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A Restored Man

(The Men of Halfway House #3)

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Cole Renzo thinks his greatest challenge is to behave for the remainder of his term at Halfway House. Until he meets his new boss, Ty Calloway, a man who ticks off every box on Cole’s list of interests.

A sought-after restorer and customizer of exotic and collectible cars, Ty had enough confidence to command what he wanted in life, until one fateful night changed everything
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ebook, 363 pages
Published February 17th 2015 by Romandeavor (first published February 15th 2015)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
COLE

Motormouth and mechanic extraordinaire; bossy top; loyal friend; loves speed, exotic cars, and Ty.



TY

Kind, stubborn, professional, lost; feels damaged and guilty; carries a torch for car restoration and one feisty mechanic.



Cole and Ty complement one another well. Cole makes Ty laugh and brings Ty out of his self-imposed shell.

When we met Cole in book 2, he was a lovable, flaky kid, itching to steal another car, just bidding his time at the Halfway House. Meeting Ty forces Cole to grow up. H
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Lyn
5 My-Ty Stars!!

I started this book almost a year ago and paused it. I have no idea why, because when I picked it up again, I didn't want to stop reading it. Cole and Ty are totally swoon worthy.
Jaime Reese
Jan 13, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written-by-me
Target release date: February 17, 2015
Word count: 117,600
Although part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.
This story is all about the characters. No mystery/suspense element in this one.
Characters who reappear from Book 1&2 as secondary characters: Julian, Matt, Aidan, Jessie, Luke (briefly)
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.5 Stars***

"Look at yourself in the mirror. Why can't you see how amazing you are?"

"I see it in your eyes when you look at me."


Hands down my favorite in the series so far!!



I'm gonna give you just a quick review here, because all I really want to say is...



Here we go...

Cole - He was a charming, vulnerable, verbal diarrhea, rambling sweetheart!! He had good intentions, a kind heart and zero filter from his brain to his mouth....and I loved every second I spent with him.

Ty - Sigh....
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.Lili.
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m


Oh gosh, this is a hard one to rate. There were so many things I loved about this book- especially Cole & Ty. They were great together. They were the epitome of that Jerry Maguire quote:



They really did. Jaime Reese did an excellent developing their characters and relationship. Unfortunately, there were some moments that the story felt too long, scenes that were unnecessary to the plot. (view spoiler) As much as I love the main char
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Sheri
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I greedily watched the countdown clock for this baby….I wanted it soooo bad!

Cole was a firecracker in the previous book and I had a feelin’ his book was going to be fun. I wasn’t disappointed. If you haven’t met the boys in The Halfway House yet…you are missing out. And though it certainly can be a stand-alone, I would encourage you to start with ‘A Better Man’. *sigh* This is no hardship, I promise. I believe it flows better having the history of the guys and the house.

Cole.

Cole is a bottle of
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Trisha Harrington
So this was me when I first heard about the book.



And this is me now that I've read it.



Honestly, I knew I would love this the moment I heard about it. I'm such a huge Jaime Reese fan. Her books tick all the boxes for me and always, always leave me wanting more of her amazing characters.

A Restored Man is just so amazing. I loved it from the first page and I fell a little more in love with it as I continued to read. I kept smiling and laughing and just having fun while I read this. There were times
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Meags
5 Stars

This series just keeps going from strength to strength. The characters are relatable and ridiculously lovable; the writing is smooth and polished; the storylines are simple, yet engaging; the romance is palpable and the sex is hot! But I think my favourite aspect of Jaime’s writing is how well she paces her stories. Nothing is rushed. The slow-burn romance is deliciously fulfilled, no sooner or later than it needs to be. It’s timed to perfection.

The sheer number of relationship dynamics
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Dia
4,5 stars

This is my favorite book in the series so far!! I really LOVED both Cole and Ty. Cole's NO filter mouth was precious!
Ty was still healing physically and emotionally. He just needed someone who wouldn't look at him with pity. Cole made him laugh and working together on cars was super funny but also hot.
I loved their banter. I also loved the banter between Cole and Aidan.
This was a slow burning romance but it really made my heart warm. Super sweet!
It pains me that I can't give it 5 sta
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Susan
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, audio, comfort-reads
Re-read August 17 2016
Greg Tremblay totally rocks!! He did such an amazing job with the audio. I love him.
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4.5 stars


Cole!!!! I love Cole!! I want a Cole!

God, I loved this book. I loved Cole and his big mouth. He and Ty were the perfect match.

I never thought I would like a book about cars this much, but all the car stuff was damn sexy!

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This book revolves more around character than plot (even though there is in fact a very decent plot) and I loved it. Cole was such a refreshing charac
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Ele
This is the story of Cole



(*clears throat*well since Dani pretty much destroyed all our chances of finding a better Cole than hers i thought i 'd give you his other parts, the superhero ones)

and Ty (yes my Greek friends this is who you think it is)




Cole was a car thief. Fresh out of prison he starts working for Ty,a car restorer. Match made in heaven right? And they were a perfect match.

I loved Cole's personality. His struggle to control himself and his mouth was adorable. I liked how he pushed
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Elsa Bravante
Aburrido, con una trama tipo fairytale sin sentido y pueril, un gran y enorme MEH.
No me apetece nada extenderme, siempre lo siento por los autores, pero me cuesta decir algo bueno del libro, no es que sea ofensivo o algo parecido, es que creo que es malo.
Sorry.
Pavellit
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, ya-na, hot
Wow, what a cool gem! This story was so much more than I was expecting. Suddenly after closing the book, a wave of enjoyment circled my mind a million miles per second. Okay, in the end we went through a full-fledged car chase, but still that was a hell of a show. I can not remember the last time I felt so energized (usually after I watched 'Friends'-tv series). Not that there were not dark clouds hovering over them, neither lack of having a hard time trying to get over the guilt, nor a bad guy. ...more
Ann
I'm just going to go ahead and throw ALL the stars at this installment of The Men of Halfway House.

If you are getting ready to read A Restored Man, and believe you me, you should, and you’ve read the first two books in the series, you’ll remember Julian. You know how he’s one of THOSE characters? The kind that just have that certain something that makes them truly memorable and unique. The kind that sticks with you long after their story has been told. Jaime Reese has given us readers another o
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Wendy
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Wow....... I just knew from reading all the previous book, that this one was gonna be great !! I love it when I'm right (which is always of course). 

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So we've met Cole in book 2 and I have loved him ever since. He's awesome funny and I love his food in mouth syndrome. I admit...I have a little Cole crush going on :))

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Cole's in the halfway house because he stole a car (he stole much more than one, but he only got caught for one). He did 2 years in jail. If you've read book 2, than you know Hunter g
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R * A Reader Obsessed *
Definitely the most enjoyable so far.

There's something about insecurity and doubt and longing that gets me every single time, and though overall low in angst, this had just what I like.

Cole - impulsive but never mean spirited, he often gets himself into trouble without "pausing" to think before he speaks. However, it's exactly his lack of filter that's the perfect cure to releasing Ty from his self imposed exile. Cole is smitten. He simply wants to be needed and be something of worth.

Ty - phy
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Ami
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ami by: Lelyana
I read book #2 A Hunted Man early last year and I didn't enjoy it; thus I postponed reading this as long as I could. I guess the length of this one (117.3k!) was one of the main reasons. When it comes to romance, I am always afraid lengthier book will bore the hell out of me. However, I've been in not-so-good reading streak, and somehow I kept looking at this thinking that everyone I know who dislike book #2 ended up loving this. So I thought that I should give it a try.

Well, hell, I LOVED this.
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Bev
I loved, Loved, LOVED...nay, ADORED it!! No waffling here, everyone else’s review has been singing the praises of this story. Have to admit I understood hardly anything about the cars/exotics/customs...whatevers, all I was really focused on was the blossoming, flirtatious relationship between Cole and Ty, both broken men suffering from the loss of a loved one(s).

I loved the sensual, solid connection between the two of them, and the tentative re-connection between Ty and Aidan, and Ty and his
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Mark
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Macky and I were lucky enough to read this one together and here is what we have to say about;

Mark: Let me begin with Cole now that I have met him. To be honest I found him absolutely adorable. I’m sure he would try the patience of a saint, but you just can’t help but to love him. His mouth is in overdrive before his brain has caught up at times, but you just have to smile as there is never ever any premeditated nastiness to it. It’s just like a child who says what they think no holds barred but
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Keveen
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS

This was a really really great book. I thought it caught my attention from the very first sentence of the first chapter. I wrote, "Already like this book just because the author used "Timber" by Pitbull feat. Kesha as the music Cole danced to" and "Oh Cole, you're not the only one imagining doing things with Adam Levine". So those two were good signs that I was into this book.

For references, I imagined Cole as Dani's Cole in her review and Dave Franco as Ty.

The story this time around wa
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John The Cosmic Wanderer
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Same with book 2, this would have been really solid if this was shorter. Too long! I like Cole and although the MCs did not jump at each other right away, which I usually like, but this was just frustrating. There was just a lot of teasing, flirting and a lot of eye rolling on my end. Book 1 is still the best for me!
Candice
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
2nd Read Oct. 2018
I LOVE COLE!

1st read 2-17-15
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Cole. My sweet Cole. They say his mouth runs faster than his brain and we caught some of that, but I didn't think it was too bad. In the first 35% my heart was breaking for Cole, then something snapped into place the tears stopped and it was game on. I loved his cocky attitude, but with the skills to back him up. When he was talking cars... oh sweet baby hay-zeus. When he first walking into the garage...
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Ty. My-Ty. GAH! I have no idea how you and yo
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Don Bradshaw
I hate that it takes a year between these realistically written books because poof like a bag of potato chips the ride is over and I have to wait another year. This third installment in the Men of Halfway House series is my favorite so far. I got sucked right into the subtle interplay between Cole and Ty. There is no insta-love, let's fuck action in this story that is so prevalent in many m/m romance story. Ms Reese keeps it refreshingly real Cole is a complex character who primarily uses his o ...more
Jewel
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I love this series! A Restored Man takes Cole, the overly talkative ex car thief from A Hunted Man and pairs him with Aiden's brother Ty, who owns an exotic car restoration shop.

Cole is amazing, and he knows he made mistakes, and he's done his time. But beneath his cheerful , talkative exterior is a young man who sees himself as not having much to offer. He knows cars and he's not terribly modest about that, but he sees that as less than what his siblings have accomplished. Seriously, h
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Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading, arc
ARC PROVIDED BY AUTHOR.

AMAZING!!

Aidan half smiled. "[Ty's] your Kryptonite?"

Cole looked up. "Huh?"

"Your Kryptonite. Superman?"

"Nah, man," Cole said with a laugh. "I'm like Popeye and he's my spinach. He makes me stronger and I just want to gobble him all up."

Aidan rubbed his temples . . . "Do you hear yourself?"


I haven't got enough time to explain how much I love this series.
It Gave me the "FEELS"
If You havent read this series you really need to, drop what you are doing and start straight away
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V
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't know shit about cars, I'm the worst person to ask what car I would like to drive, I don't even drive.
However, even when this story focus quite a bit on them, I found this sequel terrific.
Both characters were amazing, sex scenes were delicious, the plot was very enjoyable.
Another winner for sure!
Elsbeth

BR, April 23th with Susan.

Review to come.

*4,5 stars*

Catherine
*** 4.5 Stars ***

Favourite of the series thus far!
Debra
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is another good entry in the Halfway House series. This one is almost solely focused on Ty and Cam building their relationship and working through their individual issues. Both are suffering from guilt that is tearing at their family relationships and have changed who they are.

As with the other stories in the series, this is a slow burn romance with plenty of tension that pays off well. Cole is an unstoppable force in superhero underwear, with no brain to mouth filter and Ty, the man who h
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