The Anatomy of Perception

The Anatomy of Perception In the beginning there was wreckage Dane Perry s mother was dead and the father who always said he d amount to nothing blamed him Dane swore he d become something He would be someone In the middle

  • Title: The Anatomy of Perception
  • Author: A.J.Rose
  • ISBN: 9781507034163
  • Page: 470
  • Format: ebook
  • In the beginning, there was wreckage Dane Perry s mother was dead, and the father who always said he d amount to nothing blamed him Dane swore he d become something He would be someone.In the middle, there was escape Rebuilding his life from the ashes of his mother s memory, Dane found success as a respected surgeon, and love in the form of Craig Dahl, a talented artisIn the beginning, there was wreckage Dane Perry s mother was dead, and the father who always said he d amount to nothing blamed him Dane swore he d become something He would be someone.In the middle, there was escape Rebuilding his life from the ashes of his mother s memory, Dane found success as a respected surgeon, and love in the form of Craig Dahl, a talented artist who became his everything But there was also darkness, lies, and a crumbling foundation just waiting for the ground to shift.In the end, there was a spectacular fall, illusions shattered, and for Dane, nothing to lose He was broken, damaged, and left with fierce demons But from the bottom, the only way left is up Dane renewed friendships and salvaged his career The only thing he cannot replace is Craig But Dane has a plan Brick by brick, his foundation is rebuilt, and all he needs is for Craig to listen one last time.In the beginning again, there s hope and tatters of love Can Dane repair the damage with Craig Can he rescue the only thing he amounted to that ever truly mattered This book contains vivid descriptions of symptoms of PTSD and events that can cause anxiety Reader discretion advised.youtu rng3S3MYe3I

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    • Baba says:

      3 stars. Review posted March 15, 2015Favorite quote:In that context, I was waiting to no avail for Dane to be that outstanding patient advocate. However, just ignore my comment because the story obviously wasn't intended to go in that direction.Me before reading The Anatomy of Perception:COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASMVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASMVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. COVERGASM. [...]

    • Evil Cat says:

      One extra star for an exceptionally good story idea, but the execution was a complete failure.I'm not going to repeat the blurb, but a broken person trying to put the pieces back together and try for a second chance? Awesome idea for a story. Awesome. Unfortunately we never really get to see that struggle. And the way the sequence of events are put together is more focused on Dane as the victim of a really shitty past, rather than seeing Dane bottom out and then struggle to recover. This is writ [...]

    • Wyckedone says:

      Pardon me, but, who the hell rates a book less than five stars before it's out and before you even read it, huh? Fucking dilettantes.

    • ¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★•°**★ says:

      OMG PURE SWEETNESS & YET SO MUCH SADNESS IS INSIDEIs it worth the tears.Yes!I laughed , I cried and I rejoicedd when he said“I want you to fuck me so hard I can taste you. I want you to fold me in half and take me to that heaven you always found when I fucked you. I want you to love fucking me so much there’s no other option but to be with me again and again, to wake up with me, and to paint that beauty on our souls for as long as we both shall live"Be still my heartgh.In reading this bo [...]

    • Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews says:

      2.5 starsI love the stories of lovers reuniting. I love angst. I love thefeelings. I love the heartbreak. The fishers. The makeups to breakups to makeups. The chemistry. Butterflies. Tears.Emotion. I wish I could tell you I got all that ^^^ in this book. But I didn't. But I will say I stuck through and didn't DNF. There was just so many things that I found wrong and little that I found right. Like Sabitcha. Seriously???? Do people like her even exist??? Im all for forgiveness. But I think our bo [...]

    • Diverse says:

      Just breathe! That's what I kept telling myself throughout this amazing and emotional story. Then I found myself saying it to Dane and Craig. The Anatomy of Perception is a plunge into the many shades of true love. True love isn't all flowers, candy, hugs, and kisses. Sometimes it's cruel. Sometimes between the hearts and hugs there is lies and regret. There's pain, always pain. Not always for you, more so for those who you love so deeply. Reading Dane and Craig's story was like being impaled wi [...]

    • Kazza says:

      First off, I wanted to love this book. Look at the cover and the blurb. It sounds and looks right up my alley but it did not translate for me. Too much melodrama and not enough connection with the MCs, and don't even start me on the bitch that is Sabrina. I don't like bitchy shrew secondary characters. Vacuous, vapid, narcissistic women who don't use their brains, which they have, no, better to use your bitchiness and your body. It started interestingly enough but the chemistry was lacking betwe [...]

    • Lucy says:

      3-3.5 starsWhat worked for meI liked Dane and his family drama. Even though he wasn't in the book much I loved his brother, he was my favorite character. I liked the beginning of the novel and I liked the final resolution between Dane and his father.What didn't work for me.The cartoon villain. She wasn't fleshed out and she ended up just bring your typical bitchy evil female character you find often in mm romances. Yawn. The in between of the novel got too slow at times.I did not like the back a [...]

    • Jaycee Edward says:

      AJ Rose’s books are some of the hardest books on the planet to write reviews for, because the threads of her stories are always so interwoven that it’s almost impossible to say something that isn’t going to be a spoiler. Maybe it’s because she knits.This was not my typical AJ Rose reading experience. I usually block off release day and spend the entire day reading cover to cover. This time I didn’t have that luxury and I ended up reading this in small segments. It’s for that reason o [...]

    • Bev says:

      Not my favourite of AJ's work but her writing is excellent per usual. For me this seemed to drag in places which is why I took so long to read it, although I certainly wasn't phased by the timeline jumps. Craig I loved from the start, he was very open and forthright in his opinions. Dane was much more guarded and difficult to get to grips with, mainly I think because he had so many secrets and either couldn't or wouldn't share them with Craig, the man he'd lived with for 4 years or so, although [...]

    • ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ says:

      3.5 Intriguing stars on Prism Book Alliance®I was somewhat intrigued as this started, puzzle pieces of Dane Perry’s life randomly revealed. Jumps back and forth between the past and present gave it a dreamlike quality, a nonlinear revelation of those puzzle pieces. It also meant it took a while to get a handle on the intended focus for this story. The more I read, the less important the flashback chapters felt. Events referenced in the present are then explained in great detailed in the past. [...]

    • Lala says:

      3.75 stars.Overall, this was a solid, well-written story, with fleshed-out characters. I loved reading the hospital scenesDane being in his element, doing his job was fascinating. I didn't care much for the two parallel storylines, past and present. Skipping years of the beginning of Dane&Craig's relationship made me miss the chemistry between the heroes. Aside from that, the book was too long-windedI'd prefer it to be tighter. At times it just got a bit boring, though not to the point I wou [...]

    • Jules Lovestoread says:

      Dane Perry may have made something of himself – graduating med school and becoming a promising surgical resident – but underneath it all, he’s a mess. The really cool part about reading this book, though, is that when we first meet Dane, he’s already well on his way to getting his life back together. I love how AJ Rose begins her new novel The Anatomy of Perception. The start of this book means everything…Is it the beginning of the rest of their lives? Or, just one more thing that Dane [...]

    • Laura Miller says:

      really wonderful and movingThis is such a wonderful and moving story and so beautifully wrtten. This story is a light read. It's fully of sorrow and pain, but also love, hope and forgiveness. Tears will fall, so be prepared. Buy this book, read it and enjoy.

    • Yuki says:

      The Anatomy of Perception was a good read, but I can't help the feeling there was some wasted potential.I don't know. Something seemed off.3.5 stars rounded down.

    • Jennifer says:

      just couldn't get into it

    • K says:

      Well…I don’t really know where to start. The Anatomy of Perception, by AJ Rose, is, without a doubt, a thought-provoking, emotional, soul-empowering, book. It will rock you to your core. It will squeeze your guts so tightly and it will pull on every heartstring. And then…just as quickly, you will be filled with hope that forgiveness is a reachable outcome. That love this powerful will have no choice but to prevail.When I finished this last night I, immediately, went to the kitchen and took [...]

    • Unisauros says:

      You know the writing advise "If the backstory of your character is more interesting than the current story, you are writing the wrong story?" - that is how this story felt! It made sense at the end, but until then, it was irritating for me. At some point I felt a bit annoyed because the main character seemed like a poster boy for "therapy gone right", but that might be just my taste. I would have prefered him to have more edges.

    • Jenn says:

      Loved it!

    • Dana says:

      Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.I really like when an author can write many stories where the plots of each might be as different from each other as night and day. I like different emotional undertones, different types of characters, and different genres. It shows how diverse an author is to create such different stories. So, I have to say I’m a little embarrassed that it took me a little while to get into this story. The Power Exchange t [...]

    • Joyfully Jay says:

      A Joyfully Jay review. 3.75 starsThis book had me at the first chapter, which starts out in the present. It’s been two years since Dane had a psychotic break and it’s been two years since he has made contact with Craig. It was intriguing right up front to see how these guys were going to sort it all out. The story is told solely from Dane’s perspective. And, while many times I prefer a dual perspective, Dane’s sole perspective absolutely works for this story as it is primarily his story. [...]

    • Tj says:

      Croissants have buttery flaky layers. The Anatomy of Perception is more like the layers of an onion. To fully enjoy the aromatic flavors some tears have to be shed. The book centers around Dane and is told from his point of view with shifts from the past to the present. The shifts are done seamlessly and the reader never gets lost along the way. This method had to be employed for this book to work. Before Dane emotionally imploded, he kept his past carefully hidden even from the love of his life [...]

    • Ambre says:

      Hurt comfort on steroids. The writing was not terrible, and the characters were basically likeable and relatable, but a lot of the details didn't ring true to me. Details of the medical situation (especially the thing about a doctor basically taking a step down to become a physical therapist, as though doctors learn all of the same things plus everything else. PT programs are almost as long as medical programs). The way the internship and residency were done didn't seem right eitherSD in novels [...]

    • Sharon says:

      This is one of my favorite authors of all time. I read this book from start to finish without putting it down! It is more than refreshing to see serious reads about people who also just happen to be members of the multiple minorities that affect life. Linear style is difficult to do and keep the flow of the story and AJ Rose masters it. I prefer this form because flashbacks are distracting and leave you without enough information and going past to present often loses you. Linear style allows you [...]

    • Paula says:

      This is by one of my autobuy authors.This story is mainly from Dane's point of view in the present day and past which is split chapter by chapter. I preferred this method rather than constant flashbacks which are short and interrupt the flow of the story. I didn't feel this happened by doing it by chapter. Despite the alternating past / present the story was easy to follow and didn't feel mixed up at all.As always I finished the book too quickly! I fell in love with Craig and although I wanted e [...]

    • Tena says:

      AJ Rose has a way of pulling me into her stories so that I feel like I'm not only engaged but invested in what's happening. Dane's story is both heartbreaking and uplifting, as well as many other emotions in-between. I held my breath; I cried; I cheered. I simply couldn't believe so many things could happen to one person, and to the degree shown here. But when I stop to think about it, this is life - everyone's life in some fashion or other - and, in the end, there are many positive lessons to b [...]

    • Heidi Dover says:

      Was okay. I liked the MCs and was interested and invested in their relationship and seeing how they fixed, grew, and settled, but this was really much too long with many unnecessary scenes, chapters, etc etc. definitely felt it needed some pacing and tightening work. Also, not sure how realistic all the therapy, medical, etc stuff was, but it didn't seem realistic enough to keep me fully immersed in the story. Didn't make me believe, I guess, and that affected some of my attitude. But again, lik [...]

    • Sarah says:

      DNF - the emotional pain was too intense for me, I've found that depression and anxiety means some books are now just too painful to read. And struggled to read about Sabrina - the manipulation was uncomfortable to read.Not a reflection on the author (which is why I haven't rated this), just outside my comfort zone.

    • Pates says:

      Aj's writing always makes me want tofall in love with one, adooooore another, and just want to hug the shit out of the last. Oh and quite possibly want to hurt a character or two. I loved Craig something fierce and Dane is such a beautiful soul. What he conquered and the man he became was amazing. Definitely a good read. :)

    • andrea lewis says:

      This book made me cry and I loved itThanks AJ for your wonderful story!! Really drew me in, Its a keeper made me cry but in a good way! .Just read it alreadyhighly recommended.

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