Tate is out on what feels like the
coldest night in history, stumbling back to his car after
getting his drunk on. However, instead of carefully making
his way home, Tate ends up stumbling over Dave, a baby Army
boy, that is as solid as a rock and ends up driving him
home. But Tate is an old-fashioned guy, so when he crosses
paths again with Dave he decides that dating this boy might
just be what he needs to end his loneliness – however, will
Dave hang around once he understands that Tate is set in his
ways and is determined to take the physical aspect of their
relationship very slowly?
Dave is an Army guy through and
through, but when he stumbles over a drunken cowboy trying
to make his way home, Dave offers to drive him home. When
they meet again and the cowboy Tate, sober this time, offers
to take him out on a date Dave decides to take him up on
it. But what Dave did not count on was the slow pace that
Tate sets for their relationship or the ripples of trouble
that hanging out with Tate would cause him in all other
aspects of his life.
But once the trouble starts will these
two be able to stick together?
Jackass Flats is a slow paced story that
follows the blossoming romance between Tate and Dave and
while both men are charming in their own rough ways, they
fall short of being truly compelling like most of Julia
Talbot’s characters are. There is virtually no conflict in
the developing relationship between Dave and Tate, which
combined with the slow pace of the story, make for a long
read. Also, the constant reference about Tate being “old”
and “past his prime” give the impression of a man well into
his forties or fifties, when in reality the man is in his
mid thirties, were frustrating and at times maddening.
Jackass Flats is an average read that can be good
for a day of lazing about.