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The last thing war vet Travis MacRayne expects to find while house-sitting in Boston is a man like Vincent Clark. Even more unexpected is that Vincent seems to be attracted to Travis, too -- scars, bad leg, and all. But Travis has to go back to Alabama the next day, and a cell phone just doesn't seem like enough to bridge the distance.It’s the first of many obstacles thatThe last thing war vet Travis MacRayne expects to find while house-sitting in Boston is a man like Vincent Clark. Even more unexpected is that Vincent seems to be attracted to Travis, too -- scars, bad leg, and all. But Travis has to go back to Alabama the next day, and a cell phone just doesn't seem like enough to bridge the distance.It’s the first of many obstacles that Vincent teaches Travis to overcome, and Travis wants nothing more desperately than to believe in the love he feels building inside. Still, the doubts instilled by harsh experience are difficult to put aside. Can Vincent convince Travis that the time is truly right to break free?...

Title : The One That Broke Free
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ISBN : 9781603709767
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 113 Pages
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The One That Broke Free Reviews

  • Betryal
    2019-06-09 07:27

    This story to my way of seeing it is about a man enduring the doubts, insecurities and injuries in the aftermath of war and wanting for once someone who could see beyond the scars of his appearance, to find the one true love his brother had found. Travis believed he was beyond being able to be loved, but in fact Travis, the man who was forgotten once Honorably discharged finds it with none other that Vincent. Flamboyant Vinnie who keeps the amusement alive throughout the story. This book in The One series really did it for me. It was not only very realistic it was just REAL. What each of their lives were like and what Travis had to deal with was every day occurrences that touched points I'm sure most could say: Yeah, I know a guy just like that. This story although fiction pinpointed 'Life'. It touches your emotions, although there could be one sex scene or two less, but no matter it's very tasteful, kept my interest and I hope this series doesn't stop here with this one book. I'm hooked!

  • Chris
    2019-06-07 02:16

    Very good m/m romance about a soldier who was discharged ten years ago after his leg was permanently damaged. Since then, he's been living alone in the small, closed-minded Southern town where he grew up, but after being in Boston for his brother and brother-in-law's wedding, he's rethinking his life.

  • ♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
    2019-06-11 01:16

    This was my first book from this author and it couldn't have been any better. I bought this book because it pretty much has all of my favorites in it. Military hero? Check.Hero with a disability? Check.Flamboyant hero? Check.Small town setting? Check.I would have been happy if this story had followed the patterns of other books with similar components. I was ecstatic though because this story did its own thing.Travis is from a small town in Alabama but he's in Boston house-sitting for his brother and brother-in-law while they're on their honeymoon. While in Boston, Travis decides that his life needs a make-over of sorts. He wants to find the man for him and he knows that's not going to happen in Fredrick, Alabama. So, when we meet Travis he's letting his family and friends send him on blind dates, going to eighties parties that he didn't know were going to be eighties parties, and basically making an effort to find his way to a fulfilling life.Travis' character is well drawn before he meets Vinnie, his love interest. I liked that because it had me admiring Travis' spirit. He was badly wounded while in the military and has some really painful days where his leg kills him. He also has more than his share of scars. Travis is sensitive about his scars and bad leg but he's not bitter and he's not letting it stop him from finding love. Is it easy for Travis to put himself out there? No, but he does it anyway. No courage without fear.Vinnie is a doll. He's also nothing like what Travis usually goes for. Still, Travis is thoroughly enchanted when he meets Vinnie, an upscale restaurant's flamboyant host. I wanted to give T.C. Blue a high-five because she didn't make the more "feminine" character a flighty, tiny twink. Vinnie is tall, slim, pale and has a head full of extremely long, extremely blond hair. He's beautiful, both inside and out. The scene where he tells Travis all of the insecurities he has because of the way men have tried to change him...that scene just broke my heart. While I loved Travis and Vinnie as individuals, I loved them even more as a couple. Vinnie takes care of Travis so beautifully that it really tugged at my heart strings. It's Vinnie who helps Travis achieve his dream of getting out of Fredrick. It's Vinnie who gets Travis to take care of himself and none of it is easy. There were a couple of times where Vinnie got all tough love on Travis. Travis, though he's the one being taken care of in many ways, gives Vinnie what he needs most. Travis lets Vinnie be his flamboyantly complicated self. He doesn't try to change Vinnie; quite the opposite. Travis loves Vinnie for his unique and multi-faceted personality. Travis never questions why Vinnie is the way he is. Travis just accepts and loves him.Just writing the review for this book has me wanting to read it again. Actually, I think I will.

  • Wren
    2019-05-29 23:16

    I loved the characters. Travis is a wounded veteran from Alabama with serious self-image issues. Vincent is a Boston maitre'd who is "very in touch with his feminine side." They have instant attraction, but the way they handle it makes it real and understandable. Vincent shines when he goes to Alabama to get Travis and has to deal with some of the bigoted townspeople. The angst they both deal with is also handled well, in that neither of them get to wallow much. Now I have to read the other books in the series, because their characters were in this book!

  • Indigo
    2019-05-28 00:20

    I am more than partial to this serie, but my favourite character is definitely Vincent. One scene in particular is so funny, I think I woke up my neighbours to loud did I laugh.

  • Louan
    2019-06-25 01:21

    3.5 I was so thrilled that we got to meet Travis, I was so curious to see Jim's first love, and I was over the moon that he was paired with Vincent, since he's such a doll. I love how they knocked down each others doubts to come together. And Vincent in Fred-neck was priceless. I hope that Roddy will be able to break away from his awful homophobic parents and find happiness. The VA doctors who missed seeing the bit of shrapnel in Travis' leg need a swift kick in the ass - I wish they could have sued them.

  • Mountie
    2019-05-30 00:20

    When I bought this series I didn't read the blurbs all the books and truthfully I was delighted that I hadn't when I got to this book. I'd been hoping for Travis' story and beamed when I opened The One That Broke Free to find what I had been hoping for. I didn't know who Travis' love interest was going to be so I enjoyed the ride as he dated Troy and the men Bless set him up with once Travis decided that he wanted what Dad-vid & Russell and Elliot & Jamie had.When Travis was gobsmacked by Vincent I was delighted. I have read many twink/stud pairings but don't recall a story with a queen as a love interest, or at least one as queenly as Vincent. I felt TC handled their relationship wonderfully. I have a queen as a friend and I so can see Vincent acting the way he did. I was chuckling the whole way through Vincent's reactions to Hicksville aka Fredrick USA. I also loved TC's poking gentle fun at her series by comparing the characters intertwined friends/family/lovers dynamics to a southern hillbilly incestuous family group. TC's story's and writing pull me in and keep me there, which for me is the best complement to a writer. Love the series and I am hoping for a fifth book. Troy deserves a story and josh is still unattached. ;-)

  • orannia
    2019-05-27 06:22

    Three and three-quarter stars. Good premise and well written, but...the insta love (and the pet names) was just a bit too much for me. (And no I didn't grade the book lower because of the insta love as that's a 'me' thing :) There was a bit too much sex - I kept waiting for the sex to stop and the plot to kick back in. And when I stumbled across a meaty plot point - Travis' drug addiction - it vanished just as quickly as it had appeared. I was left wishing we could have delved into that more. And IMHO the book finished too early - I kind of wanted to know what Travis would do in Boston. I guess all of these 'buts' makes it sound like I didn't like the book. I did. It just...didn't work for me on all levels.

  • Lily
    2019-06-25 01:14

    The fourth book in T.C. Blue's One and One series is just as well-written and entertaining as the previous stories. I really liked both of the protags. Travis is a wounded veteran who lives in a small Southern town and Vincent is a flamboyant "queen" from the big city. Despite outward appearances they were interesting characters and well suited to each other. Their relationship kept me interested throughout and I loved visiting with characters from the previous stories.

  • Lidia
    2019-06-03 05:35

    So sweet and romantic but also poignant so I adore this series and this book. The two protagonist are so cute and brave because don't have fear by hug their sentiments and attraction so nothing misunderstandings or tragic leave. I liked Trev for so strong out and tenderly in, while Vinnie so feminine out ie as rock , strong and determined. But this book don't is only pure honey because faces also problems and important topics so, it is an story complex and fantastic and a very lovely read.

  • Kristen
    2019-06-05 00:12

    Sadly, this was as poorly plotted and unrealistic as any run-of-the-mill Harlequin series romance, except involving men. It was almost as if the author went down a list of romance novel cliches: Cinderella story? Check! Love at first sight? Check! Knight in shining armor to save the day? Check! Check! Check!But maybe that's what the author was aiming for? Disappointing in any case.

  • Charneen
    2019-06-13 01:19

    brilliant just like all his books.a war hero, stubborn beyond all else, a man who goes back to a town where normally they should celebrate what he done for his country, but simply because his gay, a common occurance in today's world they shun him?even better is the givernment he fought to defend and protect, nearly make him lose a leg??????????????a look at the persepective from a man who would of died for something he believed in and the man that brings him to the other side

  • Emma
    2019-06-18 04:37

    this really had potential, but insta-love doesn't work for me and I got bored very soon because everything was so over the top. like everybody and their uncle is gay and the MC's met exactly one time (for a few minutes) and were basically ready to get married.

  • Shelley
    2019-06-24 06:17

    3.5 stars

  • V
    2019-06-09 00:10

    This is by far my favourite form this series, I loved Travis and the flamboyant Vinnie.

  • Blue Bayou .
    2019-06-13 23:35

    I really, really enjoyed Travis and Vinnie's story. It was two people who felt the attraction/chemistry and went with it honestly. It was a fun sexy loving story. Just loved it.

  • Meggie
    2019-06-14 07:18

    Simple said its amazing, really awesome written story. I loved the characters, the sarcasm, every word was damn good. Really good written.THE BOOK IS HOT AND I RECOMMED IT GLADLY!!