All Play and No Work

Carol Lynne
All Play and No Work
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Total-E-Bound Publishing
Release Date
November 2007
Book 1 of Cattle Valley
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance

When a three man partnership becomes too much for their small Texas town, Ryan Blackfeather knows it's time to head for greener pastures. With a new job awaiting him in Cattle Valley, Wyoming, he convinces his men, Nate and Rio to make the move.

A community built on tolerance, Cattle Valley's one of the few places in the country where the residents won't bat an eyelash at the threesomes relationship. Nate, Rio and Ryan fit right in. However, with Ryan busy in his new job as town Sheriff, Rio and Nate are left to wonder how they're supposed to make a living. What use are a highly trained mercenary and a private detective in a peaceful community the size of Cattle Valley?

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Oct 29, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
178 people found the following review helpful
Ryan, Nate, and Rio left their Texas town, as the townspeople weren't exactly tolerant of their committed gay ménage. When Ryan lands a job in Cattle Valley, Wyoming, the other two men join him. The town was built on a principle of tolerance, so it's no wonder they all fit right in. However, Ryan has become busy with his job as the town's new sheriff, and Nate and Rio are left wondering how they can contribute as well. It seems that in a town like Cattle Valley, there is likely not much need for a mercenary and a private investigator. But when a new friend seems to be stuck in an abusive relationship that he can't seem to get out of, their special skills may prove to be more useful than first thought.

This is the first book in the Cattle Valley series, and I couldn't put it down. The sex scenes are extremely steamy and there is the added benefit of a good subplot with the abusive relationship of one of the town's residents. In the beginning, I felt like I was missing something with the trio as far as the development of their relationship was concerned, but that was explained more in detail as the book progressed. It's a very quick read, less than 100 pages, but it is full of entertainment from beginning to end. I felt that each of the men brought something different to the relationship, and I could see how they worked well together as a trio. There was good tension and suspense leading up to the conclusion of the dangerous relationship the men were helping another resident get out of, and it all ended in a lovely HEA and promising future for the people of Cattle Valley.

If you like erotic gay romances and want a story that is steamy but still has a plot, this is definitely for you. This is my first Carol Lynne, but it definitely won't be my last. And I certainly can't wait to visit Cattle Valley again.
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