Title: A Worthy Man
Series: The Men of Halfway House #5
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Romance
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. ---
* 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.
A Worthy Man by Jaime Reese was worth the wait. Vann and Drayton were characters any reader would fall in love with. What I enjoyed most about the book was Ms. Reese’s exceptional way of making the story be about two damaged souls who always knew they would eventually be together and found the motivation to do so.
A Worthy Man could have easily been a diatribe of woe is me and a constant barrage of ex-con never gets a break- but instead, Ms. Reese delivered strong characters well within their reach of happiness and their ability to achieve it.
Ms. Reese wrote of acceptance in the midst of doubt and love in the throes of forgiveness- a worthy blend of emotional angst.
The secondary characters were the chips in the proverbial cookie (thank you Julian) and added more depth and substance to a book already riddled with it. Matt, Julian, Adrian, etc., brought a sense of family when Vann and Dray only had each other.
A Worthy Man will seal the deal that love is worth waiting for and can truly conquer all. A must read.
A five handcuff review
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