Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Leather Work and Lonely Cowboys

Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Books
Publisher URL: www.torquerebooks.com
ISBN/BIN: none listed
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literacy Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

It’s been months since Sam’s horrible head injury. He’s still recovering and frustrated that he continues to have trouble talking. He spends hours in his leather-working shop and now that Beau’s retired from bull riding, his lover is lonely. Can Beau make Sam understand he needs to hear his voice, even if it makes him uncomfortable? That together they can overcome anything?

Leather Work and Lonely Cowboys is the latest release in BA Tortuga’s Roughstock series. Sam and Beau were introduced in Roughstock: File Gumbo, so I recommend it is read first.

It’s a quick, but nicely written, look at how an established couple copes with the after effects of a serious head injury. The way Ms. Tortuga deals with Sam’s speech problem and his feelings of being stupid because of it is handled tastefully.  The two lovers manage to communicate despite Sam’s problem but that doesn’t mean Beau isn’t frustrated and it’s expressed well.  But once the guys get on the road on the mini-vacation, Sam opens up and starts to speak more, even if it’s in short sentences. Still it’s obvious these two are as crazy about each other as ever, and the short but sizzling scene at the end proves it. 

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