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The Broken H

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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 January 5, 2014

    First time reading this author

    & loved the book. Will be checking out other titles by the author.

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  • Posted November 7, 2013

    A very sexy and well written love story.

    A very sexy and well written love story.

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    Posted January 8, 2013

    Liliana

    She sits and plays xbox.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Love love love!!?

    Will there be a story on John Killian and Royal? Gosh... I hope so. Will be on the look out

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    Excellent Weekend Read!!!

    Another page turner by J.L. Langley that grabs you at the first few pages and keeps the interest flowing until the last page. Excellent book series starting with The Ten Star and now this. Langley is now inked into my list of favorite authors. :)

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Absolutly Brilliant!

    The Broken H is a beautiful love story that I truly enjoyed every moment of! Langley is great at making characters that are lovable and unforgettable. The story itself is romantic and heartwarming, as well as funny and entertaining. Though I wouldn't say that it's Langley's best novel, I still really enjoyed it. Anyone who likes gay romance is sure to love the Broken H!

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