Chaps and Hope

Bailey Bradford
Chaps and Hope
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Total E-Bound
Release Date
March 2013
LGBTQ, Western Romance

It'll take hard work for Carlos, Troy and Will to turn the Mossy Glenn Ranch into the successful business it used to be, and even more challenging will be making the place their home.

Carlos, Troy and Will met in Where There's a Will. They found each other and a love not many people could imagine. It worked for them, and they've been handed a chance at a new life and a home of their own.

The Mossy Glenn Ranch, owned by three siblings, Nick, Rory, and Annabelle, used to be flush with success. Then the previous owners destroyed almost everything, selling their heritage right out from under the three.

They bought part of it back, and asked Carlos and his partners to make the place successful again. It's a chance he grabs with both hands once his guys agree, but there are challenges for all of them, and Will's desire to make the place specifically LGBT-employee friendly and safe may cause more trouble than they already find when the get to their new home.

From a situation in town that reminds Will all too much of his own abusive past, to the surprising support of many of the townsfolk, the trio find themselves facing new challenges and reaching for the love and support that grows stronger between them.

Book Review by Laurie P (reviewer)
Apr 04, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
146 people found the following review helpful
CHAPS AND HOPE is a male ménage story with Carlos, Troy and Will as committed partners returning to the ranch, The Mossy Glen, that Carlos had worked on once before. You first meet these characters in the Love in Xchange Series: Where There's A Will by the same author. This is the book where they all meet and establish their relationship.

I had not read the previous book so I was a bit lost regarding the relationship and history in this current book. There is lots of hot sex between the men here, and I felt the amount of sex in the book took a small amount away from the overall story, though I also did get a feel for the dynamic of the roles each man plays in this ménage. Carlos is the older dominant personality, Troy is sort of the middle man and Will is the cute little flighty over-sexed youngster.

This story is about what happens when the men return to the ranch and have to deal with small town prejudices and bullying. They also have to deal with vandalism done several times to the ranch. There is also Drake who is running from an ex that exposed him to disease. The three men want to protect him so there's the drama surrounding Drake as well.

The setting of the book was well done and easy to visualize as well as all of the characters. The relationships between the characters were well written for both major and secondary ones. It was an easy read, but for me it wasn't up to the author's usual standards as far as the story itself. But I will keep buying this author's books, having read most of them and enjoying them all.

Warning: This story is a male ménage story with small elements of dominance and bondage. There are also elements of parental abuse of a grown child.
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