Title: A Worthy Man
Series: The Men of Halfway House #5
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Romance
A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them.
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
A Worthy Man is part second chance, part finding yourself.
Dray and Vann have loved each other since they were young, after spending years apart due to certain circumstances they have to figure out if their love is as strong as it once was.
For Drayton that's easy. He never stopped loving Vann, but he doesn't know if Vann still feels the same way about him.
Vannguard thought he was going the right thing when he pushed Dray way. He was trying to save him from the pain of loving someone he couldn't help.
Dray and Vann need each other. They love each other, but sometimes love isn't enough.
Drayton made something of himself, he's a successful business man, chasing a dream for both himself and for Vann. Now Vann needs to find what type of man he is, where he fits into Dray's life.
I loved the relationship between Dray and Vann, they were very in-sync with each other, even after ten years apart. They changed whole they were apart, but underneath all of it, they were still the same teenagers who fell in love. Their stolen time, while hard made them into the men that they are.
No longer kids, each man knows what they want.
This was my first Jamie Reese book. It won't be my last, you meet a lot of interesting characters, a lot of tangled webs. I want to read the other books in the series so that I can understand where these men are coming from, so I can learn who they are. Her style of writing is clear cut, easy to read, and I blew through this book.
Dray and Vann are characters who deserved their happy ending, I am so glad they were able to come together after the circumstances that tore them apart in the first place.
Love it seems, is able to overcome a lot.
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.