Stormclouds by Dallas Coleman
A tornado rips though Tracy McBrideís ranch soon after his
lover Dwayne leaves him. Tracy feels like heís lost
everything, until someone he least expects, comes back to
Stormclouds is heartbreaking then heartwarming.
Itís tragic then beautiful. I just love this story. Tracy is
wonderful and even if Dwayne did make me sad for a bit, I
still liked him a lot too.
Above Snakes by AM Riley
Jacob Cole and Samuel Lenkins are cowboys herding some cattle
from Texas. Samuel gets into fights and is having a rough
time of things, so Jacob takes him under his wing and that
suits Samuel just fine.
Above Snakes is tender and sexy with all the
rough and tough that hard working cowboys have to offer. Itís
a great story.
Adding Money by Chris Owen
Gideon Smith and Nick DeShane are both competitors in the
rodeo. Nick is out but Gideon isn't. Gideon is competing
with his brother, Justice, at this particular rodeo and heís
worried heíll find out heís gay.
Adding Money has two sexy cowboys and a romantic
storyline. Justice is a great guy as well. I like how this
story plays out.
Dry Bones by Parhelion
Josiah Lewis meets Nathan Wycliffe Parr in town when Parr is
looking for help collecting and bringing back some
archeological bones. Joss brings Parr back to meet his friend
Ox and discovers that Parr and Ox know each other. The
journey proves fruitful in the discoveries Joss makes about
himself and Ox.
Ox is a brooding and intelligent man and Joss is simple and
sweet. I enjoyed watching their relationship change in
The Good Life by Sean Michael
Jack Henneson has inherited his uncle Billy's ranch. Jack
knows nothing about ranching so he plans to sell it. Pacer
Williamson was uncle Bill's main ranch hand. His whole life
is the ranch. Jack and Pacer canít agree on anything and
can't stand to be near each other either but one cold
Christmas brings them together.
I really enjoyed watching Pacer and Jack butt heads throughout
this story. I was really anxious to see them get together.
Even though Iím not sure that Pacer and Jack are romantically
involved, The Good Life has a nice satisfying
Mail Order Bride by Eumenides
Brand Keith is waiting on his mail order bride to arrive on
the train when Pat arrives, but Patrick Forrester is not a
woman. Brand has Patrick come home with him to work off his
debt. He gets more than a tutor for his daughter and help
with his land when Patrick comes to stay though.
Mail Order Bride takes a common theme for its
time period and turns it into something else entirely. It's a
great story. Brand and Patrick are wonderful men and their
story is full of strife, love and passion.
Surrender by Jourdan Lane
Dale Marshall has loved his friend Brandt for years but Brandt
is straight. One night things change for the men, but
Brandtís actions may have created more trouble than happiness.
Surrender is full of passion, emotion and
angst. My heart ached for Dale and then for Brandt. This
romantic, sexy and heart warming story is wonderful.
The Gaucho Code by Julia Talbot
Peter Schrader is on the run when he stumbles into Jorge's
life. When trouble finds Pete again his past threatens to
ruin the happiness heís finally found.
The Gaucho Code has a little suspense, a little
passion and a lot of romance. Itís a good story.
This Legacy in My Hands by Vic Winter
Ben Sams loved Wade with everything he had. He wasn't sure
how Wade felt about him until he learned the hard way that you
donít know what you have until it's gone.
This Legacy in My Hands is a moving and thought
provoking story. I cried after reading it. It made my heart
hurt but it made me happy too. Itís beautiful.
Barn Dance by BA Tortuga
Zeke is playing his fiddle at the barn dance when Red Farr
notices him. Their attraction leads them down the same road
which leads them to even more.
Zeke and Red have such charming and sexy southern drawls and
Barn Dance is a really tender and passionate
Cowboy Up has lots of sexy cowboys and stories
full of emotion. They are romantic, passionate and moving.
Itís a terrific anthology.