Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Two Cowboys and a Baby
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires #30
AUTHOR: B.A. Tortuga
NARRATOR: Dorian Bane
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 5 hours, 51 minutes
RELEASE DATE: April 25, 2017
A little bundle of joy means big changes.
Hoss McMasters has a working ranch, a bull riding career, a nosy momma, and a best friend he’s been in love with since he can remember. He’s a busy, happy cowboy, living the good life.
Then one morning he discovers a baby on his doorstep.
Well, Hoss does what any reasonable man would do – he calls his momma and his buddy, Sheriff Pooter, and they head to the clinic to see if Doc knows of any suddenly not-so-pregnant girls.
In the meantime, Hoss and his best friend, Bradley, have their hands full trying to care for an infant, run a ranch, and deal with the sudden confession that Bradley doesn’t hate Hoss for coming out to him in high school. In fact, Bradley’s been trying to catch Hoss’s attention for damn near a decade.
This story was very cute. I struggled a bit at first because the characters came across as overly simple and a bit on the stupid redneck stereotypical side, but as the story progressed, I decided that it was more due to the narration than the way the characters were actually written. Yes, this was set in the south with some seriously slow, southern charm and some rather redneck names, but I don’t think this would have gone over into dumb redneck territory had i been reading this in book format.
This story was adorable and a cute addition to the dreamspun desires line. The trope was OTT but it was heartwarming and charming. I loved the baby left on the porch and I loved learning about how that baby came to stay with Hoss forever. It was far fetched but it was whimsical enough to be fun and plausible. I loved the way these men got together and I LOVED that the big screw up caused problems and wasn’t instantly forgiven.
This story won’t win any literary awards, but it was fun and it was a solid read. I recommend this one to anyone looking for an easy escape from reality. This one will light up your heart.
This was not my favorite narration. There were some mispronounced words and the overall presentation of the main characters felt more along the lines of stupid redneck than southern cowboy. I mean I get that there was an aspect of slow, southern boy out of touch with the world, but the narration felt too over the top and honestly, it bothered me. It wasn’t horrible to listen to, but I didn’t feel the narrator brought out the best in the characters or the culture.