Series: Cattle Valley Series, # 1
Author: Carol Lynne
Genre: Contemporary, M/M/M
Length: Novella (88 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (November 19th, 2007)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb:When a three man partnership becomes too much for their small Texas town, Ryan Blackfeather knows it’s time to head for greener pastures. With a new job awaiting him in Cattle Valley, Wyoming, he convinces his men, Nate and Rio to make the move.
A community built on tolerance, Cattle Valley’s one of the few places in the country where the residents won’t bat an eyelash at the threesomes relationship. Nate, Rio, and Ryan fit right in. However, with Ryan busy in his new job as town Sheriff, Rio and Nate are left to wonder how they’re supposed to make a living. What use are a highly trained mercenary and a private detective in a peaceful community the size of Cattle Valley?
This is book one in the Cattle Valley series, see the full series listing here
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/all-play–no-work
Also available in the special 30th Release Boxed set: https://www.totallybound.com/cattle-valley-box-set-1?author_id=5
Review: This is the first book in the Cattle Valley series, and it would be best when read in sequence.
Population 2,823 Welcome to Cattle Valley, an alternative, private community where your sexual preference isn’t an issue, it’s the size of your heart that counts. The city of Cattle Valley was founded by millionaire Charles Beauregard on behalf of his only son and heir, Joshua Beauregard. The victim of a hate-crime, Joshua was murdered on April 13, 1972 in San Francisco, California. After the murder of his son, Charles began making plans to use his wealth and land to insure a safe haven for gays and their families to live in peace. Charles spent the remainder of his life working and seeing that his vision came to fruition.
Now, twenty-three years after its dedication, Cattle Valley, Wyoming is a thriving small town. Drop by for a visit, and say hello to our sheriff, Ryan Blackfeather and his two partners, Nate Gills and Rio Adega. After their partner had taken the sheriff job, Nate and Rio were going to join him finally.
Nate was a four hundred-dollar shoes and fancy sport convertible type car guy. He was also the most sweetest person ever. Always willing to help anyone that needs a hand. At one time Nate had feelings for Rio and Ryan but figured since those two were already in a committed relationship they wouldn’t want him. He had found himself at a club surrounded by men, when one had spiked his drink. Rio and Ryan had showed up and saved his butt from getting raped. They have been together since.
Nate was told that him and Rio needed warmer clothes and they had went into this store, which Nate figured definitely didn’t have anything he would possibly want to wear. Boy was he surprised when they had cashmere sweaters and the guy who owned it was just as sweet and cute as can be. He was also in trouble from the bruise Nate had seen. Deciding he had to find out what he could about the man who was hurting his new friend, he decided to use his investigative skills.
The problem with that is Ryan and Rio had to help him, even if they had to hide while watching the man they loved. It had not been easy when they lived in Texas, what with them being three men in a relationship. Too many people frowned down on them so when Ryan had been offered the sheriff’s job he took it. Rio however didn’t really know what to do considering he usually went on long distance jobs keeping people safe. However, he would do anything and everything to keep Nate happy. They would also do everything in the power to keep Nate safe. Which was funny because Nate was a black belt in four different martial arts, but he was little in size, which made his bear of men cuddle him more?
I had come across this series by accident while shopping for one of my favorite authors. When I realized the book I had wanted was in the twenties, I knew I wanted to start with the first book in the series so that I could get to know each and every character there is in it. I am very pleased with it, because this book was an absolute pleasure to read. I loved the way Nate was and how the fact that each of his men loved him so very much that they would give up a lot of things to make him happy and keep him safe.
I also loved the way that Ryan and Rio were loved back. They have the perfect three some relationship, and everyone knows how hard it is to keep that type of relationship together. Usually there is a lot of jealousy among at least one of the partners, however in this story there is none of that. The only time I saw Nate mad was when he found out that Ryan and Rio followed him to keep him safe. I loved it, that they can show their feelings so open and out. I also loved that Cattle Valley had a place that was a safe haven for men and women in difficult relationships that they would usually get hurt either physically or verbally.
This is one of the best series I have read in quite a while. If you love three sexy men, hot loving, tender feelings, dangers coming from someone unexpected, beautiful people, then you will love this wonderful book. I cannot wait to get started reading book two. I would recommend reading this series. You won’t be disappointed.