right amount of confident and still needing t [...]
Actual rating is 3.5How messed up is it that this was the one book in the series that I was looking forward to reading the mosty to end the least satisfying one?What I liked+ Ed/Alisha (cuteness (almost) 24/7)It was v. neat how much they "got" about each other. And, like, even during those moments in which they'd argue, they'd somehow manage to reach a workable compromise. In some ways, being together brought out the best in each other.Also, their dates were v. fun (not to mention the sexy times [...]
I enjoyed this story so much! What a great series this is turning out to be! Highly recommended!Here is the full review posted also on Ellie Reads Fiction:This is my favourite book in the Queers of La Vista series far. It continues the suspense/crime plot line from the previous two books, so you should definitely read them before this one. It will make your appreciation of Ed and Alisha's story even better.I absolutely loved Ed. And I loved that his character was not only about being trans but a [...]
*I received this book from NetGalley and Riptide Publishing in return for a fair review.*This is the third book in the Queers of La Vista series, which is important in several ways – somewhat minor characters (depending on the book and situation) pop up throughout the series – sometimes getting major starring roles of their own, sometimes just mentioned in passing, there’s a murder mystery that’s been running throughout the series (well, at least the first three books now), and – maybe [...]
Things I Find While ShelvingI received a free ARC via NetGalleyI will say this for Kris Ripper, zir writing is really good and ze knows how to tell a story!Overall I really enjoyed this one. I could see myself in Ed in a lot of ways - sometimes painful ways, especially when it came to his situation with his family. It's painfully similar to my own and was hard for me to read, which I count as a point in this book's favor.As far as the story itself goes I felt like Ed and Alisha were a bit over t [...]
I must admit – I haven’t read many trans* books, but since I had started this series, I wanted to read this one and follow along with it all.I will also admit, I was blown away by the story. Ripper has once again shown that their writing skills are amazing with how this story was pulled off.I loved Ed’s character, but I think that I loved Alisha’s character even more. Her acceptance of Ed was amazing. There wasn’t a doubt in her mind that Ed was the man that she wanted to be with. The [...]
Title: The Queer and the RestlessAuthor: Kris RipperSeries: Queers of La Vista Book 3Publisher: Riptide PublishingReviewer: MollienRelease Date: October 29, 2016Genre(s): Transgender RomancePage Count: 228 pages Heat Level:3 flames out of 5Rating:3.5stars out of 5Blurb:A Queers of La Vista NovelHe must overcome his fear if he's going to embrace her and her free spirit.Ed Masiello has been on testosterone for a year, is working his dream job as a reporter, and is finally passing as a man (so long [...]
This is the third book in a series, and probably best enjoyed when read in sequence, but it's not mandatory.Ed Masiello is a trans-man who lives in La Vista, CA, and works for the local newspaper as a low-level reporter. He really wants to write bigger pieces, but he's young and new, and he's stuck with fluff. It's super frustrating because there seems to be a killer stalking the queer community in La Vista, and Ed thinks no one's really making enough fuss. The best info is from an anonymous blo [...]
This series takes place in the town of La Vista, where a string of murders have been occurring around the new local gay club. A harbor with a balmy climate, La Vista has liberal attitudes and a strong Latino population. I want to say it’s a fictional city, but I wasn’t paying much attention. Each book in the series tackles a different member of this LGBTQ club, so in one book you’ll have a lesbian protagonist, in another a bisexual protagonist, and so on. There are even books with BDSM and [...]
This novel could almost be the first in a completely new set, from tone alone. Obviously, it is the third novel in Kris Ripper's Queers of La Vista set, but this is where we start to get onto the serial murder aspect that kinda got buried inThe Butch and the Beautiful but was originally touched on inGays of Our Lives. Props for the titles of this series, though, really. We've got our first trans protagonist in this novel, and I liked the amount of detail that went into Ed's thoughts on whether h [...]
I'm really conflicted about this book. I WANTED to love it so bad because I really like Kris's style, and so far I've enjoyed the series, and it's a book about a trans* in a M/F relationship which is so rare in romance. But didn't work for me. I felt like the romance wasn't really the central point, because there's not much conflict between Ed and Alisha. The central point was more Ed's investigation but even then, it didn't really work for me because we didn't get any answers. (view spoiler)[We [...]
I liked a lot about this (one of the last books I read that had a trans character also spent so much time with one of the characters wallowing in internalized misogyny and toxic masculinity that it was just miserable.) But Alisha is kind of frustrating. It never really becomes clear to me what draws her to Ed, and the underlying discomfort of her being a lesbian attracted to a trans man (she eventually identifies herself as queer and attracted to other queer people only) does not help. It's not [...]
1.5 - 2 starsI just didn't feel any connection between Ed or Alisha. Don't get me wrong the sex was hot, but other than that I just didn't feel like this was their story it felt more focused on the murders (and Jaq kept popping up and I really don't like her character so that was no fun for me). Plus, the relationship felt incredibly rushed (they hooked up and then she immediately declared him her boyfriend), and I don't think that Ed was really into Alisha because of her or her personality (in [...]
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.***SEMI-SPOILER WARNING: THE FINAL PARAGRAH OF THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT SOME READERS MAY CONSIDER A SPOILER.***I’ve only read a few transgender romances, but The Queer and the Restless is the first I’ve read in which the romantic interest was a woman rather than a man, so it offered a relationship dynamic I’ve yet to encounter. And I must say that, for the most part, I enjoyed the heck out of the book. [...]
3.5 stars rounded up. I really enjoyed Ed. His journey is what that book was about for me. I couldnt warm up to Alesha though.
This is voluntarily and honest review of an Advance Reader Copy provided by NetGalley.4.5 StarsMy heart is simultaneously crushed and full-to-bursting after reading The Queer and the Restless.See, I'm not the kind of reader who often goes looking for mirror books. I tend to prefer window books that might serve to broaden my scope of the world in one way or another. That said, I delight in the window books where I catch unexpected glimpses of my reflection in the parts of all of us where the play [...]
Another delightful entry in this fantastic queer contemporary romance series!I actually came at this entirely the wrong way, having read the next book in the series, One Life To Lose, before this one, which I thought would rather ruin the ongoing murder mystery as the Big Reveal occurs in that one. I really enjoyed having that advance knowledge however, I didn't feel disappointed at all, instead thinking 'oooh that was clever' and noticing details I'm not sure I would have remembered had I read [...]
I don't normally venture outside of the M/M Romance genre (unless I am reading YA). The only reason I started reading this series is because the first book, Gays of Our Lives, cam up in a list of monthly M/M Romance new releases (as a bonus, it had a disabled MC!).By you know what? I am REALLY enjoying this series. The romance that is the focus of each story, while alright, isn't anything spectacular, but the overarching story and the interesting and complex characters are sell me every time.In [...]
Again, another solid book in this series, and I really loved both of the people this one is focused on. Ed is a fucking delight, and I really enjoyed Alisha, and I really, really enjoyed the way Kris Ripper writes relationships. They both feel like three dimensional people and their issues are never bold to identify and easy to work around; there's a subtlety and a complexity to how they fit together and interact that I can't even imagine how challenging it is to build rather than default to a m [...]
I only discovered this author a few months ago and am now steadily working my way through zir back catalogue of books. The other books I have read so far have been in the M/M genre so I wasn’t quite sure whether this book would be for me. Fortunately I loved it and here is what I liked about it.1. The main characters. This wasn’t a surprise as the author is very good at portraying believable and sympathetic protagonists. 2. The book is written in the first person, from Ed’s point of view. [...]
This one was better developed in terms of romance plot structure - there were early hiccups in the lead relationship, and a mini-version of the main crisis. The integration of the romance plot with the secondary plot was stronger, here, than in The Butch and the Beautiful, as it's the secondary plot that's causing Ed to behave unconstructively in his relationship. HOWEVER. The secondary plot was left hanging, and the novel integrated detective tropes so well that that was unsatisfactory. Plus, a [...]
This was a great murder mystery serial, but I wouldn’t start at this book if you aren’t familiar with the series (like I did). Start at the first book, Gays of our Lives. Book one begins with the first murder, and then each book has more people being offed and pieces of the puzzle being exposed. By the end of book three the murder wasn’t solved, so I was understandably a bit disappointed, until I realized it was a serial. Besides being a pretty good murder mystery, Queers of La Vista also [...]
I really liked the first book in this series. The second seemed as well-written but I couldn't get interested in either character, so I didn't finish it. In this one, I started off by really liking Ed, but I never felt like Alisha was more than a sketch. Their conflict towards the end didn't make any sense to me. I only finished it because I am quite interested in who's killing people, and I was kinda hoping they'd figure it out in this book, but I guess Ripper's going to play it out across the [...]
This was another great book in a great series! Ed is a local reporter in La Vista who is also transgender. He is still not sure if he is coming across as male and is still struggling with the fact that his family has not accepted who he is. Alisha is a someone Ed sees at Club Fred and when they start talking one night, he realizes how comfortable he feels with her and how she sees him for himself. Meanwhile, the community has a serial killer in their midst. How Ed and Alisha find love and balanc [...]
This is one of the very few M/F books I have personally been able to enjoy completely this year (for personal reasons, nothing to with the books, I'm sure). This book is smart about sex, it's smart about relationships, it's smart about the words we use for thinking about attraction, and it's smart about personal traits and evolving personalities. Justad it if that's the kind of thing you might be into.P.S: I saw someone asking for warnings about deadnaming - this book discloses the trans MCs dea [...]
I think this is my favourite from the series so far. I really like Ed, and I like that the murder mystery plays a bigger role than in the others.
Somehow a queer romance that also includes a serial killer was just about perfect.
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