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A Chosen Man

(The Men of Halfway House #6)

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For Wall McCormack, actions speak louder than words. He’s giving and protective, loyal to his friends, and devoted to his job. While confident and powerful enough to conquer any challenge, his greatest strength lies in his calm nature. Until an unexpected assignment sends his world into a loud and colorful chaos he never could have anticipated.

Rejection. It’s something Dyl
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ebook, 470 pages
Published September 26th 2018 by Romandeavor, Inc. (first published September 24th 2018)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Why?

That's Wall's favorite word.

Wall wasn't always Wall, but that's what everyone calls him because he's formidable and impenetrable, a man of few words and even fewer smiles. He unleashes Dylan's inner brat something fierce.

Dylan is not the silent type. He talks and talks, and thinks even more. Dylan has a photographic memory; he's a coding genius, a hacker who can break through even the most secure firewalls.

Following his release from jail for a cyber crime he was manipulated into committi
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Wendy
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I was so very very happy when Jaime announced, that she was releasing another book in the "Halfway House" series. I have enjoyed reading all the books in this series,  but "A Restored man" man has always been my favorite. You want to know why ?? Well because of Cole Renzo of course !! So imagine my giddyness, when I found out about Dylan's  sharp tongue and brutal honesty.... It reminded me a bit of Cole's food in mouth syndrome :P

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Detective Wall has been introduced to us as in "A Mended Man" and
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R * A Reader Obsessed *
4 Stars

Consistent swoony romance!

Dylan - newly on parole, always abandoned and never having known love or family is just trying to get through his stay at Halfway House with little fuss. Extremely smart and smartass, his genius mind sets him apart from others, his blatant honesty often rubbing others the wrong way. When people from his past demand he finish a job, everyone associated with him is at risk. The guy aptly named “Wall”, who’s put in charge of Dylan’s safety, makes Dylan want things
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Meags
Another day, another five star Jaime Reese book.

I always go into these stories with such high expectations and I’m never left disappointed. Jaime Reese just does it for me. She blends so many story elements that I crave in my reading and she does it bloody well.

In this sixth installment of the series, we follow newly released from prison Dylan Vaughn as he moves into the Halfway House after two years in lock up. As an orphan, jumping from one foster care environment to another, Dylan suffers f
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*‘Why’ (constantly used word)*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

After two years in prison, computer code genius, Dylan ‘Mr. Firecracker’ Vaughn (23) is being sent to the Halfway House, which is where he meets Detective (special task force; they were the middlemen between the local police and government agencies) Grayson ‘Wall’ ‘Gray’ McCormack (36). Dylan makes Wall want to take a chance in love again, but he's been screwed over by love too many times and he doesn't know if he can do it again. Wall makes Dylan hop
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
This was my face when I realized the dude on the cover has A EEEEEEGSURTYUIJHGTYUI!!!!!!!!!!!! UNICORN TATTOO!



Um, yeah. ADDED!
Susan
I liked how this started out. I cared for both Dylan and Wall and was curious to see how their romance would progress. Well, slowly is the answer. Very very slowly.

Dylan is a 23 year old computer genius. More of a genius all around, but he is mostly interested in computers. He just got out of jail, where he spent the last 2 years, because he was framed by an ex-boyfriend who asked him to hack into a server.

Dylan has grown up in foster care, but no one ever really wanted him. He constantly thinks
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Elsbeth
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it

*4.5 stars*

I really love this series.

I loved Dylan. Dylan who was delt a shitty hand all of his life. Being thrown out of foster homes all the time. No wonder he had a hard time trusting people. They let him down all the time. Wall was perfect for him. All the two ever wanted was a family and that is what they got with each other. Ooh and btw Maggie, Wall's mother was awesome. Was so happy that Dylan finally experienced what having a loving mother is.

Although this was kinda of a long book, I cou
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~Volha~
** 4.75 stars **

This book is all that it should be for the most part. The characters are well-developed, the story is interesting, the writing style is wonderful and the editing is superb. It was hard to rate this book because the one component always present for me with this author's books was unfortunately not there - the emotional one. With previous books I was literally in tears, I was deeply moved and not a second passed while reading that I felt bored. Yet here from about 55% to 80% of the
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Aki | nose buried in books | ❤️ |
Beautiful. Really, don't miss this book if you liked the previous ones in the series. This author is an autobuy for me, and (with high expectations) I wasn't disappointed.
I loved everything about this story!
200% recommend!😍

*I'll write a better review when I'll have time!*
Denise H.
***** Wow ! ***** I have loved each book in this wonderful series. This tale is just as awesome. We get to see guys who have had a hard time, but find their futures and their own happiness. Priceless !

In this book our two M/Cs have amazing stories; they are great characters and we like each of them. They have endured agony and we watch the fun times and action. A lot of heartfelt emotions are displayed in this slow burn romance.
Dylan just got out of prison for cyber crime

and is going to Matt a
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Bo
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect and emotional as always. Jaime Reese is an autobuy from me, and she never disappoints. I loved Dylan and Wall so much. They were so beautiful together. Dylan had the patience of a saint with Wall's continuous "Why". He was like a toddler sometimes. Reese's characters are always broken in some way, but their vulnerabilities only make me cheer them on that much more. This will be a re-read very soon. I'm always sad she doesn't put out more books, but the quality is always worth the wait! T ...more
Chris
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, favorites
I absolutely loved this ... I stopped my day and refused to move until I finished it ! Wall - the big, beautiful vulnerable man, who fell for Dylan - the bratty, guarded and most adorable person. Both guys so careful about showing weakness or letting anyone in. It was like watching layers of an onion slowly being peeled as they carefully allowed each other in, one honest step at a time. What I loved is that this storyline has depth and wasn’t rushed. We have time to really get to know the charac ...more
AussieMum
Oct 14, 2018 marked it as nope-not-for-me-not-interested
DNF 52%
I tried. I really tried. But there is way too much inner dialogue and musings in this for me to enjoy the story. I'm actually skimming whole pages and paragraphs to get to some actual dialogue to help move the story along and that just pisses me off to no end.

Do I like these characters and where the story is going? Yes. But I just can't be all up in their heads for the whole book.
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✮4.5 Stars✮ 💗
Amanda
I know this is Book 6 of the series, but A Chosen Man can definitely work as a standalone, similar to other books in the series. This time the new member of the Halfway House is Dylan, convicted for cyber crime. As usual, Dylan came into the house like rebellious teenager that is in need of some serious TLC.

Wall is from the police force and although I have a kink for broody, stoic hero, Wall gives broody a whole new meaning. Wall is a man of few words and I remember a scene of him with his frie
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Catherine
This was a long book that didn't need to be as long as it was. While no scene was exactly alike, a lot of them trod over the same ground and could have been cut to tighten up the storytelling. I wasn't a huge fan of either of these main characters.
Natalie
4.5 Stars!

This series is going to stay high on my list of favorites because they’re are truly great hurt/comfort reads, most with added suspense that really grabs my interest. Dylan is the newest addition at HH, a mathematic savant who spends his life waiting for people to reject him, and throw him away. He seemed to be a bit autistic in the way his mind works and his responses to anxiety. I wanted to hug him to death the minute he appeared on page. Nothing changes Dylan’s innate desire to belon
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Debra
Dylan is more comfortable with computers than people. His brain runs a mile a minute and sometimes he can't control what comes out of his mouth when he speaks. His longest relationship ended with a two-year stint in prison. He expects rejection at every turn but really just wants someone to choose him. He wants to be a part of a family. Wall is a big, silent, protector. Past relationships brought him nothing but lies, betrayal and pain. But Wall can't deny he's drawn to the firecracker that is D ...more
Serena Yates
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The consistently high quality of stories In this series – from the complex characters who face painful growth to an intriguing plot – keeps me coming back despite their emotionally draining nature. Or, to be more specific, because I know that the payoff at the end will be worth all the suffering the author "inflicts" on me throughout. ‘A Chosen Man’ was especially intriguing because it is the story of Wall, the enigmatically stoic teammate of one of the previous book’s main characters, Detective ...more
Bibliophile
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 rating. Wooo! This one was saccharine sweet! I'm a sucker for MC's who feel unloved (does that make me a bad person?) so Dylan's backstory (dropped off at a fire station, never adopted) was like crack to my system. That said, I took a long time for me to connect with Wall (because he was walled off? Get it? Okay, I'll stop!) and it got pretty schmaltzy towards the end. Still, it was great to see so many of the characters from the previous books and I enjoyed Jaime Reese's writing style. It ...more
Sheri
How do you perfect perfection? I’m not sure but I am sure Jaime Reese knows…you’ll have to ask her. Somehow, someway The Men of Halfway House grow stronger and stronger with every couple. I hope her muse continues to bombard her with more men, more stories, and more greatness because I can guarantee you, I’ll never tire of another addition to this magnificent series. In the past, I’ve found myself gravitating towards series that involve the same couple. But this series tackles a fresh couple eve ...more
Teri
4 stars
I really liked this. Wall was just perfection for me and he was exactly who Dylan needed. Dylan was so insecure and ...sad really at times. I love the honesty between the two of them. I definitely found Wall the more interesting of the two, but I liked them together. some serious sweetness in there ...and some yummy times too. I loved Wall's mom!!! She was fantastic. Perfect ending!!
David Alexander
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reese
~4.5 Stars
Bev


LOVED IT!! Old characters, new friends, and an overwhelming [and hopefully everlasting] love between Gray [nope, not calling him Wall] and Dylan, two men who've had s**t thrown at them all their lives and finally deserve some happiness AND someone to love them for who they are. Big shout out to Gray's mum Maggie, she was awesome!! You keep writing Jaime, and I'll keep reading.
Carra
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m always drawn to stories with characters who are incredibly intelligent, particularly when that intelligence is on a level such as what Dylan exhibits. His eidetic memory along with his natural mental capacity and his seemingly innate knowledge of computers makes him unique, even among others like him. But this is both a blessing and a curse, causing him to end up at Halfway House—and the events that happen afterward.

Dylan also doesn’t have much of a filter between his brain and mouth, and so
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Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
A Chosen Man is the sixth book in The Men of Halfway House series by the fabulous Jaime Reese. I have read this entire series and I believe this is my favorite! It can be read as a standalone, but I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to read the entire series and meet all these fabulous men. I'm not sure what it is about Dylan and Wall that I love so much. I know I love this cover and couldn’t stop looking at it. Jaime is one of those talented authors who designs her covers to look exactly like th ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
A Chosen Man is the sixth book in the Men of Halfway House series. I have read the entire series but you can read it as a complete standalone. I do recommend adding the series to your TBR though because it is one of my favorites.

Dylan knows what rejection feel like. He has felt it since the minute he was born. His parents didn’t want him. His foster families didn’t want him saying he was too difficult when in reality he was just misunderstood. Men didn’t want him for more than one night. The on
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Vânia Nunes
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vânia by: Book Tour
I have a little ( but good) problem with this author: I love all her books.
And when I think she's outdone herself in a story, in the next book she proves it can get even better.
I really like this series (all books can be read as stand alone). The couples are wonderful, but I confess that I ended up choosing Cole and Ty, from A Restored Man (the third book).
Suddenly, Wall and Dylan appear, and once again I fall in love.

Dylan spent two years in prison because he got involved with the wrong guy.
Wit
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It seems like forever since I have read a Halfway House series, however it was like I never left once I delved into the pages of A Chosen Man.

I completely and utterly adored Dylan. I love that he is a little bit different, his quirks that he thinks make him unlikable made me adore him more.

Wall (soooo not a fan of that name) is quiet and gruff an enamoured with Dylan.

What we get is a slow burn with lots of suspense and intrigue thrown in for good measure . What I did find lacked a little from th
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Other books in the series

The Men of Halfway House (6 books)
  • A Better Man (The Men of Halfway House, #1)
  • A Hunted Man (The Men of Halfway House, #2)
  • A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House, #3)
  • A Mended Man (The Men of Halfway House, #4)
  • A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House, #5)