A Restored Man
(The Men of Halfway House, Book 3)
by Jaime Reese
Genres: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Cole Renzo thinks his greatest challenge is to behave for the remainder of his term at Halfway House. Until he meets his new boss, Ty Calloway, a man who ticks off every box on Cole's list of interests.
A sought-after restorer and customizer of exotic and collectible cars, Ty had enough confidence to command what he wanted in life, until one fateful night changed everything. Almost two years later, he’s slowly rebuilding his life with great control. He's defied the odds and works tirelessly to be the man he once was—but he still feels broken.
Cole’s candor and unfiltered personality awaken Ty’s barely-remembered desire to greet each new day with a smile, while Ty’s unwavering acceptance of Cole’s quirks and brash humor makes Cole feel as if he fits in for the first time in far too long. When a nemesis threatens Ty’s personal restoration and the things he holds dear, Cole is determined to protect their relationship, even if that means sacrificing everything he’s worked so hard to achieve.
But Ty will have to let his guard down, surrender control, and admit he needs Cole first, even if that puts himself at risk of breaking beyond repair.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Men of Halfway House is one of my all-time favorite series. I love the hurt/comfort aspects, the strong characters, and that it's the place where everyone deserves a second chance. Ty and Cole's story has all that and more. Both men have experienced more than their fair share of judgement, as the people around them seem to continually make assumptions based on their outward appearances. Damaged by guilt and weighed down by pain, the duo discovers that, together, they just might find a way to forgive themselves and have a love worth fighting for.
Watching the characters grow and develop over the course of the story is a thing of beauty. Once again, Jaime touched me with her well developed story, detailed world building and heartfelt emotions. I absolutely adored the boys in A RESTORED MAN and am already looking forward to book four!
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A Better Man
(The Men of Halfway House, Book 1)
A Hunted Man
(The Men of Halfway House, Book 2)
Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.