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Living Two Lives - Book 25

by Gruinard

Published: 2022-09-07. 107,516 Words.

Categories: Fiction » Coming of Age

Format: EPUB

Content Rating: Older than 17

A coming of age story following the life and adventures of Andrew McLeod. This is the story of how a nerd gamed the system and had an amazing life.
Book 25 – a wild end to the story. (Summer of 1987).

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Well worth it!

Reviewed it on May 25, 2023

Really good series I hope you continue the story.


Good and interesting visit to the past.

Reviewed it on February 24, 2023

I started reading this series on SOL and was so into the story that I bought the next volume. And the next and so on!

As others have said, a great story with well developed characters. But every book in the series has typos and locations where the POV switches between 1st and 3rd person. So a lot of polishing is needed.

But $74.75 for the set?


Very, very different and a bit disturbing.

Reviewed it on February 1, 2023

Well, unlike most readers, I attended a Grammar School (but single sex) and was a member of the CCF (RAF section) and did my time at Cambridge University (Churchill rather than Jesus College). A final co-incidence is that I studied at the Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street!

A thoroughly enjoyable tale - with lots of “spot on” factual details and described environments. Most realistic about Heriots and Edinburgh (public transport, rain and playing fields) I suspect, less so about the Cambridge I experienced in the 60’s.

His recurring self doubt and indecision got on my nerves more than once.

Congrats on an epic tale!


Well done !

Reviewed it on December 21, 2022

I was totally captivated. Please continue the series. There is just so much more to hear, I find myself so invested in these characters and I am only a reader. I can’t imagine how much time and energy must go into these stories. Rest up my friend, for when you’re ready I will be there eager to continue.

Thank you for sharing!


Great story, needs severe editing.,

Reviewed it on December 17, 2022

A great story but the books are a bit rough around the edges. This requires a severe editing.


It was quite a read

Reviewed it on October 21, 2022

I took me a month or so to read the series. It has been worth it though. I feel a little bit empty with "nothing to read" any more. I mean, these characters become so close to you that you feel you really know them.
Thank you so much for sharing with us, and like other readers, I'm looking forward to the next 25 books...


I thoroughly enjoyed the series. Strongly recommend!

Reviewed it on October 19, 2022

Congratulations to Gruinard for writing such a compelling series. I'd love to read more stories in this universe.

Author request: Can the Living Two Lives books be added to Goodreads? Selfishly, I track the books / pages read in their app.


interesting ride

Reviewed it on October 6, 2022

I am here. definitely a tale worth reading


Great Series

Reviewed it on October 1, 2022

I stormed through this series like a bull in a china shop, and the story just got better with each episode. Is it greedy to ask if there is more in the pipeline for Andrew and company? I would love more, and there's so much more hinted at in this and the earlier books. Please, sir, may I have some more?

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Brilliant development and fulfilling story arc. Well done.

Reviewed it on October 1, 2022

Well worth the time and money. Binged my way through all 25 as they were released over a week.
I'm still looking for more. Thank you for these 25. Now may I have some more please?



Reviewed it on March 2, 2023



Too much repetition

Reviewed it on February 25, 2023

The premise of the story was excellent and the reason I persevered until this chapter but too often the back story was repeated to pad out the number of words. I felt at the end short changed at spending $2.99 for a few chapters making the end price for reaching this point over sixty dollars.


Too much garnish, not enough entree

Reviewed it on January 10, 2023

Great Story. Books 22-25 wandered a lot. Snippets of story lines that were never fleshed out and great detail about things that didn’t meed to be gone into detail about. Left feeling unsatisfied.


The frog is finally boiled.

Reviewed it on October 15, 2022

Barely edible.

Expecting more

Reviewed it on August 8, 2023

Mostly just a rehash of the previous "books". Only three or four paragraphs of new direction or new paths.


Overall opinion of 25 Books

Reviewed it on June 8, 2023

Very very great 23.5 books.

Unfortunately you went a bit overboard on the BDSM starting in book 24. It seemed to veer away from the tone of the prior books and delve into semi (mostly) BDSM porn.

I would like to see where they are especially after 10 and 20 years. (2 more books?)
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Anti Climatic Ending

Reviewed it on May 28, 2023

Up until this 25th book I was very impressed. It seems you got tired of telling a story in this one, and just made 60% of it repetitive B and D sex.


Very disappointing

Reviewed it on September 9, 2023

This book did nothing to move the story forward. If you're into BDSM porn you'll love it. Otherwise don't bother What a sorry end to a good series.