Reviewed by Morgan
Title: The Lone Rancher
Author: Andrew Grey
Heroes: Aubrey Klein/Garrett Lamston
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 192 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: He’ll do anything to save the ranch, including baring it all.
Aubrey Klein is in real trouble—he needs some fast money to save the family ranch. His solution? A weekend job as a stripper at a club in Dallas. For two shows each Saturday, he is the star as The Lone Rancher.
It leads to at least one unexpected revelation: after a show, Garrett Lamston, an old friend from school, approaches the still-masked Aubrey to see about some extra fun… and Aubrey had no idea Garrett was gay. As the two men dodge their mothers’ attempts to set them up with girls, their friendship deepens, and one thing leads to another.
Aubrey know his life stretching between the ranch and the club is a house of cards. He just hopes he can keep it standing long enough to save the ranch and launch the life—and the love—he really hopes he can have.
Review: What do you get when you mix a “harlequin style” with Andrew Grey? A very sappy and sweet romance with an ooey gooey center!
Garrett and Aubrey are friends until the night they bump into the other at a gay bar in Dallas. Now that they know the other’s secret, they’re also pining for the other’s body!
Aubrey is leading this double (or triple) life where he strips for money in Dallas to keep the ranch afloat and hides his sexuality from everyone but Garrett and hides the stripping from everyone including Garrett.
As Garrett and Aubrey’s mothers start to set them up on double dates with the local girls, their romance with each other heats up. When Aubrey’s secrets come to light, the question is on whose side will Garrett fall?
This is just like those Harlequins from the past: predictable and easy to read. We know what’s going to happen and there are only a few twists and turns the story takes.
Garrett is a very likable and sweet – salt of the earth – character and he’s easy to love. Aubrey is the “perfect son” with parents who are both awful and not-so-bad, so he comes across a little more “fussy” but it’s only because he’s working so hard all the time.
If you’re a fan of Andrew Grey, westerns, sappy romances and the Dreamspun line – you’ll enjoy this!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*