Jed is a horse stock manager who works the rodeo circuit. He's in desperate need of an assistant so he hires Booker. Booker is young and inexperienced but wants to learn the job. The two men are very different. Jed is straight and has some issues. Booker is gay and innocent in many ways. The two men live together for four years but only have a friendship. Various angst filled events happen that eventually bring them together in a relationship.
Cowboy Waltz was not my favorite from this author. As usual for her books there was a lot of angst and a lot of sex. Both of those work for me when done right. Something was just a little off on this story though. A little too much angst and a little too much sex. Both MC's were likable and the overall plot line was enjoyable. Like I said, something was just off a bit.
If you’re a fan of this author you will probably enjoy it. If you've never read this author before I do not recommend starting with this one. It's probably my least favorite of her works.
A horse stock manager on the rodeo tour, gruff cowboy Jed Hastings is in a bind. He needs a new assistant yesterday. Enter green-as-hell Booker West. Booker spent his childhood dreaming about being a part of the rodeo. He doesn’t have any experience working with horses, but Jed doesn’t have options, and gives the newbie a chance.
Innocent about the world and secretly gay, Booker works like the devil to hide his attraction to Jed. He doesn’t just want to be a wannabe-cowboy with a crush; he wants to learn from Jed. Booker craves Jed’s respect, friendship, and trust. For Jed, he knows an eager young colt like Booker should work his last nerve, yet he finds he has endless patience with the guy. He’s possessive about Booker too. And while bunking together does create intimacy, that doesn’t explain away straight Jed’s explicit sexual fantasies and growing desire for another man.
When a life altering event sends Jed and Booker reeling, a night of raw passion between the men finally explodes. But in the light of day, can Booker help Jed accept their love? Or will this unearthed attraction send Jed to a dark place from which he can’t recover?