Book Reviews

In the Pocket (A Roughstock Story) by BA Tortuga at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-June-2013

Book Blurb

Sterling loves being a bullfighter, and he's good at it, too -- even his hero Coke Pharris says so. So what if maybe he has a crush on Coke, it's not like it's affecting his job or hurting anyone. Someone should tell that to Dillon, the clown and Coke's partner.

Colby Tyburn has been watching Sterling for months and hankering to meet the man. When Dillon introduces the two of them, sparks start to fly and just maybe, Dillon's not only distracted Sterling from his Coke, but done a fine bit of matchmaking while he was at it.

Also available in the Fever anthology.


Book Review

One of the Roughstock characters I've felt a little sorry for because he's got such a crush on Coke (who is definitely in a relationship), is Sterling. To finally see him get his own story, even if it's only a short one, is great. But then with the passion and heat between Sterling and his new lover, Colby, there's more than enough fun to be had.

Sterling is a great bullfighter, and cute, except he doesn’t even know it. He's had a crush on Coke for a while and hasn’t really looked at anyone else. But when Colby shows him the slightest bit of attention he eats it up. I loved the way he just latched on, too young to know better, but luckily, Colby is a good guy.

Colby has been angling to get closer to Sterling for a while. When he finally does get introduced, he doesn’t waste a single second. They're off to have a beer – except they never make it. Colby's hotel room is, after all, way more private.

If you like hot cowboys, if you enjoy reading about two men who fall in lust before the elevator has reached the correct floor of their hotel, and if you're looking for a read that is as sweet as it is hot, then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 20 pages/5200 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-June-2013
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