Author: BA Tortuga
Length: Short Story (19 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (September 18th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Police officer Evan feels real sympathy toward the family of the injured rodeo rider he helped care for, enough so that he visits Rowdy in the hospital while they wait to see if he’ll recover. He tries hard to fight his attraction to Rowdy’s brother, Russ, because it seems ghoulish, but he can’t help but notice how caring and hot the ex-military cowboy is. Russ thinks Evan is not only a hero, he’s a good guy, and not hard to look at, either. Is comfort the only name of the game when these two get together?
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This story was quite sweet and drove home the fact that when you show a little kindness you might get it back tenfold.
Evan is this sweet, selfless countryman and as a character, he’s immediately lovable. Of course, his kindness, while it started without ulterior motives, ended up a bit on the selfish side as Russ is beginning to be an obsession for him. As much as Evan tries not to make himself obvious, he fears his longing is escaping from the cracks. But Evan is in for a big surprise when, after offering a comfort dinner to Russ, things get intense and hot between them.
I loved this pairs chemistry and the way their relationship developed. I liked very much the fact that it wasn’t rushed. And the ending was quite satisfying in the fact that not only was it sweet and perfect, but it lacked the mushy and sappy feeling short stories have a tendency for.