Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cowboy Easy


Title: Cowboy Easy
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Publishing URL: http://www.sirenpublishing.com/
ISBN: 1-61034-266-6
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary, Cowboy
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Being gay and living in a small, isolated ranching community, Lachlan Blaecleah never expected to find the love of his life, much less find him in the middle of a street fight with the two town bullies. The instant he sets eyes on Asa Miller, Lachlan realizes he wants to know him better and jumps in to rescue the stranger.

Asa can’t believe Lachlan. He’s a walking, talking cowboy – complete with the boots and hat and he’s more than willing to accompany his new friend back to his home for a night of sexual fun. What he doesn’t expect is his sudden and intense feelings – his desire to stick around and get to know his cowboy better.

Life isn’t smooth and someone in the community is determined to separate the men permanently. Asa needs to decide if the heartache is worth it when the hate almost results in losing the man he’s coming to love. Can he live with the uncertainly of a future together or should he move on?

Cowboy Easy is the first release in Stormy Glenn’s new ranching series, Blaecleah Brothers. It’s a nice opening to what I assume is a five book story arc, since there are five brothers.

I enjoyed the main characters. Asa is friendly, quick-witted, fun to be around, and loving, and has an interesting personal background that I didn’t expect but hope to see dealt with more in the future. Lachlan, too is an intriguing man and while he may look like a big strapping rancher - which he is - he’s also loving, enthusiastic and tenderhearted. Ms. Glenn did a very nice job on the personality of both and though she intertwined them into a couple a bit quickly, it doesn’t change that it was done well and believably.

The Blaecleah family, as a whole, is an unusual group as is their tight relationship. I like the parents and how they interacted with their sons. I particularly love the tale that the author told of how Ma and Da got together while living in Ireland…it is very well thought out and added great depth and history. While the family makes up the majority of the supporting players in this 35K release, there are a few others, the most important being the individual trying to pull Asa and Lachlan apart. Watch for the next release, Cowboy Keeper. It features Rourke and Billy Thornton, the younger brother of Clem, Lachlan’s nemesis.

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