Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: Shy Guys Finish First
SERIES: Cade Creek 13
AUTHOR: Stormy Glenn
PUBLISHER: Siren Bookstrand
LENGTH: 112 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2017
Cory James went to the city for a small vacation. He never expected to come home with a family. After trying to rescue a man being attacked, and then having to be rescued himself, Cory was pretty sure his vacation had tanked. But the man he tried to rescue turns out to be the answer to every dream Cory ever had. Now, if they could just keep danger from finding them again, they might find happiness.
Moose Fletcher hated violence until the sweetest man he had ever seen tries to save him, and Moose was forced to rescue him. But as he got to know Cory, he realized he was the one being rescued. When unexpected dangers force Moose to flee with Cory, saving his family becomes more important than avoiding violence. But will the cost be his happiness?
This is the 13th installment of the Cade Creek series and delves into Cory and Moose’s story. If you remember, Cory was the cook at the Cade Creek diner owned by his best friends. He’s granted a weekend off and decides to take a trip to the city. It’s there that he witnesses an assault on a man (Moose) and decides to intervene. The assailants turn on him and he and Moose end up having to run for their lives.
It’s during all of this that Moose receives news that changes both of their lives forever. Of course, by this time, Cory has already fallen for the gentle giant of man and decides to return to Cade Creek.
The two lives are moving along familiar lines and just when they think they’re going to live a happy, normal life, the trouble from the city follows them to Cade Creek placing their family in danger once again.
This story was pretty good and actually went a long way in the residents of that town redeeming themselves a little in my eyes over the kindness and generosity they showed to Moose and Cory. I’m still a little salty over how they treated Noah in an earlier installment in the series. Even though that’s the case, I like how the author didn’t make the residents perfect all the time and portrayed Cade Creek as this unrealistic small time utopia for these broken men. The beginning of this story is hard to read. The abuse is horrific and extremely sad but as with all of the other books in this story, each of these broken men all end up with their happily ever after.
The books in this series have mild-to mid- level violence and may deal with issues such as domestic/family violence, physical, mental, sexual abuse and rape so if those are your triggers, I would recommend you skip those parts.
This book is part of a series and as such should be read in sequential order. It is recommended that you read the Blaecleah Brothers Cowboy series as this is a spinoff and characters cross over into this series.