He has nearly a lifetime of abuse, horrifying memories, and pain addiction to overcome. Can Logan's gentle touch help Kaden heal inside? The last thing Liam Southard expects when he flees his abusive father is to be taken in by a couple of gay ranchers. Soon he has a new job and a new perspective on his sexuality, and his life starts to turn around.
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Loveless Goodreads Author. Always hiding his tormented past along with his scarred body, Kaden James finds it difficult to keep a job. Luck finally turns his way when he finds work as a cook on a Montana ranch, where he meets terrifyingly handsome Logan Michaels. He has nearly a lifetime of abuse, horrifying memories, and pain addiction to overcome. Can Logan's gentle touch help Kaden heal inside? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 3rd by Dreamspinner Press first published September 2nd More Details Original Title.
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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Touch Me Gently. DNF This is just too sweet, even for me. I don't know what exactly is my problem, I was expecting an emotional story, but for some reason, I felt like the story was forcing me to be emotional with the constant crying and shocks of the main guy. I may have to stop eating chocolate for the next few days. Anyway, off to the next one Sorry K View all 62 comments.
Shelves: mm , hero-abused-in-past , mm-cowboys , mm-older-man-younger-man. He's had some trauma and is scared of big men, so he gets fired from jobs again and again. He meets his new boss Logan Who's big but has tasty looks. I really liked Kaden and wanted him to keep his job because Montana's much cheaper than NYC Right from the beginning Logan is attracted to Kaden and this doesn't seem to bother Logan much even though Logan thinks himself straight and sees Kaden as really young which is weird, just a touch.
The drama ramps up a bit when in the middle of the night Kaden helps Logan deliver a baby horse because apparently Kaden is something of a horse whisperer Of course, of course, of course. I must not have been paying attention. This is when we find out that Kaden's a cutter and reading about him hurting himself really got to me. I think the author wanted to throw every horrible thing into this book and it's my opinion that she should have pulled some of the craziness back.
I swear that all this book was missing was some explosions, animal abuse and a beheading or something But wait things reached the pinnacle when a dying child gets slipped in with some possibly permanent paralysis.
Then there are visions and a physical therapist who gives tough love and I thought to myself "Is there no end to this? I had to give myself a shock to start my heart back up Fortunately there was an end and it was a happy one. Kaden and Logan build a family, surround themselves with friends and there are surprises and sex in between.
The last few pages made me smile with the implausibility of the scene. I was all "Really? Are you serious? Oh, screw it. Whatever, I'll go with it. I can't exactly recommend this book but it's better than a hit-and-miss. View all 16 comments. The angsty premise - badly abused young man coming to the country, finding a family, learning he deserves to be loved, etc. There's the lack of emotional realism; in particular, the fact that Kaden comes to the ranch so terribly traumatized that he can't even have a single lustful thought or feeling without having a panic attack - and having been this way for years an The angsty premise - badly abused young man coming to the country, finding a family, learning he deserves to be loved, etc.
There's the lack of emotional realism; in particular, the fact that Kaden comes to the ranch so terribly traumatized that he can't even have a single lustful thought or feeling without having a panic attack - and having been this way for years and years - and yet within three months he's having sex, apparently without a single moment of trauma or fear once the barrier is breached, so to speak.
That felt so inappropriate, and so untimely, that I couldn't get past it - and it's just one example, the biggest one, of a pervasive lack of realism, what another commenter described well as the author taking the easy way out for herself and her characters: Kaden just got over his problems way, way too easily.
Then there were the pages of exposition, of telling-not-showing, in which the author described the characters' feelings, what was going on in their heads, their motivations and desires, rather than illustrating these with actions and conversations. There was the lack of clear, much less consistent, point of view. And the constant reference to Kaden, by both the author and by Logan, as "the teenager" or "the teen" went beyond annoying why not just use his name?
He was 19 - hardly the age typically referred to as a "teenager" - and if he was old enough to be establishing a permanent relationship with Logan, he was old enough at least to be referred to as a man.
I could barely finish this book, mostly because of the emotional heavy-handedness and the clumsy and un-nuanced dealing with difficult issues; once I got to the sex, I was hard put to keep going. Everything is extreme: the most extreme abuse possible, but then an extreme and unrealistic recovery, and a relationship that serves as a total fix-all with no real issues whatsoever and I haven't even mentioned Logan's extreme switch from straight to gay, with apparently not even a single moment of distress.
All this, combined with the stylistic issues, made it impossible for me to have any emotional connection with the characters, despite the good set-up. I'm hoping the author can learn from these comments - and all the negative ones are fairly consistent - because her writing style is solid enough to show the capacity for improvement. And a good editor to rigorously point out and help address the telling-not-showing problem, to tone down the emotional extremism, and to act as a check for emotional realism, could make a huge difference.
View all 3 comments. Oct 19, Emma Sea rated it did not like it Shelves: hurt-comfort , gay-for-you , child-abuse , cowboy. Re-read, April What a load of unreadable crap! I gave this 4 stars in What was I thinking?? Original review Oct 19, This book is written terribly, but at the end of a really bad day it was like a big dish of over-sweet ice cream with canned whipped cream and syrup: waaaay too sweet but just what I needed.
BUT, it's light and floofy, there's an HEA, no one makes anyone else suffer through weeks of orgasm denial I'm looking at you, Billy and Tanny , and there are horses, yay. Engage brain in escapist mode and enjoy. View all 4 comments. This was a sweet hurt-comfort story. Kaden has been horribly abused by his step-father physically and sexually.
He has scars. Not to mention the man himself. I really liked this. This is the type of hurt-comfort story I love. My only niggle was, Kaden is 19 when the story begins. Even after This was a sweet hurt-comfort story. Even after they get together. Other than that, it was a really sweet read.
View all 8 comments. Aug 12, Betryal rated it really liked it. Whereas I should be starting on the next book to read unfortunately my mind kept playing back to this one and even though I was only going to rate it I felt the urge, the need to write up my thoughts on this story in question.
This is it for me. There are many factors I found disturbing within this story that perhaps the timing in reading this one was off for me, but I started it so I was going to see it through and damn well finish it even at the warning bells going off on stop reading it. I found it just so.
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