Author: Heidi Cullinan
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Story Rating: 5.0 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5.0 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5.0 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 06/16/2015
Length: 06 hours 03 minutes
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Western
Love will grow through the cracks you leave open.
Ranch hand Roe Davis absolutely never mixes business with pleasure—until he runs into his boss, Travis Loving, at the only gay bar within two hundred miles.
Getting involved with the ranch owner is a bad idea, but Roe’s and Travis’s bedroom kinks line up against one another like a pair of custom-cut rails. As long as they’re both clear this is sex on the side, no relationship, no interfering with the job, they could make it work.
Shut out by his family years ago, Roe survived by steadfastly refusing to settle into so much as a post office box. As his affair with Travis grows into more than just sex, Roe’s past catches up with him, threatening the thin ray of happiness he’s found, reminding him it’s well past time he went on his way.
But even a loner gets lonely, and at this point, there’s nowhere left to run. The shame and sorrow of what he’s lost will stay with Roe wherever he goes—until he’s ready to let love lead him home.
This novel has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.
I had the pleasure of reviewing the ebook version of Heidi Cullinan’s Nowhere Ranch earlier this year and was blown away as I read it (original review can be read here). Naturally, I was a bit concerned that the audio experience wouldn’t live up to my enjoyment of reading this wonderfully engaging story, as sometimes happens when listening to a book I’ve already thoroughly enjoyed in print. It is sad but true that there are occasions when the initial impact gets lost somehow when a beloved story is narrated. I mean, could this listening experience of Nowhere Ranch possibly be as puddle-worthy as the reading experience that had me squirming under the salon drape last spring? As I plugged in my earphones and settled in to give Travis and Roe’s story another go in a different format, I knew right away I needn’t have worried. What a thrill it was to hear their journey brought to life, and I thought, “Let the squirming commence!” Completely puddle-worthy.
I think what I enjoyed most about this particular round was how distinctly the characters came to life. Whether it was Roe’s first-person narrative, or Travis’s slow, steady realism, or Hailey’s loyal friendship, each particular voice and relationship was clearly presented and enhanced in this version. I adored re-visiting Nowhere Ranch, the beauty of the development of Travis and Roe’s intimacy, and the journey that Roe takes back to loving himself and the new life he is working so hard to build. And the sex scenes? Holy Cannoli! Hot and steamy, served with a slab of delicious BDSM on top! Yum!
Oh, yes, I do highly recommend Nowhere Ranch, both versions of which I know I will enjoy many times over.
Iggy Toma’s interpretation of Roe’s first person story is perfect. Steady and with just the right inflection, Mr. Toma breathes life into Roe’s homespun simplicity and brings this character’s story to the listener with an engaging, authentic voice. Excellent job.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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