- Release Date
- April 2011
- Book 1 of Recovery
Historical Romance, LGBTQ
After a memorable meeting with a bull, Zack Warren ends up recuperating on Four Winds, the ranch that belongs to Brett Miller. After years spent following the rodeo, he is surprised to find out he likes ranch life and even more that he likes the attractive, openly gay ranch owner.
Brett can deal with being attracted to Zack—that is, if Zack wasn't attracted to him in return. A bar fight Zack is involved in causes a rift between them, which leads to a dare that ends in hot sex and more questions for both of them.
Then someone tries to kill Brett. They quickly learn who, and Zack starts to relax—until the night the killer comes back to finish the job.
Note: This book contains forced seduction.
Aug 31, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
102 people found the following review helpful
COWBOY NEEDED is a fast paced story, moving quickly through a series of events that bring two unlikely lovers together. It's a nice story though the characters lack depth and some of their motivations were confusing that at times actions didn't make much sense – but perhaps that's how it is when you are thrown into something you are most not expecting.
Zack Warren, an injured bull-rider, returns to his hometown to recuperate at Four Winds, the ranch that he co-owns with Brett Miller since his parents' deaths. After years away on the rodeo circuit, he's surprised to find he actually enjoys ranch life. And though Zack has never been attracted to men, he finds that he's drawn to Brett who is openly gay.
Brett is more relaxed about what others think of him as opposed to Zack who is still reeling over his newfound attraction to a man. Yet they both struggle with their desires and fight the attraction.
Their friendship takes a turn for the worse when Zack gets into a bar fight because of his relationship with Brett. And as all good fights end, sure enough there's some pretty hot, memorable sex when the two characters make up. The chemistry between Zack and Brett is heated as they always seem to be fighting – each other and their attraction. Still I can't find that true connection wherein readers see the evolution of a relationship.
The most poignant part of the story is the discrimination the men undergo. Seeing how each man handles them in the face of adversity speaks more of their character than other aspects of their personality did throughout the entire book. If only the characters were developed more, this story could've had more sizzle.
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