Not an edge-of-your-seat type book. But then maybe the title gives that away? So what were we waiting for? I think it is the time when we will stand up for ourselves, and then each other. How deep will the commitment go once we know the true selves? What if we find ourselves in a place of unknowing anything, or at least where others think we know nothing?
Coma, Trans, procreation, love. All words, topics pursued in this book. Q. Kelly is good at researching and delving deep into touchy, scary subjects while creating real characters with real emotions and needs.
Some books go into the emotions of the elephant in the room, though in this case not many books tell the story from the trans man in the coma who was last seen as Mom. But in this case we see how all the people in his world adjust to first his being in a coma and how he got there. Then as they learn more they try to adjust their lives according to their new knowledge. Including the pronouns that may seem insignificant but make those of us who have had to train our mouths to speak of our friend who was female and now is male, feel like fools. Our eyes may accept the male now before us, but pronouns fight us continually.
Q. Kelly does the pronoun dance well as her characters learn to embrace their new information, all the while, in this case, being unsure if they are speaking of someone alive or dead, and waiting to see how that will play out.
Erotica does play a part in the ensuing romance but it is, just that, a part of the love growing in the story. That is why I didn't include it in my tags/shelves. It is so small an issue that if that sort of thing upsets you, you can blink and it is gone.
I think this is a good book to bring up subject that people should talk about as we all grow and become the people we want to be, or should be.