Series: Willow Springs Ranch, #5
Author: Laura Harner
Genre: Contemporary Western
Length: Novella (122 pages)
Publisher: Hot Corner Press (February 19, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When vegan, peace-loving, social do-gooder Park Williams stumbles across the half-dead cattle rancher who has been sabotaging the Willow Springs Ranch in the name of a homophobic militia group…there’s only one thing to do. Save his life, then share his tent. Waking to find the man’s dick pressed against his ass is just a bonus.
Tanner Triplett is in trouble. Not the your-brother-is-a-sociopathic-murderer-and-you’re-his-next-victim sort of trouble. Not even the your-father-is-trying-to-overthrow-the-federal-government-and-you’re-going-to-jail-for-helping kind of trouble. No, this is the sort of trouble that comes when you wake up with stranger’s dick in your hand. Holy fuck. How is he going to get out of this?
A sudden need to run for their lives ought to do it.
Determined to make amends, Tanner leads Park to the relative safety of the WSR, where the biggest danger should be from gun-wielding cowboys seeking revenge. Tanner hadn’t counted on sharing a room with the exotically beautiful Park or the danger to his heart when the carefully erected walls protecting his secret come tumbling down.
Review: This is book 5 and I have to say the best yet. Where they ach do stand-alone well and there is sufficient backstory you can follow alone on this one I do recommend you read at least the last two Taking Chance and Hanging Chad or at least hanging Chad.
Park is a very unique man. He works for child abuse enforcement n Flagstaff and after his last case involving Chad Ollam, a gay teacher accused of abusing his students, Park has decided to retire and take a long needed vacation to find himself and what he wants to do with his life. He has two dogs Taco and Scooby and sets off to off grid camp farther south in Arizona near the Willow Springs Ranch. He stops to let the dogs out when Scooby stumbles across a man near dead.
Tanner Triplett has done some bad things. He has tried to be as little involved as possible in his father’s crazy schemes, but his brother has pushed until he feels hopeless. Left dying in the brush, he is surprised when a beautiful man and his dogs come across him and the man refuses to leave him, spouting stuff about fates, destiny and kismets and cartwheels. Tanner knows that Park will be in danger if he stays so he takes him to Willow Springs ranch knowing he will be sent to prison if they don’t kill him first.
This book is full of action from beginning to end. It pulls together a long ongoing mystery form the other books and introduces us to park and gives us more Tanner. I was also happy Ty, Cass and Chase all played more roles in this book too. I loved how Scooby and Taco and Park’s eccentricities lighten the angst, murder and mayhem of the plot. Park and Tanner’s story was worth the wait!
If you believe in destiny or fate, like ongoing westerns, ranchers, lawmen, cooks, Navy Seals, rodeo stars, mystery, suspense, dogs, vegans, hippies, and some hot mansex. This is definitely for you