Second-grade teacher Seth Ray has experienced more than his fair share of heartbreak. On his own since his mother’s death, Seth remains burdened by frequent anxiety, which he manages by steadfastly avoiding anything that might set it off—including men whose names start with the letter J and donuts. Unfortunately, after a ...more
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Seven-year-old Seth was abandoned by his father after being told “I’m just going to get some donuts, son. Back soon" and was never to be seen again.
When Seth starts ninth grade he falls in love with Jason, who pursues him until they are caught kissing together and Jason and three of his friends beat Seth ruthlessly, the last thing Seth sees before unconsciousness is the bag of donuts in Jason's hand.
The writing is good, and the author created a story that flows quite nicely, if one ignores the massive amount of dramatic scenes and happenings that take place in this book. It's just one. thing. after. the. others, and the reader (me) is left scratching her head how so much stuff could possibly happen to ...more
Ich hab mich durchgekämpft und muss sagen, dass es wirklich schlecht ausgearbeitet wurde. Jude, der anfangs so liebenswürdig und unschuldig war, wurde im Lauf der Geschichte immer unglaubwürdiger. Und Seth, der wirklich Schlimmes erlebt hat, war einfach nur nervig. Ich hatte keine emotionale Verbindung zu den beiden und so plätscherte die Geschichte vor sich hin. Ein bisschen weniger Drama hätte es auch ...more
Too bad it was weighted down with a long winded, drawn out story line and and too much angst. It was well written but these characters were just so dry and at times I thought Seth was just too whiny. I understand his triggers, his hang ups with "J" names and donuts but after awhile I just couldn't bring myself to care anymore. Both were just too caught up with their own personal drama not putting it aside in order to give each other a real try without allowing ...more
Seth hingegen hat keine Familie. Er hat eine Katze und seine beste Freundin – das wars. Mit Kindern ...more
Bei der Inhaltsangabe habe ich eine seichte und eher lustige Romanze erwartet, bekommen habe ich einen neurotischen Hauptcharakter, der es mir wirklich schwer gemacht hat, ihn überhaupt zu mögen, und seinen Partner Jude, der am liebsten immer alles auf einmal will, dabei aber übersieht, dass er Seth damit ständig bedrängt und dass das bei dessen Panikattacken und der lange nicht ...more
When Seth Ray wakes up after spending the night with his one-night stand, Daniel, he’s shocked to find Daniel offering him a donut. That may sound odd, but the thing is that Seth has a long-term phobia of donuts. Unfortunately, he then finds out the guy’s name is not Daniel, it’s Jude. And that’s Seth’s other phobia--- guys with names beginning with “J”.
When Seth was younger, ...more
Seth is a mess. With a background of repeat trauma, he has a serious aversion to anyone whose name starts with the letter J and donuts. When his one night stand announces the next morning that he’d given Seth a false name last night, while also presenting him with donuts to eat, Seth freaks out. Jude is looking for happily ever after, and he’s a serial relationship hunter, even though he’s only been in one thus far, and that guy was less than stellar. What follows is a drama- ...more
Seth has had a run of bad luck with men whose names start with J and donuts. So he’s sworn off both – for life. When Jude shows up after a night of hot sex with a bag of donuts and the confession that his name is really Jude not David as he’d said, Seth runs away.
When Jude meets Seth again it’s as the uncle to one of Seth’s students. They realize they have an uncommon attraction and decide to give it ...more
Seth has been through a lot in his life. He has no family and was attacked when he was younger. Seth has issues he needs to deal with because of the attack and is mothers death. He has triggers that have to do with donuts and names that start with the letter J. When he meets Jude he thinks his name is different and when he find out the truth , he runs away. Seth finds out that Jude is the uncle of one of his students and tries to apologies. They hit ...more
Nach schlimmen Erlebnissen in seiner Kindheit und Jugend hat Seth Ray einen Selbstschutz entwickelt. Niemals etwas mit einem Mann anfangen, dessen Vorname mit J beginnt und keine Donuts essen. Umso schlimmer, dass er nach einem Clubbesuch neben Jude aufwacht, der ihm auch noch zum Frühstück das verhasste Gebäck anbietet.
Jude Murphy hat nach einer jahrelangen Beziehung eine üble Trennung erlebt. In einem Club lernt er Seth kennen und nimmt ihn mit nach Hause. Als seine ...more
While there is a bit of a story here, this is written more for erotica than romance. The anxiety issues Seth has are not handled well, IMHO. Neither the explanation nor treatment options are sufficiently defined and this part of the storyline plays second place to the sexual episodes. I was left skipping through expanded sex scenes and wishing for better descriptions and details for the story.
3.5stars rounded down
I am having a hard time writing this review. Healed Hearts by Logan Meredith wasn't a bad story. There is nothing I can point to to say, "If this were different I would give it a higher rating." There is nothing I can point to to say this is why I didn't like this book. However, in the end it didn't work for me.
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