Defenseless 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

  • Title: Defenseless
  • Author: A.J.Rose
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  • Page: 455
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  • 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, brutalFrom 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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    1. 2 stars. DNF @72%Due to personal reasons, I no longer review books that get less than three stars from me. In order that I can remember why a book didn't work out for me, I've decided to file them accordingly. Meaning, I had to extend my shelves substantially.Good first 30%…How could a place like the United States spout so much about being the land of the free when people like him and Jesse were terrorized like this? How could there be equality in the constitution if equality in practice was s [...]

    2. Jesse and Kyle.o lovable guyseir journey ishard damn hardGreat way of writing. It feels familiar. The detailed way is really fascinating, the boys are real they have there own characteristics.The dialogue is damn good. A.J. Rose writes in a very own styleIt starts as a real fun story. Kyle not really out moves in with Jesse as an room/house mate.Kyle is reluctant to out himself and tell his family that Jesse is his boyfriend.Jesse presents Kyle to his friends as his boyfriend they all getting re [...]

    3. Wow.Well what can I say about this bookIt's nothing short of perfect.Kyle and Jesse are at the start of their lives and looking forward to the new ruling of marriage for same sex couplesCelebrating that and Pride they don't know what's awaiting them round the cornerThe vicious attack of them both is horrendousFour on TwoAlthough Jesse has the worst of the injuriesKyle can only watch what is done to his Fiance.This is one of the hardest scenes but It is done perfectlyYou will feel for both Kyle a [...]

    4. Reviewed for Sinfully.4.5 starsIf you couldn’t tell by the blurb, this is a powerful and moving story. I’m pretty sure there’s not an emotion that AJ Rose missed in this book of love, loss and recovery, but the ride was definitely worth it.What should have been one of the best years of their lives turns tragic in a matter of minutes. Together for seven months, Jesse and Kyle have never been happier. In the past weeks they have moved in together, Kyle has come out to his family as bi-sexual [...]

    5. I don't really know how to write up a coherent review for this amazing book. It slayed me. It slayed me, it made me ugly-cry, it made me rage, and it made me smile at the end.Kyle Decker and Jesse McGovern are young, in love, and moving into their own apartment at the beginning of this book. Soon after, the Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage the law of the land, and in their joy, the two men become engaged. Equality rules, and love has won. Pride celebrations are two days later, and they'r [...]

    6. 4.5 starsI don't even remember the last time that I cried throughout an entire book. This book had me crying non-stop. Certain areas of the story was super heartbreaking and wonderfully written, that I had no choice but to email Rose at 1 a.m. telling her how I felt. I live in Chicago so this story was extra special to me. I've been to a couple of these places, and I could close my eyes and just picture everything that happened. When I say one of the best realistic stories I've ever read. It was [...]

    7. I'm sorry, I don't rate books on the basis how important their topic is, or how much work the author put into it. My rating reflects how much the book worked for me, and I just can't help it, this book didn't. The writing style was insurmountable for me. It was so heavy and clunky, it was like reading a textbook or something. I could get information from it but nothing else. I'm sure if you like the style, or if you don't have a problem with it, the book will be great for you. For me it was like [...]

    8. Review by The Blogger Girls.This was one tragic, yet beautiful and captivating story! I was in love with Kyle and Jesse from the start. I loved watching them in love, celebrating being together, planning their future, enjoying Pride and the marriage legality. I wanted to be right there with them experiencing it all and celebrating with them. It was infectious. Until it wasn’t.I will never understand how anyone can physically hurt another human being such as what happens to Kyle and Jesse, and [...]

    9. When SCOTUS ruled that marriage equality was the law of the land last year, the book shelves flooded with gorgeous same sex romances. Men marrying men. Women marrying women. Love. Pure, amazing, rainbow love. And I adored it, I did. But I kept thinking, “There’s no way this is the end. There’s no way this ruling will end discrimination.” I found it hard to accept all the hearts and flowers. Because though that wonderful day, June 26, 2015, brought laughter and smiles and legal acceptance [...]

    10. 4.5 stars rounded up.I've hidden this review because it's my overall comment on the book. (view spoiler)[The well named Defenseless is refreshing reading. Not because it's easy reading, because it isn't, but because it's realistic fiction. I’ve labelled it gay fiction - one of the MCs is bi but the couple in the book are a same-sex couple, hence gay fic - but it is also a love story. There is something incredibly personal about this book and I’m sure it will touch a number of people. There [...]

    11. 4.5 Stars This story is immensely moving - full of frank discussion, tragedy, and (ultimately) love. The length here lets the exploration of feelings go much deeper than normal. Not much is hidden - the highs, the lows, the times the boys are, as the title notes, defenseless. Not only on the day of the attack and during but after - in the quiet moments, the moments of fear to do an everyday activity, and the moments of questioning whether life will ever be ok - and if they will. It's not melodra [...]

    12. 3.5 starsThe first thirty-percent of this story reeled me in something fierce. I absolutely loved these guys, Kyle and Jesse. The court trial for marriage equality was interesting, the outcome heartwarming, especially when it resulted in a marriage proposal.As per the blurb, when Kyle and Jesse become victims of a hate crime their happy little bubble is savagely popped. This story went a long way to show that even with society making leaps and bounds, accepting people regardless of sexual orient [...]

    13. **4.5 stars**Extraordinary.Defenseless chronicles the story of Jesse and Kyle, a young couple in love whose lives were irrevocably changed after a gay-bashing following the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.Talk about taking on a beast of a topic huh? The author did the story justice and then some.I love that we got some time with Jesse and Kyle before their attack. I was reading about this young couple in love, decorating their first apartment together, deciding how Jesse will support K [...]

    14. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE4.5 StarsAlthough this book begins by celebrating same sex marriage it soon becomes devastatingly clear that whilst that is a great win it is not the end of the battle where equality is concerned.This is a tough read. What starts as a happy story – two men beginning their lives together, moving in together, meeting each other’s friends together, making plans for the future together soon takes on a dark twist when after a day of celebration at Pride it becomes [...]

    15. From the blurb we were given, I knew this would be a difficult read for me, which meant of course that I spent most of the read with a box of tissues close by, and on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Yes, there were tears, and I turned into Mrs Angry [and not just with the arseholes who thought it was 'manly' and 'fun' to teach two faggotsGod, I hate that effing word a lesson about kissing in public], but I was still seething at the end that certain people feel that they have to live their live [...]

    16. I cried so many tears while reading this book, both happy and sad. I felt every emotion right along with Jesse and Kyle. The love these two had for each other was so obvious throughout everything they went through, before and after the attack. They had such an awesome support system in their friends and family. I was rooting for them the whole time and I had no doubts that they would come out stronger in the end.

    17. So happy, so in love and thrilled to be sharing their first apartment together, Kyle and Jesse are exhilarated when the ruling comes down for nationwide marriage equality. They rush to meet each other in the parking lot where they both work, although in different locations of the hospital, as they wait for the announcement. And then it comes. They won!!“We won?” Jesse needed confirmation. It was too good to be true.Kyle laughed, almost manic as he grabbed Jesse in a fierce hug. He shook, and [...]

    18. I 'enjoyed ' this book alot. I am not sure if enjoyed is the correct word for it given the subject matter.I liked how the length of the book allowed things to be explored and things not having to be skimmed over.Its a powerful topic - gay bashing and whats happens to those involved in the aftermath.I thought the whole book realistic with everybody's reactions to the events. Despite everything the MCs do get their HEA which is important.

    19. FULL REVIEW POSTED:4.5-4.75 stars! First things first, holy hell the angst level in this book is HIGH. But I loved every second of this. The two MC's; Kyle and Jesse, were already in a committed relationship when we started this book which is not something we see everyday but nice nonetheless. But things changed drastically when they were attacked during the Pride and instead of planning a wedding they were planning on surviving and hoping to get better as days went on and to hopefully see a tom [...]

    20. WOW. This is one super heavy book. Extremely well written, the characters are incredible and fully fleshed out. I had a real hard time reading this book, and had to put it down a few times, it hits you emotionally so hard! AJ Rose puts the reader through every single emotion available and it is glorious. I would recommend this book to ANYONE. I know I'll be reading it again and will be looking for more from this extremely talented author.I received this book for free for an honest review.

    21. A Joyfully Jay review. 5 stars begin writing some reviews thinking that whatever I say I will be unable to do justice to the story and the author. This is one of those times. Defenseless is emotional and intense and each time I stopped reading, my thoughts were filled with Jesse, Kyle, and the events of the novel. It is no detriment to A.J. Rose that I could not finish Defenseless in one sitting. In fact, it is a testament to the brilliance of her writing because the story left me so reflective [...]

    22. This is a story about what happens when your world is turned upside down. Jesse and Kyle's world is torn apart when they are brutally attacked for being gay. Kyle is hurt but Jesse is permanently injured . These 2 men were in love and planning their lives together when this happened. Now they have to learn how to deal with what happened and the after math of it as well. Kyle feels guilty for being OK and does his best to take care of Jesse. Kyle is also dealing with family problems. Jesse is ang [...]

    23. WOW !I defy anyone to read Jesse and Kyle's story without shedding a tear, without wanting to throw their kindle out the window, without cursing up a storm not just at the people who hurt Jesse and Kyle, but also at the author. From chapter one this has to be one of the most emotionally draining books i've EVER read. When i read this i found it hard to differentiate between fact and fiction,.I felt as though i was reading and following a real life event, that Jesse and Kyle were a part of my fam [...]

    24. I'd rate this a solid 3.5 stars. The subject matter was great, two men in love at the time of the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. Unfortunately, I felt the first half of the book dragged on and on. I get the author tried to paint the picture of the aftermath of the incident that happened to the MCs. But it felt more like filler and made my interest in the MCs wain. About half-way through, I almost didn't finish the book.However, the last half had a much better tempo and I got re-invested in [...]

    25. I will admit to you that I avoided reading this novel. I knew it would gut me in many ways. I knew this because AJ Rose has become one of the finest m/m authors in the genre today when it comes to writing characters that literally crawl inside you and become part of you in just so many good ways. Her writing has grown stronger and more sophisticated with each story she writes, and I most assuredly understood that writing a book whose topic was so very near and dear to her heart would result in a [...]

    26. I do enjoy AJ Rose’s stories and I put off this one for a while because I knew it would long and knew it would pull on those heart stringsThe first quarter of the book made me have a feeling of doom -knowing something bad was around the corner and the dates on the chapters felt like a ticking clock. Yes it was bad, yes it was nasty but I didn’t feel too much bad.Once Jesse is home from the hospital we do get to see the aftermath of a traumatic event, how lots of people are affected but espec [...]

    27. Kyle DeckerJesse McGovern~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Book synopsis: 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, [...]

    28. 2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Defenseless A.J. Rose1) 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 mor [...]

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