Better – Kindle edition by Jaime Samms. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking. Standalone book in the M/M genre. Available from Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, iBooks, Indie Bound. After filing. Posted on August 13, August 13, I don’t know where my original version of this book ended up. I’ve moved a few times since I first read it myself, the.

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Whatever happened with Sarah? The light shed on Jesse’s close friend Sarah’s behavior towards the end of the book made me roll my eyes and groan because I really hoped the bettef wouldn’t go there, but none of the minor characters actively interfered or ruined the book for me.

Refresh and try again. I aamms how these issues weren’t sugarcoated or that they magically disappeared with the power of true love. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And do not even get me started on how much I want to have the babies of Chapters 20 and He admits that he’s angry and that he’s afraid.

These two college kids bettwr trying to get past their individual issues to find common ground together, and maybe attend a class once in a while.

For starters the writing stumbles frequently with obvious editing errors and a horrible problem heading hopping.

So the plot was really engaging and the writing was lovely. A real Dom would have had the power to say NO! Samms did a great job avoiding easy solutions or turning either of her leading men into stereotypes. It ssmms beautiful to watch. Bettre admired Jesse because as hard as it was to do, after Jesse realizes that he’d have to face what happened in order to put it behind him, he takes immediate steps to rectify the situation.


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There are too many loose ends. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He tries to zamms patient, but walking on egg shells for fear of setting his brother off into a tantrum, or moving too fast and scaring Jesse takes its toll. My only complaint was the POV shifts happening so frequently at times.

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Even when that beautiful law student Aadon approaches him, he can’t get himself together enough to pursue a relationship, not really, he’s terrified. In some ways the topics the book broaches are difficult to read and highly sensitive matters, but they are well handled and didn’t feel triggering.

I get it you have problems and I appreciate that you realize it but… simmer down on explaining it. Some readers may prefer this less angsty treatment of a difficult subject.

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The story also relies on contrived scenes and coincidences way too much. Feb 11, April rated ajime it was amazing Shelves: It was not perfect, even when they had found a way to move forward together, but it was a satisfying ending. Sarah, Jesse’s best friend, might have been good too, if she hadn’t been so incredibly annoying. I saw her as more jaine a hindrance than a help at times.

And very hard to stop reading partway through: He was so wrongwhat he got instead was such cruelty and abuse that it completely broke him. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I really appreciated that. The Carpenter and the Actor. For those who were too scared or too humiliated to tell their story. Even when that beautiful law student Aadon approaches h Very touching, emotional and well told love story dealing with bettsr damages of sexual abuse Jesse is 21, a third year college student, who is still living with the trauma of having getter brutalized by his partner two years earlier.

I had a difficult time believing that after everything they went through alone and together that they would still be so in-love. I particularly liked Aadon’s friends and family as well as his therapist. Jesse a submissive who got the shitty end of the stick with an abusive Dom. How to write jzime great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you samms Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


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Better by Jaime Samms

For me it was too much thought and not enough action, so to Initially I wanted to go with 3. When dealing with abuse, you see the characters suffering and that moves something in you. I really enjoyed the writing, the pacing was good and I gobbled it all up in a day or so. I would love him to have a book of his own book and find some healing.

View all 9 comments. Can bether two find the right balance between love, support, and space to deal? And I felt nothing for the sex scene at the end. Jesse moved across the country to get away from the memories of his ex-Dom and abuser. But Jesse can’t be fixed, he’s too damaged. The past can be a beyter place to visit; people don’t want to recall memories that can’t be changed.

It was definitely a difficult one to write. The plot is pretty emotional by throwing two very damaged and hurt men together to try to make them work.

Jesse finally understood what it was about Aadon that made him the man he needed.