Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Too Careful by Half


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

It’s been four months since Sam was kicked in the head by a bull and almost died. He and Beau are still learning to deal with the aftermath, and he’s tired of being treated like he’s made of glass and will break. Sam’s determined that Beau will give him the lovin’ he’s longing for—and he wants it—now!

Too Careful by Half is by BA Tortuga and is part of the Roughstock series, and it was originally released in Taste Test: Barbed Wire and Bootheels. Since the story follows Sam and Beau who were introduced in File Gumbo, I would recommend you read it first, so you’ll understand their relationship.

This fast paced short is a look at the two things recovering Sam wants from his lover. He needs not to be seen as fragile and craves the return of the physical part of their relationship. Sam wants sex and wants it now. I had to chuckle as he barreled into the house and made his desires known. You can tell that these two men are comfortable with each other and I love how they interact. And the sex is sizzling.

The sadness and frustration Sam feels with his injury is handled well, and the imagery of the scarred skin and the divot in his head is vivid. There’s a lot about this emotional short that I like. You can’t help but feel compassion for these two lovers and the situation they find themselves in. I appreciate that this author isn’t afraid to give her characters real life problems and lets them deal with them believably. 

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