Love is always special, but when you're a thirty-six year old man experiencing it for the first time, it's everything.
After spending his entire life in a hospital, Brier Blackstone is finally free to become the person he's always wanted to be. With the men of Three Partners Protection Agency as role models, how can he go wrong? And...more
There are several things that went through my mind when I read Brier’s Bargain by Carol Lynne. I was excited to see that it wasn’t going to be a ménage based relationship, and the premise looked interesting because Brier is mentally challenged. I hate to admit that Carol does stick her neck out there when it comes to writing about less than perfect heroes. She has a way of making me feel for them and have a special place in my heart for them because they are so unique and heartfelt.
The story was ...more
This book is a spin off of the Men In Love series and it starts off with Brier’s crack at love and happiness. If you have not read any of the series before you will definitely be at a disadvantage – because Brier comes with baggage and issues and without going into too much detail lets just say Brier is emotionally challenged and as big and lova ...more
It was a little bit hard to follow the story sometimes. Generally it took off as if in the middle of the action... :(
Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I later learnt that you should read at least 2 last books in another series by this author: https://www.goodreads.com/series/4596... to be able to fully enjoy this one. I guess the MCs of Brier's Bargain were already introduced in Tortured Souls as some minor characters.
Nevertheless, it was't so dif ...more
As I read this, I remembered hearing there was another series I should have read previously. All along, I felt as though I was missing part of the story and ...more
My problem with Carol's stories is that she has fabulous ideas, but never takes the time to flesh out the stories. These could be great, but they end up being frustrating and make me feel mad I spent money on them.
The book is too dependent on a huge series of back stories. To the point of being almost an unintelligible mess without having knowledge of what has gone before. The characters tip between angsty and melodramatic and not in a good way. I wanted to love Brier but was so confused a ...more
(view spoiler)[ Brier was abused as a little kid and it damaged his brain so that whiole his body has matured he will aleay react like a kid maybe mid teenager at best. He work at a bodyguard agency with his twin ...more
The story itself wasn't exactly heart throbb ...more
They don't have an easy relationship and need to deal with their past (and Brier's promise) before they can explore their future. The emotional intensity of their love and the uncomplicated way Brier has of looking at the world fascinated me.
A real winner, as far as I am concerned, and a great start for this new series!
La narrativa de Carol siempre me ha gustado y este libro no ha sido la excepción, a pesar de que no me haya encantado completamente, creo que es una saga totalmente recomendable para los amantes del género.
I loved how Brier's mental handicap was portrayed: without glossing out some issues, but still like it isn't something determining his character and his entire life.
I'd like to read about how Brier and Jackie first met and started their relationship, but since it's not strictly m/m, I won't :/
Who couldn't help but love Brier? Nice story; I really enjoyed it. I liked Brier's strength in standing up to his abuser to protect another victim.
Now, I have another series to read. [happy sigh]
I'll confess - I got the book as a Free Read from the publisher. Hey - I'm on a fixed income, don't judge me.
I loved this book. As a person with physical c=and emotional challenges, who grew up with a very close friend who was severely developmentally delayed (practically my twin - Born the same week in the same small Navy Base, our mother's best friends, then growing up across the street from each o ...more
Although an interesting novella, I can't help but feel like I was constantly playing catch-up through the whole story. It was primarily told third-person POV from Brier, who is a character that not many writers would dare to make primary, let alone be a part of a previously-established m/m relationship. He was physically abused as an infant and developed a mild form of retardation because of it - not stupid by any means, just a little slower and easier to confuse than others. His lover, Jacki ...more