Touch Me Gently

Touch Me Gently

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by J.R. Loveless
     
 

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Always hiding his tormented past along with his scarred body, Kaden James finds it difficult to keep a job. Luck finally turns his way when he finds work as a cook on a Montana ranch, where he meets terrifyingly handsome Logan Michaels. Logan is different from any man Kaden's ever met, and before long, he finds himself falling in love with the big cowboy. But Kaden's

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Always hiding his tormented past along with his scarred body, Kaden James finds it difficult to keep a job. Luck finally turns his way when he finds work as a cook on a Montana ranch, where he meets terrifyingly handsome Logan Michaels. Logan is different from any man Kaden's ever met, and before long, he finds himself falling in love with the big cowboy. But Kaden's nightmares won't let go of him so easily, and he's not just jumping at shadows. He has nearly a lifetime of abuse, horrifying memories, and pain addiction to overcome. Can Logan's gentle touch help Kaden heal inside?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940043342249
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
446,395
File size:
468 KB

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Touch Me Gently 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
When you begin a book by recalling the events of a sexual attack of a young man by an older step-parent you know that you are in for quite a ride. Touch Me Gently is the story of a damaged young man Kaden, and his difficult journey to self-acceptance and through that accepting the love of another man. Kaden is the victim of a physically, mentally and sexually abusive stepfather. This creates a pattern of self-mutilation, no self-esteem, haunting nightmares and the inability to maintain a lifestyle or relationship, so Kaden wanders from place to place and from job to job. A difficult situation at a new job ends up with Kaden leaving for a ranch in Montana and taking a job as the cook. Logan Michael, the ranch owner and Kaden's employer sees the results of Kaden's life and find himself shocked at his own attraction to his young cook. With the help of his sister Shea, Logan is able to reach the inner soul of Kaden and help him heal his internal and external wounds while both men discover the healing powers of love and conditional devotion. In truth, this is an emotionally difficult story to read but so worth it! J. R. Loveless has given us a full plate with every page but combines it all together in a story that will make you cry, laugh and smile. You carry the life of Kaden with you throughout the story and ride his emotional rollercoaster with a sigh of relief when you can finally see that life can go on successfully and happily if you are willing to open your eyes and your heart and accept that you are worthy of all the great things that life can bring. Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is well writing and so life like, almost as if I was seeing it playing out in real life. This was my first gay romance novel and now I am hooked for life!
h2olvr More than 1 year ago
bookshelves: cowboys, gfy, i-am-soooooo-disappointed, m-m, why-did-i-bother Read on August 05, 2015 I wanted to like this book. I loveeeee cowboys. I love the hard working cowboy with the soft spot for the guy that has problems. It takes courage to put your story out there but please have beta readers and check for errors and overuse of terms and phrases. I do not like the constant use, to the exclusion of any other terms, of "kid", "boy" and teen (yes, he was nineteen but not from your lover). Both MCs were adults. One only 9 years older than the other. These terms were used constantly. Kaden is small and has been abused sexually as a child. His lover, Logan, should not be thinking of him as a boy. Just did not give a good feeling to their story. There were changes of tense, even in the same paragraph. Edit. The POV jumped around with no warning. I like different POVs but it must be written so that the reader knows who is talking or thinking. Logan was suddenly gay and had no questions or doubts. Before Kaden had he ever notice guys in a sexual way? Just seemed to easy a transformation. I can enjoy a GFY story but more build up and questions are needed. Throwing in the story of a little girl with cancer was unnecessary and stopped the flow of the story. The whole religious thing just dumped in the ending was a turn off. Also the medical information was questionable if the injuries were as serious as the author stated. Come on. There were enough bad things dumped on the characters earlier in the story. A disappointment. I should have read my friends reviews first. Skip. Not worth your reading time.
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As with all novels that deal with trauma, it can be hard to read, and sometimes the author writes about it from a distance. I feel like Loveless captured the pain and healing perfectly. The characters were realistic and lovely. Great story.
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Enjoyed very much. Good story and I even shed a few tears at one point.
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A very sweet love story. Great characters, angst and romance. Very entertaining.
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This was an okay read.
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# 1 M/M This is the most beautiful, heart felt m/m story I've read. I have read many books of this genre and this one is the best. I am so glad i gave it a chance. Readers won't be disappointed.
Luv2ReadAG More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent story!!! Very touching!!
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