12 May 2014

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After surviving ten years in prison, Cameron Pierce is attempting to put the past behind him. He tries to adjust to his newfound freedom with a place at the halfway house and a job. But one lesson he learned in prison keeps him guarded: hope is a dangerous thing.
Hunter Donovan, Assistant State Attorney, is a man of justice who loves a challenge. After a lifetime of putting his career first, a milestone brings him to a harsh realization—he's lonely.
Hunter's world changes when he meets Cam. The wary young man intrigues him and awakens a desire unlike anything he's ever experienced. When Cam's past resurfaces and threatens to rip them apart, their budding relationship is challenged and Cam's hope for a future begins to dim.
These outside forces hunting Cam will stop at nothing to send him back to prison. But they'll have to get past Hunter first.

So before I go on and on about this book, let’s take care of the necessities first.  A Hunted Man is part of the ‘The Men of Halfway House’ Series and to start at the beginning to see how this halfway house came about you need to read A Better Man, which I will tell you now is pretty darn awesome. 
Now I can rave about this book.  Cam is such a strong man, he had endured so much in the last ten years and to get a fresh start he couldn’t have landed in better hands than Matt and Julian, the owners of the halfway house.  With no friends, no personal belongings and emotional issues that could paralyze him, he starts on his journey for freedom and a new life.  The big issue he had was he would never be able to feel free because he wasn’t.  People were after him and he wasn’t sure he could save himself because he knew too much.
Along the way people step up to help him and show him what love and compassion is about, but the walls are pretty thick after the last ten years.  When the truth is discovered about his past I was even more impressed with this young man.  You will meet Hunter who I fell in love with; he is an attorney and basically lives his life for his job till he finds a new meaning to live. 
Since if I say too much then I know it will ruin the shock factor for you let me just give you some of my reactions.  There were a ton of awwwwww, a few OMG’s, many GASP, and more times than I can count on one hand me saying out loud, this author is brilliant.  The plot is not one that is easy to predict, the characters are strong and she set us up for some more great books in this series with people like Cole and Luke. 
While this is an m/m book, the plot and human connection and emotions carry this book more than any sexual experience you will read about.  This book gave us once again a sense of redemption, acceptance and love as you go through the darkness into the light with Cam.  Jamie Reese has become a favorite author of mine.  She not only keeps me interested and invested enough that I can read this longer than average book in less than 24 hours, but she makes me feel, she gives me hope and she takes my mind and heart to places that I find I have walled off myself.  I really can’t recommend this series enough; I will be waiting on the edge of my seat for her next story to come out.  

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Chapter 1
Cameron Pierce didn't really know what to expect when the entire nightmare began days before his eighteenth birthday, but here he was, standing behind a large metal door waiting for it to open and grant his freedom. Nine years, eight months, two weeks, and five days of hell. Even though he had to stay in a designated halfway house for the next few months, at least he wouldn't have these bars or barbed wire fences to constantly remind him of his nightmare.
He fidgeted. In exchange for almost ten years of his life, the prison system gave him a hundred bucks for expenses during transfer, and a plain, standard-issue cardboard box containing his personal items—a watch, ten bucks, and a pack of gum. Everything broken or useless, which pretty much mirrored his existence. He ditched the box and everything else then pocketed the cash.
The gears of the large metal door ground as they inched open. Cameron shifted his weight from foot to foot, waiting for just enough space to squeeze through the door. He looked over to the guard and concluded he'd be better off attempting to walk out of this prison with a little dignity. At the pace these doors opened, he figured he'd age another decade in the process. He closed his eyes and counted, begging for a little patience to come his way. He finally heard the grinding stop and opened his eyes.
There, in the middle of the empty parking lot, Sam leaned against a car with crossed arms and a smile.
Cameron groaned as he finally exited the prison gates.
Mr. Samuel Issacs, rehabilitation officer, also secretly campaigned for sainthood every chance he had. His job was to help a group of assigned inmates rejoin the world with others but his mission was to mentor them. Sam wanted to talk, help, and offer support. Cam, on the other hand, knew better than to open his mouth, and he damn sure wasn't going to risk Sam becoming some form of collateral damage.
Cam had learned that lesson the hard way.
"Hey, Sam," he said once he arrived where Sam was parked.
"Hey, Cam. I thought I'd give you a ride to the halfway house instead of having you take the bus," he said as he opened the passenger side door of the car.
Cameron waited, not sure if sitting in a car for hours with Saint Sam was a good idea.
"C'mon, Cam. I can guarantee you the drive with me will be better than a busload of people coming back from Universal Studios with stinky feet and a crapload of gas."
Cameron groaned.
Sam laughed. "Besides, I already filled out the paperwork so you're stuck with me. Get in."
Cam didn't say a word. He climbed into the car, sat in the passenger seat, and then closed the car door.
"Buckle up, it's the law."
"Are you kidding me?"
"Nope, state of Florida, it's the law."
"Since when?"
"Just strap in so we can get out of here."
Cameron groaned again as he pulled the belt and clicked it in place. He hated the way it cut into his damn shoulder. Who knew what else had changed while he was in prison. Just another reminder of things he had missed. He shifted in his seat only to have his movement limited by the seat belt restraint.
Here he was, finally out of prison, yet somehow still found a way to be constrained in a small enclosed area. Hell, this was even smaller than the six-by-eight cell he’d called home for almost a decade.
How ironic.
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.
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