Ever since his father caught him with another boy and threw him out at the tender age of sixteen, Dustin Lewis has been fighting his way up the national bull-riding rankings. He’s on the brink of qualifying for the National Finals when he draws Diablo, a notoriously rank bull—and the ride goes bad.
When bullfighter Shane Rees frees Dustin from the rigging of the same bull that nearly destroyed his face, he comes dangerously close to dropping his guard. Shane knows the potential consequences of being gay in a sport loaded with testosterone-overdosed cowboys, and the resulting scars of mind and body have left him with little self-worth.
Their near-death-by-bull first meeting sparks an attraction that awakens every last one of their personal demons. Yet as the National Finals draws closer, so do they. But they’ll have to overcome emotional highs, near-tragic lows, and bone-crushing danger before love can bust out of the chute.
Warning: Contains man-on-man boot knocking, rawhide and raw emotions, badass cowboys and even badder-ass bulls. This ain’t your old man’s rodeo.
I liked this one, but there was just something…. well, hard to connect with. I think it might have been because there just wasn’t enough time for everything that happened. Shane doesn’t have enough trust and Dustin has zero patience and …. yeah a lot happens.
Even though I don’t think that the story was long enough, I still liked what was there. There was tension, more than a little bit of a spark and danger that involved more than a badass bull. I loved Shane’s family and when Shane and Dustin shut out the rest of the world, I loved them too.