Make Me Whole

R.C. Matthews
Make Me Whole
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Publisher
Loose Id
Release Date
June 2015
ISBN
9781623009298
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

SUMMARY
For Jake Hanson, it was the perfect solution to a deep darkness. The accident took more than the use of his legs; it took everything that made him feel like a man. He needs their ménage. It puts him on the path to healing. With Jessie and Chad, he can conquer anything…he thinks.

Jessica Hanson did it all for her husband, to make him feel whole again. She didn't want a threesome. At least, that's what she believed in the beginning. But when she realizes that she can't imagine life without both her husband and his best friend by her side, she'll question everything she thought completed her.

FBI agent Chad Wilson, couldn't believe he agreed to his best friend's proposal. There were too many things beyond his control that could go wrong. But when things go right, he is forced to admit to the best months of his life. Yet on the heels of his greatest joy comes his greatest fear. He's endangered them all, and the clock is ticking.

They'll push the boundaries and blur the lines, coming face to face with one of life's hardest truths: Sometimes to become whole, you have to break.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 04, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
129 people found the following review helpful
There's not enough erotic romance books out there that have MC's with disabilities, and especially not many this realistic, showing the emotional ups and downs that those people feel on a daily basis.

Attorney Jacob Hanson wishes he had died in that ski accident; it would be better than living half a life without use of his legs. The worst part is the effect it's had on his marriage to Jessica. Their once excellent sex life is now stalled and boring since he's unable to be spontaneous like he used to be. At his shrink's prompting, Jake enlists the help of his best friend Chad Wilson to be his surrogate legs, to give his wife what he's unable to in the bedroom. Chad is all in, but he knows it's not going to end well.

While reluctant at first, Jessie soon embraces the new threesome, and she realizes that Chad isn't just good for her sex life, he's good at pushing Jake out of his comfort zone and challenging him to take back his life in new and exciting ways. At first Chad was just in this as a favor to Jake, but he didn't realize that his always little crush on Jessie is now much, much more. What happens when just sex turns into so much more than anyone bargained for?

MAKE ME WHOLE is a powerful erotic romance novel that will make you think about the definition of love, family and what being whole really means. At first, Chad projects this bad boy image, but he's really a good friend and wants nothing more than to do whatever it takes for his best friend to feel like a man again. Jake is certain that seeing Chad with his wife, standing in where he is unable to, will be exactly what he needs to feel useful and present in the relationship again. He controls the show, he calls the shots, he is the puppet master.

Meanwhile, Chad is the one who is silently calling the shots, calling out Jake when he's pouting or giving in easily, forcing him to face his paralysis and work toward figuring out a solution to whatever obstacle might be in his way. Jessie worked really hard to do the same thing, but Chad is a man, and can better relate to how emasculated Jake feels.

The sex is tentative at first, and the reader totally feels the tension and nervousness between Jessie and Chad. Once Jessie is fully present and on board, she's a wildcat, what I imagined her to be like with Jake before his accident. I don't want to give away too much about what any of the three of them mentally go through, but suffice to say that each of them has to come to terms with some serious shit before they can ever make a real go at a permanent ménage relationship. And the action at the end? Just the icing on the cake of this very fantastic book.

Bottom Line: MAKE ME WHOLE is an excellent reminder that not all heroes are perfect specimens of almost bionic men; some have scars, disabilities or impairments that nevertheless make them a formidable force to be reckoned with.
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Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Aug 06, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
120 people found the following review helpful
For Jacob Hanson, losing the ability to use his legs in an accident also meant the loss of spontaneity in his sex life.

In MAKE ME WHOLE, author R.C. Matthews shows how Jacob and his wife Jessica add spice back to their marriage with the help of longtime friend Chad Wilson.

I wasn't quite sure how the storyline would unfold, but I really liked the aspect of Jacob talking to a counselor about his frustrations. The whole ménage concept was thoroughly discussed, making it evident that Jacob was serious about moving forward. The fact that Jacob and Jessica had a strong enough marriage to handle bringing in a third person was commendable.

From an erotic standpoint, it didn't matter whether Jacob had the use of his legs. He and Jessica were still able to be creative; the addition of Chad just ratcheted up the heat to a higher level.

The addition of a layer of suspense was a surprise, but one that helped to enhance the storyline. The author took the readers deeper into the characters' personalities, especially regarding the depth of friendship.
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