Series: The Man Love Collection
Author: Hennessee Andrews
Genre: Gay, Western, Cowboys
Length: 121 pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing (January 3rd, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4-loved it
Blurb: Three months ago, Cade Lawson was left standing at the altar in front of a packed church of friends and family. His bride admitted to a love affair with his own best man. That scene not only injured him, but propelled him forward to find his happiness on his terms. Cade uses money set aside for a dream home for his bride to chase the dream of owning a ranch. Little does he know cowboy
Jed McMasters will give him more than he bargained for. The ranch has its perks, one of which changes Cade’s outlook and sexuality. Jed stirs new emotion and desire Cade had in previous years dismissed as merely curiosity. Cade tries to ignore his attraction, fearful of ruining their business deal. What he doesn’t realize is that Jed is gay and has his sights set on luring him into his bed. Will he succumb to the passion that Jed creates inside him? Or deny the inevitable?
Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-hard-bargain
Review: I loved every aspect of this story except one. The characters are wonderful and the story was wonderful. I like the fact that a guy did not just come out then jump into a relationship. Most guys in situations like this freak out and run or at least take time go and think. Thank you for making that real. The only part I did not like about this story was the dirty talk. It seemed stilted and unreal, like the author doesn’t know how to use dirty talk during sexual encounters. This is the only reason I gave the heart rating a 4 instead of a 5. It kind of cooled the libido a little when they were trying to talk dirty and be Dominant. Neither one of them is a Dominant or an Alpha, much less a submissive. Now, however, giving over to each other control is a different matter and they handled that beautifully. I hope a sequel is planned for this book with the same characters, because I will read it!