Title: Buttermilk Ranch
Series: The Hard Riders, #1
Author: Patricia Logan
Length: Novel (189 pages)
Publisher: Westburg Publishing (August 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Wendell Blackowl has spent all his life in the working cow horse show ring where toiling with sweaty cowboys all day is the fodder for wet dreams. Though privately he’s come to terms with his sexuality, publicly Dell’s had to build a façade. When his beloved horse Buttermilk dies, Dell finds himself at loose ends so he decides to pick himself up by his boot straps and do what he’s always wanted to do… open an environmentally friendly organic vegetarian café.
Pace Avila, well-known music critic, has been drawn to Austin by the live music scene. When friends invite him to check out a fresh new dinner experience, Pace reluctantly agrees to push the deadline on his national column. He isn’t interested in vegetarian food or a restaurant with the cheesy name of Buttermilk Ranch Café, but the moment Pace lays eyes on the stunning cowboy chef, things begin looking up.
When openly gay Pace walks into his cafe and his life, Dell realizes he’s tired of living a lie and tired of being alone. When Mother Nature throws an unprecedented storm at Austin, the muddy waters threaten to wipe out everything Dell’s worked so hard to build.
He soon realizes that with a man like Pace by his side, love really can conquer all.
Review: Wendell Blackowl is ready for a new start in life. He has had a very good run on the working cow horse circuit but with the loss of his mare Buttermilk, he is ready to move on to his next dream. He is also tired of hiding his true self and if he could meet the right man he would have no problems coming out.
On the anniversary party of opening his dream restaurant, he meets Pace, the half-brother of one of his cowboy friends, Branch.
Pace is unlike any man he has ever met. He is flamboyant, confident and has no problem going after what he wants. What he wants is the sexy cowboy chef Branch introduced him.
First of all I need to warn you this story has lots of sex. Very explicit sex. If you are a fan of Patricia Logan as I am you already know this, if not be forewarned. Though I prefer tamer sexual content, sometimes you like to heat things up, and I know I can count on Patricia to do just that.
I love cowboys, and I love cooking so this blend was perfect for me. Make Dell Native American and Pace a dominant, flamboyant twink and you have a story made in heaven!
I will admit the story is a bit predictable but who cares. Sometimes predictable works, and it does here. There is some drama and near the end we get cameos from some characters from Invitation Only one of Patricia’s other series. I adored seeing Wade and Phoenix again as well as Maverick and Ricky.
I had only one small issue with the story. I felt their names were overused. It seems that Dell or Pace was in nearly every sentence, and it was a bit overwhelming other than that this story was amazing and one you didn’t want to put down once you started!
Buttermilk Ranch is a set-up for a new series, and I cannot wait for the next.
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