The World As He Sees It (Perspectives) by A.M. Arthur
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.
Yet when he encounters a scared young man freaking out in a night club, he’s compelled to reach out. Ever since then, the memory of that young man has haunted him.
Tristan Lavelle lives his life thirty minutes at a time. After a traumatic brain injury three years ago, he gets through his day recording his life in spiral notebooks and sticky note reminders.
A month after Tristan’s embarrassingly public meltdown, another chance meeting with Gabe sparks a warm, emotionally fulfilling email relationship. Both men crave more, but fear of the next step stands between them.
Until Tristan gets the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial that could improve his memory—if the side effects don’t kill him. But for Tristan, the possibility of a real life with Gabe is worth any risk…
Warning: Contains two damaged but lovable heroes, secret-keeping friends with good intentions, and an abundance of inappropriate food innuendo.
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. 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 emails!
I'm not sure how I feel about Gabe's 'job' or how easily acceptable it all is. I guess I'm a bit of a prude? Too much of a jealous bitch maybe? lol But I'd have been a little more upset rather than turned on. ?? Not quite sure about that.
Regardless, I found this to be a sweet, funny and sexy read with a bit of sadness added into the mix.
I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading more from this new to me author! "The people we meet are in our lives for a reason. Sometimes for a long time, sometimes for an hour, but everyone affects us in some way." Amazon US / UK