Author: B.A. Tortuga
Length: Novel (185 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (September 25th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Landon Gaudet may not be the best bullrider on earth, but he knows that’s where the money is in rodeo. His Cajun heart is more involved with horses, though, and with finding the cowboy he’s been dreaming of all of his relatively short life. Adam Taggart has been around the block more than once, and while he thinks Landon is special, he also thinks the kid deserves better than a safety man with more than his share of notches on the bedpost.
Adam does everything he can to resist Landon, but there’s not a man alive who doesn’t love being loved, so eventually he gives in. Landon can’t believe that Adam is finally with him, that his cowboy has finally come around to his way of thinking. The only problem is that Adam isn’t sure he deserves love, or that he really has any to give. He questions everything from his need for Landon, to his family’s assertion that he can do better than a boy from the bayou. Can Landon show Adam that sometimes magic is real, and that all you really need is to have a little faith?
Review: This was quite a nice story, fun and funny along with some very hot man on man scenes that leave you all hot and bothered.
Adam is an “old man” (though I didn’t catch exactly how old he is) who’s had his fair share of men. He’s starting to feel irritated though lately, seeing as all his friends and former lovers are all one by one settling down. Just as he wishes a special someone for himself, in comes Landon, a young Cajun who is simply irresistible. However, Adam is a man that despite the confidence he shows all around deep inside he’s all insecure, second-guessing everything and everyone. His mind is convinced that he’s lost his love when he lost Beau and that he’s too old for Landon, but his heart keeps fighting him, all the while he has his brothers’ opinions weighting on him saying a bayou baby is not good enough for him.
It is quite a journey this story. Between the wild sex the two men have, there are always things that come and make themselves present, mostly on Adam’s side, that hold this couple back. Landon might be pure magic, but contemporary men, educated at that have long ago stopped believing, and when times comes for Adam to stand by Landon’s side Adam has a weak moment where he lets all his doubts loose.
And it was at this point that I felt split in half. Up until now, I loved every single moment of this read, the slow falling in love between the two guys, the hot lovemaking, the chemistry that was so strongly there, and then, BOOM, I feel like kicking Adam’s butt. I suppose between them two I fell for Landon the most. He’s quite a sweet character, so very talented, so sweet, and good deep in his bone, and he doesn’t even know it. He has no idea what a catch he really is. Truth be told, I kind of agreed with Adam there for a sec, he was not worthy of Landon. I was quite the jerk and an idiot for letting his brother interfere with his love life as much as he did. And yeah I would have loved to see him work a bit harder to get on Landon’s good graces. The kid was such a doormat for him. But all well and I kind of like how it ended.
What I didn’t get though, and I pretty much wanted, was a bit Sister time. She was supposed to be a healer and I kept thinking the entire read that she’ll get to do something right? There were tons of injured people all around the place. But in the end that was left on faith as well and nothing was proved at all.
All in all, though this was a really good read with lots of bullfighters, bullriders, ropers and plain old cowboys, spiced up with a little bit of Cajun charm and special loving. If you lean toward this genre, I strongly recommend this read to you.