Heal Me by Alexis James

Excellent story!! New neighbors to friends to lover’s romance. Heal Me gripped me and didn’t let go.

From the blurb:

He was such a beautiful surprise the day he walked into my life and became my friend.

I’m a good guy. A good friend. A healer to those in pain. I’m honest, trusting, and by all accounts someone with very high moral standards. Or at least I was….until Davis Morgan walked into my life.

I promised myself I would be a friend to him, someone he could rely on and trust. I told myself the attraction I was feeling toward my married neighbor was wrong. I refused to fall for a man who by all accounts was untouchable.
And then I fell. Oh, how I fell.

I’m not a good guy. I’m surly, I drink too much, and I’m stupid enough to believe that if I just hang in there, my marriage will improve. After six years of living separate lives, I still force myself to hope that things will change and we’ll be happy once more.

But deep down I know better. Nothing is going to change. Grief and loneliness are what I’ve gotten used to. I’m destined to live out the rest of my life as a sad, bitter man who feels obligated to stay with a woman I no longer love.

Friendship is the last thing I have time for and something I don’t need to further complicate my life. I sure as hell don’t need a nice guy like Merrick Whitley as my friend. Even though I do my best to ignore him, he’s determined to forge a friendship between us. But I refuse to let my guard down and trust someone like him. I’m doing just fine on my own.

Or, at least that’s what I tell myself anyway.

His friendship, while unexpected, is something I grow to rely on. I’m connected to him in ways I never imagined I could be. He’s someone I can trust. Someone I can confide in. Someone who gives me his whole heart, even though I don’t deserve it. With his friendship, and eventually his love as well, he slowly mends all the shattered pieces of my soul and gives me a reason to smile again. Somehow, he knew exactly how to heal me.

Janet's Review:

Excellent story!! New neighbors to friends to lover’s romance. Heal Me gripped me and didn’t let go. 

Heal Me is centered around Davis and Merrick. Merrick is Davis’s new neighbor and an all-around good guy. Davis is a surly, grumpy drunk who lives in his own world. He’s a broken man who has isolated himself and has no friends. Merrick wants to be friends and before Davis realizes it, they are hanging out. 

I felt so many emotions that ran through me reading this. It was like a train wreck; I couldn’t stop reading it to save my life. I had to know what was going to happen next. I literally cried several times reading Heal Me. The only thing I didn’t like was that Davis was married, although that had ended years ago, and they were only existing. I felt like it was cheating. 

Overall, this was a really well written story with fantastic pacing. I loved the natural progression and slow build up of their friendship and romance. 

Rating: 5 Stars

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