Saving Kane by Michele M. Rakes #LGBT #Review

Sam reviews ‘Saving Kane by Michele M. Rakes’. Published by Loose Id LLC on August 12, 2014 and is 260 pages.

This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.

Why I read this book: I loved the cover and after reading the synopsis I knew it was a book I would have to read.





A twenty-something paramedic suffering from PTSD and a failing relationship with his high school sweetheart becomes embroiled in the tragic life of a young, gay man brutally beaten, raped, and left for dead.

Kane Abel can’t help falling for his caregiver, the handsome paramedic who saves his life, but he’s resistant. The one time Kane threw caution to the wind, he was left with a wired jaw and a tracheostomy. He can’t take much more hurt. But with his attacker’s promise to return, Kane lives in a constant state of fear, and with the ever-present paramedic, arousal.

Garrett Young struggles with the question of his sexuality, unable to get Kane out of his mind even as he fights against the demise of his long-time engagement with his girlfriend Amanda. Every day is complicated by his ongoing battle with PTSD and alcoholism, compounded by his fear for Kane’s life.




Kane Able has had a hard life since the moment he was born. He has been able to survive but not live. Feeling lonely Kane makes a decision to finally have some fun and go home with the sweet talking customer from work. This decision changed his life dramatically. He was beaten, raped and left for dead.

Garrett Young is a paramedic who suffers horribly from PTSD. He uses alcohol as a buffer to keep the dreams and hallucinations away. All the stress and effects of the PTSD has put a major strain on his relationship with his fiancé.

Garret ends up being the paramedic dispatched to Kane’s crime scene. He was able to stabilize Kane’s broken and beaten body and get him to the hospital. Two days later Garrett is still thinking of the young man who was brutally attacked and he starts visiting Kane regularly while in the hospital. Spending so much time around the broken young man Garrett becomes his protector and starts to react physically towards him. Not understanding how his could be since he is straight and engaged to Amanda.

When Kane is released from the hospital with nowhere to go Garrett takes him in and becomes Kane’s caregiver. Being so close to the sexy paramedic, Kane can’t help falling for him but knowing Garrett is straight and the fear of his attacker returning he is reluctant to hope for a future with him.

Saving Kane has a storyline full of action, violence, mystery, heartbreak and love. The authors writing ability was amazing. It was like a roller coaster of emotions, one minute I was laughing and next I was crying. She completely captivated me from the first page till the very end. I loved reading the point of view of both Kale and Garrett. The scene and characters were flawlessly described.  However some of the scenes were very graphic and not for everyone.

If you like an action and suspense with a great storyline then I highly recommend reading Saving Kane by Michele M. Rakes.

9/10 Pots of Gold

Buy Links:

Amazon, Loose Id, ARe, B&N



Michele, known to her friends and family as Mikey, she lives in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. Homegrown in Washington State, Mikey enjoys the both the sun and the foggy/soggy northwest weather. Nothing like a summer storm. She lives with three Egyptian Mau’s, one adorable ferret, and a husband with hair down to his knees. With three grown children, she has plenty of time to jump on her Harley and go down the road to the deep forests she enjoys, or along the coast on Hwy. 101.


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