Title: A Prairie Dog’s Love Song
Author: Eli Easton
Narrator: Michael Stellman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Ben Rivers always was a showman. He won awards in 4-H and rodeo competitions from the time he could walk, and he’s happiest in the spotlight. So when he got the chance to be a star—in porn—he took it. He still loves Montana and everything about being a cowboy, but when news of his alternate identity leaks out, he figures he’s lost the town’s goodwill forever. Clyde’s Corner would never accept an openly gay cowboy, even a hometown boy born and bred.
Joshua Braintree always had the notion that he and his best friend’s kid brother, Ben, would end up together. Ben’s always been a diehard cowboy, just like him: they need the land and its freedom as much as they need air. So when Joshua learns Ben moved away from their small Montana town to be a porn star in Vegas, he can hardly believe it. He’s determined to finally declare himself and bring Ben home.
Despite his longtime crush on Joshua, Ben won’t be as easy to tame as Joshua’s “lost cause” horses. It will take a lot of heart and holiday spirit for Joshua to convince Ben that even old prairie dogs can learn new tricks in the name of love.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package “Heartwarming”.
My View – Story:
I don’t like The Prairie Dog’s Love Song by Eli Easton quite as much as I adore Blame it on the Mistletoe, but it is a pretty close second.
Prairie Dog is a sort of second chance romance mixed with a little out for you and a whole lot of best friend’s brother. Is that enough tropes for you? Add in the holiday factor, and you have a trope lover’s dream. It is sweet. It is hot. It is heart-tugging. It is full of promise.
Ben feels run out of town after his gay porn secret is revealed in the most public way. Joshua just might have a bit of a crush on Ben, but Ben is his best friend’s little brother. The fact that they live in a small not-so-gay friendly town adds to the recipe for a couple of closet cases.
The magic of family and the power of Christmas combine to bring these two knuckleheads together for the long run.
My View – Narration:
Michael Stellman is a not a new narrator for me. In fact he narrated one of my favorite book sin the genre, Tales from Fost High. However, he did a unique job with this one, and I thought he was a new narrator for me. I found his gruff voice to be appropriate for a story about two cowboys. Even if the voice he used for Ben made me think he was younger than his character actually was.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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