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( Read Kindle ) ¸ Playing House (Dropping Anchor #3) õ College Sweethearts Frank And Warner Have Been Together For Sixteen Years, Married For Eleven Having Grown Up In A Freewheeling Hippie Environment, Frank Thinks Their Structured Life Is Great, Although Lately He And Warner Have Fallen Into A Rut Frank Isn T Concerned It S What Happens To Old Marrieds Frank S Blindsided, Though, When He Finds Warner Looking Into Adopting, And Frank Realizes Just How Not Okay Things Really Are Frank Doesn T Want Kids They Bring Chaos And Unpredictability He Had Enough Of That Growing Up Trying To Salvage Their Relationship, Frank And Warner Reach Out For Help In The Process Of Marriage Counseling And Working Through Their Differences, Frank Discovers His Rigid Adherence To Schedules, Anxiety Attacks, And Host Of Personality Quirks Are Actually Markers For Asperger Syndrome With The Help Of A Psychologist, Frank S Life Gets Easier, And He Realizes A Future With Children Isn T As Unfathomable As He Once Thought Through It All, Frank Is Stunned By How Much Making A Family With Warner Has Boosted The Intimacy Between Them It S Taken Thirty Five Years, But He S Finally Got A Handle On Life, And The Future Looks Even Better So, what to say about this book This was a DNF for me I m childfree, which means I have chosen not to have children for a variety of reasons This book pathologises not wanting children The MC is a gay man who never thought he d have children and is happily married He doesn t mind them, he just doesn t want one To me, that seems fair His partner goes behind his back to talk the MC s mother into convincing him into adoption MC agrees to consider it They go to couples counselling where the counsellor tells him he s narcisistic because anyone who doesn t want a kid has to be self obsessed, right and the text is like and that was terrible and clearly wrong but she probably had a point so MC goes to another therapist and within 5 minutes of his walking in the door she tells him he s on the autistic spectrum I genuinely don t think the author knew before that point becasue he displayed anxiety before but the text is like Do you think you re autistic I don t know, I say, avoiding contact and contemplating all the other stereotypical symptoms of autism I show I got out at that point Because obvious partner was right, MC just needs to get his autism fixed and then they can adopt because if you don t want kids there s something wrong with you I also got vaguely annoyed as I know how hard it is with people with strongly pronounced autism to get help, this dude just walks into an office and 5 minutes later they re discussing where he falls on the spectrum and I m like, god, do some research The prose isn t terrible There s a bit of too many character syndrome going on and a truly pointless starting section about them being on holiday which seems only to be there to prove MC doesn t actively hate children, like the only people who don t want children are the people who hate them So, yeah, this hit on a lot of things that made me very angry Your mileage may vary. An interesting read that uses an established couple to discuss some serious issues. I enjoyed it I love reading the different layers of a character I think Bru Baker did a fabulous job with the character building and story arc Lovely story The only problem I had was, I didn t read the first two books so I get confused with the relationship with their friends from the first two books.