LOST AND FOUND by Andrew Grey
Fiction, M/M Contemporary Romance (Western), 282 pages
(Hot: contains multiple explicit sexual scenes)
Blurb: Rafe Carrera hasn’t seen his Uncle Mack since he was a kid, so when he inherits his ranch, it throws him like a bucking horse. He’s been on his own for a long time. Now suddenly everyone wants to be his friend… or at least get friendly enough to have a chance in buying the ranch. Russell Banion’s family may own a mega-ranch in Telluride, but Russell made his own way developing software. He misses his friend Mack, and purchasing the ranch will help him preserve Mack’s legacy—and protect his own interests. It’s a win-win. Besides, spending time with Rafe, trying to soften him up, isn’t exactly a hardship. Soon Russell realizes he’ll be more upset if Rafe does decide to leave. But Rafe isn’t sure he wants to sell. To others in the valley, his land is worth more than just dollars and cents, and they’ll do anything to get it. With Russell’s support, Rafe will have to decide if some things—like real friendship, neighborliness, and even love—mean more than money.
What I liked: the romance. Andrew Grey knows how to tug on the heart strings and make you feel the emotions the characters are feeling. The characters are realistic and the imagery so natural.
Rafe has had a hard life. His parents kicked him out and he had to do whatever he could to get food. He finally found rodeo where he started riding bulls and winning until he captured the world championship. But he knew his time on the bulls was over. Then he gets a letter from his uncle’s lawyer – inheriting Mack’s ranch in Colorado.
Rafe ends up with a ranch, a home, three dogs, friends, and determined enemies. Including his parents. And a boyfriend in Russell, from the neighboring ranch.
What I didn’t like: only one small thing – one of the bad guys just walking off. Yeah, he lost everything, but I’d like to have seen him in jail too. But like I said, a small thing.
Recommendation: If you like Mr. Grey’s work, you won’t be disappointed by this one. There’s lots of emotion and a HEA that satisfies.
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