Reviewed by Sarina
AUTHOR: Sean Michael
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 22 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 7, 2016
Pistol loves nothing more than the adrenaline rush of riding broncs; well, almost nothing. He loves Bender the most. Injured and tired and not sure if he’s going to be able to ever ride again, Pistol comes home from the rodeo circuit, just hoping that Bender will welcome him with open arms after yet another long absence.
Previously published in the Fever Anthology and as a stand alone story.
Seriously injured and still recuperating after surgery, bronc rider Pistol just wants to go home to his man. After a serious argument, and no contact since then, he’s unsure whether his cowboy will welcome him with open arms or a boot out the front door. Bender loves Pistol and nothing, not even an argument, will change that. With a cowboy as stubborn as Pistol, however, Bender will have to show how much he cares when words just aren’t enough.
For such a short story I really enjoyed reading it. There’s enough information given for you to understand exactly what’s going on and what Pistol has gone through between getting injured and coming home so that you aren’t confused about anything. The majority of the story revolves around Pistol and Bender re-connecting while Bender simultaneously attempts to keep Pistol from making his injury any worse. Bearing in mind that this is a Sean Michael story, there is, naturally, quite a bit of sex but even with the length of the story I somehow didn’t feel bogged down by it.
While I would’ve loved to have gotten a longer glimpse at these two men, being the absolutely greedy wench that I am, I was happy with the look that I did get. I felt the connection between the main characters without issue and the caring was completely apparent. The ending itself leaves off on happy/hopeful note that I was content with and overall I enjoyed the story from start to finish. If you’re love yourself some cowboys and are just looking for a quick read, I’d recommend checking this one out.