Monday, March 5, 2012

Needing To

Title: Needing To
Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61040-731-1
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx    

Boone’s watching television in a Reno hotel room after a bull riding event and he’s bored. He’s flipping channels and comes across a commercial for a casino act starring rocker Gerald High. Boone is stunned. He doesn’t recognize the name but the face is familiar…it’s his high school buddy, Danny Michaels, and he doesn’t look good.  

Worried and determined to see his old friend, Boone bribes his way up to the penthouse suite and talks his way inside. He’s afraid what he’ll find since on TV, Danny looked too skinny and pale as a ghost…and it’s worse than he feared.  At least Danny remembers him and soon they’re talking like the years separating them never happened. Can Boone help his old friend straighten out his life and given him hope for a happy future…maybe with him? 

The latest release in the Roughstock world is Needing To. Its part of the Holiday Shot line by Torquere Press and can be read as a standalone. 

It’s a sweet and endearing story of two old friends reconnecting and it’s turned into one of my favorites of the Roughstock stories. How can you not like tough and protective Boone going to the rescue of a man he hasn’t seen in years? Yes, some of the scenes are painful and unrealistically quick as Boone helps Danny go through detox cold-turkey but it’s needed to get his life back on track. Soon after Danny’s head clears is when the author changes their relationship, allowing the men to get reacquainted on a personal and intimate level and admitting to feelings held secret since high school. It turns into a relationship that’s hot and steamy and has the potential for a future they both want. Here where my big niggle comes in. At this point the story abruptly ends leaving a lot of answered questions in the end.

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