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Touch Me Gently Audiobook

Touch Me Gently

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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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    Amazon Customer 07-04-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narration and story"

    I love that most of the story is fluff and romance spiced with comfort when needed. The characters aren't perfect, and I liked the pace in which they developed. The antagonist is a bit too much at times, but as he is hardly there it doesn't matter. I didn’t much like the last hour of the story, which is the reason why the story only gets 4 stars instead of 5. The first many hours are filled with meaning full moments that shows the slow healing, hope to move on, and the occasional draw back. While there’s also some (probably just as many) in the last part I just didn’t like the new characters introduced and their effect on the protagonist.

    This is one of my preferred scenarios traumatized guy getting help to get healed and currently one of my favourite books. If you’ve heard Chasing Seth and found it ‘not quite heart-warming’ then don’t judge this book from that. Chasing Seth was a fine book well worth at least one listen, but this one is so much better.

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    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-09-12
    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.

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    "A good listen while doing chores"
    Would you listen to Touch Me Gently again? Why?

    Yep- it was a good story, with some action, like breaking a horse and defending a lover. It kept my interest for a while. I needed breaks from it every once in a while because of Kaden's violent past, but that's my damage, not the story's.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the horse that Kaden finally broke, mainly because they were so alike.


    What aspect of Jeff Gelder’s performance would you have changed?

    It was kind of flat. That's semi-unfair because I compare all narrators to Holter Graham, who's the best narrator ever. Mr. Gelder did a descent job, though.


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

    Logan because he was so kind and protective of Kaden and his little sister. He's the typical hero, but fights his feelings until Kaden really needs him.


    Any additional comments?

    I tried this story on a whim and wasn't disappointed. I love happy endings and this one had a great one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 08-29-16
    Nicole 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not good at all"

    I didn't like this story, I also hated how they referred to the younger guy to "little one" and "the teenager" kind of gave me the creeps. narrator was good, but this story is not worth a credit or the price.

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    Kindle Customer United States 06-17-14
    Kindle Customer United States 06-17-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm Married 25 years with 5 sons. I love romance anything to do with love, love and more love. I am officially a audible junkie :)

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    "like it but..."

    It was good, but the fact the older guy {logan} kept calling the younger guy (kaden) a teenager, it freaked me out and it was constantly used. Other wise it was a good book.

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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.

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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...

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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.


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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 2015
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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.


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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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