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Friday, 20 February 2015

BLOG TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - A Restored Man by Jaime Reese

Title: A Restored Man
Series: The Men of Halfway House #3
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2015
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.

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian- I Dig Good Books

SO, this is book 3 in this series, but they can all be read in stand alone. I have been very fortunate to read them all for review, and I am so grateful to be able to do that!

Cole is a current resident at Halfway House, and he lands himself a job at Ty's shop, his garage, where he does all manner of car repairs, restorations and customs. Cole finds a very different Ty to those around him. But Ty is still dealing with a devastating car crash two years previous. And Cole the loss of his older brother. Can they sort themselves out and really be happy??

OH. Just. oh. I LOVED THIS BOOK! Yep, you guessed it, another sterling instalment of these men and its just as good as the first two.

Cole's mouth, his genuine foot-in-mouth thingie was hilarous, and Ty's reaction to it, was just beautiful in that it began to pull him out the black hole he had gotten himself into. I loved that they were just perfect for each other, and that Ty was adamant he WASN'T gonna sleep with Cole. I loved that we were left hanging for that, till well past half way. Oh, don't get me wrong, you get all the foreplay, its just the main event is a while coming.

I loved that we got Julian, Matt and Aiden, as well as Luke and Jessie too. Hunter and Cam are mentioned but play no part here. So, i see at least one more book, because Aiden and Jessie need their story, but others?? we'll have to wait and see, and while I like being able to see ahead, I am equally happy not being able to see ahead, if that makes sense??

 What stood out for me was that although Cole and Ty get hot and heavy, its not the other books. It beautifully written, yes, and carries all the emotions that these two men have for each other, its just not so in-yer-face, I think. Its the emotions that shine in this book, and the way they react to them, that take centre stage, not the hot and steamy stuff. And I loved it!

In case you missed it, I really really loved this book, and look forward to the next-however-many-more-there-will-be books.

Thank you, Jaime, for keeping these men in my life.

5 full stars, with a tint of spray paint along the edges!

PS, is Julian up to something we should know about??? huh??huh???

"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.



  1. Thank you so much for hosting me during the tour and for the wonderful review!