Author: Jaime Samms
Genre: Cowboy/Western, M/M, M/M/M
Length: Novella (68pgs)
Publisher: Total E-Bound (15th August 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Hunger can drive a man to do just about anything in order to satisfy it, but when it’s hunger of the heart, will past relationships keep three men wanting more?
Taylor has left home, chased out by his family because he’s gay, and pursued across the prairies by the man who violently assaulted him in his own home. Now he’s homeless, friendless and using his charm and skills learned on his knees before his father’s farm hands to pay for his meals.
Matt sees something more than a desperate whore in the young rancher who comes to his diner in hopes a quick blow job will buy him a meal. He sees past Taylor’s current circumstances to a man who just needs a clean break.
Matt sends Taylor off to his friend Jim’s ranch hoping the older man will see the same things in Taylor and give him the opportunity to start over. No one expects the visceral attraction between the rancher and his new hire.
When Taylor’s past catches up to him, and he realizes he’s put both men in jeopardy just for trying to help him, he thinks maybe he deserves to be branded the fool he is.
Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as part of the Saddle Up ‘N Ride anthology by Total-E-Bound
Review: Taylor is running from his past and for the past six months he’s had to do things he isn’t proud of to keep going. He is reaching a breaking point when he meets Matt. Matt owns a diner and he takes pity on Taylor sending him to the ranch of his friend Jim. Jim takes Taylor on and when Taylor’s past catches up to him a few secrets are revealed.
At first, I didn’t see where this story was going but I was pleased with the unconventional storyline, Taylor’s fear and hopelessness comes across clearly, Matt seems easy-going but a bit of a riddle and we figure out something unsavory happened to him in the past and Jim is like a solid tree; standing tall and true for these two hurt men.
I really did enjoy this book and I am sure you will agree that this is not the usual type of relationship that we see in the m/m genre simply because it doesn’t follow the unspoken rules of what a happy ever after should be.
I will recommend this to anyone who loves complex men, complicated relationships, hot sex and an unconventional ending.