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Touch Me Gently | [J.R. Loveless]

Touch Me Gently

Always hiding his tormented past along with his scarred body, Kaden James finds it difficult to keep a job. Luck finally turns his way when he finds work as a cook on a Montana ranch, where he meets terrifyingly handsome Logan Michaels. Logan is different from any man Kaden’s ever met, and before long, he finds himself falling in love with the big cowboy. But Kaden’s nightmares won’t let go of him so easily, and he’s not just jumping at shadows. He has nearly a lifetime of abuse, horrifying memories, and pain addiction to overcome. Can Logan's gentle touch help Kaden heal inside?
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Publisher's Summary

Always hiding his tormented past along with his scarred body, Kaden James finds it difficult to keep a job. Luck finally turns his way when he finds work as a cook on a Montana ranch, where he meets terrifyingly handsome Logan Michaels. Logan is different from any man Kaden’s ever met, and before long, he finds himself falling in love with the big cowboy.

But Kaden’s nightmares won’t let go of him so easily, and he’s not just jumping at shadows. He has nearly a lifetime of abuse, horrifying memories, and pain addiction to overcome. Can Logan's gentle touch help Kaden heal inside?

©2010 J.R. Loveless (P)2012 J.R. Loveless

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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 03-02-13
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 03-02-13 Member Since 2014

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "A pleasant listening experience"
    What did you love best about Touch Me Gently?

    Probably the characters. They are very well written and easy to imagine.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kaden was my favorite character. Someone so sweet and innocent yet so badly damaged just tugs at my heart.


    What three words best describe Jeff Gelder’s voice?

    needs. some. improvement.


    Who was the most memorable character of Touch Me Gently and why?

    I would say that would be a tie between the two main characters, Kaden and Logan. They were both very well written and each had their own story to tell.


    Any additional comments?

    If your a fan of gay romance novels, you can't go wrong with this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fiona 11-24-12
    Fiona 11-24-12

    Happy Holidays

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    "Put on your suspension of disbelief goggles..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book started out well, if you took it with a grain of salt at some areas and allowed the author to use his/her artistic license, then you can listen to it happily. you'll find yourself saying 'awww', more than just once.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story itself wasn't bad. The characters, that is. BUT, the least interesting was the mention of 'the past, the past', and then the flashbacks. The absolute, ABSOLUTE least interesting was the last hour of it. If I had turned that off after that chapter, this book would have been great.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is very pleasant to listen to. I did hate the fact that the character was referred to as 'the teen', 'the boy', 'little one', etc. etc. and then he'd act like an infant at times, although he was 19. that part kinda creeped me out. but the main characters coming closer was nice. although, some parts, some character reactions, were a bit unrealistic and over the top. if it was toned down a bit, maybe it'd be a bit better. otherwise, I did like the story after it picked up. I DO recommend it, it was a good listen, but skip the last hour! :-p and allow yourself to let a few things slide...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randal Tampa, FL United States 06-11-12
    Randal Tampa, FL United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2014

    I am an avid audio book listener. I have over 340 in my library and re-listen to them until I know my favorites by heart.

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    "Easy listen, but very emotional."
    What made the experience of listening to Touch Me Gently the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was very good. From the volume of his voice to the enunciation of the dialog he was wonderful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The theme of perseverance was very nice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment the little girl died was heartbreaking.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dirty Jerry san diego, ca 05-01-12
    Dirty Jerry san diego, ca 05-01-12 Member Since 2007

    ...holla.

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    "Nice, if unlikely romance"

    Slow to build, as a good love story should be. The story skirts the boundaries of the believable, but that's alright. Who reads romance for realism? It's less focused on physical intimacy than many other audible titles of this genre, and much more focused on the emotional quality of a building love story, which I appreciated. All in all a gentle and articulate romance which is worth the download. Would purchase more titles by this author if they were available, and would reccommend.

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    Mark Huber Heights, OH, United States 04-18-12
    Mark Huber Heights, OH, United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Book"
    Would you listen to Touch Me Gently again? Why?

    It was a good book! I found it hard to listen for me, it had depressing moments. The ending was good. It was worth listening to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Riverside, CA, United States 04-18-12
    Michael Riverside, CA, United States 04-18-12
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    "Story good. Narration, not so much"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The main character, Kaden, remains fearful and distrustful of Logan for too long.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting part was Kaden's background story.


    What didn’t you like about Jeff Gelder’s performance?

    Awkward, long pauses when reading character's quotes followed by "...he said." A few mispronunciations of words. Announces title of book before every chapter, which was annoying, but there's no announcement of any kind for chapter 11, not even the chapter number.


    Do you think Touch Me Gently needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the story ends well enough.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. Freeman houston, texas United States 04-18-12
    K. Freeman houston, texas United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Do not purchase"
    What would have made Touch Me Gently better?

    ONe of the worst books i've ever read (or listened to. Over simplistic and juvenile depiction of a shattered, abused soul. Feels as though the author has no insight into people at all, except what she may have deduced from watching daytime television. No insight into the male psyche at all. Or the gay male as well. It's actually insulting. She trivializes the people she attempted to created. It was painful to listen to, predictable beyond belief, and a complete waste of time.


    Has Touch Me Gently turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Almost


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger, disappointment, sheer disbelief


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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