- Release Date
- October 2014
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Western Romance
Perry Jameson begins his new job as a ranch manager at the Wright Stables with the goal of returning the place to its original glory. He throws all of his effort into building a home and establishing a career. Being seduced by the ranch owner's grandson could throw a serious wrench in the works.
Cory Matthews is a world champion in horse reining. Well known for his arrogance and talent, he can train any horse to win, and he knows he's turned the sexy older hunk's head, but he can't seem to get Perry come around.
The two men butt heads on more than one occasion, the way two stubborn, proud studs will do. Maybe looking past their differences to work together will give them a new perspective on each other. Maybe, just maybe, it'll help Cory rein Perry in.
Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Jan 05, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
145 people found the following review helpful
REINING HIM IN brings to light the struggles of a romantic relationship between two strong-willed, stubborn people.
Perry Jameson is starting his new job as ranch manager of Wright Stables with two goals: 1) restore the ranch to its former glory, and 2) avoid drama with his new boss. Perry quickly impresses his new boss and settles in to his new life at Wright Stables. Things seem to be going just as Perry had hoped for until the ranch owner's grandson shows up.
Cory Matthews is a champion horse reining who has recently been struggling in his competitions. When Cory comes for a visit, he and Perry immediately butt heads and immediately develop an attraction to one another. Perry is determined to not act on his attraction to Cory because he lost his last job as a result of false accusations made by the ranch owner's homophobic son. But Cory knows that Perry is attracted to him and he wants to explore that attraction. Perry eventually gives in to his physical attraction to Cory but he still struggles with trusting Cory's reasons for wanting to be with him.
These characters were fantastic! Their stubborn personalities jumped off the page while they were battling with each other and flirting with each other. Perry's insecurities and hesitations were understandable but also frustrating when he kept denying what was developing between him and Cory. My favorite part of this journey was watching Cory's growth. He shows up to the ranch doubting himself and the direction his life is headed, but because of his relationship with Perry, he is able to make some important decision and focus on some new goals. Perry figuring out how to trust again and Cory learning how to make his own decisions came together in a beautiful story.
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