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Just the Way You Are

(Just Life #4)

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After ten years in an abusive relationship and a near-fatal knife wound, Jonathan Watson is finally free. Unused to being able to make even the smallest decision and smothered by family and well-meaning neighbors, he’s floundering in the real world. Jonathan is afraid of falling into another relationship too quickly and realizes he needs time to rediscover who he is before ...more
ebook, 220 pages
Published April 17th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
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*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

Jonathan and Ben meet when Jonathan hires Ben and his colleague, to move him out of his boyfriends house. Jonathan is leaving after 10 years with an abusive man, Anthony. He has finally had enough after Anthony stabs his.

It's lust at first site for Ben, and Jonathan as well, but Jonathan is damaged. He stayed for 10 years and doesn't want to enter into another relationship so soon. Afte
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Angie
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads Review Team~
3 stars for this M/M
The blurb for the story tells you basically everything, abusive relationship, stabbing, being smothered by family/friends, etc, etc. I personally found this book to be very boring. I understand Jonathan was scared and he just got out of a horrible relationship which could have killed him. However, not even a week later he is banging the guy who helped him move. I couldn’t feel any conn
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May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
FourandHalfStars
Just the Way You Are was a sweet but heartbreaking story. Jonathan was trying to get away from an abusive live in boyfriend and met Ben. Jon was afraid to let himself fall in love. If anything could go wrong in a relationship I think it happened to Jon.

Jon and Ben's relationship developed into something real after taking time to get to know each other. I loved how Ben took the time with Jon to build up his self esteem and help him become more confident. Jon's neighbors were a hig
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Avid Reader
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Just the Way You Are - EE Montgomery
M/M Romance
This has triggers for abuse.
4 stars

I was give this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.

This was a good story. While I wanted to pound Anthony in to the ground, I did really enjoy the sense of family that surrounded Johnathan.

Ben's character was a little quick to push in to Jonathan's life, which was a little strange at the beginning, however, I ended up loving Ben's character.

I really enjoyed how Montgomery was able to blend the worry a
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Molly Lolly
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four and a half stars!
This book was wonderful! Jonathan broke my heart with the abuse he suffered at the hands of his ex. However his strength was amazing. He didn’t realize his own strength until the end. But it was there all along. Ben was amazing. He was forceful when he needed to be, a little bit quirky/crazy, and gentle with Jonathan when he freaked out. Once he understood that he couldn’t just steamroll over Jonathan, he took things slow. Anthony was his own l
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Sherry Bohrmueller
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars
I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
Just the Way You Are was a sweet but heartbreaking story. Jonathan was trying to get away from an abusive live in boyfriend and met Ben. Jon was afraid to let himself fall in love. If anything could go wrong in a relationship I think it happened to Jon.

Jon and Ben's relationship developed into something real after taking time to get to know each other. I loved how Ben took the time with Jon to build up his self es
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Gail
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Anthony (the “villain”) is a complete nutter! But I think most women have known men like him at one point or another. I sure “recognized” him. Jonathan dithers and I’d like to have had more detail on his past with Anthony or, maybe better, his psychological state so I’d understand him better. (I didn’t realize this was 4th in a series until I finished it so, I recommend maybe starting from the beginning if you want to read them.) I also had trouble following his jumping back and forth on his phy ...more
Emma Burbidge
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this as an ARC from the author as a reviewer for Divinemagazine.net

Old habits die hard…

When we meet Jonathan, he's just been released from the hospital after being stabbed in the chest by his abusive ex-boyfriend Anthony Porter. After ten years under Anthony's domination and degradation, Jon struggles to with self-esteem issues and lacks direction, unused to being allowed to decide anything for himself. Enter Ben Urquart, the kind, cute removal man that Jon's cousin Liam has hired to
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Morgan  Skye
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Jonathan was in a terrible relationship for years and is almost killed by his ex. The last thing he wants is another relationship but … when he meets Ben, he can’t help but be entranced.

Ben just plain falls for Jonathan and wants to help him get through his troubles with the ex.

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I vascillated on this story because I liked the relationship between Ben and Jonathan in that it felt intensely real at times and I liked that.
However, what I didn’t like was the constant drama, the fact that Jonathan c
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Dreamspinner Press: Just the Way You Are by E E Montgomery 1 9 Apr 17, 2015 11:30PM  
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E E Montgomery wants the world to be a better place, with equality and acceptance for all. Her philosophy is: We can’t change the world but we can change our small part of it and, in that way, influence the whole. Writing stories that show people finding their own ‘better place’ is part of E E Montgomery’s own small contribution.

Thankfully, there’s never a shortage of inspiration for stories that
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