by Mae Hancock
Cowboy, Cotton Reid is the laid back type of guy who accepts people as they are, no matter how flawed. People think he’s fun, honest and crazy about his boss and friend the sexy
Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is something that family man, Bay, has done his whole life. Bay can be like a bear with a sore head if the hay isn’t stored symmetrically or his fridge contains an odd number of jars.
When the two men begin a hot affair, Cotton keeps a secret from Bay, but will Cotton find the courage to tell Bay the truth before someone else does?
It 's a M/M romance about cowboys and a secret that can destroy several lives. It 's a story of passion and exciting but also funny,
Bay is devoted only to work and to his children, so focused as not to see that Cotton, one of his employees with whom he works every day, is in love with him. Cotton finds the courage to invite him to go out and Bay accepts immediately. Cotton, however, is the natural father of Bay's daughter. Will Cotton tell Bay the truth? Will their relationship be ruined forever?
Bay is a rigid man, a severe employer and an understanding but also stern father, especially with his eighteen year old daughter, but also knows how to be sexy and fun. Cotton is insecure, is haunted by his secret that can ruin his love story. He's the weak part of their relationship, very subdued. Grandma is really cute and funny. All other characters are likeable and realistic, except daughter and ex-wife of Bay, two characters hateful.
Although it is the second book in this series you can be read easily without knowing the first one.
The story was light and easy to read, sweet and passionate, intense and sometimes dramatic. It's well-written, the pace is not fast but for this plot is perfect.
I received an advanced reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The heat of the spring sunshine made the air thick and heavy like midsummer as Cotton and Bay rode back toward the ranch after a long day rounding up cattle for market. A faint breeze caught strands of Cotton’s hair, blowing it into his face beneath the tan Stetson. He lifted the hat off and ran his fingers through his damp mop of hair. Then, pulling a band from his wrist, he secured the locks into a familiar small bunch, leaving a fingerbreadth of tail hair at the nape of his neck.
Glad for the momentary relief from the heat, he placed the hat back on and took in Bay’s broad shoulders as he rode in front. For some reason today, Cotton had not been able to break away from studying each
made. Twice before, Cotton had stared at the man too long and noticed Bay’s
brown eyes searching his own. Has he noticed me watching him? The man’s deep,
smoky cedar scent carried to Cotton on the wind, the smell so rich and
bountiful it made his senses stir with desire. movement Bay
Starting to get darn near obsessed with the man who doesn’t even notice me—not in a carnal way anyhow.
Bay and he were boss and hired help. Bay didn’t chase, pursue, desire—or even demand anything of Cotton, which served to make the man more attractive. Bay’s sensual, deep-brown eyes tugged at Cotton with each glance, and Bay’s thick lashes fanned out, flattering his dark-bronze skin. A simple, meaningless smile had far-reaching and significant implications for Cotton. Put simply, it meant Bay approved of him and the things he did. The rancher’s soft, full lips framed milk-white teeth, and sent urgent ripples right through Cotton’s body, leaving his fingertips tingling and the reins slippery with his sweat.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I enjoy writing both academic and fiction material. My research interests include focus on people who experience marginalization, both in historical societies and modern. Themes include disability, neurosis, homosexuality, addiction, mental illness, slavery and prostitution. The most important part of my work is creating multi-dimensional, believable characters that are able to build lasting romantic relationships against the odds. I want all my readers to laugh, cry and enjoy the erotic journey towards a happy ending.
Link to my web site: http://www.maehancock.com/
Link to my blog: http://maehancockfiction.blogspot.co.uk/
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