Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blog Tour: A Restored Man By: Jamie Reese

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.

Let me firs start of by saying that while A Restored Man can be read as a standalone, I personally feel that you should read the first two books in the series just so you have more of a background on some of the characters.  And, well because all of the books are really good and had me wanting more after I finished each one.

In A Restored Man we have Cole, who is on parole for auto theft and Ty, is the owner of the car restoration and customization shop that Cole gets a job at.  Yep a car thief is working at an auto shop, but Cole has a love of cars that goes beyond boosting them. His mind goes a mile a minute but when he works on a car it just gives him a peace and almost centers him in a way.  Cole can be annoying but he never tries to hurt anyone but sometimes because his brain to mouth filter is permanently set on off it happens.  Ty was injured in a car accident and ever since he has shut himself down in a way.  He doesn’t design customs any more, he stays to himself and those who love him or know him miss the old Ty.  When Cole and Ty begin to work together, it moves forward from boss/employee to being together but it isn’t something that happens quickly.  They complete each other in ways that are beautiful in my mind.  I will admit Cole and Ty are now my favorites so far in this series.

This entire series is about the men who are paroled into a halfway house, these men are not evil violent criminals, but just wanting to be able to start their lives over.  This is also a m/m series but it’s not  sex filled like you would think.  Is there sex?  Yes but it almost in a way takes the back seat to the real story going on, the men finding love and a new beginning.  Jamie Reese has me hooked and I hope that the next book releases very soon.

"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 comment:

Jaime Reese said...

Thank you for participating in the tour and for the great review!


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