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Monday, July 4, 2011

Cowboy Way by Stormy Glenn

Cowboy Way by Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (162 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Toys
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis

Matthew McCallister knew coming out to his father, a very conservative minister, would be the end of life in his hometown. With his younger brother, Ruben, by his side, he flees their hometown only to be arrested for kidnapping and theft. But the sheriff of Cade Creek seems to believe in Matty's innocence and suggests that he and Ruben hide out at the Blaecleah ranch.

Matty is in no way prepared for the Blaecleah family, especially Quaid Blaecleah. The man is gorgeous and kind, a combination Matty isn't used to in men he's attracted to. When Quaid proposes marriage as a way to save him from his father, Matty is terrified to agree because he's been used in the past. He's just as afraid to say no. Quaid intrigues Matty in a way he's never experienced. When Matty's father arrives in town and starts making threats, can Matty trust Quaid to keep him safe, or will he be burned again?

This is the third addition to the Blaecleah Brothers series and I have to say Ms. Glenn turned up the heat with this tale. All of the stories in this series have some sort of violence surrounding the main characters. I was hooked from page one. This is most definitely a roller coaster ride of emotions from beginning to end.

Matty McCallister has escaped the iron-fisted rule of his homophobic father. Being the gay son of the town’s well respected reverend is not acceptable. It was impressive that this young man stood up to his abusive father no matter the cost. He knows who he is and is ready for a fresh start somewhere new. Matty gets an added shock when his younger brother, Ruben, comes out to him about being gay. Being the loving and caring brother that he is, he takes his brother with him, not willing to leave him in the care of their abusive father.

Matty knew his father wouldn’t make leaving easy on him. Once his parents discover that Ruben has left with him, they file bogus police charges against him. But little does Matty know being pulled over in the small town of Cade Creek will end up being the best thing to ever happen to him.

Quaid Blaecleah grew up within a loving family. He and his five brothers being gay was never an issue with their parents or the majority of the town’s people. Quaid knows he and his family are an anomaly to Matty. But Quaid has never wanted someone as much as he wants Matty. No matter what hesitations Matty may have Quaid knows he can’t let the man get away.

With everything in life there’s always a calm before the storm and that is true within this story. Once everything seems to be falling into place for Matty his past comes back to haunt him in a big way.

There were several editing errors that were missed. A character was referred to by the wrong name close to the beginning of the story and caused me a little confusion at first. Then there were a lot of misused words or extra words added into sentences to the point that the sentence didn’t make since. All the errors did add up but didn’t detour me from enjoying the story.

The love story between Quaid and Matty happened so fast. I like how it was a whirlwind romance that started from the moment they met. Matty being a cautious man causes struggles between the pair but as a couple they work through it. There is some violence in this story but it’s not overly graphic. It helps tell the story of Matty and what he has gone through to where he ends up. There were some things that came to light involving other characters from the previous books that was very informative. I would recommend reading the first two stories in this series. It will help fill in some of the background story for the Blaecleah family.

Cowboy Way is a moving story of love, strength and determination. I absolute loved this story and highly recommend it to all readers.

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