Saturday, July 12, 2014

Make Sexy ~ @MySexySaturday #MSS50 #Saturday7

Welcome to the 50th week of My Sexy Saturday.

This week is all about making sexy.

Make sexy can mean a variety of things. It can mean making love, making the one you love feel sexy, or to take someone and make them sexy like in Pygmalion. It can be a single person, a loving couple or a polyamorous group determined to make sure everyone feels loved and wanted.

This week, you tell us what we mean by our theme. Write about those characters who have survived a war, a lost love, a horrible love, a devastating event or illness but somehow still manage to want to find a love that completes them into having a full life.  These are the characters that inspire you, motivate you to be better than you are or more than you are. The ones that make you cry, make you laugh and on whose journey you want to know what happens every step of the way.

These are the ones that fall in love and fall in love deeply, truly, forever. This is a person or couple you want on your side for any situation. And it is these characters that you, writer or reader, care for and want to know every aspect of their lives as each page unfolds the story.

This weeks MSS is my review for A Hunted Man by Jaime Reese

After surviving ten years in prison, Cameron Pierce is attempting to put the past behind him. He tries to adjust to his newfound freedom with a place at the halfway house and a job. But one lesson he learned in prison keeps him guarded: hope is a dangerous thing.

Hunter Donovan, Assistant State Attorney, is a man of justice who loves a challenge. After a lifetime of putting his career first, a milestone brings him to a harsh realization—he's lonely.

Hunter's world changes when he meets Cam. The wary young man intrigues him and awakens a desire unlike anything he's ever experienced. When Cam's past resurfaces and threatens to rip them apart, their budding relationship is challenged and Cam's hope for a future begins to dim.

These outside forces hunting Cam will stop at nothing to send him back to prison. But they'll have to get past Hunter first.

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Thank you Jaime Reese for making me swoon and fall in love all over again!
A Hunted Man, The Men of Halfway House #2 left me electrified and ready to face the world.

Cameron, an ex-con, released after years of prison, has found a home at Halfway House, run by Matthew Doner, NOT Boner and Julian Capelettii. Made to feel welcome, even by the gruff and overprotective Julian, Cameron landed a job at the local eatery, where he met Assistant State Attorney Hunter Donavan. Unbeknownst to Hunter, concerning Cameron’s situation, he falls for the young man- hook, line and sinker. Age difference aside, the men begin to form a bond that unscrupulous characters want to destroy.

Ms. Reese packed love, angst and a large dose of action into A Hunted Man. Once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down. Cameron’s characterization brought me to tears, as every nuance radiated through Ms. Reese’s words. His heart ache and his longing to be accepted; his resolve broken, if not for the gentle guidance and love from Hunter.

Hunter’s ever-present desire and need to protect Cameron held strong in the face of danger. Ms. Reese added twists and turns to the story that brought forth my love of a great mystery with sexy men and high-spirited secondary characters.

Matthew and Julian, A Better Man, are an integral part of the story line. Kudos to Jaime Reese for never forgetting her original MC’s, which only accentuated the reality of A Hunted Man.

Ms. Reese established a tenderness that slowly developed between Hunter and Cameron, which lent itself to the appeal of the book. Tender words, and subtle actions gave way to a gentling of souls, as Hunter and Cameron found a common ground of safe harbor and love.

A Hunted Man is a shining example of superb writing- exquisitely developed and one that has made this reviewer’s top ten list.

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