REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Checking into Sodom
AUTHOR: Barbara Geiger
PUBLISHER: Less Than Three Press
LENGTH: 49 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2016
One year ago Trent’s life was on track. Then his horse went lame, his relationship soon followed, and his replacement horse, Dove, proved to be mean as a snake. Unable to sell a mean horse, and unwilling to send her to the knackers, Trent’s last chance is take Dove to a rehab center.
Richard has just moved to his grandfather’s ranch, after trying four other places and succeeding at none of them because he might be good at rehabilitating horses, but nobody wants him doing it unless he plays straight, and he’s damned tired of hiding he’s gay.
When Richard sees the pride sticker on Trent’s truck, it almost seems too good to be true—especially when Trent returns his interest. And in the aftermath of their encounter, it seems he was right…
I was intrigued by Trent and Richard and the blurb sounded so promising but unfortunately, this story falls into the “too short to tell the whole truth” category.
Trent is a man who is looking for a future after his lover abandons him. Richard is just looking for somewhere to belong. They meet up on a lonely road and the drive to the ranch where Trent was going and Richard lives is about the only part of the story where we don’t have too much thrown at us.
I wanted to love these characters. Who doesn’t love a cowboy? But there just wasn’t enough time to get to know them. Richard is a man looking for himself, but because of the quickness of his and Trent’s coming together, he just comes off as a little desperate to lose his virginity and not really caring who he’s sleeping with.
This story feels like it has a beginning, sorta and an ending with a whole bunch of stuff missing in the middle and it made it impossible for me to make a connection with the characters or the story.
There isn’t a whole lot I can say without giving away what little plot there is. It’s kinda sweet, and if it had been expanded to build some anticipation I think it could have been a great little story.