Reviewed by Kat
AUTHOR: Dakota Storm
PUBLISHER: JMS Books
LENGTH: 134 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 17, 2017
Dean Montgomery loves his ranch and his family, but something is missing. When he sets out on a road trip to purchase land to expand his ranch, he finds himself stranded in a snowstorm.
When the sexy and gruff Colt James, a tracker and rescue worker, rescues Dean, both of their lives are turned upside down. Attraction sizzles, and hearts race. But then trouble brews, and Dean is needed back home. Can these two make their new relationship work?
This blurb caught my attention and I am darn glad it did! I love a good gay cowboy story and this one delivered.
Dean Montgomery is a stand-up kind of guy. So, when his brother, whose wife is ready to give birth any minute, asks Dean to go check out some property they are interested in for expanding their ranch, he says yes. So off to Laramie he goes in his grandfather’s old pickup. The problem was that weather in October there in Wyoming can tricky sometimes. One moment the weatherman says that something might be on the horizon and the next you can be in white conditions with no signs of letting up any time soon. Luckily Colt James, an expert in tracking and rescue, happens upon the man when he has to get out and try to walk for help. Colt is out of the service when he needs to take responsibility for raising his nephew Coop. Coop has a grandfather and father that are nasty mean drunks and have no business raising the thirteen year old. “Rescued” is the story of Dean’s rescue and the impact it has on all their lives.
Who wouldn’t fall for these men? I mean, a handsome cowboy, an ex-Army medic and tracker who gives up everything to care for his nephew, and a sweet, loving and wonderful thirteen year-old boy who loves his uncle with all his heart and wants him to meet his dream man and they all live happily ever after with hopefully, a baby brother someday. Talk about a fairy tale. But it wasn’t corny and you really wanted it all to come true because they all deserve it.
What I loved was that these two men, when they finally figured out they had “desires” for the other, took it slowly and were circumvented of impressionable young eyes. Coop was perfect as the young nephew. I loved that he was still respectful and caring. I don’t often read of teenagers in this light and it was refreshing. The author didn’t have him growing up before his time but kept him fairly sweet and innocent which could easily have been the other way with his past.
The one thing that did drop my rating a tad bit was a few obvious typos that make the story cry for a bit more polishing and editing, but it wasn’t overwhelming.
What I do wish the author would have done was to have made this a two book series. I could easily have seen this book ending at the end of chapter 13 and the epilogue having been totally expanded upon for book two. I don’t think it would be too late and easily rectified. And I would grab it in a heartbeat!!!
As I said, I really am thankful I grabbed this book from this new-to-me author and look forward to reading more of their work. A huge thumbs up and a big time recommendation from me!