Stories from the Range Series: Book 7
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Most of the time ranchhand David rescues stray cattle, but this time he and his fellow cowboys Wally and Haven save a stranded motorist. David is surprised to find his former high school classmate nearly frozen in his car. After learning that Brian Applewright’s boss fired him from his ranch for being gay, they invite him back to theirs to take a job.
David and Brian moved in different social circles at school, but working together brings them closer. However, David has a rocky history on the ranch. The foreman is his ex, and he only recently returned after a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to find greener pastures. He can’t risk his heart getting close to anyone.
But on a ranch, nature has a way of forcing an issue. When a snowstorm threatens, David and Brian head out to mend a fence and round up some stray cattle. David gets injured, and they must survive in the snow, cold, and wind. It might be the start of a relationship… or the end of their lives.
Andrew Grey once again returns to the range with his latest story, A Chaotic Range. Down on his luck ranch hand Brian lost his job, and has a car accident in the midst of a snow storm. Former school mate David finds nearly frozen Brian and brings him back to the incredibly gay friendly Wyoming ranch that is at the heart of most of this series.
Brian is a quiet, hard working man who has been the victim of great bias, and he is alone in the world. David is a man who is portrayed as a less than sympathetic character in an earlier Range story when he first breaks the heart of a good man by leaving him for someone else, and then when he returns to complicate his former lover, Mario’s, second chance at happiness. David is now painfully aware that he screwed up by being a cheating jerk with Mario, and he is drawn to quietly sincere Brian. They discover security and love together, and repeatedly cheat death together due to the trials of the harsh Wyoming winter.
Like the other Range stories, this one is romantic and hopeful, even if a bit predictable. However, I genuinely like these stories, and it is especially delightful to catch up with the characters from earlier stories. Anyone who is a fan of Andrew Grey’s Range series should not miss this latest installment.
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