Reviewed by Danielle
AUTHOR: B.G. Thomas
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 52 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2017
Bryan Mills has fantasized about cowboys all his life. Real cowboys, that is. He even dresses in what his roommate calls “cowboy drag” when he visits his favorite bar, in the hope of attracting the attentions of a genuine cowboy. But all he usually finds are posers and guys his own age.
Then one night, to his surprise, Curtis Hansen buys him a beer, and Bryan has no doubt this is the real thing. Curtis is a rugged, gorgeous man who is every bit a cowboy. He even owns his own ranch. What follows is about the most amazing night of Bryan’s young life.
But can they move beyond a night of incredible sex when Bryan admits to Curtis that the only horse he’s ever ridden was a birthday party pony? And that he’s nothing but a poser himself? Maybe, just maybe, Curtis can find the real cowboy inside Bryan, and they can ride off into the sunset together!
First Edition published as The Real Thing in Riding Double by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.
I have to say I really liked this short story! It hit all the right buttons for me. And although I am not a big fan of age gap stories I have to say that in this story it all flowed naturally perhaps because of the sincere statement in why Bryan feels the way he feels.
I love the encounter between Brian and Curtis all the way up to the smokin hot sexy part and nope I am not saying anymore 😉
From that first encounter, through to the building of their relationship and you could say, testing each other and the water.
Brian’s insecurity and nervousness is adorable in my opinion and I liked how the author made it very real and sincere.
When Brian visits Curtis on his ranch you could see through both their eyes the way the ranch came to life in their own perspective.
Yes the story moves fast but it never made me feel uncomfortable with the pace it felt all so natural even for me as a reader.
I thought it was a shame to see the story end so fast. There was so much more that I wanted to read and see happen and I am not a fan of HFN and I really prefer a HEA.
I hope author B.G. Thomas can find time and of course is willing to add a little bit to this story (revisit it) because I honestly believe Bryan and Curtis have way more to share.
Recommended for a sweet short sexy read.