Title: Rough Ride
Series: Cattle Valley, #4
Author: Carol Lynne
Length: Novella (105 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (April 28th, 2008)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: For rancher, Ezra James, life is pretty simple. He wakes before dawn and spends his day working with the cattle he loves. For twenty years, the EZ Does It ranch has been enough to drown out his loneliness and guilt. To the world, he appears impervious to everything. The only chink in his armor – the man who owns the clothing store in town.
Palmer ‘Wyn’ Wynfield caught Ezra’s eye the first time the rancher stepped foot in the store. Though Ezra knew his large size intimidated others, his little self-confidence was shattered when Palmer backed away in apparent fear. In a moment of self-preservation, he referred to Wyn as Mr. Fancy Pants. That was six years ago, and he’s never been forgiven.
An early morning phone call changes all that. Though the line is scratchy, Ezra definitely hears the words he’s been waiting to hear for years. “I need you.”
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/rough-ride
This is book four in the Cattle Valley series. See the full series listing here
Review: This is book four to this amazing series however they should be read in order so that you get to know the wonderful characters. Characters that you will come to love. Each one has their own tragic story or painful story to tell. They are amazing and so full of love for each other that you can’t help but cheer them on.
Wyn and Ezra have been fighting the attraction between them. Ezra had gotten his feelings hurt the first time he walked into Wyn’s store, that he called him fancy pants. Which in turn hurt Wyn’s feelings. They were feeling like they were less than what they truly were. Pain from the past kept coming into their present lives. Until Wyn goes back to Oklahoma to settle his late father’s home and ranch. Everyone in his hometown was homophobic and was threatening him. Of course, it was funny when he calls Ezra to help him out. Ezra was screwing with their heads. Being very open about their lifestyles. But they both admit how they feel for each other.
When they came back to Cattle Valley things were getting better, except Ezra’s friends were giving Wyn a hard time. It seemed that everywhere they went, feelings were running hot. People looked at Ezra’s height and were frightened of him. However, he realized that if he came off friendlier that people tended not to be scared of him. He also realized how much he truly loved Wyn and how much Wyn loved him in return.
They have many things that they need to settle, but they realize that they have to do it together. I loved this story and would recommend reading it. If you love tender stories with so much heart then you will definitely love this series. Each one gets better and better. I can’t wait to read book five.