Ethan Kerr is a 19-year-old traveler. Since he left New York, he has hitch-hiked across the US, sleeping under bridges, under trees, anywhere he could be sheltered and not anywhere that would set off his agoraphobia. He is let off by a truck driver in the small town of Mesa Rojo, New Mexico. He finds a motel for a change, and goes to a bar, even though he is underage, and thus starts the adventure that will change Ethan’s life.
He becomes friends with the bartender/manager of The Honky Tonk, a small bar, who offers to let him work to earn some money, so Ethan ends up in the kitchen cooking fried food orders for the patrons. He soon meets Hunter Westmore, the huge, well-built, gorgeous owner of the Honky Tonk. Hunter also owns and operates one of the bigger ranchers in the area, and is wealth, quiet, and very single. Ethan decides this is the man for him, and sets out on a course of capturing the big man.
Hunter is an alpha male, and is into Dominance and BDSM. It is common for him to take trips to Houston for days on end, but no one knows why he goes there. He doesn’t know it yet, but he is in for the surprise of his life when he meets Ethan, and realizes that with a little training, this could be the Sub boy he has been looking for. This realization leads the two into a life changing time for them.
The Honky Tonk is the story of the developing relationship of these two very different characters, the life training of Ethan, and the opening of the heart for Hunter. And what a story it is. Full of great sex, lots of suspense and angst, and characters that surround the two main characters that you can love and hate.
Hunter and Ethan are very well developed. You know them well enough to feel what they are feeling. The ranch and the little town around it are well defined and described. The read was good, and I found it very hard to put down. Rain has a wonderful way with words, and this book proves that. It was great!