March 11th, 2013

andrew potter

Home of His Own by T.A. Chase

Second in the Home series, this is the story of Tony, ex travelling rodeo partner of Randy, main character of the first book. Tony, a latino bull rider, is living in Les and Randy's ranch when he is not competing in the national rodeo circuit. But, even if he loves both his friends and would do nothing to create trouble between them, he sometimes resents thier happiness and wishes to have a bit of it for himself. And after spending a one standing night with and handsome man in Hawaii, he can't force himself to forget the man.

But family issues cause him to think to the past and how he was thrown of house at fifteen years old when he confessed to be gay. Now his nephew Juan is having the same problem and when he goes to Texas to help him, he also finds another young boy in needs of help, an eighteen years old hustler, Yancey, who seems to old for his age. Tony brings back Yancey to Wyoming with him and he is very surprised when the boy older brother arrives to the ranch to fetch his brother: he is the same handsome man he spent a night with in Hawaii, Brody.

From this moment on, the story is a blurry of events, all of them happening around the different locations of the national rodeo circuit and with a common turning point in Wyoming.

Home of His Own is a very erotic romance, Brody and Tony are a pretty taken couple, but it's also a book written by someone who clearly like the rodeo and the men who work on the circuit. It's mostly a love story and there aren't problems between Brody and Tony that put on stake their relationship. Problems arrive from the outside world, especially from the very traditionalist family of Tony.

The book is also a way for who liked No Going Home, to not let go two lovely characters like Les and Randy, but also to have a glimpse on possible future characters, like Juan and Yancey, but above all, like Derek St. Martin, a country singer with some secret of his own. I'd like very much to read about Derek in the next book of this series.

Amazon: Home of His Own (Volume 2)
Amazon Kindle: Home of His Own (Volume 2)
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (March 11, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781845794
ISBN-13: 978-1781845790

Series:
1) No Going Home: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1908.html
2) Home of His Own

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading+list&view=elisa.rolle
andrew potter

2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Zahra Owens - The Hand-me-down

The Hand-me-down by Zahra Owens
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613727631
ISBN-13: 978-1613727638
Amazon: The Hand-me-down
Amazon Kindle: The Hand-me-down

When a volcano erupts in Iceland and leaves globetrotting headhunter Jez Robinson stranded in Barcelona, he isn't sure what to do. He has a hard time sitting still, so deciding to make the best of his situation, he pays a visit to his old friend Nick Stone, a retired porn star he shares a history with. Only the visit doesn't go anything like Jez expected.

First Nick introduces Jamie, his much younger lover, a man so painfully shy he can't even bring himself to talk to strangers. The love he and Nick share is plain to Jez, but also puzzling, because Nick was never the monogamous type. Then Nick tells Jez he's dying and wants Jez to look after Jamie.

In his whole life, Jez has never committed to so much as a house plant, so at first he refuses. But Nick and Jamie are insistent, and soon Jamie worms his way into Jez's graces and his bed, determined to do the convincing Jez's heart needs.

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