The Way Things Are

The Way Things Are A night of drunken confusion at nineteen resulted in Patrick Connelly fathering a child Determined to be there for his son Patrick walked away from a sport he loved and forever hid his sexuality Afte

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  • Title: The Way Things Are
  • Author: A.J.Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781632165558
  • Page: 216
  • Format: ebook
  • A night of drunken confusion at nineteen resulted in Patrick Connelly fathering a child Determined to be there for his son, Patrick walked away from a sport he loved and forever hid his sexuality After Patrick s brutal divorce and a vicious hate crime, his son, Jay, has become obsessed with graffiti Hoping for a fresh start, Patrick moves Jay to his childhood home in SeA night of drunken confusion at nineteen resulted in Patrick Connelly fathering a child Determined to be there for his son, Patrick walked away from a sport he loved and forever hid his sexuality After Patrick s brutal divorce and a vicious hate crime, his son, Jay, has become obsessed with graffiti Hoping for a fresh start, Patrick moves Jay to his childhood home in Seattle Within two weeks, Jay is arrested again On his way to pick Jay up, Patrick stops an assault, then finds himself in handcuffs too Thinking things can t get any worse, he s confronted by the sexiest man he s ever seen his son s new probation officer, Ken Atkins.The hardest part of Ken s job is working with difficult parents, and the undeniably handsome Patrick Connelly is going to be a difficult parent A chance encounter and steamy hookup with Patrick leave Ken blindsided As they work together to try to keep Jay on the right path, the passion between them proves impossible to resist When the assault Patrick prevented comes back to haunt them and Jay gets into trouble again, Ken must convince Patrick that ensuring his son s happiness doesn t have to mean sacrificing his own.

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    1. I just wasn't able to connect with this story. I didn't feel the heat between the MCs. I felt we never got a real chance to experience or hear flashbacks about the father/son bond between Pat and Jay, so I didn't feel their bond either. The ending felt rushed and left many questions unanswered too. Maybe we'll get a sequel and it will help flesh this first story out for me a little more? We'll have to wait and see, but at this time I am not able to recommend this one. It missed the mark too many [...]

    2. Having read every novel A.J. Thomas has ever published, I can honestly say that I’m a big fan of her work. Her Least Likely Partnership series is one of my favorites in the genre, and her characters tend to be among the rare few that really stay with me. She always takes us to some very unusual places and shows us how they look through the eyes of somewhat unconventional characters.Patrick is a single father of a very smart, kind young boy. His son, while otherwise a good kid, has an unfortuna [...]

    3. 4.5 StarsI really enjoyed The Way Things Are. I started reading it yesterday, and I kept on reading until I hit the end. This is a story about family and acceptance. Patrick Connelly just recently moved back to Seattle with his son Jay to get a fresh start. He's taken a job at the Port of Seattle as a longshorman. He is one of the guys that operate those huge cranes that move the containers to and from the ships (which, as cool as that is, would scare the ever living fuck out of me). Patrick is [...]

    4. A review by The Blogger Girls.There are a few things that are unique about this story, which I really enjoyed. One thing is Patrick is a longshoreman, which is the guy up in the big crane who loads the containers on the cargo ships. I always find it interesting to see new things in books, so I enjoyed reading the details about this one.The other is that Jay is a messed up kid who continually gets in trouble. It’s his outlet that I found interesting. He is a graffiti addict. He paints his “ar [...]

    5. I very much enjoyed this. Definitely needed an epilogue though. I was left with well what happens next for them? I would recommend this. And one of the MCs is a ginger. I know several people that will jump all over this for that fact alone!

    6. 4.5 starsThis was a great book, read it in record time and although I had a few niggles, they didn't take away from my enjoyment. There were two scenes, although they themselves were great and important for the storyline, their implementation didn't work for me. It felt quite fabricated. And of course the climactic scene wasn't very surprising. But, as I already said - even that wasn't able to dampen the fun I had reading this book.

    7. I really really enjoyed this one. It was engaging, it was was well written, Ken and Patrick, our two MC's, had amazing chemistry and they were incredibly sweet, hot and adorable together. I loved Jay, Patrick's 14, then 15 year old son in this book.There was a bit of a mystery/crime thing going on here, but it all happened from a civilian's perspective, not a cop's. Ken's brother is a detective on the case that Patrick kind of stumbles on when he tries to save someone about to be hurt, but it do [...]

    8. Wow, this book was crazy good!I liked the plot, it was well thought out, uncomplicated nor dramatic but fully engaging.I loved the characters! I loved Patrick, I loved Ken and I adored Jay. AND I'm crazily in love with them as a family. I liked the secondary characters a lot! They're all different, some are good, some are bad, but in the end they all come together in a way that brought happy tears to my eyes.Ohhh how I loved Corbin!!! Talk about an example of false advertising. What you see (a t [...]

    9. Very realistic and sincere. From first sight of the cover I was hooked, and the story didn't disappoint. Each character was unique and added to the plot. And now, I want Corbin's story!!Loved the last sentence (I was wondering where the title came from before that), loved Jay, and I loved how the psychology was spot on in this book. All their issues were logical and well explained, and I was totally into their lives and successes. Recommended.

    10. Very nice story, I really enjoyed it. But what I really want to know is where's Corbin and David's story?

    11. 4.5 star review by Amber“Thinking about you is like that. It’s like falling all the time, but never having to worry about hitting the ground.”This book was not what I expected, at all. I wasn’t prepared for what an amazing father Patrick turned out to be. I wasn’t prepared for how damaged Jay is and the fact that he isn’t a juvenile delinquent who just likes to damage other people’s things. He has problems and a heart the size of Texas. I wasn’t prepared for how much I loved thes [...]

    12. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE4.5 StarsI really really enjoyed this one.There was a little bit of everything in this story, two men who have been broken by their pasts, a belligerent teen damaged and only just coping and then to top it off a couple of murders thrown in to create a mystery.A drunken mistake over a decade ago changed the course of Patrick Connelly’s life and not in a good way. A gay man trapped in a loveless and constricting marriage but the most important thing was to be ther [...]

    13. 4.5 Stars *this book was provided to me by the author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*Patrick and his 14 year old son, Jay have just moved back to Seattle from New York, after a decade long miserable marriage, a nasty divorce and an even nastier custody battle. They return to try and give Jay a fresh start. Jay has been in and out of trouble since he was 12, for spray painting Graffiti. Patrick's first night at his new job, and already his son is in juvy. Leaving [...]

    14. 4.5 stars rounded up - The author had me captured from the very beginning. Patrick and his son Jay were such interesting characters and their story was slowly revealed throughout the book. Jay's obsession with his drawings and graffiti were an unusual plot point and I loved learning what it meant for him. Patrick should win a father-of-the-year award for his patience, love and concern for his son.When Ken came into Patrick's life it was fun to watch the two of them dance around each other and th [...]

    15. DNF. Not the author for me. I rarely knew whether it was night or day, and it was very difficult to determine quickly how much time passed between chapters. The world building was weak, the prose mediocre, and the mid-book sex scene was so long I had to skip pages between rolling my eyes. Not my cuppa.

    16. This book was so good for my mood when I read it moths ago, it have something unique in the story that makes me finished in just a day so I really really enjoyed it.

    17. 2.5 starsKen and Patrick meet and it's instant attraction for both of them. And they act on it but then decide to take a break as Ken is Patrick's son's parole consultant/officer. There's also a story about illegal immigrants getting in USA within the containers that Patrick moves in the docks and he stumbles on them at least twice, so he and Ken's brothers who are cops get involved as well. In short, there are a lot of things going on besides the romance and I think that was a bit of a problem. [...]

    18. Note: This audiobook was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviewsin exchange for an impartial review. Patrick Connelly is many things: a father, a longshoreman dock worker, a former Olympic-level boxer, and a gay man, but he’s not a criminal so he’s shocked when he stops a mugging in progress, and finds himself brought into the police station in cuffs. What makes it worse, from his perspective, is he’s late picking up his son from the juvenile detention center where t [...]

    19. wowis storyi'll get the basics out of the way first - the writing was really good. the story pretty much gripped me from the beginning and didn't let go. the character development was greatd there is definitely room for follow up books. i loved most of the supporting cast - corbin (although it could be argued he is almost an MC), mary anne, malcolm, brandon, jeremy, david, katie, mark (am i missing anyone??) patrick and jay.ick is a selfless, amazing father (although i disagree with him about hi [...]

    20. The Way Things Are is an easy-breezy read with very solid characters. I loved how Patrick and Ken easily complemented each other. They have regular jobs, regular friends and even things about their past were very much realistic making them both very human balancing each other.There’s not much to say about the twist in the story since it was really predictable but sometimes predictable is good right? I wish there was more resolution regarding Patrick’s son Jay but I feel okay knowing that he [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this— Patrick’s story seems so desperate at times, single parent trying to raise a fifteen-year-old who is constantly in trouble. His struggle is heart-tugging in parts. You really want to root for him. When Patrick meets his son’s new juvenile advocate the sparks fly and things seem like they might get better. It’s not easy, though, and criminal activity at the dock where Patrick works keeps complicating things too. The author handles all the moving parts well— the sl [...]

    22. 3.5 (4.0) StarsPoint in favor: I almost read this book in one sitting and the only reason I didn't was I could not afford to pull an all-nighter before a workday. If it had been the weekend, I would've finished it. That's important to me because it means I became quickly engrossed in the story and it held my attention all the way through. Here's the rub: I didn't care for the last 12% of the book. It pissed me off. It wasn't enough to make me dislike the book or not recommend it but it definitel [...]

    23. This book got me hooked from beginning to end. The main characters Patrick and Ken are both very likeable and i enjoyed reading their story. The fact that Patrick is a Longshoreman is also very interesting. I loved the mysterie/crime in this story.

    24. This was every bit as satisfying as I knew it would be. There's something about A.J. Thomas's writing that just clicks with me. Loved it (and am quietly holding out hope for a sequel with Jay, yes yes.)

    25. AudibleDNF@ 60%Lost interest somewhere around the middle of it. Plus, as much as I enjoyed the narrator's voice, his story-telling hasn't worked well for me. I might try to finish it in e-format eventually. For now, rounded up to 2 stars.

    26. Patrick's fourteen-year-old son is in trouble again. Not just in trouble, arrested. Maybe that's normal for some people, I dunno I have a fourteen-year old I'd lock in the basement if I caught him sneaking out of the house, staying out all night and getting arrested like he is. I don't care what his reasons were. While I'm sympathetic to their situation, that really irked me! The kid was fourteen, not seventeen. He was home all the time by himself, especially at night, which again, I get, his da [...]

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