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Graham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson.
Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that he might be gay, but no matter how attracted he is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off.
Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. And Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.
All they need is a bit of rope.
I like cowboys. What is it about them that is so damn sexy? I think it’s the combination of their gentle nature mixed with powerful fierceness. It’s like satin and steel. They have to possess both a cool calming aura as well as rigid dominance…to instill fear yet sooth at the same time. Wrap this package in hard muscles and some sexy gear and you’ve got my attention.
I’ve also come to realize I like mild BDSM. I’m not really into most of the kinks in the BDSM world. Rope- simple, yet controlling. Apparently I like rope and I especially enjoyed these two roping in the bedroom.
Graham is stuck. Not only deep in the closet, but in a rut as well. Ohh, and he’s desperately in love with his best friend. Rodeo has been his life since he could waddle in his boots, but he’s drifting. The rush is fading and he’s terrified to walk away from Jackson, his roping partner, best friend and secret love. Things have been strained between the two of them since a drunken horny night nearly a year ago. Jackson adamantly claims it was a mistake and that he is NOT gay. It might be easier to believe if only he could look Graham in the eyes when he declares it. Their relationship is complicated to say the least.
Prep for the upcoming rodeo has the animal rights protesters out in full force. When Graham confronts an angry mob one evening he is absolutely enamored by a stranger with come-hither eyes. On an impulse he invites Kaz to a local dive for drinks. One thing leads to another and soon he is caught, bound in a trap he never knew he needed. Kaz was everything Graham isn’t and outside of the bedroom they face huge obstacles.
A classic case of opposites attract, but it was splendidly constructed. Pairing opposites together reveal how two counterparts can complete each other. And when they do, it is a beautiful thing. Graham was dying to free himself and Kaz locked him up giving him exactly what he desired.
It was tastefully twisted. The sex was erotic as hell and the tender moments erased any tension. A pleasant quick read by a couple of authors I adore, and I would happily read it again.