Drayton couldn’t love anyone else, only Vann. Drayton is a very clever man, but also a very complicated too. The only person who could see past his facade was Vann, he seemed to be the only person who truly understood the real Drayton.
When Vann is released, both he and Drayton seem to be walking on eggshells with each other, as neither know how to act around the other. It takes a little while for them to begin to relax with other, but soon it is like they have never been apart.
However, although things seem to be going well between Vann and Drayton, Vann is still unsure about being with Drayton, as he seems to see himself as a lesser person, whereas Drayton sees Vann as his equal. However, Vann has quite the stubborn persona, and he seems to rebel at Drayton at every chance – not always realising that all Drayton wants to do is help him as he loves him, but I think Drayton also feels guilty about Vann being in prison for 10 years. Both men have a lot of bad memories between them, which sometimes seem to overwhelm them, but with the right person there, they can overcome these.
I am not going to give away any spoilers, but this is a wonderful read. I loved reading how Vann and Drayton managed to connect after so long, and it was also wonderful to see old characters revisit – especially Julian and Matt. This story showed their love that was lost, through no fault of them, but how it can be rekindled when they finally meet. I think I can pretty much guarantee that this is also one story that you will want to read time and time again. I sincerely hope that this is not the end of The Men of Halfway House, as this is a series that I want to continue.