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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Rattlesnake by Kim Fielding

Rattlesnake by Kim Fielding
Gay Contemporary Romance
ISBN-13 978-1-63476-477-3
Pages 240

A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn’t seen in years.

On a quest to deliver the letter, Jimmy travels to Rattlesnake, a small town nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras. The centerpiece of the town is the Rattlesnake Inn, where the bartender is handsome former cowboy Shane Little. Sparks fly, and when Jimmy’s car gives up the ghost, Shane gets him a job as handyman at the inn.

Both within the community of Rattlesnake and in Shane’s arms, Jimmy finds an unaccustomed peace. But it can’t be a lasting thing. The open road continues to call, and surely Shane—a strong, proud man with a painful past and a difficult present—deserves better than a lying vagabond who can’t stay put for long.


Well written, with beautiful characters and a great story. Not a lot of action or drama, just a wonderful, character driven read.

This is, in my opinion, one of Kim Fielding’s best books. It is very slow paced but the pace really suits the story.

What made this book for me was the characters. They were so well-drawn I felt like I knew them. I also loved how the story was emotional without being melodramatic.



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