Recovery (Salvage Stories, #2)

Recovery (Salvage Stories, #2) Salvage Stories Book Two San Diego Is A City Of Second Chances For Jamie Carlson His New Career As A Photographer Is Taking Off, And With The Support Of A Loving Surrogate Family, He S Finally Putting His Party Years Behind Him The Bailey Family Helped Him Solve His Drinking Problem, But There S No Easy Solution To Staying Sober Now That Belle Bailey S Dying Her Last Wish Is A Challenge Jamie Can T Overcome Without Help Solving Problems Is Daniel Priest S Specialty More Than Twenty Years Older Than Jamie, He S Successful And Experienced He Makes His Living Resolving Corporate Crises But His Personal Life Has Been Far From Perfect Now That His Marriage Is Over, Daniel S Determined To Make Up For Lost Time One Night With Jamie Isn T Nearly Enough For Him Daniel S Honest Offer Of Help Is Than Jamie Expects From A One Time Hookup Even So, Fulfilling Belle S Last Wish Is A Tall Order Repairing Her Damaged Family As She Requests Proves Difficult When Jamie Has To Face His Own Past As Well Jamie Could Risk His Hard Won Recovery By Admitting Why He Hit Rock Bottom In The First Place If He Wants A Future With Daniel, He Ll Have To Address Those Reasons Head On

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 227 pages
  • Recovery (Salvage Stories, #2)
  • Con Riley
  • English
  • 05 March 2018

10 thoughts on “Recovery (Salvage Stories, #2)

  1. says:

    powerful, and human same difference.a different novel than the truly outstanding Salvage, but no less the other side of the same coin.and you can tell with parallels, not just related characters and similar themes with thoughtfully balanced details and developments in opposition, and in harmony also.i thought this was a terrific followup, and another in the growing canon of an uncommonly sensitive and clever writer of romance fiction for fun, view the covers of both books side by side recommended.

  2. says:

    I m having a horrible, horrible problem with this book I ve read 50% of it and I still can t get into it at all At all I want to cry because I LOVE Con Riley so hard but I have zero motivation to continue I keep forcing myself to read on but I think I m going to throw in the towel for now.I didn t feel much chemistry between Daniel and Jamie actually, if it wasn t from the blurb I would still be convinced that Owen might become the love interest and, as of now, the book lacks any romance in general I think the focus of this story seems to be on family and tragedy and I m not in the mood for that Also, the cancer subplot caused me to have a nervous breakdown yesterday I became convinced two of my moles were a deadly form of melanoma, cried for an hour, and had my doctor cousin drive over and check them out Clearly I m a well adjusted and normal individualSorry my friends but I have to tuck this one back in for another day.

  3. says:

    An easy, fluffy read this was not This novel depicts the daily grind of recovery the cravings, shame, and guilt For Jamie, booze was always the drug of choice At the end of Jamie, along with his sponsor Alec, visits Gabe and Gabe s dad, Coop, in Minnesota to make amends In this book, Jamie, still living in San Diego, has been sober for a while but still struggles with temptation and despair Add death and grief, and recovery is a hard road indeed The emotional aspects of recovery and healing were handled with depth and sensitivity This is not the Jamie we saw through Gabe s eyes in the first book This sober Jamie is kind He looks out for people he s capable of giving and loving As Jamie grapples with losing someone close to him, his demons rear their ugly head In the midst of this dark time, Jamie meets Daniel, a man almost twice his age, who is patient and understanding Because this book is told from Jamie s perspective, Daniel seems nearly too good to be true I wanted to know about Daniel s marriage and divorce, about his attraction to Jamie I couldn t quite see the connection, and the romance definitely took a back burner to the themes of healing and loss I ve come to expect heartbreak and heavy themes from Con Riley s books I ve read the entire Seattle Stories series, but I was still surprised by the intensity and melancholy of this book I wanted to see joy between Jamie and Daniel, a relationship based on laughter and common interests, not merely comfort This can most definitely be read as a standalone book We get about Jamie s childhood here than we do in book 1 While we may not see all the horrors of Jamie s past behavior, we see enough Gabe is mentioned a couple times Gabe s partner, Scott, not at all It was actually a bit of a letdown not to get at least a hint of what they re up to I have no doubt that if there is another book in this series it will be about Alec s son, Owen, who was a big player in this book This was as much a story about Alec and Owen, as it was about Jamie.I have to give this book 4 stars, because it was beautifully written and tackled important issues, but I can t say that I enjoyed it very much The relationship between Jamie and Daniel barely flickers the steam is minimal, the romance an aside There is tenderness, yes, and the epilogue brings closure, but I wish I had seen of their love on the page.

  4. says:

    5 stars from me Just pure magic Quality writing from a wonderful storyteller A beautiful, intense, emotionally uplifting read of redemption and self forgiveness, although I have to say that IMHO the romance between Jamie and Daniel almost takes a back seat, but is so skilfully interwoven by the storyteller with everything else that is going on in this magnificent tearjerker of a story, that it s seamless.If you read Salvage and if not why not , you ll know that Jamie had severe problems with drink and random hook ups, but not all of the reasons for that behaviour were apparent in that book We get full disclosure as they say in the US in this storynone of which I m going to go into here, but Jamie was certain that no one would want him for himself in view of his past UNTIL he met Daniel, who is over 20 years older than Jamie and has his own unfortunate story to tell.All I can say is pass this book by at your peril There are strong messages regarding drink and rape, and the fact that having had too much of one does not give anyone a green light to commit the other, male or female it s completely wrong I cannot wait for the next chapter in the series, which has got to be about Owensurely Many thanks to Con for the ARC Congrats and I told you I d love it

  5. says:

    Oh my God Con Riley never ceases to amaze me what can I even say about this book It was beautiful and heartbreaking the journey you take with Jamie and his surrogate family is so poignant and well written Jamie is so much stronger than he gives himself credit for and Daniel Steady, kind, genuinely wonderful Daniel was exactly what Jamie needed once he had his shit together they were so perfectly matched I found myself envious of fictional characters.This book comes on the heel of a string of meh reads and books I couldn t wrap my mind around due to some choice or another in the plot, but this this wrapped around me and reminded me why I love this genre and fabulous writers like Con.I recommend so much this and Salvage before it This series is just fabulous.

  6. says:

    This is Jamie s story having read Salvage gave me a little added background, and I wasn t surprised by the themes that arose, but I think the book could be read as a stand alone too.This is a book about love, in all its forms, than a pure romance Although Jamie does meet his wonderful man in Daniel, the story has a lot of hurt comfort front and center, even in their relationship Jamie is dealing first and foremost with the family of his heart Alex, the man who took him in when he hit bottom, and got him started on the road to alcohol recovery, is the father Jamie never had His wife Belle is the mother Jamie s own should have been And Belle s cancer is relapsing, bringing Alex, Jamie, and the couple s estranged son Owen together in the crisis As often as not, Daniel is there trying to be Jamie s support and comfort, until Jamie can get to a place where he s ready for .I hadn t actually read the blurb for this, because I loved the first book and trust the author, so for a while I wasn t even sure which guy Jamie would end up with But as he tries to bring Owen and Alex together, over the hurts inflicted by a decade of Alex s own alcoholism, it is Daniel whom Jamie turns to, and eventually trusts And Owen becomes and his brother as I d have known, had I read There are sparks of all kinds between Jamie and Owen, and a steady burn between Jamie and Daniel In a way, I wasn t sure at first what made Daniel so attracted to Jamie, but when he remained steadfast I had to believe it And by the end I believed the love story too I hope the author will give Owen a book someday, but Daniel was exactly who Jamie needed.The family relationships, with deep, fractured and stressed love layered over pain, were wonderful to watch The alcoholism, and the way it lies in wait, trying to ambush Jamie when he hits a low point, was very well done The themes of recovering from your past, rising above childhood deprivation, and later abuse tug at the heart in a realistic, not melodramatic way Recommended.

  7. says:

    A year ago almost to the exact day I read my first Con Riley book and fell head over heels for her writing This book, this wonderful book is the last of what she has published that I have read and it s a bittersweet moment because I love her work and I want You hear that I want and need sigh We meet Jamie in Salvage as Gabe s best friend who hurts Gabe, though unintentionally, in ways that I did not like When I realized Jamie would be getting a book, my first though was son, you have some serious splaining to do, because you pissed me off but knowing your issues, fuck dude You know if you didn t react, then what had happened to you didn t matter Jamie he has had a rocky past with is assault as a young man that led to his alcoholism He was a bit of a jerk in Salvage but once I opened this book, I was hooked on him and wanted nothing but the very best in every way imaginable I adored how Jamie saw the world through a lens, and not just the one attached to his camera Jamie sees life in moments and the ones he does capture on film are stunning stories that come to life He is this strong man who has no idea the depth of his strength though others around him see it and when he meets Daniel at a pivotal point in his questioning of his sobriety and being able to handle things sober at all, I was a goner The age gap in this romance worked so well We have Jamie who is young and yet has had so much happen to him and this invisible weight he carries around, his wounded soul is so much older Then we have Daniel, almost twice the age of Jamie who is just coming out of his self imposed closet and closer to a young man in his freedom from marriage and his newly possessed sexuality Daniel, holy hell I am in love with this man He may be one of my most favorite characters from the author, or at least in the top hell Who am I kidding, I love them all but Daniel, he is something special, something sturdy and safe and something so very fucking sexy Who knew ancient almost broken recliners could have such sex appeal Not me but dayum if they aren t something you d want to take for a ride with Daniel Mmm Hmm Pair him with Jamie in every way possible, and not just sexual and you get this amazing dynamic that had me sucked in from page one You like that So much How much, exactly How much do you want With you I want everything you ll give me What I absolutely love about Con Riley s books is, they are about life Yes, they are romantic stories but the MC s have lives and lives that are such a part of them that they are the story than the romance Now, that isn t to say these books aren t romantic, trust me they are, but the MC s don t get so lost in one another that the world fades into nothingness and that is what makes these books so emotional for me Romance, finding that person that gets you in ways than others, the one who could hurt you and yet you want comfort from, the one who comes to mind first, last and always during the mundane tasks of life or the ones that require you to dig deep into your reserve tank of strength and that one person you wouldn t mind being around for than a short period of time that is love and romance is love and it s why I love her romances Okay, that was totally talking in circles I mean, I highlighted an entire page, a few times in this because it was just so much and too good not to recognize in some way But you know Right You get it Anyway This book really is about recovery and not just from substance abuse It s recovery from mistakes, from imperfect childhoods, from questions unasked and truths not spoken, from shit that you brought on yourself but never to the level of pain you ve been caused Recovery, or reclamation or repossession, whatever you synonym you choose it s simply about taken those coins from the well and taking them back About taking them all back and moving forward with your life This book is about acceptance It s about accepting what you can and can t change and totally having the strength to recognize the difference It s about accepting the family you were born into and the ones you enfolded you into theirs and made you an official member Good lord It s just about being true to who you are, even when you are at your worst and knowing, someone out there will still be there, no matter what Though we meet Jamie through Gabe, this has absolutely nothing to do with his best friend, this is Jamie s story and Jamie s struggle and I couldn t love the boy He made me cry so many times and the abundance of his love, strength and devotion makes me tear up writing this Oh yeah, I cried a lot in this I know I am an emotional reader but I swear, the author pulled no punches with the feels in this The emotions were overwhelmingly beautiful and again, I love Con Riley s words so much that I want to marry them Sigh So now I have read all that Con Riley has published and I need of her work I wonder if I can pester the heck out of her for Evan and Joel s book from the Seattle Stories I NEED THAT STORY.NEED IT.

  8. says:

    Recovery focuses on Jamie When we met him in Salvage he was manipulative and utterly unlikeable Oh, how wrong we wereJamie is recovering from many hardships in his life, but his main focus is to stay sober While fighting that constant battle his family, his family that he chose, is falling apart Belle is dying and her last wish is to see her son and father get back the relationship they once had and she asks Jamie to help make that happen He continued to show his dedication and unselfishness for them Even their son Owen snicker I kind of love Owen He s annoying, bratty and rude But I love him He s getting a story, too right bats eyelashes In the beginning of Jamie s story he meets a stranger at a party, Daniel They hit it off and attempt to have a one night stand But Daniel can t seem to stay away and Jamie can t seem to make him I adored Daniel s role in Recovery Their romance wasn t the in forefront, but even so Daniel became a constant in Jamie s life Someone Jamie could rely on when he didn t even know he needed him there He was there for support, he was there to help and he was there to catch Jamie And through that continued support their romance developed.In the center of everything was the Bailey s This family that helped Jamie in his recovery and continued to help him was suffering and Jamie was going to do anything to ease their pain So, he set out to do the almost impossible and reconcile the relationship between Alec and Owen There relationship was handled perfectly, and by perfect I mean it was real Nothing was solved in a day and not everything was solved even in a year It was real and human.The epilogue was fitting and showed the growth the family Jamie is still in recovery and always will be, but with Daniel there s so much hope left for him and his future.I can only hope that there s to this breathtaking series More of Owen, in particular.

  9. says:

    4.5 starsIt s hard to read a book when you constantly have to wipe your tears, but in this case it was worth the effort.Sequel to Salvage, this book as the previous one is a rare example of MM romance beautifully written and perfectly crafted.I m not Jamie, but all over the book I ve been by his side I craved alchool when he did I loved and hated Owen as much as he did I felt pity and rage and sorrow for the horrible things happened in his past I longed for Daniel s self confidence and acceptance I ve seen the world through the lenses of his camera.Kudos to the author for giving life to such a deep and unforgettable character She dealt with tough topics with rare sensitivity and respect I received a free copy of this title in exchange of nothing Thank you Ms Riley for this beautiful and unexpected gift

  10. says:

    After the first book in this series, I unequivocally did not like Jamie How wrong I was.Con Riley covers so much ground here, without a misplaced word, deed or thought There are no complex words here Not an aper u in sight But the richness of this author s prose and tone is striking And the themes I can t even list them all To include just a few view spoiler alcoholism, rape, child abandonment, hunger, grief, cancer, death hide spoiler

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