You know this is a book that needs to be read when the synopsis tell you, “The last person cattle drover Tad Albright expects to see in a Cheyenne, Wyoming saloon is Clay Hecker, the lover he shot, and believed killed, twelve years before.”
Dale Chase is a new Author to me and I was thrilled to see how well written this Novella was. I was transported back to the old days of the West, the author does an exemplary job of taking you back in time. I wanted to call this a comedy at times, it really was funny watching Tad’s reactions when Clay walked in and then the subsequent times, Tad is hiding in the shadows to stay unnoticed. Obviously they are going to meet, if they didn’t what would be the point of the story.
One of the reasons I say that the Author did a great job of transporting me back was the sex. The sex was rough, dirty and quick. I believe that it was really like that in the Old West, if men wanted to be with each other it was quick, a bit rough, zip up and move on. That type of setting doesn’t lend itself to a candle lit roll in the hay with lots of foreplay and cuddling.
I think the Author told us a wonderful story and if felt complete, nice job!
The last person cattle drover Tad Albright expects to see in a Cheyenne, Wyoming saloon is Clay Hecker, the lover he shot, and believed killed, twelve years before. While welcoming the knowledge that he’s no murderer, Tad doesn’t welcome the man whose betrayal prompted the shooting. As past mixes with present, passion ignites, but sex isn’t the cure-all it once was. Tempers flare, a fistfight ensues as they attempt to resolve a past that seems beyond resolution. Love does have a chance, but it’s no longer the stuff of youth. Can these men accept a healed-over wounded kind?