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The Stud ➸ The Stud Free ➮ Author Christopher X. Sullivan – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk An asexual man is now in a sexual relationship with a male model and is in over his headChris and Mark s relationship evolves Both men learn to depend on the other during trying times Chris is in the An asexual man is now in a sexual relationship with a male model and is in over his headChris and Mark s relationship evolves Both men learn to depend on the other during trying times Chris is in the closet with his family, but Mark doesn t add pressure and remains a solid support Meanwhile, Mark is struggling to reconnect with his parents and older sisters and Chris is the catalyst that enables the vain male model to return homeAll good things must come to an end, and if you ve read this far in the series, you should know that the last few chapters of this book contain the long foreshadowed Big Fight This self portrait was written as a romance but not every story gets a happy endingThe Stud is Book Five in a ten book series You can read this as the mid point of a four book arc You should probably read the friends to lovers story contained in the first three books to understand the fullness of the characters, but this isn t strictly necessary Book One, Book Four and Book Eight all serve as jumping in points for the series It s Just Us Here The Stud is a , word journey of two men connecting in a deep, spiritual way as they navigate a sexual relationship while juggling careers, friends and family.


10 thoughts on “The Stud

  1. Lost in a Book Lost in a Book says:

    5 Stars The Stud is definitely my favorite so far on the journey of Chris and Mark in It s just Us Here Apparently I m a masochist because this one hurt and I loved it Not the pain they went through, but that it makes you feel throughout the entire book.For most of this book, there s a surface level feeling of happiness between the MCs They seem to be on the same page, in love, and increasing their sexual exploration But, lurking under the surface is pain and heartbreak evident from the very 5 Stars The Stud is definitely my favorite so far on the journey of Chris and Mark in It s just Us Here Apparently I m a masochist because this one hurt and I loved it Not the pain they went through, but that it makes you feel throughout the entire book.For most of this book, there s a surface level feeling of happiness between the MCs They seem to be on the same page, in love, and increasing their sexual exploration But, lurking under the surface is pain and heartbreak evident from the very beginning I could feel the decline of their relationship in the little moments the moments that seem insignificant but have huge implications for the future We had our differences and they were plain to see and it wouldn t be easy to work around my limitations but it was so easy to be with Mark Mark and Chris are trying to please the other person at a detriment to themselves and it s impossible to keep up without breaking The closet scene with Mark was soooooooo sad to me The lengths Mark is willing to go to keep Chris close when it goes against his very nature just ripped my heart out There are so many red flags along the way that made me want to stop and scream, WOULD YOU JUST ACTUALLY TALK TO EACH OTHER I don t want lack of communication to be confused with using a misunderstanding or miscommunication trope in a romance novel This is real life and it s as if Chris and Mark are trying so hard to be together, be everything the other person could ever want or need, that they lose themselves in the process They stop speaking up on the big and little things that might not always be of major importance but to them, it s another crack in the crumbling foundation.So sadness be damned, I loved this book Not to worry though, there are many reminders that the overall story ends with a HEA They just have to find a way to repair all these cracks or demolish the building and start over Remember that this is a REAL story About real men, dealing with real emotions and real life events Definitely recommended. Trigger addiction, depressionCopy provided for honest review.


  2. Xia Xia Xia Xia says:

    THROWS TABLET AT THE WALL FUCK THIS FUCK EVERYTHING Chris, this is for you Thank you for the journey If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don t deal in lies,Or being hated, don t give way to hating, And yet don t look too good, nor talk too wise If you can dream and not make dreams THROWS TABLET AT THE WALL FUCK THIS FUCK EVERYTHING Chris, this is for you Thank you for the journey If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don t deal in lies,Or being hated, don t give way to hating, And yet don t look too good, nor talk too wise If you can dream and not make dreams your master If you can think and not make thoughts your aim If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same If you can bear to hear the truth you ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build em up with worn out tools If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch and toss,And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them Hold on If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings nor lose the common touch,If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that s in it, And which isyou ll be a Man, my son If BY RUDYARD KIPLING


  3. Ariana Ariana says:

    4,5 stars Darn.That hurt.Not as long as 8 months, Chris, but it hasn t stop hurting since I finished this book yesterday And I have been thinking about it a lot.There s so much love here, but love alone can t solve all problems Particularly when they aren t really talked about Chris and Mark are still madly in love and in big parts very happy in book 5 of this autobiographical series, but there are cracks underneath the shiny surface that start widening slowly.Tbh, sometimes the dynamics 4,5 stars Darn.That hurt.Not as long as 8 months, Chris, but it hasn t stop hurting since I finished this book yesterday And I have been thinking about it a lot.There s so much love here, but love alone can t solve all problems Particularly when they aren t really talked about Chris and Mark are still madly in love and in big parts very happy in book 5 of this autobiographical series, but there are cracks underneath the shiny surface that start widening slowly.Tbh, sometimes the dynamics in their relationship still befuddle me There are times when Mark comes across as a pushy asshole of the first order, and the reason why his actions are raising my hackles is because of Chris s initial reactions For example The gold chain Chris hates it He doesn t want it But Mark is super insistent that he wears it and Chris gives in as always For me that was a horrible scene and combined with the sex and the way Mark stresses Chris out that evening I was very, very cross with Mark BUT, and here it is Chris loves that gold chain a very short time later He uses it as his anchor and his link to Mark s support that gives him the strength to challenge himself like when view spoiler Mark makes him wait tables with virtually nothing on at a gay club hide spoiler This no yes attitude by Chris is not easy to understand sometimes Not that I like him less or anything, but I did hold my breath for him, that s for sure.However, to me, this is one of the lesser issues between them because in the end it seems that both guys are happy with the end result.What becomes increasingly clear though is that their arrangement for sex isn t working.The sex in the first part of the book is pretty painful to watch.Mark goes on a possessive streak like mine, mine, mine demanding and getting sex wayoften than agreed on, with Chris going into his lie back and think of England or whatever mode and bearing it He calls Mark an animal , someone who is physically and emotionally hurting him, but he does it anyway because he wants Mark to be happy To me it felt like a violation and broke my heart If you get the impression now that Mark has turned into this giant douchebag No, he isn t Not at all.He, just like Chris, tries so hard to please his man I mean the guy takes two bottles of mouthwash on a camping trip because he knows what Chris needs He cleans up sick and looks after Chris when he is ill He genuinely cares Saying that, I find it hard to understand why Mark, despite his obvious love for Chris, doesn t notice how much Chris hates all the sex at the beginning, that he s hurting him Is Chris really that good at putting on a show BUT then we get the topping scene and it is wonderful and uplifting And I got the distinctive impression that Chris loved it So again I m a bit confused here.It seems that Mark s insecurities have a lot to do with his behaviour Insecurities Chris doesn t really understand.Like him denying that he is gay Dare I say that I cringed every time Chris throws that sentence around Even if it s clear there are reasons and he simply can t say anything like that about himself yet But it s no wonder it unsettles Mark.Tbh, what got me most in this respect is Chris s refusal to come out for the book release party He puts himself into a completely mad and untenable situation He deeply regrets it, but if I was Mark, I would be blooming hurt, too Not that he mentions it or puts pressure on Chris These and other issues cause a lot of negative undercurrents which finally blow with a vengeance when Mark finds out a secret Chris has been keeping from everyone And darn what a secret The Big Fight is actually not so much of a fight, as Mark totally losing it and Chris completely shutting down, as he does.PAINFUL What Mark throws at Chris is horrible and virtually unforgivable It seems impossible that there s a comeback from that Thank God, we do know that it s going to happen, though So, as you see, things between Chris and Mark are complex and difficult And sometimes confusing.But this is real life And it s never as happy and easy as a romance novel.And I, for my part, find Chris and Mark s story very moving, heart rending and eye opening.Finally Chris, I am calling you out on that link at the end G You know exactly what you are doing there, I know you do You re telling us don t read it, don t read it which in itself will entice loads of people to do exactly that, because that s what people do LOL and then you are supplying the link so we can just click and download OF COURSE most readers will go for it There is nothing like curiosity and you ve done your best to make us really really nosy about the contents of that link And I think if you really didn t want us to read it you wouldn t have put that link there Amazing journey August 13th seems a long time away suddenly


  4. Gabi Gabi says:

    Close your eyes and let go of your worries I ll guard you as you sleep Nothing bad will happen while you re with me It s just you and me here And I ll be with you in the morning He searched for my lips by following my breath We kissed Always, he promised Happy times are coming your way with this installment Both men are generally happy on the surface You guys will see plenty of proof of that But If you look a little deeper, you can see that something s amiss.Chris continues tClose your eyes and let go of your worries I ll guard you as you sleep Nothing bad will happen while you re with me It s just you and me here And I ll be with you in the morning He searched for my lips by following my breath We kissed Always, he promised Happy times are coming your way with this installment Both men are generally happy on the surface You guys will see plenty of proof of that But If you look a little deeper, you can see that something s amiss.Chris continues to try and ignore his discomfort when it comes to sex He made a compromise with himself he s willing to go along with the sexy times, and as long as that makes Mark happy, he s happy too He basically sacrificed the non sexual part of him And he believed that was enough Mark certainly didn t say anything that would ve indicated otherwiseHe was very respectful of me about ninety five percent of the time but that other five percent was a wild Mark It was a Mark that I didn t like Mark made sacrifices too He calmed down a lot for Chris Less partying, and he demanded less sex until the necklace , but it was still too much for Chris, and not enough for Mark Sometimes I saw the frustration pouring out of him, but he clamped it down.They give it their best shot at the time I do believe they communicated with each other as best they could, as best they knew howI love you So muchthan you will ever know I m looking forward to the next installment I m curious to see how they solved their problemsthis book was provided by the author for beta reading purposes


  5. annob annob says:

    The books I love the most are notoriously hard to review As is this one If you have read the previous books, you know this one has the dreaded Big Fight in it Yet, up to that point in the story I had much fun reading about the continued crazy antics Chris and Mark experience together An asexual at an orgy Oh yes And you will never guess what happens Never Maybe my humour is twisted but in this book even food poisoning is funny I laughed so hard Sorry Chris, sorry Gabi Another memorab The books I love the most are notoriously hard to review As is this one If you have read the previous books, you know this one has the dreaded Big Fight in it Yet, up to that point in the story I had much fun reading about the continued crazy antics Chris and Mark experience together An asexual at an orgy Oh yes And you will never guess what happens Never Maybe my humour is twisted but in this book even food poisoning is funny I laughed so hard Sorry Chris, sorry Gabi Another memorable chapter was Enzo s, which I first read as a standalone story a year ago This time around, I found the experiencefun and less intimidating than I originally did Probably because I ve gotten to know Chris and Mark better throughout the books, and it was clearer to me both of them were having a blast And although full of nerves, the book release party was probably my favourite chapter It was so great to finally see them both together with their big families and many friends As I talked the story over with two other beta readers, it became clear to me that I was pretty much oblivious to the cracks they could see forming between Chris and Mark in this book All I saw was a Chris who increasingly felt happier andconfident with Mark by his side Comfortable in his skin Coming out to a cousin on his own terms And a Mark that was absolutely crazy about him I cried my eyes out when the Big Fight happened For Chris, for Mark and in part for myself as I once experienced a breakup of similar magnitude This wasn t Chris getting his heart broken We re watching his soul break But don t worry, your spirits will be lifted up from the depths of despair before the book ends And hopefully you ll be as eager as me to read the next book, to find out how they get back together and become stronger than everThis book was provided for free by the author for the purpose to beta read prior to publication


  6. Leaf of Absence Leaf of Absence says:

    You know just when things get real good And you stop worrying about certain things and ignore others, like it s all smooth sailing from here on in That s most of this book If you ve come to love Mark and Chris and their shenanigans over the previous four books, well, you ll get somelovely ones in this one What sets Book 5 apart is that we get a little bit deeper, a little bitreflective, we learnabout Mark s psyche It s all just a little bit , and it s fantastic Finall You know just when things get real good And you stop worrying about certain things and ignore others, like it s all smooth sailing from here on in That s most of this book If you ve come to love Mark and Chris and their shenanigans over the previous four books, well, you ll get somelovely ones in this one What sets Book 5 apart is that we get a little bit deeper, a little bitreflective, we learnabout Mark s psyche It s all just a little bit , and it s fantastic Finally, MC are in a solid relationship, full of love and other drama There s orgies, romantic gestures, al fresco role playing The dirty talk game is getting out of hand, fellasI want you to howl like a wolf Scream like a cowUpon serious reflection, I don t think cows scream, but, you know, whatever floats your boat There s nature mis adventures, holiday mis adventures, arts crafts And lots of sex, if you haven t guessed that one already The Book Party chapter that the story s been leading up to is funny and touching and has a tinge of sadness Yeah, so it s just when you re accepting the good things as a given when life smacks you straight in the face Everything can be upended in an unexpected moment But I can t say we don t get warnings, because we do Chris warns us again and again But even knowing how this one s going to end when it happens, it s emotionally devastating The pain is palpable The aftermath is ugly It s so fucking well done view spoiler One of the strengths of The Stud is that, as mentioned above, we re introduced to Mark in a way we haven t been before We re invited to empathize with him on a level that hasn t been as present before Mark becomes a fuller,nuanced character, and that s part of what makes the Big Fight so shattering seeing someone who is in many ways an amazing person at his most hurt and cruel and spiteful ain t easy hide spoiler


  7. Mymymble Mymymble says:

    Oof, this was difficult stuff I m still 99.99% committed to this series but the big fight no spoiler and Chris s addendum of What Why were painful, I m sure evenfor the author than readers I felt like we were getting to know Mark a lot better here, even before the big fight , in which I had to sympathize with Mark in the circumstances I might even read the parenting volumes There were some really fun public sex scenes also, which were pure joy I understand why some readers find Oof, this was difficult stuff I m still 99.99% committed to this series but the big fight no spoiler and Chris s addendum of What Why were painful, I m sure evenfor the author than readers I felt like we were getting to know Mark a lot better here, even before the big fight , in which I had to sympathize with Mark in the circumstances I might even read the parenting volumes There were some really fun public sex scenes also, which were pure joy I understand why some readers find this difficult to read as autobiography I d love it even were it fiction, but it spoignant and important since it s not It s very skilfully written I m still on board and hope it will reach a wide audience.It says a lot that on my one free day this fortnight, in the middle of two good books and in beautiful weather, I was glued to it indoors all afternoon on publication day


  8. Claudia Claudia says:

    Seriously This is my favorite installment so far At least 80% of this book is about Mark and Chris really blossoming as a couple we get to laugh and fallin love with them I was honestly laughing out loud with their banter and the weird things that Chris spats in the most unexpected moments Those three first months as a couple were total bliss But alas, we knew what was coming and it didn t hurt any less The Big Fight does indeed deserve the capital letters and the aftermath is a mes Seriously This is my favorite installment so far At least 80% of this book is about Mark and Chris really blossoming as a couple we get to laugh and fallin love with them I was honestly laughing out loud with their banter and the weird things that Chris spats in the most unexpected moments Those three first months as a couple were total bliss But alas, we knew what was coming and it didn t hurt any less The Big Fight does indeed deserve the capital letters and the aftermath is a mess that thanks to Chris we don t have to endure in its entirety It s interesting how I can read super angsty stories without a second thought but when it comes to real life events, I get all protective of this author well being Bring in book 6, I mthan ready for the make up and happy ending This book was given to me for beta reading purposes.


  9. Nola Superba Nola Superba says:

    my little buddy was the brother, and the best friend, and the companion, and the adventurer all rolled into one And then, I guess, even though I was the experienced one teaching him the ropes, he s the one that guided me and really showed me what love was Every time I finish reading an instalment of this series I feel thankful to the author for sharing with us details even the anatomical ones of his own and his husband s life I liked as usual all the interior monologues, they made me my little buddy was the brother, and the best friend, and the companion, and the adventurer all rolled into one And then, I guess, even though I was the experienced one teaching him the ropes, he s the one that guided me and really showed me what love was Every time I finish reading an instalment of this series I feel thankful to the author for sharing with us details even the anatomical ones of his own and his husband s life I liked as usual all the interior monologues, they made me feel like I was reading a psychological fiction Plus the Stud is full of funny moments, with a bonus story that has a soothing effect and helps to forget for a while about the big attack that a very frustrated Mark launched towards a stunned Chris.The big fight didn t impress me I come from a really lively Southern Italian family, where every fights was followed always by crying and hugging But it went different for Chris and Mark, and that was really sad


  10. CharlotteSometimes CharlotteSometimes says:

    I went into this with a lot of trepidation This is the one with the big fight, and I honestly had this horrible gut wrenching feeling every time I thought about getting to that part But it s not til the very end and although it s pretty bad, I didn t cry Yay But I did feel pretty sick I do hate fighting So because of my perhaps a little over the top anxiety about the books ending I thought I was going to take a lot of breaks, maybe read something else, and pick it up again at a later date I went into this with a lot of trepidation This is the one with the big fight, and I honestly had this horrible gut wrenching feeling every time I thought about getting to that part But it s not til the very end and although it s pretty bad, I didn t cry Yay But I did feel pretty sick I do hate fighting So because of my perhaps a little over the top anxiety about the books ending I thought I was going to take a lot of breaks, maybe read something else, and pick it up again at a later date WRONG I couldn t put it down There are plenty of times I did have to stop but because I was laughing so much though I don t know how I m going to wait until the next one is out


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