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.
A Mended Manby Jaime Reese
Detective Aidan Calloway is rock-solid strong. He's a man of justice-loyal to his friends, family, and job-even if it requires bending a law...or two. He shields himself behind an abrasive, fearless facade, until a phone call one night chips his armor and throws his perfectly planned, hollow life into a/b>/i>
A story of healing and confronting demons...
Detective Aidan Calloway is rock-solid strong. He's a man of justice-loyal to his friends, family, and job-even if it requires bending a law...or two. He shields himself behind an abrasive, fearless facade, until a phone call one night chips his armor and throws his perfectly planned, hollow life into a tailspin.
Jessie Vega is the epitome of optimism. His carefully crafted attitude of hope and positivity protects him from a past filled with too much pain. When a ghost from a dark time resurfaces and nearly breaks him, he must tap into his inner strength or risk losing everything he's worked so hard to build.
But Jessie can't do it alone. He must fight to break through Aidan's ironclad defenses to reveal the heart of the man hiding beneath the tough surface and mend his damaged spirit. Only then can they truly heal and become strong enough to battle the demons that haunt them and threaten their chance to finally be together.
***This book contains scenes and subject matter some readers may find distressing. It is only intended for adult readers.***
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A Mended Man by Jaime Reese - The Men of Halfway House Book 4 The book opens with a scene of a brutal attack on one Jessie Vega. Homicide detective Aidan Calloway is called to the scene because Jesse has his card on his refrigerator. Jesse had crawled up and did not allow anyone close, even though he needed immediate medical attention for several bone fractures and a head concussion which was causing temporary blindness. Turns out, Jesse and Aidan have a strong attraction for each other, although the writer never told us why - perhaps you need to read some of the prior books to find out. The rest of the book is a series of therapy sessions and the two men trying to figure out how to resolve their pathologies so that they can love each other. The book is narrated from the third person point of view. It has a strong start, but as the book progresses it turns to a very boring "Lovey dovey" narrative that bored the hell out of me. I can't believe Ms Reese has published four of them! The characters are nothing more than caricatures of themselves. The plot is slow and boring. Too many feelings, not enough action. I don't recommend the book.
Although this is the fourth book in the Men of Halfway House series it is more or less Part 2 of the second book, A Hunted Man. At the end of that book Cam, Hunter, and Hunter’s father Thomas were taken away to the witness protection program to keep them safe from the as yet unknown nefarious people who were constantly plotting to kill them. A Mended Man is the story of Jessie and Aidan. Although they are not residents of Halfway House their story begins and ends at the house, and all of the characters previously featured in the series are secondary characters in this one. The story begins with a horrendously vicious attack on Jessie, who is hospitalized to recover from his injuries and watched over by Aiden, who at that time had not yet revealed his attraction to Jessie. Aiden is also a damaged man but is unwilling to reveal his story to anyone, even Jessie. When he finally does it is like, as Jessie states, a dam broke. This is the story of two broken men who need one another but who are afraid to relive what has happened to them. They must not only talk about what has gone before but they must also enlist the help of others to put a final resolution to the dangers they face. Other old cases are resolved enabling others to put their past behind them. This is a violent book with very, very bad villains, so be prepared for that. A Mended Man could just as well be called Mended Men. By the end of the book we have broken men healing. I don’t want to give away any more of the ending but this is a romance so you know there will be an HEA of some kind, but will it be the finale that you expect? Read and find out. Highly recommended.
This has been a much anticipated book; and so WORTH the wait!! Now I am awaiting the next installment.