Title: Prancer and Gruff
Series: Love’s Landscapes (A Goodreads M/M Romance Groups series)
Author: Jade Crystal
Length: Novella (65 pages)
Publisher: M/M Romance Group (July 7th 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Dear Author,
Being a cowboy is the only life I’ve ever known and I wouldn’t change that for anything. Running the ranch keeps me too busy to be lonely but at night, when I’m lying in bed waiting for exhaustion to take me, I can admit I wish there was someone there beside me. Then you pranced into my life in response to a housekeeper wanted ad I posted online. You are nothing I expected and everything I need. My opposite in every way, your softness to my strength, your sass to my gruff, and yet we just fit. I’m stubborn and set in my ways, but I know I can be your happy ever after if you give me a chance. How do I convince you to be mine?
A cowboy stands alone in a grassy field, a saddle dangling from his grip by the saddle horn. He stands comfortably, feet apart and shoulders wide. He is looking down, his dark hat obscuring his face and throwing shadows over one shoulder. He is bare-chested, sporting an impressive upper body physique; he is wearing only belted jeans and boots. A river, some brush, and a wooden fence can be seen in the distance.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
Purchase Link: http://www.mmromancegroup.com/prancer-and-gruff-by-jade-crystal/
Review: Cliff is the owner of a ranch and recently put an ad out for a housekeeper. One night Troy shows up at his door. As Troy puts it, he is the best kind of housekeeper “sassy and fabulous.” Troy is definitely that. Cliff is gruff and lonely and Troy brings excitement to Cliff in more ways than one. Troy talks a mile a minute and Troy’s inner monologue is absolutely hilarious. I loved him. He is totally quirky and zany.
The two of them together are awesome. Cliff is the serious gruff rancher and Troy is the flaming prancing queen. They are complete opposites but they work for each other. There is no sex in the story, but I didn’t miss it either. The two of them accepted each other as they were and that I loved.
This was well written and very entertaining. Great read.
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