Vaqueros and Vigilance by Bailey Bradford

bailey-bradford-vaqueros-and-vigilance-coverTitle: Vaqueros and Vigilance

Series: Mossy Glenn Ranch 08

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Cowboys.  Western Erotic Romance

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (Dec 1 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: What starts out as a one-night stand ends up changing two men forever.

Joaquin Almodovar has been disowned by his family and shot by a mad man. To say that he’s had a few bad months would be an understatement. When he finds out he can’t be the vaquero he’s always been due to the extent of his injuries, Joaquin is even more lost than ever.

He might be the best-lookin’ man at the Mossy Glenn, according to Hector and the others, but that doesn’t make Joaquin a man at all. Not when he can’t cowboy up like he used to. Learning that there’s more to him than the job he’s always loved isn’t easy, and Joaquin’s not a hundred percent certain he’s up to the task. In fact, he’s lost so much faith in himself that he doesn’t know what or who to believe in anymore.

Time heals all wounds, the saying goes, but it sure doesn’t seem to be doing much to heal Joaquin. It’ll take the help of a man he shouldn’t trust to learn that there’s more to himself than how well he sits a saddle, and how good he is with a rope.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to domestic abuse and child abuse, and the backstory involves kidnapping and enslavement.

ISBN: 9781784308865

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is book 8 of the Mossy Glenn series. Some of them stand alone pretty well, but it is best if you read them in order. For this one I at least suggest you read Hay bales and Heartache Mossy Glenn 7.

Vaqueros and Vigilance pick up with Joaquim recovering from getting shot. The doctors say he will not gain full use of his arm, but he is determined to prove them wrong. Staying at a hotel and being bored he goes to the gay bar and meets Everett. He is a cute little twink, but there is something about his eyes that he keeps dreaming about. Little does he know that Everett isn’t who he seems.

The romance moves very fast between Joaquim and Seb once it gets going. The story is full of hot man sex. Seb’s story has a lot of angst as his past is revealed. There is some sadness in Joaquim’s as well. We get to see Will, Carlos, and Troy again and as always, Will lends some comic relief to the angsty feel.

There is a lot of sex, and I mean a lot. It is very hot and steamy!

The only thing I would have like to have known a little more about Sebastian. How he came to be on the Mossy Glenn in the last episode. That wasn’t revealed yet.

I kept watching for new characters to see if I could guess who the next book would be about since there weren’t as many characters in this as usual. The only suspect I found was Craig, Joaquim’s therapist. That could be interesting. But then all the Mossy Glenn are!

If you like broken cowboys, young men finding themselves, homeless finding a home, Insta love (yes I felt this was a love at nearly first sight since the story encompasses a few days), a great romance and some very hot man-sex you will enjoy this book!

Riding and Regrets by Bailey Bradford

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Series: Mossy Glenn Ranch 05

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary Western

Length: Novel (206 pages)

ISBN: 9780857156884

Publisher: Totally Bound (April 4th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: This is book five in the Mossy Glenn Ranch series. See the full series listing here

Jody Bates just wanted to fit in and forget his past, but you can’t escape everything.
Jody Bates had a hard life as a kid, but he’s moved past that and is making a home for himself at the Mossy Glenn. Sometimes he smarts off, but he’s young, and he’s learning.

What he hasn’t learned yet is that you can never completely escape your past.

Jody has a few blank spots, things he can’t quite remember. Like many kids, he did some stupid things and figures he’s lucky to have come out relatively unscathed. Sure, there’s a scar here and there, but on the whole, he’s doing just fine.

But something that happened brings about an enormous change in his life. Jody finds himself with a kid he didn’t know he’d fathered, and memories trying to surface about the drug-filled night the child had to have been conceived. Jody, at twenty, is overwhelmed and more scared than he’s ever been in his life.

Noel Cuthbert needed a change. He was tired of the bar scene, tired of being dumped. He seemed to have a six-month expiration date per relationship. The last guy almost broke him in many ways, and moving across the country had sounded like a brilliant idea when he’d first thought of it.

Now he’s in Ashville, Montana, and his Aunt Gertie is doing everything she can to talk him into staying. She needs his help, and Noel needs to be needed.

And he’s never seen anyone who needs him more than the young man who walks into Gertie’s day care with a screaming baby on his hip.

Reader Advisory: This book contains reference to rape.

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Review: This is book five in this series. I think it stands alone pretty well though you may be curious as to some of the other characters.

This book is about Jody. Jody has been working at the Mossy Glenn for a little while. He had recently come out and he and Frankie had been fooling around when Jody’s sister had dropped of an almost three-year-old child telling him it was his and that he was still dead to his family. Of course, the bosses of the ranch Carlos, Troy and Will were very acceptable and helpful. Jody meets Noel at the day care he chooses for Prissy and they become friends quickly.

For those of you not familiar with this series it centers on the Mossy Glenn ranch, a very gay friendly ranch. Each book features a different character and has several of the previous ones and ongoing ones interact in each book. You may wonder how a series has different takes on gay cowboys, keeps it pretty sweet, very hot and sexy yet, fresh and interesting each time, but Bailey Bradford is a master at it. Each book is very different though keeping to her style.

I really liked Noel. He isn’t the cowboy but a love interest and also a vegetarian. I absolutely adored Prissy and the baby talk added even more charm to an already charming series. I do have one complaint. The action or conflict that was Noels was resolved in a wham, bam, thank you ma’am style. It built up slow then all of a sudden, it was resolved. I’d have liked a bit more intrigue or it not felt so easy. Just my personal opinion, it didn’t ruin the story for me. I was left with several unanswered questions (sorry I can’t say what without spoilers) I am hoping they will be answered in the next book.

If you like sweet, sexy stories, featuring hot gay cowboys, cute babies, a bit of drama, lots of charm and some hot mansex this is definitely for you!

I received a free copy of this book through MM Good Book Reviews for an honest review.