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Wild Raspberries (Dan & Tyler #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  675 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
Now available online, revised by the author.

When runaway Daniel Seaton inadvertently trespasses on Tyler Edward's land, Tyler nearly shoots him on sight.

Tyler's got a lot of years under his belt, and his past doesn't let him accept strangers easily. Dan's situation is dire enough that Tyler takes him home, at least for a little while, and that turns out to be a good decisi
Paperback, 212 pages
Published July 9th 2008 by Torquere Press (first published July 1st 2008)
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First reaction after finishing this book: Who is this Jane Davitt lady and why hadn't I heard of her before?

Wild Raspberries is a simple but beautifully delivered story, with two surprisingly well-developped main characters. I liked the pace and the way Tyler and Dan bonded, I liked the way their relationship evolved, I liked how they were both strong and resilient and determined but at the same time flawed and fallible and messed up. They were a good match.

And I liked the writing. It was above

I liked this story a lot. It's not particularly action packed, or full of flash, bang, wallop but it still kept me engaged and I loved the slow burn connection that grew betweenTyler and Dan over the story. There's a fourteen year age difference here that at times does show, mainly because 20 year old Dan does appear to be quite naive at times, and thirty plus Tyler is sort of jaded and world weary, but I never once felt that their attraction for each other was an issue or seemed wrong. Th
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great read.

Dan left his life on the farm but in the escaping, things got a bit too real and gritty. He literally falls at the feet of Tyler, a military sniper, who is trying to piece his own self together in a backwoods cabin.

This is a story of two men whose lives are on hold that come together and really act as cataysts for each other to kickstart and maybe actually start living instead of just existing.

Dan may be young but he's no pushover. I really loved that about him. I loved t
Don Bradshaw
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-romance
I would give this book six stars if I could. It was one of the best books that I have read in a while. The story revolves around two men with a lot of baggage. Dan,a 20 year old that just picked up and left his abusive father to hitch hike in search of a new life. Tyler,a 36 year old ex government assassin living in a small cabin in the woods trying to bury his past. Dan accidently stumbles onto Tyler's property, hungry and exhausted and is almost shot by Tyler. What intrigued me about the book ...more
A.B. Gayle
Jun 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt-romance
The Problem with Rushing the Sex

There is a growing tendency amongst ebook erotica publishers to want, if not demand, that there be a sex scene within the first three chapters. Apparently sex sells and (some?) readers are impatient if they have to wait too long for it.

Re-reading one of my favourite m/m romances, Jane Davitt’s “Wild Raspberries” proves how wrong that concept can be.

While the couple have a few brief sexual encounters about halfway through the book, these and the rest of the plot on

3.5 stars

Tyler, who lives a hermit kind of life on a remote bit of land, finds Dan, a young run-away, gorging himself in his raspberry patch. Tyler stops just in time from shooting the trespasser with his rifle. Dan has been living on the road, he’s starving and beaten down, and has endured a lot of abuse from the truckers who pick him up in exchange for sex. He just wants some food and a safe place to sleep. There’s something about him that tugs at Tyler and makes him offer his help. Begrudging
Kaje Harper
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, m-m
This was a smooth, well-written story about Tyler, a socially isolated ex-military man, and Dan, the younger guy who shows up on his remote property lost and hungry. Everything about this story just worked for me. Tyler is scarred and messed up by his past missions, but not to an angsty extreme. Dan is young, horny, and naive, with some bad experiences behind him but not a push-over and not someone who needs to be saved. The balance between the characters was much more even than it sounded from ...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
a great story. I loved these characters
Jan 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Wild Raspberries is not as angst filled as I expected due to the blurb, but it is character driven so the two men spend a lot of time together avoiding talking. Here Dan is a runaway that happens to stumble hungry and filthy onto Tyler’s land. Tyler, an ex-sniper with a twitchy trigger finger, barely stops himself from shooting Dan but soon discovers the young man too exhausted to move on. Tyler decides to help the younger man and offer him food and a place to stay for a while. This causes their ...more
Heather C
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heather C by: Jane
4.5 Stars because I really don't think I was liking this story in the beginning. The age difference (20 yrs and 34 yrs) along with Dan's repeated actions of immaturity and naivety really bothered me to the point he annoyed me for the entire first half of the book. Plus, Tyler was downright mean!
But then, the further I got into the story, I think I started really liking it because it seemed so realistic.  The characters were real and flawed; both with traumatic pasts. Like that's probably how a
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, ebook
I loved this story. I loved that each mc was damaged in some way. I wanted to know right away the background that lead to their behavior and actions and couldn't read fast enough to find those details out. But, we are made to wait, getting tidbits along the way, like Hansel & Gretel following the breadcrumbs.

Dan was a bit annoying at times, but I mostly chalked that up to his only being 20 as the main reason for his immature actions and responses and continually running off and away from th
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, feel-good
Not going into great detail here, some very good reviews have already been done for this book and deservedly so.

I enjoyed the complete contrast between the two characters...Tyler, an ex spook, soldier and mercenary who had some severe PTSD issues which had left him 'twitchy', quick to 'shoot first and ask questions later' to say the least, and who was quite a lot older than Dan, at 20 still finding his way in the m/m world, and had ended up on Tyler's doorstep or rather I should say in Tyler's
Lexi Ander
Jul 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was a refreshing read for me. I loved the dynamics between Dan and Taylor, the struggle to find a place for the young man and older man to meet. Both of them are broken in different ways and needing (begrudgingly) what each other can give. A little bit of bickering, a little bit of affection, a little bit of stay-or-go. An let's not forget Dan's bunny boxer shorts. I immediatley picked up the next book, Wintergreen, as soon as I finished this one.
T.A. Webb
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Dan is a young man on the run, scared, taken advantage of, and hungry.

Tyler is a man of mystery, a hermit in the woods, in the run himself, isolating himself.

When Dan chances on his property, in search of something to eat and a safe place to rest his weary feet, this chance meeting changes both of their lives.

I loved how Mx. Davitt built these characters. Both men are such wounded men, and don't realize they share more in common that that which differentiates them. Daniel at first seems like a
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, reviews
An enjoyable contemporary romance (with some mystery elements) about Dan, a runaway who’s wandering around in the woods and stops to eat some raspberries, and finds out that he’s trespassing on someone else’s land--that someone else being Tyler, a recluse who very happily lives the solitary life in his isolated cabin in the forest. But Dan is weak and starving from hard living on the road, and even prickly Tyler can’t rationalize leaving him behind without at least giving him something to eat. T ...more
Jan 29, 2012 rated it liked it
A very enjoyable story about two men who, although they were far apart in age, had both been through some tough spots and come out of it jaded and guarded. A patch of raspberry bushes, a rifle, a fall off the roof later and a mutual friendship develops. As they both work through their issues and open up to one another a steadier/stronger bond is formed. That bond is tested several times but always comes out of it stronger in the end.

I liked this book and the characters. Dan was young but not imm
No, definitivamente no. De ninguna manera se me va a pasar por alto un personaje que pretende redención luego de haber cometido semejante acto. La culpa a posteriori de una acción criminal no justifica de ninguna manera lo hecho, ni te hace de pronto un ser maravilloso. Eso es querer ampararse en la "obediencia debida", en la idea de que una orden superior nos ha obligado a cometer acciones asesinas y que eso nos libra de culpa y cargo. Me encantan los personajes con pasados complejos que intent ...more
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely beautiful. 5+++ stars. So different from the other books I've read. Exceptional writing. Probably not a book for everyone but I fell in love with it (and the MCs) right from the start. Must-read.
Jul 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
The blurb suggested a Beauty and Beast scenario - pretty boy wanders into the beasts garden to pick Raspberries, stays for a length of time taming the gruff beast, boy leaves and realises what he's walking away from, returns with drama for a HEA. Perhaps that was the premise.

Reviews seemed good, I enjoyed Davitt's freebie Life Drawing so decided to try this. Her writing is good; flows well, easy to read, but these characters really don't work for me. The characters have been given history and di
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This was a surprising read. It was an emotional, intense and a bit angsty but definitely the type of read that grabs your attention and holds it.

While nothing extravagant happens to the point of epic suspensefulness, the story is still interesting because of who the characters are. Dan is a 20 year old runaway farmer. He's been on the road for weeks and experienced quite a lot more than he planned to when he decided to leave home. Some good experiences but mostly bad experiences. Tyler is a 34
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, series, zz-amazon-yes
After nearly shooting Dan, a young man running from home, Tyler provides him with temporary shelter. Then Tyler is injured and it provides them with the excuse they need for Dan to stick around a bit longer.

Tyler has had a dangerous past and although honest with Dan, fears Dan will be afraid of the man who has taken him in. It is so interesting to see Tyler's behaviour differ so much from how he sees himself. At least where Dan is concerned, he is compassionate, understanding and caring.

Dan is y
Jilrene ♥
4 stars

What a fun read! It started slow, or maybe I just didn’t get into it right away. Once I did, though, it moved quick. I didn’t want to put my kindle down. Dan is actually stronger than he comes off. Although, some of his reactions and actions are juvenile. Tyler. I think I’d like Tyler if I met him. He is damaged and pragmatic. Although, he’s not as broken as he thinks he is. This is the story of Dan and Tyler moving from attraction to love. A good little romance.

As much as I loved it, I h
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
To me this book started a little slow. But it didn't take long to grab my interest. I ended up really liking this book and the characters. I liked watching their relationship grow and as soon as I finished this book I immediately moved on to the sequel.
Jan 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, 2010, ebook
Very good m/m romance about a young man who runs away from home, then heads into the woods after some bad experiences on the road, where he runs into a cranky landowner.
Lori K
Jun 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The last line...just so perfect. Loved it.
A good book that I enjoyed reading. No insta-love or rote sex scenes. Even though there was quite an age-gap, Dan and Tyler actually come across as equals. Dan was not cowered by Tyler and stood up for himself. I enjoyed the slow build-up before they actually had sex. Dan, like any youngster, was always ready for it but Tyler was hesitant as it meant letting Dan get closer. Even by the end of the book those three little words hadn't been mentioned. They both knew they had feelings for each other ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Barb ~rede-2-read~ by: Laura
This was a very nice story about Daniel, a young man who left home due to his homophobic father, and becomes lost and is starving when he stumbles upon a field of raspberry bushes. Indulging himself by grabbing and eating as many as he can, he's surprised by the owner of the property, a lone man with a rifle pointed at him. This man, Tyler, lives in isolation due to his past jobs as a gov't sanctioned sniper/assassin and his need to hide away from all contact with his former bosses and possible ...more
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a really nice story of a young man (Dan) who has run away from home after his father has disowned him for being gay and a gruff former soldier turned professional assassin (Tyler). Starving and lost in the woods several days from a run in with a trucker who wanted greater payment for the lift than Dan comes across a patch of raspberries which he eats not knowing they belong to Tyler who lives nearby. Tyler runs Dan off his property at gunpoint, only to rescue him when he passes out just ...more
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
This book was a pleasant surprise. It wasn't what I expected but in a good way.

I really enjoyed the set up & despite its implausibility, happily went along for the ride wherever Jane took me. I liked that it was romantic without being saccharine. There was affection without the snookum-sweetums gag-inducing nick names. There was hot sex without it being too porn-y. A new twist on the silent cowboy motif without a burning barn in sight. This was a refreshingly sweet story in a not-predictable
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I'm English by birth, but I moved to Canada twenty years ago, so I have two places I call home. I started writing in my thirties, hammering out millions of words of fanfic with a growing sense that yes, this was something I could do, wanted to do, needed to do.

A decade ago, I became a professional writer of m/m romance and I've never regretted my choice of career. Back then, telling people what I
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“I swear I won't run away again, though. If I have to go, or if you ask me to, I'll walk away after saying goodbye."

Tyler' finger closed around his. "Walk slow," he said. "So I can catch up with you.”
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