Two things about me:

  1. I’m sentimental.
  2. I’m a hopeless romantic.

These are the two reasons why I’ve been pushing and pushing to hit a particular release date for Aidan & Jessie’s story. I crossed my fingers and did everything humanly possible to try to make it. And bless my editor (Jae), she has the patience of a saint and the drive of a general to keep things on track – even when I didn’t think I could do it. Finally, I see the light at the end of the tunnel and can breathe a sigh of relief to announce the release date. 🙂

Why is the date important to me and their story?

It’s silly, I know (see two things above). The release date is the two year anniversary of the release of A Hunted Man.  That is the story where they first met and this story is consistent with the time frame.

Why the heck did it take so long to release?

It’s a long story. I won’t sugar coat it. It’s incredibly long. The longest of the series. (Did I stress enough it was long?)  It could have easily been split up into 3 separate installments, but I’m not a fan of splitting up a single story or having cliffhangers. And I hate waiting. Besides, if I ended it after Part 1 of the story, I think you all would have sent the lynch mob in my direction. So be prepared. It’s a long read clocking in at around 145K words. I’m told it’s a ‘psychologically complex’ story. So with everything going on, I couldn’t resolve certain things in a page or two. I wanted it to feel as real as possible.

What’s with the warning?

I’ve battled with the note/warning issue. Aside from the standard sexual content and language (yes, Aidan loves to drop the F bomb quite often), there’s violence and a whole lot of other things in this story. However, I don’t want to include a long list of subject matters to avoid spoilers. I will say I’ve been told the warning is not necessary because of the way the subjects are handled/presented. But I tend to err on the side of providing a general warning so you don’t expect rainbows and happy unicorns when you read this one. I’m sure you all can draw that assumption from reading the blurb and if you’ve followed these characters in the series. But please be aware, they each have backstories that might be a little tough for some readers for different reasons.

I will say, the book ends with an HEA.

If you have a concern about the warning and want clarification if a particular subject matter or trigger is part of their story, please send me a message and I’ll be happy to answer your specific question.

Cover reveal and blog tour?

Cover Reveal is coming mid month. So keep an eye out for Aidan. 🙂  I will have a one week blog tour the week after release (first week in May). More dates and information to come.


Soooo…..without further delay.


★ ★ ★ COMING SOON ★ ★ ★

A Mended Man by Jaime Reese
(The Men of Halfway House #4)
Release Date: APRIL 28, 2016
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

A story of healing, confronting demons, and how two men fight like hell to finally get their happily ever after.

Word count: Approx. 145K
This is book 4 in The Men of Halfway House series. Although part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.



Detective Aidan Calloway is rock-solid strong. He’s a man of justice—loyal to his friends, family, and job—even if it requires bending a law…or two. He shields himself behind an abrasive, fearless facade, until a phone call one night chips his armor and throws his perfectly planned, hollow life into a tailspin.

Jessie Vega is the epitome of optimism. His carefully crafted attitude of hope and positivity protects him from a past filled with too much pain. When a ghost from a dark time resurfaces and nearly breaks him, he must tap into his inner strength or risk losing everything he’s worked so hard to build.

But Jessie can’t do it alone. He must fight to break through Aidan’s ironclad defenses to reveal the heart of the man hiding beneath the tough surface and mend his damaged spirit. Only then can they truly heal and become strong enough to battle the demons that haunt them and threaten their chance to finally be together.


***This book contains scenes and subject matter some readers may find distressing.***

★ Want to read the prior books in this series?
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