Eddie is a famous actor who is on location on a cattle ranch learning to ride horses for an upcoming movie. Pike is the cowboy who is assigned to help get him ready for the movie. Both men have issues and problems. Eddie uses drugs and alcohol to cope and is still in love with a dead ex-lover. Pike is in love with his best friend, who is straight, and married. The two men begin a friendship that slowly turns in to a love affair.
I really struggled with this book. It was not at all the type of book I enjoy. I felt both of the main characters acted like teenage girls and I disliked them both. There was a lot of manufactered drama and angst and most of it didn't make sense to me. There were a lot of things that made my eyes roll because I just found them so cheesy (ie.....When confronted by a mob of fans Eddie gets the vapors and becomes too weak to walk and Pike carries him like a bride to the car). The pacing of the story was very slow and it seemed the book went on way too long. There was a bdsm theme but it was all over the place and I wasn't really sure what was supposed to be happening in that context.
Again this really wasn't the book for me. Too mellow dramatic. It took me three attempts to finish this and the only reason it was not a "do not finish" is because it was a review book.
With so many fences between them and happily ever after, two men wonder if it’s worth opening the gate.
Ten years ago Eddie Crane, an actor on the rise, loved his costar and dreamed of the day they could be together. But his love, with his submissive nature, couldn’t handle fame, and before Eddie could help him, he died in a car accident—with Eddie at the wheel.
Now, guilt-ridden, Eddie buries himself in bad decisions and prays that a stunt—on or off camera—will go wrong.
Teenaged fantasies about the actor on his wall distracted Arthur Pike from real life—his dead father, runaway mother, gruff grandparents, and his unrequited love for his cousin’s straight husband. Now grown and off the farm, Pike is a horse stuntman hired to teach a reluctant Eddie to ride.
Pike is drawn to Eddie’s dominant nature despite the sadness clinging to the actor. Eddie let one lover down, but in Pike’s submissiveness, he sees the possibility for redemption.