Title: Snake Charmer (Cattle Valley #31)
Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Sometimes it takes finding an opposite to show us the beauty within ourselves.
When security consultant and ex-mercenary, Gabrielo ‘Snake’ Barbas, thwarts an attack of one of his co-workers, Riley Banks, he takes it upon himself to keep the smaller man safe. His job is made harder when he discovers the attacker is actually Riley’s ex-boyfriend, a ruthless man from a very wealthy and powerful family.
After a night of passion, Snake decides to take Riley far away from Richmond, Virginia to a town in Wyoming for the annual Cattle Valley Days celebration. He should have known that sex with Riley wouldn’t be enough, but he feels he has nothing else to give such a nice guy. Riley is the sexiest man Snake’s ever taken to his bed despite Riley’s claim otherwise.
Riley knows he’s average-looking at best, so why does Snake continue to flatter him? It’s obvious he’s not going to kick Snake out of bed, even after Snake informs him that sex is all he has to give. Why does Snake see him so differently than the rest of the world?
While Riley is busy trying to figure out the man who touches him like no other has before, Snake is busy trying to protect him from a monster in a business suit.
I have to admit, I love Carol Lynne’s Cattle Valley series. There are some flaws and each story follows a pretty established formula, but I just can’t seem to stay away. If you want a quick, satisfying HEA, pick up this series. You won’t be disappointed.
Snake Charmer is the 31st addition to the cattle valley family. It is the story of a damaged former mercenary and the man who breaks the wall surrounding his heart. I am a sucker for books with broken men needing someone to show them they are worthy of redemption. Ms. Lynne has once again managed to tug on my heart strings. I didn’t like Snake at first. He was just plain rude and arrogant. He forced his way of life on Riley and just expect him to follow along. I wanted Riley to just tell him to fuck off. But as the story progressed, Snake’s past was revealed and I started to feel connected to him. I stopped hating him and instead wanted to see him find happiness.
I like that the regulars of Cattle Valley make appearances and through them, Snake is able to see the he and Riley have a possible future. They guide him on his path of discovery and growth. The story wasn’t long, so there was not a lot of room for relationship development, but the character growth was well done. Ms. Lynne once again presented a story and MCs that drew me in and left me feeling warm and fuzzy when the HEA was delivered.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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