Riders” by Parhelion
Jesse believes he would never see his anonymous
one-night-stand again, but much to his surprise, Wardley
Bridger turns out to be someone Jesse would be spending a
lot of time with. In late 1860’s California, sexual favors
are traded between men only to avoid the
diseases plaguing the
female parlor houses of San Francisco, at least that’s what
the men are telling themselves, including Jesse. Riding the
trails alone with Wardley on a quest to find a ghost rider
making trouble near his family’s ranch, Jesse finds it
difficult to keep pretending his interest in Wardley doesn’t
“Masked Rider” was a good story. Jesse and Wardley are very
opposite in personality. Jesse constantly struggled with
himself about his wants and needs, while Wardley quietly
accepted things as they come. “Masked Rider” was a low
keel, but enjoyable story.
Up” by Cat Kane
riding is Billy’s passion. It’s what he lives for, until he
meets Spencer Quinn. Spencer is not looking to get involved
with anyone, especially not a rodeo cowboy, but things never
go as expected.
liked “Hung Up.” Although Billy and Spencer came from
different worlds, they were more alike than one expected.
They were both pretty much alone in life and they have both
been disappointed and hurt by those who were supposed to
love and protect them. They both also had secrets and it
was these secrets that were the root of their
vulnerability. Cat Kane did a great job with “Hung Up.” It
was a very enjoyable story.
“Ricochet” by BA Tortuga
Holt’s break-up with Dave didn’t end well is an
understatement. Left with mental and physical scars, Holt
does what he should have done a longtime ago when he came
north with Dave; he heads back home to Texas. With the help
of his best friend Teague, Holt does just that.
“Ricochet” was good, but I had mixed feelings about it.
Dave was definitely unstable and Holt’s actions were
justified, but I felt bad for Dave. The violence of the
break-up, although brief, was still quite disturbing. Holt
obviously made the right decision to leave. He and Teague
were more suited for one another and they were fun to read
Under this Cowboy's Hat is chocked full of sexy
cowboys and sweet male/male love. I enjoyed it and I’m sure
other readers will find one, if not all, of the stories to