Cowboy Love on Hold by Luxie Ryder
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc.
Length: Short Story (97 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, M/M, M/M/F, Ménage, Anal sex
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle
When retired Special Op Brandon Reed comes back to Chelwood, he doesn't expect to find his high school buddy Wade Gardener still living in town with the woman Brandon used to date, Kimber Williams. It hurts him to see that they have taken back their love for him and given it to each other.
Kimber doesn't know why Brandon deserted her as a teenager, and although madly in love with Wade, she has never gotten over Brandon. But Wade has his own issues to deal with. He knows the real reason why Brandon left town so suddenly, but he's never confessed his true feelings for Brandon to the woman he adores, or even to himself.
Just as Brandon begins to fear there is no room in their hearts for him, the past comes back to haunt him, and he is thrown into a desperate struggle to save their lives.
Wow! Talk about a storyline that will keep you on edge and unsure in which direction the author is going with the plot. Would it be a Happy for Now type story or a Happy Ever After ending? With two alpha males who both want to run the show and a woman who loves them, the plot was full of conflict and unsure feeling on the part of all three characters. I had so many mixed emotions as I watched the tale unfold. It was definitely a nail-biting journey as I read the book.
Special Ops Brandon Reed returns home after twenty years and opens a can of worms when he learns that his best friend and his ex-girlfriend are lovers. Wade and Kimber never thought they would see Brandon again but when the three come together after all these years, mysteries and untold truths from the past come out that will either tear them apart or draw them closer together.
It is the heart-wrenching emotions that drew me to each of the characters and made the plot unique and enthralling to the end. As the secrets were revealed, I feared that this story would end up as a love affair only without a happy ending, which made it hard for me to take because I had fallen for all three in one way or another and wanted to see them all happy.
For a short story, Ms. Ryder did an amazing job of writing a yummy M/M/F story with a plot that will keep you engrossed until the last word. Can’t wait for my friends to read the hot male, male action found in the book and I may even let them borrow my fan so they will not overheat. With a strong plot, plenty of emotion and super hot sex scenes, I highly recommend this book and am on the hunt to find more books written by this talented author.