I found myself really enjoying Long Tall Drink. At its heart, the story is not only about finding love, it is about taking risks - in the face of fear and hate - and taking a stand.
While I liked all of the characters, I found myself liking (and empathizing with) Travis Morgan and Jesse Davis a bit more than the others. Dot is also one of those force of nature, loving characters that I liked. The character of Ray Ford, I was a little leery of at first, but found myself liking as the story went on.
Very nice story and another addition to the keeper shelf.
Fourth generation rancher, Ray Ford has lived a lie for nearly forty years. Having seen what can happen to an openly gay cowboy in small town America, and not willing to risk his ranch Ford Creek’s legendary reputation, he keeps that part of himself tightly locked down. Everything changes one Sunday morning when Ray, out of character, picks up a handsome hitchhiker looking for work. Hiring the enigmatic cowboy stretches the bounds of Ray’s control and, suddenly, he finds himself asking just what he'd be willing to risk for a chance at true love.
Travis Morgan learned a hard lesson early in his life -- love is conditional. Even though he’s a world-class horse trainer in high demand, he lives the life of a drifter, moving from ranch to ranch like the wind. He’ll play when the opportunity arises, but he won’t invest himself emotionally. But when he takes on the job training horses at Ford Creek Ranch, the stoic rancher with the sexy five o’clock shadow just might change all that -- if Travis can take the risk and stick around long enough to find out.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.