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  • Heart of Timber Cold #2
  • Brandon Shire
  • English
  • 27 December 2018
  • 9781492868750

10 thoughts on “Heart of Timber Cold #2

  1. says:

    2 disappointing and I can't believe what I just read starsReview posted November 17 2013I remember when I asked an author to give me some pointers for my first beta read Focus on the story without trying to make it your own Does the story speak to you? Why or why not? That one uestion is what a beta should be able to answer honestly A very thoughtful and helpful advice and I'm sure that basic rule applies to every book I

  2. says:

    35 starssighLEM GahI justLOVE HIM SO MUCHThis book is Lem Anderson’s road to HEA And as you can imagine that road is bumpy considering they’re both convicted felons trying to get back on their feet Most of th

  3. says:

    2 12 Disappointed Stars I'm not much of a review writer and it's even difficult for me when I don't like the book so I'll be briefI loved Cold and was so excited to read the seuel To say I was disappointed would

  4. says:

    From Cold to Hotor is it?I was riveted by Lem and Anderson in ‘Cold’ It was gripping intense and thrilling I could NOT wait to see how their impossible ‘ever after’ became possible It was a breath of fresh air having uestions answered I welcomed their secrets with open arms And yet as much as I tried to embrace them I didn’t feel it was evenly returned For some reason I felt detached at timesMaybe my expectations were

  5. says:

    I liked Cold better I remember feeling empty at the end of that book and thinking Anderson would jump through hoops to see Lem by his side But some stories don't end the way we want them to and this is one of those timesDon't get me wrong I still love Lem I just don't really like Anderson It's probably easier to just break it down into what I liked and didn't likeLIKESLemGia and Michael the ultimate power coupleLemMs WhitfieldOffice Jeff

  6. says:

    I was so excited to read about Anderson and Lem again but this story fell short for me Too often it felt like it was less about them being together and about two different men adjusting to life after prison So m

  7. says:

    This is one of those reviews where I feel the need to express my thoughts in terms of why I think bits work that others feel didn

  8. says:

    FROM THE AUTHOR For those interested I created a special pinterest board so that you can see what Lem sees in the forest behind his home

  9. says:

    This book got and kept me excited No not that kind of excited but yes that kind of excited but the kind of excited that sends me barreling down the tracks unable to stop reading while at the same time forcing me to take br

  10. says:

    After reading Cold and getting to know these two characters Anderson and Lem I couldn't wait for the seuel and I was most de

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Heart of Timber Cold #2

Ot have He doesn’t believe he will ever be happy again and finds it increasingly difficult to keep up the cheerful facade his family expectsBut unknown to Anderson the women in his life have colluded to bring him and Lem back together again Will he and Lem rekindle their love or will they burn everyone around them by falling back to their past mistak. This is one of those reviews where I feel the need to express my thoughts in terms of why I think bits work that others feel didn t Many people who loved the first book Cold are critical of this one Warning there are spoilers if you haven t read itTo me this is a story about two gay men making love work Reality not romance Gay fiction with a bit of sex thrown in We see Lem and Anderson struggling to find a common path a place where they can share what they experienced ever so briefly in prison I liken it to a shipboard romance trying to survive back on dry land Any time romancelovesex starts in a foreign environment the chances of it being able to be safely transplanted are rare Been there done thatSome readers have complained that the couple don t get back together until nearly halfway through the book I felt that was necessary Circumstances outside prison are different They have to discover who they are outside that forced foreign environment Put down new roots There was a good chance that they wouldn t be the same people as they were inside Perhaps that s why Anderson was upset that his sister had manipulated the situation Perhaps he felt that Lem would then feel obligatedAnderson s resentment of Gia s help really pissed a few readers off Believe it or not some males dislike well meaning people doing things for them Even Michael felt Gia s mothering of Anderson had gone too far which she acknowledged It was time to let Anderson go It was probably well past that time but Michael would never say that Family is very much at the heart of this story What we do for each other the sacrifices people are willing to make The gift of money at the end was felt an easy cop out to wrap up the story Would they have been prepared to see the couple part because of the lack of that money Where would they get it otherwise If the mother had given it stating that she would deduct that amount from the will would that have made it all right I ve seen instances where that happened Perhaps it should have been a smaller amount I m sure they didn t need a half a million dollars to build a house If it had been less and in the form of a loan would that have been acceptableIf anything this book was about how Anderson s going to prison changed everyone Gia and his mother both had trouble coming to terms with it but when they did they came out stronger the other sideAnderson himself changed He said so early on He wanted to be left alone but not be alone if that made sense He had had eight years of hiding inside prison Trying not to draw attention to himself Prison would make him introspective suspicious of people s motives less trusting defensive Later on in the book his mother said You re too much like me You never learned to count your blessings But you also took it a step further It s a shame the author didn t put into words what she meant by that Instead his mother goes on to say Do you really want your life to be that empty Which is the result of this flaw in his character rather than spelling out the flawSoon after he says I didn t mean to disappoint you And she responds That s not what I meant But again she doesn t really explain what she meantThe way I understand it he not only didn t count his blessings he turned things around in his mind and looked for the bad in every situation He ran himself down like the drama ueen he acknowledges himself to be He doesn t just see the glass as half empty he tips a bit out of a three uarter full glass until it is half empty saying See I told you soAnother reviewer complained This Anderson assumes Lem will replace him with someone else even though Anderson is the only person Lem has been with in 18 years In some ways Lem nearly did replace him with someone The forest is Anderson s biggest rival One could argue that Lem is committed to it than his relationship However because it s seen as a nobler profession Anderson is supposed to bow to that fact and give up the only life he knows and feels comfortable with Funnily enough I kept visualizing Zathyn Priest as Anderson The height is about the same and there is no way Zathyn would willingly give up city life to live in the bush Perhaps readers disliked Anderson because he wasn t the strong macho male they have grown so used to in their storiesBut that softness was what attracted Lem in the first place It brought out all his protective instincts and than anything Anderson wanted that protection I ve been scared most of my life and prison only emphasized how weak I am as a person It actually takes a strong person to admit that Just as it takes a strong person to knowingly submit to someone who could kill them It was interesting that the BDSM angle got introduced in his fantasy The major difference is that in BDSM the Dom should respect the person for submitting to him and not see it as being weakness Submission without respect is being a doormat Anderson has watched his mother be a doormat all these years Does he want to be the samePerhaps deep down he feels that without that job without that career Jem wouldn t respect him He keeps repeating how smart Jem is How he has two degrees Each time he does that he s not only expressing his pride but subconsciously comparing it to himself He doesn t feel worthy of JemSome reviewers went eek at the fantasy sex scene and the second one when they got back together again I suspect some of those reviewers aren t comfortable reading sex on the page I felt both scenes matched the storyline Fantasies are often rawer and rougher than real life and the BDSM angle reflected a subconscious desire to submit physically and safely Plus sex after being apart is usually pretty desperate It wasn t until after they talked about their dreams and hopes that love was added to the mix making it romanticAnother sticking point was Russell s reuest So far I haven t seen anyone criticize the fact that the US health system is so dire that he felt he had no alternativeThere was only a couple of paragraphs but in actual fact a number of years passed between the father s death and Russell s time for the ten year old to grow up and have a kid yet in that time there had been no improvement in the cost or uality of health care What sucked was that after working for so long probably saving very little because the basic wage is so paltry he had nothing put away to care for his son And the only thing he had to give was an insurance policy Why not complain about that From what I can tell in the US there are those who have too much money and those who have too little Is it wrong to give it away therefore to those that don tLem could have refused Russell s reuest This is the story s weakest point but it could have been tweaked slightly to make it stronger For example if Russell hadn t left that letter for Gabe but waved it in Lem s face in the diner telling him to use it This could have been strengthened if once he reached the age of 18 and could legally look after Russell his father had also begged Lem time and time again to smother him with a pillow and he had refused until it was too late and he was hospitalised His father may have even called him weak for not doing so So Russell heading along the same track made him crack He lashed out regretting it immediately so he didn t proffer the letter as an excuse accepting his fateUltimately he took the rap because he felt what he did was wrong He moved without thought Lem should have gone away and thought about it He didn t He reacted just like he did with Carlos He may be a gentle giant but when pushed too far he cracksGabe turned up to have it out with the man who killed his father not knowing why Lem shows him the letter but says it didn t make any differenceBut he also loved others despite their faults Russell was selfish and weak and so is Anderson But they both needed Lem He responded to that need Perhaps this stops Anderson being the hero deemed necessary in an MM romance but he felt real because of that And Lem s love real because Anderson wasn t perfectLem is selfish in his own way He tries to teach Anderson how to survive in the wild but he never asked about his desire to At one stage Lem waves his hand around indicating the forest saying he wanted this but says he needs Anderson but never why Then later he complains We ve been doing it for what almost three years now I need you My response to that was Why does he need him For sex Lem never articulates what he needs Anderson for No wonder Anderson is reluctant to give up everything In fact Anderson asks Why would you need a tired old ueen like me to which Lem replies Because you have a really nice ass for a tired old ueen Maybe that s all love is A gut feeling of not being complete without the other person But to someone who watches people and sees the manipulation going on as Anderson has over the years he needs a better reason than that But ultimately he has to accept that as his glass half fullThe scene that I really enjoyed was the bit before they had campfire sex They talked They joked They did the little things that will last a long longer than the few minutes of sex do Talking about the person they had imagined themselves ending up with and the person they get Loved that conversation I think I always pictured myself with a guy and us as that couple You know The juvenile idea of the Ken and Ken doll couple that seemed to have everything going for them Until the plastic melts Encountering problems overcoming them and the relationship surviving is what love is all about Acknowledging the gap between the ideal and reality and accepting what you have That is real love When this happens these responses make sense I don t know why you put up with me I do and that s what counts

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Cold Series Book 2 Heart of TimberTwo years after watching Anderson walk out of the prison gates Lem has a visitor who informs him that Anderson desperately needs his help He scoffs at the idea until he is given an offer that he cannot refuse He doesn’t know if he is finally ready to make peace with himself outside prison or if he is ready to face th. 2 disappointing and I can t believe what I just read starsReview posted November 17 2013I remember when I asked an author to give me some pointers for my first beta read Focus on the story without trying to make it your own Does the story speak to you Why or why not That one uestion is what a beta should be able to answer honestly A very thoughtful and helpful advice and I m sure that basic rule applies to every book I m readingAfter loving Cold I was so excited for Lem and Anderson when I heard they would get their well deserved HEA Here I am at the possible end of their journey and I m brutally honest when I tell you that I m shocked how shockingly bad Heart of Timber is Brandon Shire is one of my favorite authors and I admire his writing Yet it saddens me tremendously to admit that Heart of Timber did not speak to me at all I m not sure if I can explain it reasonably but I missed Brandon s compelling writing in HoT Vast parts of HoT didn t even read like a Brandon Shire book Some parts of the story were overly melodramatic and downright cheesy Many of you know that he s got a distinct voice but unfortunately my search for it was fruitless Heart of Timber picks up right where Cold left off with Anderson being released from prison The book is segmented in five different parts Release Day Two Years Free Three Years Free Four Years Free and Five Years Free I think the book was too short to provide any significant relationship development considering they only met at 48 % for the first time after Lem had been released from prisonThe positivesGia Anderson s sister I really appreciated her very much And even though view spoilerMichael did not have that much page time I can say that I liked what I saw of him He s Gia s husband hide spoiler Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, years after watching Anderson walk out of the prison gates Lem has a visitor who informs him that Anderson desperately needs his help He scoffs at the idea until he is given an offer that he cannot refuse He doesn’t know if he is finally ready to make peace with himself outside prison or if he is ready to face th. 2 disappointing and I can t believe what I just read starsReview posted November 17 2013I remember when I asked an author to give me some pointers for my first beta read Focus on the story without trying to make it Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, your own Does the story speak to Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you Why or why not That one uestion is what a beta should be able to answer honestly A very thoughtful and helpful advice and I m sure that basic rule applies to every book I m readingAfter loving Cold I was so excited for Lem and Anderson when I heard they would get their well deserved HEA Here I am at the possible end of their journey and I m brutally honest when I tell The Geography of Witchcraft you that I m shocked how shockingly bad Heart of Timber is Brandon Shire is one of my favorite authors and I admire his writing Yet it saddens me tremendously to admit that Heart of Timber did not speak to me at all I m not sure if I can explain it reasonably but I missed Brandon s compelling writing in HoT Vast parts of HoT didn t even read like a Brandon Shire book Some parts of the story were overly melodramatic and downright cheesy Many of Hold On To Me you know that he s got a distinct voice but unfortunately my search for it was fruitless Heart of Timber picks up right where Cold left off with Anderson being released from prison The book is segmented in five different parts Release Day Two Years Free Three Years Free Four Years Free and Five Years Free I think the book was too short to provide any significant relationship development considering they only met at 48 % for the first time after Lem had been released from prisonThe positivesGia Anderson s sister I really appreciated her very much And even though view spoilerMichael did not have that much page time I can say that I liked what I saw of him He s Gia s husband hide spoiler

Summary Heart of Timber Cold #2

E pain he has caused but he also understands that he will never get another chance like thisAnderson has tried to push Lem to the back of his heart but he cannot find anyone who can measure up to the man that Lem was Letters he meant to send sit on the table and the dreams he had about rebuilding his life go by the wayside as he pines for a man he cann. I liked Cold better I remember feeling empty at the end of that book and thinking Anderson would jump through hoops to see Lem by his side But some stories don t end the way we want them to and this is one of those timesDon t get me wrong I still love Lem I just don t really like Anderson It s probably easier to just break it down into what I liked and didn t likeLIKESLemGia and Michael the ultimate power coupleLemMs WhitfieldOffice Jefferson not really in this book but liked him from book 1LemDISLIKESAndersonAnderson s attitudeAnderson being a whiny bitchAnderson getting mad at Gia for interfering in his lifeget a clueI thought the reason that Lem killed his brother was a little weird I understand it but was expecting something else entirely The ending was also just a little ho hum for meI hate being a downer I did like the book and I wasn t forcing myself to read it just to get through it Plus if there was a 3rd book I would read it to see where Anderson and Lem are headed I just thought it would be something than it was I m a little wishy washy with this one