REPAIRED by Melissa Collins-Review and Book Tour
by Melissa Collins
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, M/M romance
RELEASE DATE: June 23, 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK: Liam Davis is a man without a past. That’s what he wants everyone to believe, anyway. Hell-bent on erasing any memories of his previous life, he knows that starting over is all he can do. Hiding who he is, where he’s from, why he’s running, and especially who he’s left behind, Liam has run away from everything he’s ever known. His plan works perfectly until one day when Parker Ryan threatens to expose his carefully concealed world.
Parker Ryan is a man without a future. Sure, he’s a partner in one of New York’s most prestigious law firms, but he’ll never be more than a failure in the eyes of his boss, his father. Rather than break away from his father’s standards, he finds himself mindlessly pursuing them, in turn sacrificing anything that would actually make him happy.
When Liam’s and Parker’s lives collide, the ugly truth about who they really are, and who they hope to become reveals itself when they least expect it. As both of their lives become wrecked beyond all belief, they’ll learn how to rely on each other in their journey to become Repaired.
REVIEW: REPAIRED is the latest, stand alone, adult, contemporary M/M romance novel by Melissa Collins. This is auto mechanic Liam Davis, and attorney Parker Ryan’s story.
NOTE: REPAIRED is a M/M romance storyline with graphic scenes of sexual imagery.
Told from alternating first person points of view (Liam and Parker) REPAIRED follows the building relationship between Liam and Parker-total opposites in every way but both vulnerable to pain and rejection. When Parker’s BMW hits a pothole Liam is the first on the scene to assess the damage, and the attraction between Liam and Parker is immediate. What ensues is Parker’s pursuit of Liam, and Liam’s need to push away when anyone gets too close to the truth about his past.
Liam is a quiet, sweet twenty seven year old man whose past is rife with abuse. Ten years earlier, Liam ran away from home in search of something else-anything else-that would help bury the pain and emotional wounds. Enter Paulie-the owner of an auto shop who takes Liam under his wing, and for all intents and purposes becomes Liam’s family and friend. Liam has kept most of his previous life a secret; the pain and embarrassment about the truth find our hero locked in a world of guilt and shame.
Parker Ryan is an attorney in his father’s prestigious law firm but coming out to his family was met with disillusionment by his homophobic father. Parker is a man who is looking for his father’s approval but knows that nothing he will ever do will make his father proud. When their latest case finds Parker questioning the truth about the evidence before him, he knows it is time to move on with his life.
The relationship between Parker and Liam is heightened by their mutual needs and understanding of rejection and heartbreak. The chemistry and sexual attraction is palpable; their connection to one another is realistic and heartwarming. The $ex scenes provocation and emotional; Liam and Parker are searching for love and acceptance, and will find it with one another, through the pain and guilt. Liam must overcome the darkness of his past, and Parker is the man to bring Liam into the present.
The secondary characters include autoshop owner Paulie and his wife Annie who are more than family to Liam Davis. We are also introduced to Liam’s ex Gabe, and Parker’s ex Zan-Zan and Gabe will meet and there is another potential love match on the horizon. There are a number of regulars at the local bar where Liam hangs with his friends; and Parker’s father whose only concern is the bottom line-no matter the truth about the people he represents.
REPAIRED is a heartbreaking but encouraging storyline about two people from opposite backgrounds who will find love with one another through their mutual need for love and acceptance. The premise is moving and inspiring; the characters charismatic, colorful and intense; the happily ever after fated and inspiring. Melissa Collins romance storylines are intimate, captivating and sensual. I would never hesitate to recommend one of her intoxicating M/M romance storylines.
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Reviewed by Sandy
Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.
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