Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Mended May by Jamie Reese Blog Tour

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.***


Although part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.

I have loved this series since I first read it, and when I heard it was going to conclude with Aidan's story, I was beside myself.  I have gotten to know Aiden from the rest of the series and he is a man of mystery.  Very out spoken, but with that bit of off standishness that made you wonder what he was all about. When I heard that it was Jessie that he was after- all bets were off and I needed this book now.
Let me tell you, it did not disappoint.  It was one of those books that I wished I did not have a job and could basicly sit at home on my cozy couch and read all day long.  Unfortunately for me that was not the case.  I will admit, that this book was pretty long, and took some time to finish.  The problem was that I did finish and I wanted more.  I wanted to know about the future for all of my friends that I had met in the series.
Aidan like I said is very complex and it is hard to read some of the stuff that he has had to go through in his life.  The beginning of the book is hard to take, but it had to be done to establish the story. We know Jessie from the other books, but only as a side character.  What we get to learn about him is that he is a strong fierce character. He is the ying to Aidan's yang.
The book as a whole makes you want to believe that anything is possible when love is involved. That love can cure anything.  The love that Jessie has for Aidan is apparent and fierce and so beautiful.  He is the center that Aidan needs in his life, and Aidan is the center that he needs.  A home base to come to to recharge and escape from all of the bad that goes on in the world and in life.  All of the books in this series make you feel that way, and that is the beauty of it.
While this was a book in a series, it can be read alone.  You will be able to follow it without a problem.  The characters that you meet from the other books you don't need to actually know the history about to enjoy the book.

"A beautiful story of love making you whole again!" - Bike Book Reviews
"Heartbreakingly beautiful" - Amazon Customer Review
"As always the wait was worth it and Jaime delivers yet another stunning but very different book." - Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
"So…where are we going?" Jessie asked, returning the items to the pantry and the refrigerator. He hadn't expected Aidan to arrive home early, and he definitely hadn't expected him to announce a dinner excursion, especially not after spending so much time on the couch lately, having far too much fun to want to escape the house.

"Wherever you want to go is fine. You're always cooking and you stay in the house unless you've got an appointment, so I figured a break would be nice. To get out, do something…different. As long as I can pick a steak, I'm fine with any place you want to go."

"You choose the spot. Surprise me," Jessie said.


"So where are we going?"

"Uh, I thought you said to surprise you?"

Jessie bit his lip, trying to disguise the humor at seeing Aidan squirm. He figured Aidan was probably getting a little edgy lately, always giving in and letting Jessie get his way each time. "I need to know what to wear."

"A suit. Definitely a suit. A dark one. Either the blue one or the charcoal."

"So it's a date?" Jessie asked, trying to contain the flutter in his chest. He cherished their time hanging out on the couch or back porch but going out in public together? Definitely one heck of a milestone.

"Uh, okay," Aidan said with a pinched expression.

"It's not a date?"

Aidan rubbed the back of his neck. "If you want to do something else too, we can."

"We don't have to do anything else. Dinner's fine."

"Okay. So it's not a date?" Aidan said, scratching his stubble. 

Jessie hid a grin at Aidan's confusion. "How about you tell me. Do you want it to be a date?"

"I want to take you out to dinner. I want you to wear a suit, because you look hot as hell in them. If that makes it a date, then cool. It's a date. But if I have to do something else to make it a date, like a movie or…fuck if I know…a walk on the beach or something. Let me know and we'll do that too."

Jessie wrapped his arms around Aidan's neck. "Where did you get that from?"


"I think you better leave the research to me." Jessie chuckled.

"As long as you wear your suit." Aidan snaked his arms around Jessie's waist and leaned in for a quick kiss.

Jessie nuzzled Aidan's neck. "And you need to keep your stubble. It's hot."

"You like soft balls and hard stubble. I think you're confused regarding what you want."

"I know exactly what I want. I want all of you, soft and hard and everything in between."

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.

The Men of Halfway House
A Better Man
A Hunted Man
A Restored Man
A Mended Man

…More to come…

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1 comment:

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

    Aidan & Jessie's story was not the last in the series. I have - at least - one more planned. :)