Posted by : Kinsey Book Reviewer 8.25.2015
*Book & Details provided by Net Galley in exchange for honest review.*
DescriptionA heart can live a lifetime in eight seconds.Ever since his father caught him with another boy and threw him out at the tender age of sixteen, Dustin Lewis has been fighting his way up the national bull-riding rankings. He’son the brink of qualifying for the National Finals when he draws Diablo, a notoriously rank bull—and the ride goes bad.When bullfighter Shane Rees frees Dustin from the rigging of the same bull that nearly destroyed his face, he comes dangerously close to dropping his guard. Shane knows the potential consequences of being gay in a sport loaded with testosterone-overdosed cowboys,and the resulting scars of mind and body have left him with little self-worth.Their near-death-by-bull first meeting sparks an attraction that awakens every last oneof their personal demons. Yet as the National Finals draws closer, so do they. But they’llhave to overcome emotional highs, near-tragic lows, and bone-crushing danger before lovecan bust out of the chute.Warning: Contains man-on-man boot knocking, rawhide and raw emotions, badasscowboys and even badder-ass bulls. This ain’t your old man’s rodeo.
Admittedly I don't review a lot of gay romance. However, the cover and book description drew me into wanting to do one for this book. I mean, who doesn't love a cowboy - gay or straight?
This book is bull rider versus bull fighter. (See? Tell me that didn't make you seriously give it a bit of thought?) This book was edgy/crude like most cowboys are. Yes, cowboys have their sense of respect, but when they're around other cowboys it all gets thrown to hell and they're off in their "other" cowboy way.
At first I had a deep dislike for Shane, however as the book went on, he seemed to improve for me.
In the end, this was an enjoyable read that was steamy-hot. Perhaps even more realistic because it wasn't written by a woman. A definite pick up for a night you're looking for some yummy cowboys.
My Rating: 4 of 5