Sunday, May 22, 2011

YEE HAW!!!!!

It's cowboy week here at the GI site. MMM MMM there is just something about a man in jeans and a cowboy hat that is just hot. I may have to sneak in a little extra eye candy in this week. I know I am posting this a little late but I was being baseball mom yesterday with a double header trying to get games made up because of all the rain we have had. So I sit here on Monday and my arms look like lobsters that have just come out of the pot. LOL So to start our Cowboy week here I am going to tell you about a book from a long running series that I read, Out of the Shadow, is book 6 in the Cattle Valley series by Carole Lynne. I am a HUGE fan of Ms. Lynne and I think I have read just about everything she has written, but this series is my favorite. I love the small community and the people that live there, and while I know it's not real, what a wonderful concept of acceptance and how awesome would it be if it really did exist. If you get a chance pop on over to the Cattle Valley website and check out the pics of the character's from the books:

Out of the Shadow, Carole Lynne, Total E Bound
When Shepard Black left the rodeo circuit, he thought his days of lusting after young cowboys were over. Now owner of the Backbreaker Ranch, Shep raises mean spirited bulls like the ones that used to toss him around the arena. It's a challenge, but he never imagined his best friend's son, Jeremy, would prove to be his toughest one yet. Watching Jeremy's long legs wrap around a bucking bull gives Shep too many ideas for comfort. Even worse, Jeremy seems to know exactly the affect he's having on his boss and teacher.

When Jeremy asks Shep to help him train for the upcoming Cattle Valley Rodeo Days, he has two goals in mind. To spend time with the man he's lusted after since he was a teenager and to beat his father. He's been through hell as the son of the reigning National Champion, and he wants his dad to have a taste of his own medicine. He might just get a taste of what he's longed for all this time, too.

Jeremy has been in love with Shep since he was 16 years old and came to live with his dad, Todd, and travel with him on the rodeo circuit. Nevermind the 17 year age difference Shep is the only man that Jeremy wants. Asking Shep to help train him to ride bulls in the Cattle Valley rodeo has two things going for it. One it will bring him and Shep closer together and two it will give him the advantage he needs to beat his father in the competition and finally help him come out of the shadow of his famous father.

Shep knows agreeing to help Jeremy train is not going to be easy. He has wanted the younger man forever but wanted to give him time to sow his wild oats before asking Jeremy to commit to him. He's also not sure how his best friend and Jeremy's father is going to feel about their relationship.

When Todd shows up at the ranch to stay for the rodeo Jeremy and Shep decide to keep their relationship quite until after the competition, until Shep finds out the real reason behind the divide between father and son.

Carol Lynne is one of those authors that can, in just a few pages, draw you into a story and make you feel like you have known the character's for years. All of the stories in this series are around 100 pages but the read much longer. This story like all of them brings back some of my favorite character's from earlier books and also introduces us to a few new ones to entice you to read the next installment. The relationship at the core of all her books is loving and while this one didn't have as much drama as some of the others it's still one of my favorites. If you are looking for a quick easy read with interesting characters and HAWT cowboy sex then Out of the Shadow is a great choice just like any other book in this series. I give this book 4 chocolate dipped strawberries and the series as a whole 5 strawberries.

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