Serious, responsible Seth longs for sexy, outspoken Eli but must decide if he's willing to veer from his safe life-plan.
When Eli Block steps into his parents’ living room and sees his childhood crush sitting on the couch, he starts a shameless campaign to seduce the young rabbi. Unfortunately, Seth Cohen barely remembers Eli and he resolutely shuts down all his advances. As a tenuous and then binding friendship forms between the two men, Eli must find a way to move past his unrequited love while still keeping his best friend in his life. Not an easy feat when the same person occupies both roles.
Professional, proper Seth is shocked by Eli’s brashness, overt sexuality, and easy defiance of societal norms. But he’s also drawn to the happy, funny, light-filled man. As their friendship deepens over the years, Seth watches Eli mature into a man he admires and respects. When Seth finds himself longing for what Eli had so easily offered, he has to decide whether he’s willing to veer from his safe life-plan to build a future with Eli.
Twenty-seven. That’s how old I was when we met. Well, it was how old I was when meeting meant something. No. It was how old I was when meeting meant something to me. Never mind. That’ll all become clear.
The point is that at that time in my life, I thought I was straight. Typically, when you say you thought you were straight until [insert-anything], the first question is, “How old were you when [insert-anything] happened?” with a chaser of “How could you not know you were gay before that?” It’s a fair question, because I think most gay people do know before they hit their late twenties. But for me, Eli Block was the first guy to ever hold my attention. Not the first to grab it, mind you, just the first to capture it and hold on. That said, women hadn’t ever held my attention for…
The story spans from 2001 to January, 2014
Walk With Me was just what I wanted it to be. Sweet, sexy, funny and engaging. ... This isn't really a GFY trope, more a will they/won't they romance because over the years they constantly fight their feelings for each other, whilst settling into a deep friendship that you know one day will have to come to a head because no one can fight true love when its staring them in the face! So that's the basis but like all good stories its how you get there that makes this such an enjoyable book....The connection and chemistry never fails to sizzle and many a time I've got pretty hot under the collar. But this story is really quite different in so much as sex doesn't actually happen until just over half way, because of course the whole idea is based on the long drawn out sexual tension that builds over the years as they dance around each other, and do you know what? I liked that just fine because when the long anticipated inevitable finally happens, OMG! its soooo worth the wait and the love scenes that follow are ultra sexy and high voltage electric.... There were guest appearances from the guys we've grown to love from the other books in the series and the ending was just perfect. Satisfying and truly romantic. If Cardeno had to wrap up this series then this story is a fitting end.
I read and giggled and laughed out loud and sighed and awww'd and sniffled and smiled. ...Theirs was a journey of hope, faith and love. The writing draws you in from the start and never lets you go. It's engaging, honest and humorous, yet emotional when befitting the situation, and holy hot boysecks, Batman. The whole relationship with its slow burn is permeated by respect and friendship for each other, and a deep, abiding connection. Seth might have taken his time, but when he figures it out, it's full steam ahead. And Eli, persistent, a little hesitant but oh so sure of what he wants - simply a joy to behold... Humor abounds during the weddings Seth officiates, and there are plenty of sweet moments between him and Eli too. ... Highly recommended. Utterly beautiful.
This was one of my favorite of the series. I ADORED Eli. He was precocious and snarky, hilarious and blunt, funny and sweet - all rolled into one. Seth kinda bugged me at first. He seemed to either just be oblivious to how hard he was making things for Eli or didn't care.
But - when Seth finally figures things out - YOWZA - the man did surprise me! He turns out to be quite the experimental and daring lover and I loved their interactions in the bedroom.
I also loved the funny wedding stories and thought it was so clever how each chapter started with an invitation and ended with... well - you'll see!
I enjoyed Eli's character as he attempted to get Seth to fall for him and it was only his young age that helped Seth keep him at arm's length. ....It was hard to define what the funniest part of the story was....Eli finally got his man, but it wasn't until he had given up proving that persistence does pay off! The love between Eli and Seth was beautiful and inspiring.