Book Reviews

Leather Work and Lonely Cowboys (A Roughstock Story) by BA Tortuga at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-September-2012

Book Blurb

Beau Lafitte is happily retired from bullriding, and glad his lover Sam is recovering from a terrible injury. The problem is that with Sam taking up a new hobby, Beau is lonely. Can he get Sam to understand that what he needs are words, not leather chaps?

Beau and Sam first appeared in Roughstock: File Gumbo

Part of the 2012 Torquere Charity Blitz, sponsored by Rainbow eBooks. All authors' royalties (matched by Torquere) will be donated to NO8H, whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.


Book Review

A sequel to Roughstock: File Gumbo - Season One, this gives us a glimpse of Sam and Beau's life after Sam's recovery from a serious head injury. It also works well as a standalone though, because the focus is on how both of them deal with Sam's difficulty in speaking, and there is no real need to know the exact details of their back story. While these guys communicate pretty well with just Beau talking, he fact that Sam finds it difficult to speak puts a damper on their relationship.


Sam is doing well physically, he just thinks he "sounds stupid" when he tries to talk. So he doesn't, at least not out loud. He thinks "at Beau" all the time, but that doesn't work, so both of them get frustrated with each other.


Beau will do anything to hear Sam's voice, and taking a few days to drive into the mountains to be away from all the chores at the ranch is just the thing. Beau has a few tricks up his sleeve, and when things get hot and heavy, Sam finds it easier to forget his issues and starts to speak. Needless to say, this makes Beau happy, and proves to Sam that he is not stupid at all.


If you like cowboys, if seeing two men dealing with the consequences of a serious accident is something you’re curious about, and if you like your stories short and very hot, you will probably like this one.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 14 pages/3200 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-September-2012
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