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    Eliot was the artist in the family, but now without much family left, he's the sole inheritor of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, the family business that his alcoholic father and brother have left disorganized and in debt. He doesn't even like plants. Quentin and Julia own Fantasyland, the equally struggling feminist sex shop next door, which should be Quentin's dream job, but the chronic depression that derailed his academic career hasn't left much space in his life to believe in dreams. Quentin and Eliot click immediately, but in order to get a relationship off the ground, at least one of them is going to have to deal with his fear of commitment, and who has that kind of free time? A love story about figuring out what you want to do for a living, daddy issues, best friend drama, recovery, kink, and other dangers inherent to one's 20s.

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    17 Aug 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 46

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    The night the Physical Kids’ Cottage burns down, Quentin is alone in his room, sulking. He could have been at the party downstairs. He’d been invited to the party downstairs. But ever since the... incident with Eliot, things have been weird between them. Quentin hadn’t wanted to mope around the edges of the room and pine for simpler days. And so he’s alone, forced to escape through his bedroom window, as the magical flames tear the Cottage down to the studs.

    In the aftermath, Quentin, Eliot and the other Physical Kids are left to pick up the pieces, both literally and metaphorically, of what happened that night. And in Quentin’s case, of what happened months earlier, when he’d humiliated himself and lost the closeness of the most important friendship of his adult life.

    Luckily, even if things can never go back to the way they were, that doesn’t mean they can’t be fixed. And in the meantime, there’s a shortage of bedrooms on campus in the absence of the Cottage...

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    14 Aug 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 35

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    What happens in Vegas does NOT stay in Vegas. When Margo and Quentin head on a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas without Eliot, they have a little too much fun and things get out of hand. Yeah, they sort of got married, but it's nothing a quick annulment can't fix. Eliot doesn't care at all, obviously. Why would it bother him?

    Featuring: champagne and hotel room bubble baths, Margo's endless supply of corny pet names, a visit to Q's dad in Jersey, two over-the-top parties, and a guy named Brad.

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    14 Aug 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 29

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    “The chicken salad is like—a sacrifice for the old gods?” Quentin grins. “You’re so full of shit.”

    Something in Eliot’s chest cracks open, warmth spilling into his veins. Quentin’s dimples have to be illegal. “I assure you I am not. It’s vitally important to welcome the vernal equinox with aplomb. Honoring our ancient forebears.”

    “Isn’t it, like, very Eurocentric? Like, Ostara is Norse. We talk about honoring Bacchus and, like, Iris. And it’s just not—” Quentin, infuriatingly, gives Eliot a mansplainy little shrug. “I mean, there are lots of rituals to honor spring. Multiculturally.”

    Eliot sniffs. “This one has the best sexual rites, I assure you.”

    “I dunno. I bet you could add the best, uh, sexual rites to whatever you put your mind to.” Quentin taps on his glass, his eyes darting away before he takes a sip. His eyes flutter shut in pleasure, and Eliot’s stomach, traitorous, flips over. A leftover emotion, surely, since Eliot is over all things Q. Well, mostly. It was just the one kiss, incandescent in his memory, like something within him had split open, new growth climbing through him where there had only been lifeless blankness before.

    It hasn't been on Eliot's mind at all.

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    13 Aug 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 53

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    Quentin Coldwater is trying to figure out what he wants from life. Everyone around him seems to be stepping off into adulthood with career success and personal accomplishments; his childhood best friend is even getting married. And then there’s the Eliot of it all— Eliot Waugh, Quentin’s friend, confidant, found family member... who he’s been sleeping with for the better part of a year. Eliot’s the only person in Quentin’s life not trying to push him in one direction or the other, but it may turn out that Eliot’s the person he wants to build his future around after all.

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    13 Aug 2021

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