Monday, October 11, 2010

A Shared Range

Title: A Shared Range
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61581-595-1
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Medical school was Dakota Holden’s dream—it had been for as long as he could remember. On his first summer home, that dream dies when his father falls from his horse and Dakota learns the truth—his dad has been hiding a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Dakota willingly gives up medical school to care for his beloved father, only leaving the ranch for yearly vacations. On his last, a cruise, he meets Phillip and strikes up a friendship that lasts past returning to shore.

When Phillips takes Dakota up on his offer to visit the ranch, he brings along his friend Wally Schumacher, an enthusiastic new veterinarian, who turns Dakota’s life upside down. There’s an instant attraction between the two men and they have a great deal in common but they have a number of hurdles to overcome as well. The most serious of which is Wally’s desire to help the wolves that could injure or kill Dakota’s cattle and it’s a serious point of contention between the lovers. The question is whether they can find common ground in this potential minefield issue or let disagreement destroy their growing love.

A Shared Range is the newest release by multi-published author Andrew Grey. It’s another enjoyable read filled with two well rounded and likable guys in Dakota and Wally, a great premise, a beautifully described mountain locale and two fun and interesting supporting characters in Phillip and Mario. Some might complain that Dakota and Wally’s relationship developed rather quickly but I say that if it’s right, it’s right. These two men are near perfect together and the author has skillfully integrated all the aspects of their lives into a cohesive and believable whole.

I really appreciated how Mr. Grey used current world issues as important plot components—in this case the conflict of wolves versus ranchers and the deteriorating health of Dakota’s father due to Multiple Sclerosis. They both added great interest to the overall plot and grounded the story in the real world. I, for one, would love to see more of Dakota and Wally in the future and poor Phillip, he needs to find his own man.

1 comment:

Andrew Grey said...

I promise that Phillip is going to find his own man. I'm writing that story now. :)