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
Can a love last for so many years and after going through so many obstacles?
Vannguard Shaw - or Vann - knew Drayton since high school. Drayton was the nerd who suffered bullying and was forced by the bullies to do their homework. Until one day Dray decided to say no and would have been beaten if Vann had not come to defend him. From that day a friendship was born based on mutual interests: Vann would be Dray's bodyguard, and Dray would teach mathematics to Vann.
The years passed and the friendship grew stronger and became something more.
But Dray's family, very wealthy and influential, would not accept that his only child was gay, and with that, one night, Dray's father tried to kill him but Vann saved Dray and ended up killing Mr Delereux.
Vann went to jail and spent 10 years there.
Now comes the day when Vann would be released. And the two would have much to make up for.
Vann did not think himself worthy of Dray, a famous rich man and with the possibility of finding an equivalent love of his social class.
However, Dray waited for Vann during all those years, plans were made and Dray would have to prove to Vann that he was a worthy man...
I'm suspected of talking about this series because I've loved all the books so far. However, I must confess that this one has become my new darling.
Perhaps because, rather than focusing on other mysteries, the author focused on the couple's own drama; Vann's difficulty in seeing himself as a person of talent.
Their love is something rare, pure and beautiful to see.
A love story to be remembered and taken as an example.
Difficulties pass, love stays.
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.