Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Restored Man by Jamie Reese Blog Tour





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.



Oh Mr Cole.  How I wish that I could find a gay best friend that is as awesome as you.  You spent hours of my weekend making me laugh and care about you.  Now that I am done with you, I just want to wrap my arms around you and just cuddle and be besties forever.

Ok- so maybe I am being a bit dramatic, but I honestly can say that I was in a major book rut.  I couldn't get into ANYTHING that I wanted to read, even Ryan Christensen did not make it go away.  Then came the Men of Halfway House series and they blew me away.  Yes, it is a M?M book, BUT don't let that deter you from reading any of these books.  The stories are amazing and not what I would call a hard core sex in your face kind of book.  They are just really good love stories that take you away from the drama of your life for a short time everyday that you read them.

We first meet Cole in the second book in the series.  All of the residents at Halfway House are on parole and have just gotten out of jail.  Cole is there for a few months after spending time in jail for stealing a car.  He is what you would call a car junkie.  He knows cars in and out and when one of the residents of HH are put into witness protection, he is given his boyfriends car on one condition.  He has to finish out his time at HH and keep a job, which he find for Cole.  Cole is not too sure that he likes the idea, but he loves the car and wants it in every way possible.
Along comes Ty.  Ty is the owner of the shop that he will be working and and has some history of his own.  He is trying to get his life back in order after an accident that kills his parents and leaves him with scars both on the inside and outside.  We can see that Cole and Ty are both hot for each other, but at the same time, they are both hesitant to start anything because both are not sure that they are good enough for one another.

I loved to watch Ty and Cole get together.  Yes, they have enough drama to fill an eighteen wheeler, but they are just so perfect for each other.  You root for them throughout the book.  There is a certain magic in them that makes you want to just push them together and lock them in a closet until they have a major makeout session.  You can see that they are both struggling with their feelings for one another, but at the same time you get why they are acting the way that they are.

Along the way we get to catch up with Matt and Julian, the owners of the halfway house.  I just love them together and the way that they just fit together.  They add so much to the book and the chemistry inside the house.  Aiden is Ty's brother and I am pretty sure that this arrogant man with his heart on his sleeve will be the next one to get a book written about him.
It takes a very good author to give us a great story, about a very taboo to some people subject, and in the end have us clamoring for more.  That is what you are going to get with  a Jamie Reese book.  







"I thought those were the service bays,"
Cole said, thumbing over his shoulder.
"They're for the traditional shop work my techs
do on a daily basis. These are my
service calls. Side project I'm doing and there's no money in it for the guys
so I don't really want to burden them. I figured we could work on them and, in
between, we could tinker with the Yenko if you want or wrap up the last few
details on the Drayton rig. I worked on most of it over the weekend but there
are still a few things to finish up."
Cole stopped walking. "You'd let me work on the
Yenko with you?"
Ty nodded. "Sure, why not. I've seen how picky
you are with your work."
"So it's my reward for helping you with your
service calls?"
Ty chuckled. "Do you do tricks too?"
Cole raised an eyebrow and half smiled. "Oh, I've
got a lot of tricks I can show you." He smiled at the rush of color to
Ty's cheeks, loving the way Ty always reacted to his teasing.
"You do realize you're an HR nightmare," Ty
said, looking at Cole with that glimmer in his eye.
Cole's pulse raced. "HR?"
"Human Resources. Sexual harassment, all
that," Ty said, trying to look serious and indifferent, but failing
miserably.
Cole belly-laughed so loud it echoed in the shop. He
then stilled, straightened his shoulders, and mocked a serious tone. "I
could, of course, be completely professional and proper with you, Mr. Calloway,
if that is your preference," he said, mimicking Matt's formal tone.
Ty turned to face him, the mock seriousness
transitioning into something more genuine. "And I, of course," he
said, reciprocating Cole's tone, "would be deeply disappointed."
He looked up into those brown eyes and smiled.
"My army of superheroes and I would be as well." He bit back a smile
and bowed.
Ty's low rumble-laugh shot straight to Cole's dick.
Cole straightened. "Admit it, you like me."
Ty raised his hand and put his thumb and index
fingertips together with only a sliver of a gap between them. "Maybe a
little bit."
Cole
looked at Ty's fingers then glanced back at him with a huge grin on his face.
"It's a start," he said before walking off to the two cars parked in
the bay.



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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.











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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the tour and for the great review!

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