Hot cowboy + gorgeous movie star = sizzling romance!
When mega movie star and two time Academy Award winner, Austin Grainger voluntarily gave up his dazzling film career, his adoring fan base thought he’d lost his mind. For Austin, the seclusion of fifteen hundred acres in the middle of Texas sounds like paradise. No more cameras, paparazzi, or overzealous media to hound him every day and night. Little did the sexiest man alive know when one door closes, another usually opens. And Austin’s opened by way of a sexy, hot ranch owner right next door.
Kitt Kelly wasn’t your average rancher. He’s young, well educated and has hidden his sexuality for most of his life. When his long time wet dream materializes as his a new neighbor it threatens everything he holds dear. No way the ranching community would ever accept him if he came out. With every part of his life riding on the edge, can Kitt risk it all for a chance at love or will responsibility to his family heritage cost him his one chance at happiness?
So what did I think?
When I started this book I was expecting a fairly standard story with a plot I am sure I have seen before – famous celebrity moves to the country, hiding his identity from most people and falls in love with a hot local guy. But this book surprised me. Yes, the plot does involve Austin (Academy Award winning movie star) buying a ranch and starting a relationship with his neighbour Kitt (ranch owner/cowboy), but it is unique in many ways.
The characters have real substance. They are both gorgeous – Austin with his movie star good looks and Kitt with his handsome cowboy hotness – but both characters have depth. Austin is looking to escape a superficial life and his actions show him to be a caring man. Kitt is a proud man who is supporting his family and an upstanding member of the community.
The book follows Austin and Kitt as they build their relationship while tackling issues that could tear them apart. Austin is living under the shadow of the press finding out about him, hiding from the world, and Kitt is hiding from his own sexuality, determined to never come out due to the impact it would have on the ranch and his family. There are moments of doubt, moments of jealousy, moments of drama and moments of romance.
The story has its fair share of sex (luckily!) but it focuses equally on the emotional and physical. “From the moment their lips touched, Austin felt the connections in his heart…” There are also some wonderful moments for the romantics with declarations of love.
There is also some humour. My favourites are:
“I love watching you back this massive vehicle into this small space. It reminds me of us having sex.” I don’t think I will ever be able to look at someone parking a car the same way again!
“In what world was it ever okay to have a room full of people sit for hours, stewing in their own greatness? All while they waited to see if they’d won a trophy of a naked man with no dick…”
There were a couple of minor editing problems and the Epilogue was called a Prologue but these were easily overlooked.
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