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(The Men of Halfway House #6)
Rejection. It’s something Dylan Vaughn has known his entire life. But he’s a tough nut to crack and refuses to break. Armed with a sharp tongue and brutal honesty, he pushes through life and at anyone who attempts to take him on. Except for the quiet guardian who piques his interest and dares him to want…more.
When Dylan’s past comes back with a vengeance and jeopardizes their growing connection, Wall will stop at nothing to protect the younger man and remain by his side. But convincing Dylan that someone accepts the real man behind the cocky facade might prove to be Wall’s greatest challenge yet.
With his freedom on the line, Dylan must trust the strength of their bond and confront the forces threatening their future. Only then will he realize the dream of acceptance is real and finally have a place to call home.
It's a romance between two men, who are both familiar with betrayal and pain. Both men are broken and assume they are unworthy of love. Dylan has been abandoned his whole life, is a numbers person, socially awkward and finds people confusing. And Wall, I just adore Wall. He is well developed, and we completely understand his need for honesty and to not be a secret ever again. The attraction is strong from the start, but they certainly hold back on acting on their feelings.
Together, they can help each other to heal, find love and accept that love. They help balance each other out, and they certainly each needed each other.
Their story contains action, suspense and danger, as well as acceptance, healing and love.
And, aside from this couple, we get to revisit the Halfway House guys, and I find myself melting at the way Dylan helps Oz. So wonderful and powerful!
If for some reason A Chosen Man is not on your to-be-read list, add it now! It is an exceptional emotional journey, as Jaime Reese once again manages to write such complicated and intoxicating characters. The writing is strong and powerful, flowing so beautifully at times that it's almost lyrical. My only hope if that she keeps adding to this series!