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Monday, December 13, 2010

Cowboy Crush by Eve Cassidy

Cowboy Crush by Eve Cassidy
Publishing: Breathless Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (55 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal play
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Canterbury Bell

When the future depends on trust—things might get a little rowdy.

After receiving a Dear John letter from his fiancée, Eli Smith isn’t sure what comes next. He’s spent years going from one rodeo to the next, biding his time and saving his money for the ranch he wanted to call home. Unfortunately, he tries to find the answers at the local saloon—too bad the more he drinks, the more he can’t stop thinking about the attraction he’s had to deny. Until now…

Ready to hit the road, Vinn hunts down his circuit companion and best friend, Eli. The last place he expected to find him was in the saloon drowning himself in the bottom of a bottle of whiskey. As if things weren’t complicated enough with the ever-growing attraction between them. But alcohol lowers inhibitions, and for a few brief minutes, Vinn entertains thoughts of going for it—despite the fiancée, despite the friendship, and despite the fact Eli isn’t gay.

Rodeos and cowboys make good bedfellows. But do you risk a friendship simply to scratch an itch?

Rodeo rider Eli is having a very, very bad day. His girlfriend back home not only informs him that the ranch he had been dreaming of and paying for is being taken over by the bank but that she was leaving him for someone else. What is a man to do but throw back a few too many at the local watering hole. Enter his best friend and rodeo partner Vinn, who has a few dreams of his own, which happen to include a naked Eli.

How do you turn a long time friendship into a love affair? How do you turn your best friend into your lover and not lose that friendship? How do you avoid the awkwardness of living in a trailer and have deep desires for your roommate? Vinn and Eli are up to their necks in “how do you’s” but after one very up close and intimate encounter they discover that they want the same thing, each other. As their feelings come to the surface in an emotional volcanic rush, they attempt to plan their future and escape the hurt and frustration of the past.

How they turn this friendship into a lifelong romance is the heart of this book. Although their struggle for intimacy plays a key part in this story, the real story is the emotional transition from friends to lovers. The strength of their commitment is the engine that moves this story along. This is an exciting, sexy and totally romantic experience for the reader and so well written by Eve Cassidy. The ending brings that deep down “Ahhh” from your heart to your throat.

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