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Under The Big Sky: What Heaven hath joined together... let no man cut asunder.
     

Under The Big Sky: What Heaven hath joined together... let no man cut asunder.

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by S. Bryan Gonzales
 

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Somewhere on the edge of a long-forgotten land called the Great Open, two fiercely strong-willed, all-American high school boys come together—forging a relationship hotter than the blazing Eastern Montana summer sun. 

 

Cash McCollum, a short-tempered, fifth generation rodeo cowboy, finds his simple,

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Somewhere on the edge of a long-forgotten land called the Great Open, two fiercely strong-willed, all-American high school boys come together—forging a relationship hotter than the blazing Eastern Montana summer sun. 

 

Cash McCollum, a short-tempered, fifth generation rodeo cowboy, finds his simple, black-n’-white world bulldozed over by rich, handsome Travis Hunter, star jock of the football team.  And what begins as a secret liaison between them, eventually stirs up into an impish, and sometimes humorous, whirlwind of gossip—awakening the small, sleepy town of Miles City. 

 

“…you ‘n Travis seem to be slidin’ into a real comfy corner.”  A corner that Cash’s older brother, Clayton is not okay with.  

 

As time passes, and the friendship deepens, it’s their extreme popularity that continues to attract a whole lot of unwanted attention—thrusting them from the closet into the middle of local limelight.  From the beginning, the stakes are high with each risking a lot.  Cash cannot lose sight of the rodeo crown title, All-Around Cowboy, at his fingertips; and Travis is dead-set on taking the football team to state championship—gaining the trophy of Most Valuable Player for himself as well. 

 

Compounding this star-studded drama, these two boys also discover their worlds are COMPLETELY different—with nothing to bind them together but an unbridled attraction and a fierce determination to make the relationship work.  

 

“We’re comin’ from two different cultures—can’t you see that?  Cash forces Travis to smell the roses.  “You obviously come from money… I don’t.  I never will.”   

 

It’s Travis’ persistence, however, that keeps them glued together.  “…I can’t live without you, Cash, because it’s you… who makes me a better guy …”

 

Under the Big Sky unveils a world that many overlook, or refuse to acknowledge.  It is where the human heart beats as strong as ancient echoes of Indian drums along a mighty and untamed Yellowstone River.  Within its pages, you’ll be taken to places never seen before—but yet, seem so familiar.  You’ll be allowed to see the human soul—naked in all its brashness, yet pure and simple—graced with the innocence of honest youth.  Under the Big Sky is a story that undeniably declares that, ‘What Heaven hath joined together… let no man cut asunder’. 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781425965259
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
11/29/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,247,893
File size:
504 KB

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Under the Big Sky 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first chapter in the advertisement and I was hooked. I had to order it immediately because I wanted to know what Cash and Travis were going to do. I loved the truth portrayed and the normalcy of their love and life. Mr Gonzales, keep writing. I have 3 friends who bought the book because of my love of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was addictive. I did not want to put it down, and was sad it was over!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not your typical gay teen love story. Excellent style and characterization. Unusually believable characters. This book will definitely go on my TOP shelf as one of the BEST gay-themed books I've ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a powerful book! Descriptions of the characters, places, and happenings just put me right into the story - I felt as if I were a part of what I was reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Congratulations to Mr. Gonzales for this excellent book!! This is the most realistic, down to earth, and heartwarming story that I have read. Within the past year I have bought about 10 books this was the only one that I did not loose interest in after the first 30 to 40 pages. Kudos on the website, underthebigskybooks.com, for linking to 'The Trevor Project' which is a suicede hotline for gay and questioning youths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This orion pack. I am sikver moon leader of the pack. I have rules and you havto follow or you will be kicked out. As in shredded to peices if you dont follow rules. 1. No sex talk. No homosexuality talk. 2. Certain ranks can have curtain amount of pups. 3. Do not kill the brethren and sisters. You will be exciled. 4. Fight against the cats. We hate them. 5. I start the howlling ceramonies. Everyone howls. 6. Not too much violence. 7. Have fun. Dont break rules or i will break you.