Thursday, October 25, 2012

Starting the Roux

Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Books
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Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Watching another bull rider get a better score just because of the man’s name makes Sam see red. His temper is ready to explode when he’s approached by champion Beau Lafitte, a sexy Cajun rider he’s had his eye on. Could Beau be as interested as Sam? A few beers, some snack food and a hotel is only the beginning for these two cowboys who are focused on getting to know each other better.

Starting the Roux is part of the Roughstock world by BA Tortuga and was originally published as File Gumbo in the Cherry anthology.

If you’re a fan of the series, this entertaining short will appeal to you. Getting to see how Sam and Beau first got together is great fun. The plotting makes sense, the pace flows smoothly, and the emotions are believable. These guys are good together.  There are snippets of fun dialogue and an easy rapport between them that I enjoyed. It’s too bad the short length didn’t allow time to develop Sam and Beau’s personalities past the superficial.  

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