Book Review: A Better Man – Jaime Reese

via Goodreads

via Goodreads

The premise of this book was actually quite interesting. It’s just unfortunate that the story became incessantly repetitive. It’s such a shame how much potential was lost on the thinness of its plot.

Matthew Doner is starting over. After a five-year prison term that alters every aspect of his life, he receives a bequest from his aunt with the stipulation that he use the money to make things right. Breaking free of the long-standing role he’s played and inspired by the few who support him, he decides to create a safe place where people like him can find purpose and start a new life.

Julian Capeletti likes challenges. He is confident, brash, stubborn, and just what Matt needs. Desperate for work after a downturn of luck, he accepts the job to renovate Matt’s crumbling building.

Over the course of a year, romance simmers between them as they restore the house. But there’s a bigger renovation that must take place in their hearts. To become better men, they need to learn to trust each other even with secrets and painful memories they fear may rip them apart. via Goodreads

This feels like watching an episode of Days Of Our Lives. All is running on clichetown and can we just give the award to Matt as the most annoying character ever? You would think that from his backstory, you’d root for him but no. The story’s was weakly structured, characters (especially Matt) underdeveloped and with a way down the drain ending.

Rating: 1 out or 5 stars


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