Book Reviews

Heart of Dixie (A Hearth and Home Spinoff) by Mychael Black at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-June-2013

Book Blurb

Mack Sexton has been the pillar of the Sexton clan since his brother's death almost six years ago. He's seen his nephew Robbie find true love, and he's watched other family friends come together as lovers. Mack has had his own share of fantasies, and they all involve his friend, Les Spencer -- recently divorced and straight. Just when Mack gets the notion to call Robbie and ask for advice, Les surprises him in more ways than one.

Also available in the Fever anthology.


Book Review

On occasion, good things do come to those who wait. And sometimes people have to go through certain stages in their lives before they not only know who they are, but admit what they need and act on it. Yes, it can be painful and they may wish it hadn’t been necessary, but sometimes it is unavoidable. Such is the case for Mack and Les in this short story, and what I liked (being the fan of happy endings that I am) is that all the suffering is pretty much already behind them at the beginning of this book.

Mack has known he is gay for a while, and he wishes his best friend Les to be gay as well. He needs him for more than just friendship and when their proximity increases once Les comes to work on Mack's ranch after his divorce, Mack's need grows to the point where he can almost no longer contain himself.

Les is the one who takes the final step though. One day he grabs Mack and kisses him, hoping the man will respond in kind. Turns out that Les was in the exact same situation. What follows is some very hot "getting to know each other" bedroom activity. The love between the two men is obvious, and that made their between-the-sheets-activities even more enjoyable for me.

Fans of the Hearth and Home series might recognize Mack from some of the earlier books of this spinoff, and I was certainly very happy to see Mack get "his man" and find happiness as well. This story stands well on its own though, so you don’t have to read the other books, just, if you have, it will give you an extra layer of enjoyment. If you like stories about older men who have lived one life and change direction to pursue happiness in a different way, if you enjoy reading about cowboys who have wanted to be together for a long time, and if you're looking for a fun, hot read without any complications or angst, then you will probably like this short story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 19 pages/5000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-June-2013
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