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Rescue Me

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  1,001 ratings  ·  141 reviews
After a near fatal car crash leaves him scarred both physically and emotionally, Matt Harmon finds the solitude of his huge, lonely house too much to bear. Hiring nurse James Hayden to look after him seems like the best idea for Matt, whose fierce independence has been compromised by his injuries. The two men clash from the start as James struggles to help Matt rebuild his...more
ebook, 414 pages
Published November 20th 2010 by Silver Publishing
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Ami
So here's the thing ... when you read ANY of Scarlet Blackwell's stories, you have to prepare for few things: (1) She has this ability to write such a prick characters, you want to bodily harm them (at the least) and kill them, probably (at the worst) ... (2) She also has push-and-pull "theme" between the two main guys (usually one is the determined and the other is the prick) that can get you frustrated ... and (3) She doesn't do sugary sweet saccharine; her stories are usually intense, raw, or...more
Emma Sea
OMG, why did I read this book!!? I was compelled to stay up half the night begging James to leave - leave now, running, and don't look back!

I've only ever read one Scarlet Blackwell before; Inferno. Friends did kind of give me the impression Blackwell enjoyed giving her readers a healthy dose of angst and lovehate, but still, I was clearly unprepared for this. Loins ungirded.

There was imaginary kindle throwing. And interior screaming. And a lot of facepalming. But. I. Couldn't. Stop.

The rating...more
Gina
I was told this has a MC that you either love or hate, well I didn’t love him. I recently read Ms Blackwell’s awesome book Inferno, and I completely fell in love with the total A$$ Dante…Dante…*swoon* I learned the author creates characters that don’t seem to have any redeeming qualities, you want to hate them, but in my case and Dante I just couldn’t….OH MY! In the case of Matt Harmon in this book, no problem. He is a bastard, callous, cruel, violent, awash in self pity and vain. He is a misera...more
Fonzie
Apr 21, 2011 Fonzie rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who loved Twilight
Worst book ever. The main characters can only either have sex or fight.

With all the fistfights and drunkenness the main character is involved in, there is no way he could be a successful businessman. He also has no tact whatsoever. I also cannot imagine a grown man unable to control his urges to this extent.

The other characters suffer from a painful lack of personality with a side of Mary Sue-ness.

Also, to read this you'll need to suspend all disbelief, because you'll see the most unprofessional...more
Chris
Excellent m/m romance about a rich, angry, nasty homophobic guy who nearly dies in a car crash. When he's eventually able to go home, he needs home nursing care and finds himself uncomfortably attracted to his male nurse. I'll warn you that I suspect some people are probably going to hate this as much as I loved it - there's a lot of angst, a lot of being stuck and not making any progress, a lot of lashing out at others because of how he feels about himself. And it all manages to feel more real...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I finally decided to move this one to dnf !
I tried, I picked it up a few times and each time got a little farther in but more and more aggravated and frustrated!
I seldom want to actually do something violent to an MC, but here the temptation just got to be to much for me, so in the interest of my sanity I'm moving it into storage and I will try and remember that I really shouldn't buy a book because I fell in love with the cover!
Nichole (Dirty H)
I really loved this book. It was everything I was looking for - characters that sucked me in, love that could not be denied. I read all 400 pages in one day.
This book gets knocked down a star for:
Matt is such a prick. Even though I loved him and wanted him and james to be together, I was also yelling at James to run far far away. Not only is he a prick, but he's a jealous, abusive prick and I would have liked the HEA more if he'd gotten some counseling to handle his anger.
There were some cultura...more
Fangtasia
In my years reading M/M Romance, I've gathered that the majority of its readers are women. Still, it has been demonstrated that it is also read by young men who are either questioning their sexuality, or are in the process of discovering/accepting they are bisexual or gay. It's been said that the books in this genre can provide a frame of reference for these men, giving them some form of validation and hope.

With that in mind, I direct this part of my review to those young men in particular: Ple...more
Kaje Harper
2.5 stars. I just couldn't get attached to the main characters in this work. Matt is too nasty and callous, over and over, making the same mistakes. I kept waiting for the author to introduce some kind of major childhood sexual abuse to justify the flaws in this man's character. James is too perfect and too willing to be a doormat. The sex is way too freaking desperate. (I'm sorry, but at a dinner party on a friend's table over the dishes!!!) And then when it switches to HEA it is saccharine swe...more
Don Bradshaw
This would have been a 5 star book if the author had just combined the first 100 pages with the last 100 pages. The middle 200 pages of the book were boring and dragged the story down. There really should be a limit on the amount of angst and self-loathing a book can have. Ms Blackwell would write a much better story if she was less concerned with word count and more concerned with word quality.
MsMiz (Tina)
I do not think I have ever read a more emotionally stunted asshole in all my reading as Matt was in this story.
Macky
This is Scarlet Blackwell at her best, as an author she never fails to write compelling uneasy romances that you are going to either love or hate because she pushes boundries in her books that do not conform to the ' norm ' in m/m romance and personally I love that! This book is no exception it contains a main character who in another story would be a sympathetic character because of his circumstances ( the product review gives a good account of the basic premise ) but in this book Matt is in so...more
Nile Princess
Now that I can breathe again, I am compelled to review this book. Matt suffers an almost fatal car accident and, upon release from the hospital, hires James as his nurse. Matt is an extremely difficult man. Lack of love from his foster parents and/or significant adult romantic relationships have left him a sarcastic, bitter man who does not like to be touched. The huge scar that now runs down one side of his face doesn't help. His three friends, Lewis, Nick and Joel are all that keep him from be...more
Deeze
Boy this book had me going between 1 2 and 3 stars. Theres were parts I really hated and came close to just stopping, then other parts that I really felt for the characters. Some of the emotions they went through had me rooting for them, but no sooner did I start liking them, they would go and ruin it all and I'd be ready to just quit again. The rest of the time I was kinda bored.

I don't think I can really give this more than 2.5 stars. Too much against V's the small amount for.
Catherine's Skulls Give Her a Heart Boner
When I started writing this review, I had no idea how to rate this book.

None.

When the story begins, Matt has been seriously injured in a car accident. He’s broken and scarred, wracked with pain, and mostly bed-bound. I’ve never been in a car accident that serious (knock on wood!), but I know how grumpy I get when I’m sick, so the man immediately had my sympathy. I completely understood why someone in his position would feel vulnerable, irritable, and defensive. I even understood why he might las...more
Julz
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Td
ANGST ALERT! :)
There are some great reviews here already I mostly agree with that will give an accurate idea of what this story is about. Matt was one of those characters you just love to hate. Totally obnoxious, self centered and plenty of other things I can't write here. I wanted to reach into the screen and smack some sense into him quite a few times. First book I read from this author and I very much enjoyed it.
Perpetua
Wow! That was a fecking fantastic read! It was difficult to read at times and I wanted to smack Matt for most of the book but it was a more than satisfying ending! Totally recommend it, lots of angst!
Boyboygirllove
Where to begin...
There are so many good reasons to read Rescue Me...it's a beauty and the beast tale with so much passion and heart-wrenching horror it was like riding a roller coaster and hoping someone didn't die along the way.

This was my first read by this author but boy...she does't pull any punches...she just goes right for the jugular. I wasn't quite prepared for how much she puts her characters through and there were many times I found myself pulling away from the story because it just hu...more
Valentina Heart
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Lucy
Mar 06, 2014 Lucy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Finally getting around to quickly review this one. I read it last summer before joining Goodreads.

What to say about this book, lol.....

Well I enjoyed the hell out of it. It's a trip, that's for sure. The main character Matt is repulsive. He's an asshole, he's homophobic, so far deep in the closet he can't think straight. His love interest, James, is a mess and clearly has no self esteem otherwise he wouldn't keep putting up with Matt's bullshit. The relationship is dysfunctional, actually it's...more
Amanda
3.5 stars.

Not a bad book but some of it could have been cut out. Matt only left James how many times after he ripped his heart out and stomped on it? Sheesh. After a while it got old.
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Susan65-Coug
I had to sleep on this one before I felt like I could review it honestly. I was at times hovering between a 3 and 5 star read, depending on where I was in the story. This is really well written so I decided on a 4 star.

Matt is a very wealthy guy who nearly died when he crashed his sports car. He is broken in body and spirit and at first you feel just horrible for him. He has scars inside and out but won't allow anyone close enough to him to help. Saying he acts like a dick is a complete understa...more
Judith
Loved it.
Matt is such an a**hole. But I was completely captivated by him from the start. I could see through all his bluster even though it was so hurtful to be on the receiving end of it. James is unbelievably patient and caring with him. His pain made my heart bleed more so than Matt's, and I was glad when he got physical. If not he, then I would have!

I hope she writes a sequel cuz I just have to know why Lewis thinks Matt's such a good friend and of course how he gets together with Nick.
R.J.
Really enjoyed this book. This is sometimes an incredibly painful read. The main character seems at times to have no redeeming qualities, but that is what makes this such a satisfying read. I read so much into what was written, had my own opinions on motivation and being allowed that freedom was a refreshing change... 4.5 stars.
pbj
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Amber
When I picked up this book I thought it would deal with a romance/relationship revolving around Matt healing from an accident and insular lifestyle. Turns out it more about Matt dealing with his homophobic tendencies and the fact he likes men. I've read very few books where fag was thrown around so much let alone by one of the main characters. Matt dealing with his accident/injuries or even his past emotional problems only seem to be a passing theme that isn't dealt with much unless it adds to h...more
Sherry
I liked it but not as much as "Wildcat", which I read right before this one and which has a similar topic. In my opinion the topic was handled better in "Wildcat" than in "Rescue Me". The constant back and forth in "Rescue Me" was a bit tiring because the book is sooo long. And I constantly wanted to hit Matt over the head, but then again, when he felt sorry for what he did I wanted to comfort him *argh* And James. I couldn't believe that he would let Matt treat him the way he did over and over...more
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
This well written story had me in different stages of disbelief from beginning to end. The degree to which Matt abuses James, as well as everyone else with which he comes into contact, is truly unbelievable. Despite the almost nonstop verbal and often violent assaults, they all stick by him, continually making excuses for him. I wish the story had gone into a little more detail about what caused Matt to be so distrustful and jaded, other than his.foster parents not loving him.

Matt's constant dis...more
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