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Cecil Wilde Û 7 summaryLoads of things to love about this Cin is a delight grumpy and cynical and vulnerable and determined The elationship with Tom is very sweetly developed and the author can eally write What I think I most liked though was the normality of it This is a bi genderueer man with a bi trans man and dysphoriaits conseuences was an issue in their sex life but it wasn t a Big Traumatic Issue issue It was a thing like the other things you get in omance novels no or less A thing they negotiated and worked through and became stronger for I m cis and can t comment on the accuracy of the handling but the characters felt eal to me as May December billionaire Cinderella ROMANCES GO OBVIOUSLYIN MANY WAYS THIS go obviouslyIn many this a classic tropey omance in fact a feelgood wish fulfilment I found it very sweet
*and often funny *often funny time jumps could be a little jarring at points but otherwise a smooth fluent ead Gorgeous cover too A Boy Named Cin is a luscious piece of wish fulfillment in which a character who is basically the amiable generous bisexual nerd programmer billionaire that probably has Steve Jobs as his Mirror Universe Evil Twin falls for a bratty young art student undergrad basically because said art student isn t groveling in front of him like everybody else isThis is a delicious older man dream a billionaire omance that I actually saw the point of for once I mean billionaire American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthe romances are supposed to be wish fulfillmenty and of course this was deliciously wish fulfillmenty I guess this is a wish that I canelate to And because the author put so much energy into making sure that both characters felt eually vulnerable they seemed to be eal people ather than Sitzungs-Berichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde Zu Berlin: Jahrgang 1893 (Classic Reprint) roles The Steve Jobs analogue is dysphoric about his gender but not in a way I d ever encountered before he doesn t seem to want to transition or even change his pronouns so much as just have deep discomfort with his AMAB bodyThis is contrasted with his young snarky boyfriend who gets a Cinderella transition narrative written from the inside the author is nonbinary So it s not older cis man saves young trans man it s the two men saving each other and by the time the younger man accepts that kind of help it s actually a big accomplishment on the older dude s part to get him to trust him enough to consider it and what s he s not cis so thateally changes the dynamicThe sex scenes were especially focused on exploring comfort and discomfort within a From Muslim to Christian Granada relationship between two trans people and sometimes they didn t have sex either This book has a lot of cuddling scenes and they felt totally natural you believe it as aeader that they e enjoying that on its own level and that sex would have felt weird for them at that moment In other words the sex isn t just there to give the audience some frosting on the cake but are part of the characterizationYou also get a great supporting cast of one MC s cis ueer girl bestie and the other s trans sister They e adorable tooOne time when I was visiting my best friend when she was in vet school we went to a steakhouse where I ordered an improbably perfect dish It was a salad I love salad with steak on it I love steak BEETS one of the cheeses I can eat without taking a pill and I forgot what else but the point was that every item in the salad was something I love Usually that doesn t happen when you dine out You get a protein you want with some useless sides or you get a fantastic salad with all the veggies you love but no hopes of a protein beyond uninspired underseasoned grilled chicken This was different This was something that had all the elements I wanted without any of the stuff I don t likeGet the picture A Boy Named Cin was like that salad for me a perfect little book and pretty much everything I d want in a mm book with a trans man especially since I like older men I d been getting increasingly frustrated Resonance of Suffering: Countertransference in Non-Neurotic Structures recently with the fact that so manyomances have that scene near the end where the couple nearly breaks up or does break up before their happy ending I just plain old don t enjoy eading that This book did not do the thing That s such a eliefTrigger warning that Cin s birth family sucks but they Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 reeally not in that much of the book TRANS ROMANCE NOVEL It got very gender 101 at times in the first half and the billionaire age difference thing isn t usually for me but god I loved it anyway The characters were cute and believable their Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out romance was sweet if lacking conflict pretty much throughout the entire book and also TRANS PEOPLE IN A ROMANCE NOVEL WHO GET A HAPPY ENDING It made me so happy I think this book is important because it s not written for cis people If you are cis Iecommend this to you In books by cis people trans people are defined by discomfort pain gender dysphoria and th. On the search for a cup of coffee before the guest lecture he's giving Tom spies a tired half frozen young man who looks even need of coffee than him On impulse he buys the man a cup but an attempt to strike up conversation ends in the young man walking off seemingly put off by Tom Walford the tabloids’ favourite billionaire buying him coffee But when he eappears in. Is book directly addresses this issue This isn t the trans narrative that
Cis People Are Usedpeople are used trans books written by trans people are very important Update at 44%Oh my The that cis people are used toTLDR trans books written by trans people are very important Update at 44%Oh my The style is kinda eally bad There is absolutely no flow between the scenes and the constant jumping to the next is totally putting me off It s taking a lot away from my Sisi: Empress on Her Own reading enjoymentOn the other hand I appreciate that our billionaire Tom is no alpha and that this book is not playing into the usual tropes But I actually wonder at this point what it s adding to the story Is it just a fun gimmick It is creating a little angst concerning a possible future for Tom and Cin but I couldeally do withoutThen I love that this book is so sex positive and gender non
*conformative there is *There is much freedom here and that is just so so good to ead about I m actually peeved that I probably won t continue with the book and miss out on this partThe characters are okay I guess but to be honest they are lacking depth and agency Apart from what they are working through with the sex and gender part I don t see much of anything elseEven the kissing and cuddling is not doing much for me any While I found that eally sweet in the beginning now whenever I start to bond with the characters again there s a jump in the scene and I feel cut offI feel so meh about most of this book I think I will just probably move on to something else That was pretty sweet I can t begin to explain how satisfying that was to The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity read even so because it ended happily with no one hurt or dying or mauled or anything Might just be one of the best things I veead focusing on genderueer characters and The Life of Samuel Johnson relationships in a long frigging time propereview coming over the weekend This is a seriously beautiful Statistical Inference radical trans and non binary centeredomance that blows me away Cis gaze is only in the book as far as the non binary character has internalized it and that s gently and firmly challenged by the trans love interestI just finished A Wizard in Love rereading this book for the third time about 18 months after my firstead I picked it up at the end of a eally ough gender day and have been slowly sipping it over the course of several days as a 45 stars A Boy Called Cin is charming and marvelous Tigers in Normandy romance novel about twenty year old art student trans man Cin and forty year old business genderueer Tom I adore this book It s so well written theomance is swoon worthy and so healthy and delightful I love both of the main characters and their Presidential Secrecy and the Law relationship It s aomance focused book with steady well developed omance with mutual attraction love and care for each otherI love how important consent is in this story as it should be The clear enthusiastic consent is a must for any sexual activities The character discuss their limits and set boundaries and they are so so good with it I adore this aspect of the novel The book has frank conversation about gender bodies and limits although there s not much explicit sexual scenesAs the characters are trans there are lots of conversation about it but not in educational way They feel natural because Cin and Tom share their experiencesIt s important to say that the book has ownvoices trans ep and diverse lgbt cast of charactersThe only thing I wish was clearer in the book is the time jumps The events takes place over the course of two years sometime intervals between chapters or subchapters are couple of hours sometimes months I wish the book had distinct time signifiers Just a minor complaintIt s an amazing novel and I want everyone to Hume on Religion read it I had the best of timeeading this book and meeting these lovely characters I m definitely going to Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 read another book by Cecil Wilde Content warning dysphoria abusive unsupportive parents discussion of past events parents don t have power over the MCs transophobic parents Iather liked the idea of this book as I City Schools: Lessons from New York rarely see bisexual or transgender characters let alone characters who are both let alone a supporting cast including trans characters As an exercise in exploring gender issues and dysphoria I appreciated the story Having characters frankly discuss their sexual preferences and negotiate how their sex lives together would progress instead of making assumptions or coercing each other was fantastic to see in aomance novel A would The Widow's Lawman recommend to everyomance author it s a good thing to have the adult characters discuss their sex lives like adults without judgment or condemnation And with transgender and gender ueer characters too But this book fell flat for me as a story Tom and Cin felt like instructional characters when it came to sex and their actual The Story Within romance felt like a 2 D wish fulfillment than aeal elationship view spoilerMost of the problems that crop up Tom solves wit. Tom's lecture all Tom knows is that he doesn't want the man slipping away a second time Agreeing to dinner with a man he only knows from internet gossip columns isn't the wisest decision Cin's ever made but he wants to like the infamous Tom Walford and he can't do that if he doesn't give the man a fair chance to be likeable Which he is almost frustratingly so to the poi. .
an apartment and pay for breast eduction surgery and we ll evenapartment and pay for breast eduction surgery and we ll even to get Cin an apartment and pay for breast Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris reduction surgery and we ll even in a new car I mean I getomance novels aren t always The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education realistic and maybe the frank sexual discussion gave me false expectations of theest of the novel but come on It felt like Wilde was trying to convince the eader that Tom wasn t a sugar daddy when all of his actions felt like that was exactly what he was It
Was Like Tom Had Thislike Tom had this to Romance Transgender Edition checklist he was diligently checking off hide spoiler I picked up this book based on a post over at ueer Romance Month because the author s sense of humor hit me just ight That s generally a pretty good indication that I will get along with their books and in the case of Cecil Wilde that played out exactly as I expected A Boy Called Cin was an emotional The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism romantic and sexyead that I couldn t put downFrom the moment of the meet cute or is that meet pretentious and irritable Cin short for Hyacinth and Tom had me Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution right away Cin is a university art student and Tom is a world famous software developer who happens to be guest lecturing at the college When Tom buys Cin a coffee they have a brief debate in which it is made clear that Cin definitely knows who Tom is and doesn t think much of him Seeing as wee in Tom s head for this brief encounter we get a clear view of how self aware and self deprecating he is which keeps him from being a badass billionaire prettyboy along the lines of Christian Grey which he would otherwise be minus the BDSM Cin is sarcastic difficult to impress and completely wonderful He s also trans though we don t discover that until a bit later Plus Tom is about twice Cin s age which is complete trope catnip for me This very promising beginning is largely borne out in the A Kangaroo's Life rest of the book which is sweet funny sexy and utterly charming Despite working through some potentially fraught topics family stuff gender dysphoria transitioning itemains overwhelmingly light hearted and angst free There s a sense that these are both grown ups and they pursue grown up solutions to their personal and elationship challenges There is a lot of detail about how these particular ueer characters interact with their own bodies how they have experienced sex in the past and how they like to be touched It was wonderful to see them discover things about themselves and each other in a largely safe environment All while falling convincingly in love It even ended in marriage which made my heart happyI was also appreciative of how Cin Tom s sexual elationship develops they take it slow with lots of kissing and cuddling they talk about where they like to be touched and don t they explore together what s good and what isn t In the world of heterosexual Filosofía e inmanencia romance I often see scenarios where a young woman is tutored in sexual matters by an older man who shows her and tells her what will feel good for her Even in cases where a woman has some sexual experience it often wasn t fulfilling until she met her true love The same is true of Tom here the older partner in a subversive shift who hasn t always had fulfilling sexual experiences butather than magically knowing how to touch him and what to do Cin asks Tom uestions and constantly checks in during their encounters They actually have to communicate to find personal and sexual fulfillment It s hot but it s also emotionally The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life rich andealistic Watching them learn to trust each other and develop a elationship over the course of what seems to be a bit over a year is some of the best most omantic Murder in Gutenthal romance writing I ve seenecentlyNot that the book is perfect The age difference which at 20 years is pretty significant One of Our Thursdays Is Missing rarely makes an impression on the couple or anyone else I probably only noticed because it s a favorite trope of mine but I would have liked to have seen that explored a bit fully At basically the length of a categoryomance though you can t cover everything and the topics the book ended up working through in detail were ultimately sufficiently interesting to me that I wasn t too upset with the lack of age gap conflict Finally there were a few craft issues in the form of some head hopping and language misses Just little things but when the dialogue wasn t uite On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski right it pulled me out of the narrative But it was alleally minor in comparison to the strength of the story played outAll in all A Boy Called Cin was a terrific book that I ended up eading in one sitting What with the trope subversion wry humor and lack of ueer stereotyping there s a lot to love Wilde has a few other books out and I m curious to take a look at them With such a compelling voice I suspect they may turn out to be a writer I will love no matter what they come up with. Nt Cin wishes maybe he hadn't been so fair because he never had any intention of getting attached to Tom who seems to come from a world far too different from his own for anything between them to last Little does Cin know they’ve got a lot in common than he imagines including their shared discomfort with their assigned genders and all the complications that go with it. .