A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House #3) 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

I am so excited to share this book today! I am a huge fan of this series and this may be one of my new favorite books!


My 5 Star Review:

I LOVED this book! A Restored Man may be my favorite in this series, and I love this series! Jaime Reese has created a wonderful world with these men.

Cole and Ty are very, very different men who find each other at a pivotal time in their lives. Cole is living in a half-way house after serving a prison term for stealing a car. Ty is the owner of a shop specializing in top notch work on exotic cars. When Cole gets a job working at Ty’s shop, it’s a chance to prove to himself and those around him that he truly is a good man. Ty is recovering from a horrible accident that took his family from him. Despite an instant chemistry between the two men, the question is can they move beyond the past to freely enjoy the future.

I absolutely adored Cole from the very beginning! He is beyond adorable and I think I spent the book just wanting to hug him. He is a very bright man who has a hard time controlling his mouth, it seems he doesn’t have a brain to mouth filter. And, it’s one of my favorite things about him. Despite his uncensored sassiness he has an amazing heart and love for his family.

Ty is such a wonderful, sweet man that I couldn’t help falling in love with him from the first moment. He is dealing with a difficult past that haunts and pains him daily. When he meets Cole when he comes to work with him, suddenly he finds his smile and his laugh again.

There aren’t words for how much I loved these two together. It was like they brought out the best in each other from the first moment and never stopped. Both men are dealing with pasts they would rather forget, but their ability to work through it all together truly touched my heart.

This was a wonderful story about the power of love and it’s one I will undoubtedly read again and again. Ty and Cole are absolutely perfect as the imperfect men they are and I truly enjoyed their story. Thank you Jaime Reese for this wonderful story showing that you do not have to be perfect to deserve amazing love. I cannot wait for the next story in this series, this is absolutely a favorite for me!

I was provided with a complimentary copy for review for TheGeekery Book Review.

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.

“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


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.”


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.


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