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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great Reunion/Second Chances Story

Shane has had a thing for Grayson for years; Grayson's feelings for Shane have existed for almost as long - but a misunderstanding 12 years prior sent Grayson running off to join the rodeo circuit before college, then the police academy. Now Grayson is back as the town'...
Shane has had a thing for Grayson for years; Grayson's feelings for Shane have existed for almost as long - but a misunderstanding 12 years prior sent Grayson running off to join the rodeo circuit before college, then the police academy. Now Grayson is back as the town's sheriff and he's decided to grab onto Shane with both hands. Assuming the older man doesn't fight him off.

While I loved the romance between the two, I couldn't help feeling this one could've used another pass with a line editor. Despite the little editing misses throughout, however, Langley's skill with winding up the sexual tension is evident. Side stories were a little cliched and possibly drawn out a bit longer than necessary, but I felt the couple and their obstacles were realistic. Overall, I'm happy I took the time to continue reading the series and J.L. Langley continues to be one of my favorite m/m authors.

posted by Elisa_Jankowski on February 4, 2012

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The Broken H beeds a bit of repair

As a self-proclaimed homoerotic novel-"one-handed reads," as I refer to them-The Broken H, by J.L. Langley [Loose Id LLC 2007] is better than some. Oh, there are plenty of sex scenes (15 in all, give or take one or two), but journalistically speaking the writing is quit...
As a self-proclaimed homoerotic novel-"one-handed reads," as I refer to them-The Broken H, by J.L. Langley [Loose Id LLC 2007] is better than some. Oh, there are plenty of sex scenes (15 in all, give or take one or two), but journalistically speaking the writing is quite solid, and the author has made an attempt to build a plot between the romps in the sack. Admittedly the plot is a bit short on originality, but the point is that there is one.

Shane Cortez is a runaway with a mysterious past-although we don't find out what that is until quite late in the story. Nevertheless, he now seems well adjusted as foreman of The Broken H Ranch. The Hunters, a remarkably liberal family-including their gay son, Grayson-have unofficially adopted Shane as a son, and Grayson has fallen lustfully in love with him. It is nonetheless a rocky romance, made more difficult by a teenage bimbo who accuses Shane of knocking her up. Her father, a somewhat stereotypical loudmouthed redneck, then sets out to demand that Shane make an 'honest woman' of her.

Meanwhile, he and Grayson are filling page-after-page with "homoerotic sex" at the drop of an elastic band [see the story for an explanation].

If a nice light read without too many challenging plot twists is your forte, then this story is bound to fill the bill.

posted by gerryburnie on August 1, 2010

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  • Posted August 1, 2010

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    The Broken H beeds a bit of repair

    As a self-proclaimed homoerotic novel-"one-handed reads," as I refer to them-The Broken H, by J.L. Langley [Loose Id LLC 2007] is better than some. Oh, there are plenty of sex scenes (15 in all, give or take one or two), but journalistically speaking the writing is quite solid, and the author has made an attempt to build a plot between the romps in the sack. Admittedly the plot is a bit short on originality, but the point is that there is one.

    Shane Cortez is a runaway with a mysterious past-although we don't find out what that is until quite late in the story. Nevertheless, he now seems well adjusted as foreman of The Broken H Ranch. The Hunters, a remarkably liberal family-including their gay son, Grayson-have unofficially adopted Shane as a son, and Grayson has fallen lustfully in love with him. It is nonetheless a rocky romance, made more difficult by a teenage bimbo who accuses Shane of knocking her up. Her father, a somewhat stereotypical loudmouthed redneck, then sets out to demand that Shane make an 'honest woman' of her.

    Meanwhile, he and Grayson are filling page-after-page with "homoerotic sex" at the drop of an elastic band [see the story for an explanation].

    If a nice light read without too many challenging plot twists is your forte, then this story is bound to fill the bill.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Oh what to say...

    Well the Broken H is not as good as the Tin Star. It seems to me that the complexity was lost in this book. Sure the story as a concept is great but it read sort of well. bland. The passion behind the story that can only come from the author was undeniably absent. The climax of the story (no pun intended) was rather boring and well unentertaining. It pains me to write this review but I am put off a little by this book. I do believe that if a little more time, effort, and thought went into this book it could have been a brilliant success. However do not let this review put you off from Langley. J.L. Langley has other titles that have the passion and fire truly deserving your full attention.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 11, 2013

    I really like this book and the tin star. wish we could hear mor

    I really like this book and the tin star. wish we could hear more from these men. not my normal reads but was interesting.

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