Monday, June 1, 2009

Romance Book Review: Eye of the Beholder

Author: Carol Lynne
Series Connection: Cattle Valley
ISBN: 978-1-907010-25-5
Genre: Western/ M/M


Cattle Valley is by far my favorite series in this genre. I've been keeping close tabs on Carol Lynne and her writing and I can't tell you how much I enjoy everything she writes. I fell in love with Cattle Valley when she brought Nate and his lovers to the town and haven't stopped reading since. I've been waiting for a while to hear Rance and Bo's story and I wasn't disappointed.

This segment in the Cattle Valley series was well written and the characters wonderfully developed. Carol Lynne's depth of understanding for her characters and her absolutely consistent focus on theme of the series brings this story and the others in the series to life.

I don't want to give away any of the secrets to this book, as Carol has worked hard to get the readers wonder exactly what Rance has in his background that is so bad he has kept away from Bo for the last year. So I'll end this by saying, please keep them coming Carol.

Book eleven in the Cattle Valley series. 

For a year, Bo Lawson has tried to get closer to his boss, Backbreaker Ranch foreman Rance Benning, but the stubborn ex-rodeo champion refuses to be swayed. Bo can't understand Rance's aversion to being alone with him. Could it be Bo's HIV status? 

Rance noticed Bo the first day he laid eyes on him at Brynn's Bakery. Since that time, he's done anything and everything to stay away from the dangerous-looking gardener with the chiseled six-pack and tight-fitting jeans. Rance has seen what pity in a lover's eyes looks like, and he doesn't plan on ever putting himself in that position again. 

When one of the ranch's prize bucking bulls breaks through the fence and disappears, Rance and Bo are thrust together to help find the one-ton moneymaker. Although Bo sees their forced time alone as an opportunity, Rance sees it as torture. Every minute with Bo threatens the secret Rance won't tell anyone, least of all this dangerously sexy man.

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