Rivers of Wind

Susan Laine
Rivers of Wind
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
September 2011
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

A gay city boy looking for rest and escape. A mourning cowboy with grudges.

Jayden Frost has been through an ordeal and finds himself staying at a relative's bar/diner in the mythical Midwest. He's been gay all his life, but lately he's been forced to question many aspects of his life, and there are hungry ghosts from the past haunting him.

Mal Ryder co-owns a local horse ranch. His kind sister invites Jayden to stay with them for the duration of the local customary horse and cattle auction. Mal finds himself drawn to Jayden, whose past is catching up to him. Inexperienced and unsure as to how to deal with his newfound emotions, Mal must find peace within himself to help Jayden be free from his demons.

Together they must overcome burdens of the past and dangers in the present to find true love.

Book Review by Midia
Feb 23, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
203 people found the following review helpful
RIVERS OF WIND is a great read. A compelling story and likeable characters made it difficult to put the book down.

Jayden is a New York college student who came to visit his aunt in search of peace and quiet to think and recover from a situation he is involved in. When his aunt forgets his coming and his visit coincides with the realization of the Annual Horse and Cattle Auction, she proposes that he stay on the horse ranch of her friend, May Ryder and her brother Mal.

After an awkward first meeting on the ranch, Mal and Jayden grow close and give way to the attraction between them.

RIVERS OF WIND was a very enjoyable read. The story is not perfect with some minor flaws but nothing too detrimental. The romance between Jayden and Mal is built slowly and the plot is interesting enough to hold your attention.

Jayden and Mal are two characters who are still suffering from their past. Their relationship begins gradually, they do not go immediately to bed despite the attraction between them. This was something that I liked about this story.

The secondary characters also have their charm, especially Mal's sister and his niece. The interactions between the two made me laugh.

So if you like a slow pace and sweet romance, RIVERS OF WIND is the book for you.
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