Vannguard Shaw has spent the last ten years serving a life sentence and adjusting to the ache of solitude. He accepts his fate, a sacrifice for the only man he ever loved and the one person who saw beyond his rough edges.
Drayton grew up with a trust fund and pre-planned future, but an unexpected encounter one night forces him to abandon everything and start from scratch. He is now a self-made man and developer of one of the most sought after electric exotic automobiles in the world with a fortune greater than that of his birthright. Yet, he’d surrender it all—again—for the only man who’s still ever-present in his heart.
After a decade and entirely too much distance between them, Vann is suddenly released back into a world that has been nothing but cruel. Drayton never lost hope they would once again reunite and pick up where they left off, but Vann’s stubborn nature and repeated encounters with a heartbreaking world prove to be a challenge.
Vann needs to tap into his fighting spirit’s reservoir of strength and hope life doesn’t punish him for taking a chance. Only then will he realize his own value and feel worthy enough to finally have Drayton’s heart. And their chance at forever.
The Men of Halfway House is probably one of my favorite MM series that I have read. I have been with them from the beginning with Matt and Julian and have learned to love each of the men more and more with each new book.
Jamie has the ability to tug really hard of the heartstrings when it comes to her characters and Dray and Vann are no exception. Vann has just gotten out of prison and doesn't know what to expect. Dray lost the love of his life when he went to prison protecting Dray from his own fathers hatred. Dray wrote to Vann every week letting him know that he was loved and not forgotten. Prison was not easy for Vann and he wonders if it is even possible to have a normal life.
I love that the characters each have a flaw. They are not perfect in anyway, and that just makes them all that easy to fall in love with. Vann has had a rough life, but he still has the ability to love, lead, and thrive. Dray has not had the best of times, but he still had the ability to believe that Vann will one day be free and will need a life to come back to.
Some feel that it is hard to read MM books, but I will be the first to tell you that this is a series that anyone can read. It is heartfelt, and honest. The sex is there, but Jamie does it in a way that is real and not totally in your face. I am a sucker for a good romance and Jamie Reese's books will always be on my radar.
* Although part of a series, this full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone. *Word count: 124K
“Emotionally, beautiful and inspiring” - Amanda L Amazon Reviewer
“A great addition to this series. One of the most romantic books I've read this year.” - Bayou Book Junkie
“Overall...Their story is beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring, sexy, and moving.” - Two Book Pushers
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.