Tommy's Story review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB

A.K.M. Miles ✓ 3 read

Tommy Marsh lives a good life His first twelve years were hell on earth but the last nine have than made up for it He's living alone mostly in an apartment that was part of the Scarcity Sanctuary built and run by Soldier Marsh and Dillon Kramer In the years since he was adopted by Soldier he's. 325A must read for fans of Scarcity It is sweet and touching and sad and a lot like a fairy take with OTT villain and understanding loving perfect familygreat and understanding loverMy only niggle was Tommy is 21 yet already a degree in psychology and sociology and been working for a year

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Tommy's Story

My has learned to love Daniel over the last few years working closely with him in their shared profession But Tommy is afraid his past will interfere A traumatic event sets things in motion and he's forced to admit his feelings and face his fears Will Daniel's love be enough to get him through.. Reviewed for THC Reviews Tommy s Story is a sweet and tender MM romance novella that is the second story in AKM Miles s Scarcity Sanctuary series It really tugs at the heartstrings with the story of two social workers who have known each other since the younger one was just a boy under the older one s care They ve both loved each other from afar for a while and both are sweet gentle beta heroes who I loved reading about A traumatic event brings the pair closer together giving them the courage to finally express their feelings for one another Overall this was another story in this series that I found to be very enjoyableTommy appeared in Soldier the first book of the series as a broken and traumatized twelve year old child who social worker Daniel placed with Dillon at what would later become known as Scarcity Sanctuary Tommy had been through hell abused in every way imaginable at the hands of his mother and her boyfriends In the nine years that have passed since Tommy has managed to make an almost full recovery in the loving care of Soldier and Dillon He s grown up to be a very caring compassionate young man who wants to help other kids like himself find peace and love To that end he s training to be a social worker and has been working on various cases with Daniel Over the last couple of years Tommy has started to develop feelings for Daniel but it takes a traumatic event that shakes both of them to the core for them to fess up about their feelings Having read Soldier I was privy to the things Tommy had been through but I still would have liked to see the author delve a little deeply into his background in this story to help build his character a little fully The entire novella is told from Tommy s POV so what little we learn about Daniel is only through Tommy s eyes It seems Daniel has a somewhat sordid past of his own as a foster child and like Tommy it was his past experiences that also drew him into the field of social work He s fourteen years older than Tommy but if I recall correctly there was a bit of an age difference between Soldier and Dillon too The thing I loved about Daniel is his patience and tenderness After everything he d been through Tommy wasn t sure he would ever be ready for a relationship with anyone Daniel never pushes Tommy to do anything he s not comfortable with and he s prepared to wait as long as it takes Of course some intimacies occur a bit faster than I would have liked but having these two men know each other for so long made their uick relationship progression believable However there never was a full consummation which was a little disappointingWhile I did enjoy Tommy s Story I felt like it could have been fully developed in both characterization and plot The villains are pretty one dimensional and their comeuppance occurs very uickly I m a little disappointed to see that so far only the female characters in these stories have been cast as absolutely horrible people and hope that this trend doesn t continue It almost seems a little misogynistic which is strange considering that the author herself is a woman As I mentioned earlier Ms Miles could have gone even deeper with Tommy and Daniel s characters too Like with the first book of the series the writing itself is kind of on the simplistic side and would have benefited from a little complexity andor better editing Sometimes there were a few too many words that could have been pared down for clarity and other times the narrative could have used a little description eg we don t even get a physical description of Daniel until the final chapter and there are no descriptions of Tommy Overall though like with Soldier I can t deny that Ms Miles made me feel very deeply while reading this story She definitely has a talent for expressing emotions that are very effectively conveyed to the reader I absolutely love sweet stories like this and I loved visiting with Soldier Dillon and Gom again I just hated what Gom went through but I ll be looking forward to reading about him and the work he ll be doing in his book For Gom s Sake which is the next in the seriesNote This novella contains semi explicit scenes of sensuality between two men which may offend some readersPlease note that this review is for the original version of Tommy s Story which was published by Toruere Press I see now that the story was re edited and expanded by an additional 12K words before being reprinted by MLR Press It s certainly conceivable that some of the issues I had with the story might have been addressed which could have led to a higher rating However I didn t feel like shelling out an additional 599 which IMHO is overpriced for a 32K word novella anyway to get the extra 12K words in the new version If Ms Miles were to offer a deal like RJ Scott has where she is giving a free copy of the updated version of her stories to readers who purchased a previous edition I d be totally on board but thus far I don t see anything on Ms Miles s website to indicate she is doing anything like this If at some point in the future I m able to get a copy of the new version I will definitely update my review

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Gone to school to become a counselor He's worked with abused children just like he once was and he's proud of his work There's something missing though Tommy wants a relationship like Soldier's He wants to be part of a loving couple sharing life and love And he wants it with Daniel Anderson Tom. Sorry but this one didn t do it for me Everything was too rushed


10 thoughts on “Tommy's Story

  1. says:

    Holy shit this is bad The dialogue is crap the character interactions are stilted and awkward and everything is so far from

  2. says:

    What a perfect perfect seuel to Soldier I loved Tommy's story just as much as I loved Dillon's and Soldier'sTommy not surprisingly has found his vocation in helping out other boys who need a home He's been developing feelings for Daniel the man who originally placed him with Dillon and Soldier But he doesn't know what to do about them Until one of the boys gets gay bashed and the emotional upheaval that follows makes both men r

  3. says:

    325A must read for fans of Scarcity It is sweet and touching and sad and a lot like a fairy take with OTT villain and understanding loving perfect familygreat and understanding loverMy only niggle was Tommy is 21 yet already a degree in psychology and sociology and been working for a year ?

  4. says:

    Perfect antidote to my withdrawal symptoms from Soldier Adored Tommy's storyonly drawback I wanted it to be longer

  5. says:

    Sorry but this one didn't do it for me Everything was too rushed

  6. says:

    I only had one issuenot long enough ;I love the guys from scarcity and am happy Tommy got his HEA

  7. says:

    Reviewed for THC Reviews Tommy's Story is a sweet and tender MM romance novella that is the second story in AKM Miles's Scarcity Sanctuary series It really tugs at the heartstrings with the story of two social workers who have known e

  8. says:

    Tommy one of the two orphans adopted by Dillon and Soldier has grown up gone to college and become a counselor He's doing everything he can to help kids who have been abused and to make both Dillon and Soldier proud Tommy h

  9. says:

    This is a little follow up to the one above focusing on Tommy but with everyone making an appearance It’s 10 years later

  10. says:

    Again another story that just didn't make sense I liked Daniel and Tommy That was the plus But it was another insta cure for PTSD They kept talking about moving things along slowly view spoileryet they are in bed with full on penetration within a day of their first kiss With no ramifications hide spoiler

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