As I Am

As I Am

by Melissa Collins

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As I Am by Melissa Collins

Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper.

My life wasn't at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn't even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am.

Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor.

Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I'd decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159101167
Publisher: Melissa Collins
Publication date: 04/25/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 12,343
File size: 2 MB

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As I Am 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
HEChapter More than 1 year ago
Tragedy turns their worlds upside down but fate brings them together. > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Alternating first-person A single tragedy that tears through both of their worlds finds a way to bring them together. At 23, Chase found himself the legal guardian of his 16-year-old brother, without their home, with no job, and no longer approaching his college graduation. Priorities and perspectives changed. Suddenly, there was not a lot he wouldn't do to take care of his baby brother. Things just did not seem to be working out for new doctor, Noah. The deaths of a couple that came in weighed heavily on him and things were not going well, at all, at home. At his best friend's bridal party, fate struck and the two men met. They may have had a strong chemistry but there were a lot of ups and downs with their relationship due to miscommunication, misunderstandings, lack of trust, and self-doubt. But when two people carry as much baggage as they did, I'd imagine much of the drama would have been par for the course. Secondary characters were great. The plot was dynamic and enjoyable. The story flowed smoothly. The conflicts were plentiful and varied. Predictability was low. The conclusion was solid and satisfying. Overall, I felt this was an entertaining story with a wide variety of emotions. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.275 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
realistic and edgy AS I AM by Melissa Collins is a stand alone, adult, contemporary, M/M erotic, romance story line focusing on twenty-three year old reluctant male stripper Chase Hansen, and twenty-eight year old ER doctor Noah Carpenter. NOTE: AS I AM contains graphic scenes of M/M sexual situations and may not be suitable for all readers. Originally released as a short story in the multi-authored Drunk in Love March 2017 anthology AS I AM follows the building relationship between reluctant male stripper Chase Hansen, and ER doctor Noah Carpenter. Several months earlier Chase Hansen, one semester from graduating business college, dropped out of school to raise his sixteen year old brother Benny, upon the death of his parents, in a motor vehicle accident. Needing a quick influx of money, Chase, and his best friend Gavin audition as male strippers, in the hopes of earning some much needed cash. What Chase never expected was to come face to face with his future; a potential one-night stand who ticks all of Chase’s boxes for a happily ever after. Enter Dr. Noah Carpenter, and the man with whom Chase will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Noah and Chase, and the potential fall-out as Chase deems himself unworthy of Noah’s love. The relationship between Noah and Chase is one of immediate attraction. Noah doesn’t usually frequent male strip clubs but he tagged along as his best friend celebrated her impending union. Chase had no aspirations as a male dancer but desperate times called for desperate measures including seducing the sexy newcomer to his late night parties. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. AS I AM is a story of family and loss; friendship and love; forgiveness, moving forward and a happily ever after. The premise is realistic and edgy; the romance is provocative and emotional; the characters are tragic, animated and energetic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Highly recommend you buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved Noah and Chase' s story. Made me laugh and made me cry. A must read!