A Cowboys Don’t Story
Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch on, enough money to make up for some of the education he missed... and, secretly, a beautiful femme who likes to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn.
Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes the horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker. Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend. But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.
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Oh Tara Lane, how do I love thee……… …….and I love you even more for writing this book. You concocted the perfect blend of sexy, smouldering, sinfully delicious offerings in Danny Boone and Laurie Belmont. But it wasn't a Yee-Haw ride all the way. The author galloped in with a nasty, bigotry side-story, showing the devastation that it leaves on people’s souls when it touches you (yep, it was tissue time). For me, it was about love and hope, fighting for what you want and being proud when you achieve it and I have to give full kudos to Tara Lain on the delivery of this. Danny is a saddle tramp, he works on a Dude Ranch with a dream of someday owning his own Ranch. To make extra money, he’s a Bull Rider. Not the big leagues – he done that in the past with devastating consequences, so now it's the smaller Rodeo with less money, but where his real identity is unknown. Laurie in the other hand, has no problem with people knowing his identity, in fact he encourages it. He’s flamboyant, certainly doesn't hide his sexuality and knows what he wants - especially with his mother directing him in the course to go and with whom. But he too has secrets…. I'm a real sucker for insta-love, throw in a well written femme MC (which the author did so amazingly well) and I'm in Cowboy Heaven, I certainly reached the stars with this one. I loved it. Now I admit that at first, I didn’t quite get the title? Now I do! and have to say that it is perfect for this book – read the book to find out why…… Though Book 2 of this Series, it can be read very successfully as a stand alone and I highly, highly recommend that you do, because Tara Lain took an illusion and made it real for Danny Boone, let her make it real for you too. Five Big Fat Unicorn Stars from me. Threebooksovertherainbow.wordpress.com
This book just defies all typical stereotypes and expectations. Danny is just the best. I adored him and everything about him. He’s got this amazingly good heart and rides a bull like it’s natural while also recognizing the danger. Laurie is a glorious contradiction. He’s kind of badass while also lovely. He’s had a somewhat sad existence, but it turns around in beautiful fashion. Laurie and Danny are absolutely adorable together and just perfect. Love the ranch and the fact that it puts Rand and Kai around a lot. It was neat learning more about the rodeo scene. It seems kind of harsh, but also fun. This was a really awesome sequel with more great characters and an abundance of sweetness. Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns is a wonderful cowboy story with so much heart. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Danny and Laurie.
m/m San Francisco meets California country. Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns is a sweet tale of an urbanite and a cowboy. San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont may look like a twink but he prefers to top. Champion bull rider Danny Boone is a handsome hunk of cowboy and Laurie Belmont may just be his unicorn. I really like Laurie. He is who he is and is comfortable in his skin. Danny has paid the price for being gay in a homophobic sport but he too is comfortable in his skin. This story runs the gamut of emotions from love to hate and everything in between. It is a well rounded story that will keep you entranced from the first page till the last. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.