Monday, September 3, 2012

The New Guy

Title: The New Guy
Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Books
Publisher URL:
ISBN/BIN: none listed
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The bull riding season is in full swing and the usual bullfighters are in the arena protecting the riders. This year Coke has a new recruit to train. His name’s Sterling and he’s the most promising man Coke’s come across in a long time. The only problem is Coke’s lover, Dillon, seems to think the younger man is taking too much of a personal interest in him. He’d never get involved with another man, but can Coke convince his cowboy?

The New Guy is the latest release in BA Tortuga’s Roughstock series. With the length of the story so short, it would be best to have read other releases featuring Dillon and Coke to get an understanding of their relationship but it’s possible to read The New Guy as a standalone.

This look into the Roughstock world is a quick read and broken into two parts. The first takes place in the event arena and re-introduces several of the previous characters. It is nice seeing them and the bantering dialogue between them, Coke and Dillon is fun. It’s also where we briefly see the new guy, Sterling. There’s not enough time to develop his personality, so I don’t know how I feel about him. He seems more a reason for Dillon and Coke to have sizzling make-up sex (in the second part) once they get back to their room, than anything else. I’m expecting him to show up again in the future, so maybe we’ll learn something interesting about him at that time

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