Book Reviews

Ready to Ride by Katherine Halle at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 12-June-2013

Book Blurb

Eric is an orthopedic surgeon volunteering his time with the Justin Sports Medicine program, traveling the rodeo circuit two months out of the year. Underneath it all, though, he's a cowboy at heart and not just because he was born and raised in Texas. He's a cowboy at heart because Ben Greene, champion Saddle Bronc rider, owns his heart.

They haven't put words to what they're doing, even though they've been together for almost a year. But when Ben is bucked off during a ride, resulting in a season-ending injury, both these cowboys might have to finally acknowledge what they have and what they mean to each other.

Also available in the Fever anthology.


Book Review

Men can be stubborn. Cowboys are usually more stubborn. And male cowboys? Hold onto your hat when things don’t go their way. Anyone who stands between them and their next rodeo ride, whatever event we're talking, better be ready for a battle. This story features just such a rider, Ben, who isn’t just stubborn, he's taciturn and doesn’t want to talk about his feelings as well. Eric, the orthopedic surgeon who travels with the rodeo for two months each year, then sits at home and worries about Ben falling off his bronco, is a little more open about what he feels for Ben, but he knows he needs to be careful if he doesn't want to chase Ben away. Luckily, Eric has a really good handle on the situation.

Eric loves Ben with all his heart. They've been together for a year, and he has nursed Ben through one bad shoulder injury already. He's a professional worrier, and it was interesting to see him deal with Ben's absence once "his cowboy" continued on and Eric had to return to his normal place of work in Florida.

Ben really is an ornery cowboy through and through. He also loves Erik to distraction, even though I got the feeling he'd never come out and actually say the words. The fact that he eats his salad and obeys the doctor's orders when he gets injured? That spoke volumes!

If you like stories about stubborn cowboys and tough guys who have a tender heart they'd never admit to, if you enjoy reading about men who don’t talk about their feelings but let their actions speak for them, and if you're looking for a quick, hot read about a cowboy and "his doctor", then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 46 pages/12900 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-June-2013
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