I just finished reading the latest edition to the men of Halfway House, A Restored Man. Jamie Reese has written a home run (sorry for the baseball reference, I know it should be a car one instead) with this one. This is book number three in the series, and in my opinion, the best of the three.
A Restored Man is Cole’s story. If you recall from the previous read, Cole comes in at the end. He is at the HH after serving a prison term for grand theft auto. As part of his rehab, he gets a job working for Aidan’s brother, Ty, at his car shop (repair, restoration, custom work of all kinds).
Before I get too far into my thoughts, here’s the blurb:
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. Continue reading “Review: A Restored Man”