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Cat Sebastian

Autor(a) de The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

22+ Works 3,666 Membros 271 Reviews 14 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Cat Sebastian

Séries

Obras de Cat Sebastian

It Takes Two to Tumble (2017) 338 cópias
The Soldier's Scoundrel (2016) 322 cópias
The Lawrence Browne Affair (2017) 297 cópias
The Ruin of a Rake (2017) 282 cópias
A Gentleman Never Keeps Score (2018) 232 cópias
Hither, Page (2019) 224 cópias
Two Rogues Make a Right (2020) 206 cópias
Unmasked by the Marquess (2018) 205 cópias
We Could Be So Good (2023) 203 cópias
A Little Light Mischief (2019) 159 cópias
A Duke in Disguise (2019) 124 cópias
The Missing Page (2022) 105 cópias
A Delicate Deception (2019) 98 cópias
Tommy Cabot Was Here (2020) 80 cópias
Peter Cabot Gets Lost (2021) 76 cópias
You Should Be So Lucky (2024) 58 cópias
Daniel Cabot Puts Down Roots (2022) 42 cópias
2021 Holiday Epilogues 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

He's Come Undone (2020) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New Jersey, USA
Locais de residência
New Jersey, USA
New York, New York, USA
Ocupação
lawyer
teacher
writer
Agente
Deirdre Knight

Membros

Resenhas

Nick knows exactly who he is, but it’s 1959 and so not safe for him to be out as a gay man, even in New York City. He doesn’t even tell his coworker and best friend, Andy. When Andy breaks up with his fiancée, he moves in with Nick just so he doesn’t have to be alone. But it turns out Andy’s feelings about Nick are not just platonic. Andy needs to figure out what he wants, and Nick needs to figure out how to be vulnerable.

Loved the setting of this one, and the characters! Their friends were interesting, their jobs were interesting, their families were interesting, the history was interesting. An enjoyable read all around.… (mais)
½
 
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norabelle414 | outras 15 resenhas | May 23, 2024 |
This was really good. The characters have good dimension, the setting is vivid, and the mystery genuinely baffled me. There are some fabulous twists in there!
Also, the reality of PTSD isn't glossed over, nor the reality of how it was viewed after WWI. The social framework these characters operate in regarding that, regarding homosexuality, and regarding the ways they interact with each other is well realized and adds to the depth of the story.
This one is a keeper, and I'm happy to see that there will be sequels.… (mais)
 
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Bookladycma | outras 16 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
I received this book for free, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

“No. Absolutely not. I’m not ghostwriting a ballplayer diary.”

It's been a year since Mark's partner William died, a year of everything feeling dull and Mark not being able to find the energy and passion to keep writing beyond a few book reviews every now and again to keep on the books at the Chronicle. With the paper struggling, his boss comes to him and springs the idea of, normally arts and culture writer, Mark ghost writing a series of “diary” entries from New York City's new expansion team's shortstop, Eddie. The shortstop who is going through a horrible slump and went on a public tirade about being traded to the Robins. Mark agrees, with the thought that after a few articles, everyone will see what a bad idea it was, even though his access to the team will lead to an eventual magazine feature.

Sportswriters are the reason everybody hates Eddie. Okay, Eddie’s big mouth is the reason everybody hates Eddie, but he might have been able to keep it a secret if it hadn’t been for the reporters.

Eddie, for his part, agrees because he's trying to get back on the good side of his new team and thinks this is set-up to get a few canned lines out there and get the city back to liking him. When Mark and Eddie meet, there's an instant attraction but, as this is, 1960 and Eddie is a professional athlete, things are more than complicated, they could be dangerous. Mark's lived in a secret relationship before and doesn't want to do it again, while Eddie's aware of why he needs to keep things covert, he's optimistic enough to believe they can forge a path that works for them both. You Should Be So Lucky was a story of a jaded reporter still grieving and a baseball player that comes along at the worst time trying to chase his clouds away.

He’s making gay jokes with a professional baseball player in his living room. He could not feel more surreal about this if he tried.

If you're picking this up for the baseball setting, there is some feel of that, enough baseball culture to have fans of the sport get that smile over the ridiculousness of all the stats kept and speak to the feeling of why fans root and develop lifelong connections with teams and players. But, there also wasn't so much that non-sports fans will have their eyes glaze over, Eddie's slump plays a big part of the story but only snippets of games are shown and it's more about the emotional journey he's going on in his personal life. If you're picking this up for the historical feel, that's here woven throughout the whole context as the main conflict is Mark worrying about being a danger to Eddie, what would happen if their relationship was ever found out by the wrong person. Secondary characters play a big part of their world, the old-timer usual baseball beat reporter, Eddie's manager and a teammate, and friends of Mark, through each of these characters, the time period is felt in how protective they try to be for the couple. There was also, what turned out to be an emotional scene, that I felt hits hard in it's depth without beating it down, between Eddie and his mother. Eddie spends the morning telling her about Lula, about Mark helping the rookie buy suits, about the dumbest shit that could not possibly interest anyone but a mother, and she doesn’t falter, not once. It's Eddie coming out to his mother without explicit stating and it was the she doesn’t falter, not once. that will have your eyes watering.

Maybe he doesn’t know how to untangle caring for someone with worrying that it will be their undoing.

The story is told from both Mark and Eddie's point-of-view, but I'm going to say this is a little more Mark's story. The first half is Mark coming out from the bottom of grief and making that healing journey. The second half had more of Eddie and Mark together, with Eddie also on his personal journey of internally thinking about what it truly means to be gay, where before he knew he was gay but compartmentalized it in a way that had him not putting it in the context of his life. So, while, there is a big romance plot (there are open-door scenes but some go the fade away route before showing actual consummation), it's Mark and Eddie both taking separate personal journeys that then lead them into flowing into their romance. This seems to be how a lot of newer romances are going, and I don't know if I'm explaining right, but I personally like when there's more of a singular journey, the characters are working together in the same journey towards romance. These two are in their heads a lot and when Mark is coming to terms that he does love Eddie, he's by himself instead of having that moment with Eddie, again, making it feel like a personal journey instead of the togetherness I want in romance.

I’m telling you, Eddie, when you look at me, it’s obvious.”
“You only think so because you know how I feel.”


There was a third-act break-up, where Eddie goes on his personal journey and then shows Mark how things can work, with Mark deciding that he'll do his best to show faith in Eddie's belief. This had the author's usual naturalness to writing and emotions that never fails to emotionally draw me in and there was an epilogue that summed up the story perfectly, with some grief and proven and future optimism leading these two down the HEA road. If you're looking for personal journeys that help flow two people into a working romance, with added bonus of historical feel and some baseball, then you definitely want to pick this one up.
… (mais)
 
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WhiskeyintheJar | outras 5 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
A sweet and charming love story, which is likely to trick you into learning things about baseball, set in 1960. A sequel in the same world as We Could Be So Good, and also about queer journalists in a time when being a journalist was a much better career than today (but when being queer could get you arrested and fired). I think it's fascinating how Cat Sebastian walks a fine line between seeing and recognizing the dangers and traumas of life for queer people in this time in America, while somehow still writing a book that is a sweet, happy-ending romance and not just incredibly dreary.… (mais)
 
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bibliovermis | outras 5 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
22
Also by
1
Membros
3,666
Popularidade
#6,904
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
271
ISBNs
81
Idiomas
2
Favorito
14

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