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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Defenseless A.J. Rose


1) This is by far been my favorite read so far. The plot was well developed and real. At times it was even hard to read the struggles of the couple in the aftermath of the attack, but I couldn't put it down. Writing something like this can come across as preachy, but the author did an excellent job of hold the characters in the forefront maintaining the focus on their relationship. My only negative is that I would have liked to seen more of the recovery of their relationship after the reconciliation. Excellent job of building Jessie and Kyle's world. The author did a fantastic job of bringing the attack and court experience to life on the page. At times I loved the characters and at times I hated them. The were REAL and complete individuals. Very fluid and full of excellent imagery. Never did I feel like an oberver looking in but present in the lives of these men and their friends.

Defenseless A.J. Rose
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 5287 KB
Print Length: 500 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: September 13, 2016
Amazon: Defenseless A.J. Rose

From Rainbow Award-winning author AJ Rose, Defenseless is a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping story of love through adversity.

Kyle Decker knew dating Jesse McGovern would change his life. Young and in love, and with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, the world is theirs to conquer.

But their victorious Pride celebration ends in a savage attack, brutally demonstrating they’re far from equal. Instead of wedding planning, Jesse and Kyle face an arduous recovery and a shattered sense of their place in the world, their once-promising future suddenly something to survive.

While Jesse struggles with a permanent injury and its emotional aftermath, Kyle’s single-minded focus on Jesse’s recovery is the only thing keeping his demons at bay…for now. What was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love is now full of lies and resentment.

With their dreams tattered and forever changed, trusting anyone—even each other—is daunting. So how can they have faith in twelve strangers on a jury? They’ve already learned the hard way it only takes a moment to become truly defenseless.

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