Joe Ray's Story by Hennessee Andrews

21466289Title: Joe Ray’s Story
Series: Rough in the Saddle #4
Author: Hennessee Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Cowboy Romance
Length: Novella, 23,936 words
Publisher: Siren Publishing (March 15th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: [Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, food play, HEA]

Joe Ray Mullins can’t escape the sins of his father and is constantly looking over his shoulder. Trouble seems to lurk everywhere he goes. When two men are looking for him at a rodeo, he is leery because his father has recently been paroled from prison, and many are seeking to find him.

Christian Wright didn’t want to be in Kansas City with the owner of the XYZ Ranch, Zander Wesley, scouting for new members to begin with. He liked the event even less when the hot calf roper, Zander, who he has his sights set on, sticks a gun to his head in the restroom. They cut their losses and chalk up the event as nothing more than time wasted.

When they find Joe Ray badly beaten in the parking lot, they miss their flight in order to get him to safety. Who knew the bad boy image Joe Ray projected is nothing more than a ruse?

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Review: Short, Sexy and Steamy. Do you know what that is, why that is my three favourite colors!!

Joe Ray Mullins catches the eye of Zander Wesley, owner of the XYZ ranch, at a rodeo event. Zander doesn’t want Joe for his bed, mind you. Zander already has TWO men waiting for him back at the ranch. He wants Joe to come to work for him on the ranch where he can be at home and open about his sexuality, participating in their gay rodeo team. But Joe Ray is on the run, hiding from some former associates of his father’s that want something Joe Ray can’t give them. His father’s whereabouts.

Christian Wright works at the ranch with Zan and he accompanies him to try to sell Joe Ray on buying into the ranch, and coming to work with them. It doesn’t go as planned when Joe Ray mistakes Christian and Zan for the stalkers. He pulls a gun on Christian. Zan and Christian are ready to throw in the towel, but as they are leaving the event, they find Joe Ray in the parking lot being beat all the hell. Of course, they step in and take Joe Ray with them back to the ranch where he can be safe, at least for a little while, and heal.

Christian has been attracted to Joe Ray since he pulled a gun on him, pressing his hard tattooed body against him in that bathroom stall. Joe Ray notices and when they are at a rest stop shower, he deliberately stalks around naked in front of Christian. They spend way too much time fighting the attraction, when what they should be doing is pounding each other into oblivion! They figure out the mechanics of it soon enough though. But not everyone at the XYZ ranch is happy to have the son of a cattle thief at their breakfast table. Joe Ray worries that no one will ever be able to see past who his father is to truly see him. But Christian is about to surprise him!

I am in love with this little series. Each installment is a short story for a different couple and is just sexier than the previous book. But Andrews continues to keep the reader up to date with what’s going on at the ranch and in the lives of the men, we’ve meet throughout this series. Andrews writing style is kind of raw and fresh, and while there were a few hiccups along the way, I chalk most of that up to the length of the book.

This is a must read series for M/M and cowboy love fans. Each book could be devoured during your lunch break or as a sexy snack just before bed. Just think of the dreams you’d have!
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews **