Violated

Violated Derek Sawyer thinks he has it all a high salaried position a boyfriend a dog even a new cabin on the lake until a business trip with his manager and best friend Victor shatters his world One nigh

  • Title: Violated
  • Author: Jamie Fessenden
  • ISBN: 9781634764513
  • Page: 139
  • Format: ebook
  • Derek Sawyer thinks he has it all a high salaried position, a boyfriend, a dog, even a new cabin on the lake until a business trip with his manager and best friend, Victor, shatters his world.One night of drunken horsing around in their hotel room leads to the most intensely personal violation Derek has ever endured As if the humiliation of working under his attacker everDerek Sawyer thinks he has it all a high salaried position, a boyfriend, a dog, even a new cabin on the lake until a business trip with his manager and best friend, Victor, shatters his world.One night of drunken horsing around in their hotel room leads to the most intensely personal violation Derek has ever endured As if the humiliation of working under his attacker every day isn t enough, Victor reports Derek for sexual harassment Now he s without a job, without a boyfriend, and the mortgage on the cabin is due.Officer Russ Thomas has worked with rape victims before, and it doesn t take him long to sort out the truth in Derek s tale With his support, Derek finally reports the crime, months after it happened But restraining orders and lawyers further Victor s anger toward him, and even though a relationship develops between Derek and the policeman, Russ can t be there to protect him all the time.

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    About “Jamie Fessenden

    • Jamie Fessenden

      Jamie Fessenden set out to be a writer in junior high school He published a couple short pieces in his high school s literary magazine and had another story place in the top 100 in a national contest, but it wasn t until he met his partner, Erich, almost twenty years later, that he began writing again in earnest With Erich alternately inspiring and goading him, Jamie wrote several screenplays and directed a few of them as micro budget independent films He then began writing novels and published his first novella in 2010 After nine years together, Jamie and Erich have married and purchased a house together in the wilds of Raymond, New Hampshire, where there are no street lights, turkeys and deer wander through their yard, and coyotes serenade them on a nightly basis Jamie recently left his day job as a tech support analyst to be a full time writer.



    726 thoughts on “Violated

    • See my review at Sinfully.4 Stars!Violated by Jamie Fessenden is a stand-alone contemporary MM romance that touches on some very real, gritty and raw issues. This book also marks my first read by this author. While the overall story arc did deal with a harsh subject matter, I commend Mr. Fessenden for taking on such a challenge and doing it with honesty and realism. Our protagonist experiences a deplorable trauma that has far reaching ramifications and slowly eats away at him. What do you do whe [...]


    • A Hearts On Fire Review 4.5 HEARTS-- Hello Mr. Fessenden. It's a pleasure to finally read your work. *pushes up glasses* I'm your newest fan. :)I'm not one to hand out high ratings just because an author can handle a difficult subject. If anything, I'm even tougher on the story because I don't want pretty, simple happy endings once an 'owwie' is introduced. I recently read and reviewed a book on this blog where the main character was sexually assaulted and they miraculously recovered from the ev [...]


    • I knew going into this book that there would be some heavy topics, including child abuse and rape. I bought it on release day last year and finally decided to give it a go. The rape itself in on page, so we see every detail, but it didn't disturb me as much as I thought. What DID disturb me was watching Derek destroy himself after the rape. He competently shut down, lost his job and his boyfriend and started to basically sleepwalk through life. That is what really got to me. It was fucking heart [...]


    • I loved Jamie's "Billy's Bones", which featured emotional trauma, childhood abuse, and major PTSD issues. So i was looking forward to "Violated", which promised to deal with some heavy issues--particularly male rape and its aftermath.I like stories that take me someplace totally new, even if that is a dark place. In "Violated", Derek is betrayed by someone he trusts and his trauma over it is slow-developing and far deeper than he expects. I can relate to that and I think it's realistic. As usual [...]


    • 3.5 Stars*coughseps onto soapbox*"There is no such thing as 'rape prevention.' The only way for people to not get raped is for people NOT TO RAPE THEM."*steps off soapbox*This story was at times very hard to read. I think anyone who has been sexually assaulted, or experienced the aftermath of assault, whether personally or peripherally, would find this hard to read.After Derek is raped by his manager, and best friend, Victor, he experiences what I thought felt like a very realistic depiction of [...]


    • 4.5 starsThis was a difficult read for me. While the assault in this book is not one of my triggers, I feel I must warn you to heed the blurb and be aware of what happens in this book.This was a difficult read. It had to be even more difficult to write, so hats off to Jamie for managing to depict this horrific topic and its aftermath with honesty, integrity and respect. When we first meet Derek in this book, he comes across as a nice guy, however brow-beaten into nothing more than a doormat to h [...]


    • I didn’t like this one. I like a little background on both MCs before they get together, but this was just ridiculous.Derek has just bought a lake house with his fiancé Tim (I should say his ass of a fiancé. I had no idea what he saw in him), when he meets his yummy neighbor Russ. Of course Derek is engaged, so friendship it is.Russ is a cop, who is tired of being alone. When he meets his new neighbor, sparks fly, but he doesn’t do (almost) married men. But the two become friends anyway.Wh [...]


    • 2.5 starsThis is going to be hard for me to rate, not because of the content solely based on the execution. I felt this was very much one-noted. I didn’t get a rise out of myself reading this not one time. Certain parts of the story should demand a certain reaction out of it’s audience, but this did not get one. Reading this story, I feel like the way it was written left it emotionally unavailable. It did not feel authentic at all. I say this as my own words, but I just felt like I was readi [...]


    • Quería que esta novela me cautivase, el tema me llama y soy adicta a un buen angst siempre que tenga HEA, sin embargo, debo decir que esta vez la historia para mi no ha funcionado. Soy plenamente consciente que es un tema peliagudo y en mi opinión, el autor lo lleva bastante bien, descriptivo sin caer en demasiadas explicaciones innecesarias, por desgracia, esto no sucede con el resto de la historia que está llena de un sinnúmero de detalles que ha hecho que me aburra mucho por momentos, nun [...]


    • My problems started when the boyfriend of five years and the best friend of 20 years were too awful to ever be allowed in someone's life and they just escalated from there. There wasn't enough character development to bring these guys to life and it didn't elicit an emotional response from me, which was really kind of the point with a story of this nature.


    • A very difficult book to read, with a difficult subject. I have a lot of thoughts on this one, and I know I'm not getting it all out in my review. After talking with a friend about it today (Mare), I realize that I still have a lot to say after writing my review. I guess that's good, right? When a book as an impact on you. My review is at Boys In Our Books.



    • This is, for me, an eye opener.Not everyone dealing easily with PTSD and depression after what Derek had been through.The rape alone, can make Derek traumatic, for touch. And Tim definitely can't deal with it. Instead of stay strong for him, Tim ran away. That's what some people do. But Russ is not just some people.He liked Derek from the start. The chemistry was there. But Derek is never be a cheating man, and Russ don't do other people's spouse. Things are difficult.There's sex with other men [...]


    • The story was okay but I didn't feel a connection with the MC's. It was 'just' a book I was reading, but that was it. No feelings, no emotions. Of course, certain events were awful and I wasn't emotionless, but I didn't feel the MC's. It was like I wasn't there or something. It's hard to describe, but yeah. I don't know.



    • 3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.I was really looking forward to this story. I love reading about damaged characters who overcome and find love.Derek is a sweet guy who is engaged to somewhat of a jerk. His fiancé is distrustful and possessive, and the two have not had a very good relationship for quite a while it seemed. Derek came across as a bit of a doormat in this regard, simply taking whatever his fiancé dished out and making excuses for him. Then, his “best friend” of many many [...]


    • 5+ Stars. People will be talking about this novel for a long time, and rightly so. The author has taken us on a gripping journey into the mindset of a male rape victim which is uncommon in and of itself. That this character was raped by an old friend made it even more difficult to comprehend. This was a tough read but a very honest and painful look at what happens when you just can't cope, no matter how hard you try, and how much others want to help. There was no easy fix here but the ending lef [...]



    • My first M/M romance. It was pretty good and it didn't have a lot of sex scenes, which was good for a first read!


    • 3.75 stars This was really good, but you definitely need to know what you're getting yourself into. There is a romance here between Derek and Russ, but don't expect any sex until the epilogue. And actually, for the first quarter of the book Derek is engaged to Tim. Fear not though, there is only one on page sex scene between the fiancés and it isn't very detailed. But we all read the blurb, so I found myself just wanting the rape to happen already so we could get it over with! Which is terrible [...]


    • Derek Sawyer thinks he has it all—a high-salaried position, a boyfriend, a dog, even a new cabin on the lake—until a business trip with his manager and best friend, Victor, shatters his world. One night of drunken horsing around in their hotel room leads to the most intensely personal violation Derek has ever endured. - Blurb excerpt from “Violated”Needless to say, this is not a book I would have sought out at all. Rape for me is very difficult to read and so typically I avoid books with [...]


    • An excellent m/m romance dealing with the tricky subject of male rape. Derek's whole self image is affected by his ordeal and friend Russ must learn how to help Derek survive the trauma.


    • No. I did not like Violated at all. Surprisingly, my dislike for this book has nothing to do with the actual subject of the book: rape. Maybe that makes me rude or distasteful but maybe i'm just desensitized - who knows. There were multiple things I couldn't get past in this book:1. The horribled I mean horrible audio version of this book. I couldn't have been more bored or more annoyed with the narration of this book. It completely took me out of the experience. 2. The fact that the men were na [...]


    • DNF 40%Normally I don't like to rant about a book I did not finish but this I have to say!!!!I went in reading this one knowing full well it was about this guy that was raped okay that being said I really tried to put myself in his shoes and tried very hard not to judge but I just couldn't anymore.I know that it't not your choice to be a victim shit happens and we all deal with stuff differently but REALLY being pathetic that's a choice and Derek chose to be ten folds pathetic. If I was raped by [...]


    • The title of the book intrigued me and the synopsis had me reading it without a second thought. This is definitely not a book for everyone because of the rape content. It happens on page so it may prove to be too much for some.I loved how the author played out Derek's post-rape trauma and life. It felt very authentic, imo, especially how he second guesses himself and how he should've been able to fight back. It also irritated me (not towards the author -- but towards the thought and its prevalen [...]


    • 3.5 starsI’ve listened to an audiobook narrated by K.C. Kelly before and loved the narration. The audiobook for ‘Violated’ is solid. The pacing is good, the voices of different characters are differentiated, and the narration kept me engaged. The narrator does a good job of setting the appropriate mood for a book that deals with a very heavy topic.‘Violated’ doesn’t gloss over Derek’s rape. It is all on-page, and we get a front-row seat to the damage it inflicts on Derek. The autho [...]


    • REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE4.5 StarsDerek Sawyer seems to have it all. A nice condo, a great job, engaged to the man he loves, works with Victor his best friend of 20 years and he and his fiancé have just bought a cabin in the wilderness to use for weekends and holidays.When he and Victor head off to Tampa for work nothing could have prepared him for how his life was about to change. After too much to drink Derek wakes up to Victor raping him and his whole existence spirals out of control. [...]


    • Very emotional, gripping steeped in realism. Tightly woven narrative, 3-d characters, solid balance of the terror and trauma of male rape and what victims experience with the beginnings of a new romance. The author could have taken a facile approach but he gave us a very nuanced story that was so horrific in parts. Adept dialogue. The mystery in the beginning of just how it happens was perfectly laid not. Very practical that you just know this is what happens to male rape victims. Good MCs. Bewa [...]


    • Overall, a well-written story. Here are the problems I had. Too much time spent with random people Russ hooked up with, like Ian and Brian. Don't care about these guys. And in fact, the whole Rabbit Hollow episode seemed unnecessary and like WTF? Then we come to the conclusion of the story. And it is time for the payoff. Comfort and healing for Derek. But it is all neatly wrapped up in a few pages of epilogue. What a waste of an opportunity. Three years of the healing process in a few paragraphs [...]


    • Believable plot, with believable reactions from those around the MC, but the POV shifts could have been better, maybe one per chapter, and dont feel like i really got to know the MCs, it was more pre incident setting the scene, and post incident trauma and fallout


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