Monday, December 30, 2013

Fingerprints and Muddy Feet

Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.totallybound.com
ISBN/BIN: 9781781848852
Genre: {M/M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Nate Gills became estranged from his family at age eighteen when they discovered he was gay. He left with hush money in hand, made a successful life for himself and even found love but has never completely gotten over the feelings of betrayal. When Nate learns his younger brother and sister-in-law have died in a plane crash, all his unresolved family emotions coming crashing around him. The biggest shock is learning he’s been named guardian of his young niece and nephew—two children he’s never met. It’s a lot to deal with…and his stuffy senator father is furious. Nate’s other concern—Rio and Ryan didn’t bargain on raising kids. Can their relationship survive adding two kids to the household?

Fingerprints and Muddy Feet is the newest release in Carol Lynne’s Cattle Valley series. Due to the ongoing relationship of Nate, Rio and Ryan, I recommend you read the other books featuring them first.

I couldn’t be more surprised with the direction the lives this committed threesome takes with the release of this newest Cattle Valley book. Ms. Lynne came up with a twist with the potential to unsettle their relationship and sets them up for all kinds of changes. I couldn’t be more pleased with this turn of events. Not only does it give a good look into Nate’s past with his parents but it brought two great kids into the storyline. *Chuckle* I can’t wait to see what trouble they cause as they grow older.

Another thing I like is how the addition of the children affects Rio and Ryan and the emotions that surface. I appreciate their initial honesty of not wanting to share Nate but enjoyed how they came around to care for the kids. It’s nice seeing the ‘parent’ side to all three guys, and it’s handled realistically. 

Because I love the Cattle Valley stories so much and Nate, Rio and Ryan in particular, I always want the length to be longer. My niggle—the ending seemed abrupt.

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