Series: Tucker Springs, Book #6
Author: L.A. Witt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (202 pages)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (October 7th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: After years of saving every penny, Nathan has finally managed to buy the horse of his dreams. He’s looking forward to a summer of exploring the Colorado mountain trails above Tucker Springs with Tsarina. But on their very first ride, a motorcyclist makes a wrong turn, scaring Tsarina into bolting and leaving Nathan with a broken leg, a broken hand, and a ruined summer.
Ryan is a loner and a nomad, content with working odd jobs before moving on to the next town. Feeling guilty for causing the accident that leaves Nathan in two casts, Ryan offers to keep Tsarina exercised until Nathan heals.
Despite their bad start, Nathan and Ryan soon become friends . . . and then much more. But with a couple of nasty breakups in his past, Nathan doesn’t want feelings getting involved—especially knowing that Ryan will never settle down. But since when do feelings ever listen to reason?
Product Link: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/after-fall
Review: Fans of this series will instantly recognize Nathan, a staple throughout the series as Mike the acupuncturist’s man whore receptionist. After years of saving he’s finally able to achieve the dream of buying a horse. On their first ride together a careless motorcyclist causes an accident that leaves Nathan in two casts. So much for his fun summer breaking in his new horse.
Ryan sticks pretty close to Nathan after the accident, even after Nathan breaks his hand punching Ryan in the face! Feeling morose about the trouble he’s caused, Ryan offers to help Nathan train Tsarina since he can’t ride her with two full casts. A friendship develops between the unlikely coupling, and soon they find themselves not only spending more and more time together, but looking forward to this time as well.
When they finally get past the getting to know each other and find their way to the bedroom, that first night is a thing of beauty that is followed up by many more. But Nathan has convinced himself this is just a fling since Ryan will be leaving soon, or will he? When Ryan hints that he might want more from their relationship, Nathan pushes him away, hard. Nathan soon realizes he was wrong to think that Ryan was anything like his past boyfriends, but the damage has been done, and it may not be repairable.
Witt delivered a solid, romantic love story with just the right amount of angst and emotion. Nathan went from being a ho in the earlier books in this series, to an almost shy and uncertain ML. His dry, witty sense of humor that included a snarky inner monologue cracked me up. Then you have Ryan who you just knew was going to be the knight in shining armor from the start, walking around with his heart on his sleeve the entire time.
This is a must read for fans of this series, author and genre. Emotionally charged, sensual and passionate sexual escapades abound in this book. I went back and read their first time twice, it was just … magic!