Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Touch Me Gently

Title: Touch Me Gently
Author: J.R. Loveless
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-575-3
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Clothes hide most of the scars from the torment of Kaden James’ horrific episodes during his youth. Fear induced from that period reduces Kaden to a panicked individual and makes staying employed difficult to accomplish.

Now, he’s been given a second chance at life and an opportunity at love when he takes a job on a Montana ranch as a cook. Kaden comes in contact with a host of people willing to look past the scars and help him regain his courage. Logan Michaels is ready to help him want to open his heart to a relationship and learn to trust. But danger presents itself and Kaden once again finds himself struggling to face down his demons.

J.R. Loveless’ Touch Me Gently is a brilliantly written story about a young man’s ability to overcome odds that would leave most crippled. I loved Kaden’s character. His gentleness made him a target for evil people, who enjoy inflicting pain and terror on weaker individuals. Logan is a cowboy with a heart. His spirit and ability to accept Kaden as is allowed for their love to grow and for Kaden to find his inner strength and once again thrive.

While there isn’t a great deal of sex between the men, there is an overwhelming passion and attraction that slowly simmers until they finally capitulate to their desire. Those episodes bring the heat while giving insight to just how deeply the men care for each other. Loveless combines action, suspense and drama to create a fast-paced story that took over my senses. Those who like their cowboys strong and determined with an ability to tap into their tender side will love Touch Me Gently.

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