Texas Heat is a nice addition to the series and I liked reading the new developments in Riley's and Jack's relationship - as well as what cogs are thrown in next. One thing I liked seeing this time around is the parallel storylines of what Riley and Jack are up to and seeing Robbie's and Eli's relationship develop in spite of some rocky ground on both sides. Marvelously told story filled with high points, low points, humor and a rodeo.
Riley is working on a deal to get his business off the ground with a good contract, even though there is some back-handed opposition. Jack is expanding the Double D with horses that he will train for others and Hayley is almost ten and blossoming. New developments (in more ways than one) come in the form of Robbie - a new hire on the Double D - and Eli, a friend of Riley's from university who wants to do a photo shoot featuring twenty male models. In between all of that, Jack winds up as a judge at a gay rodeo, Riley winds up in a bar fight at the Rusty Nail and their relationship grows more solid as it progresses.
Against the backdrop of twenty half naked models on DD land, and in the midst of fighting the oil establishment that just won't give Riley a chance, Texas Heat is the story of one hot summer in Texas with a Gay Rodeo, humor, angst and a love between two men that just grows stronger every day.
Jack hires Robbie, a man recovering from a great loss, to be his right hand man. Meanwhile Riley's mischievous photographer friend, Eli, decides the DD is the perfect backdrop for a cowboy themed model shoot. Eli has secrets not even Riley knows about but despite what he is hiding he falls in lust with Robbie at first sight. Everyone except Robbie can see how perfect Eli would be for him.
What happens when secrets spill and lies are discovered? And just how far will Riley and Jack go to play matchmaker?