Cowboys Don't Samba

Cowboys Don't Samba

by Tara Lain

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A Cowboys Don’t Story Maury Garcia’s one of the greatest bull riders in the world—and one of the biggest liars. Can he turn forbidden love with a rodeo rookie into a lasting romance? Ever since his brother was killed because he was gay, Maury’s worked to take his brother’s place as the bull rider, the provider, and the ideal of his family’s macho expectations. The only thing Maury’s ever done for himself is buy a secret ranch so he can get away from the responsibilities he’s chained himself to. Then he meets Tristão Silva, the younger brother of the one man who could rob Maury of his bull riding championship. Tristão may be a world-class bull rider in his own right, but his kind, gentle nature and sexy samba hips make Maury long for something beyond his selfless, sexless life. The two men’s lives are worlds apart, even if they’re both buckling under family expectations. Will their future last beyond an eight-second ride?

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ISBN-13: 9781644053966
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Series: Cowboys Don't Series
Edition description: First Edition,New edition
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 895,895
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Cowboys Don't Samba 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Tara outdid herself with this one! I adore this series and had high hopes for Maury’s story and she did not disappoint. Maury’s relationship with his family is complicated and I felt that Tara captured a lot of the Mexican/Mexican-American family dynamic. Oh boy my heart skipped a beat with all that was said and unsaid. Tris’ family life is also complicated, but since he is younger and at a different point in life, his complications are different. Their love story is hot and sweet and full of family and rodeos and love and family and complications and did I mention family? For both men, family drives what they do and yikes. The pressures they are both under are crazy. Sigh. Leave it to Tara to find a way to have them come together as equals. Both men make the big, romantic gesture and kinda outdo each other. Family drama, rodeo drama, a little angst and some danger for good measure. I loved it!!
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot. It was sweet on many levels and so very strong. That's the word I would use to describe this book if I had to choose only one: strong. The inner strength both main characters have both before and after the climax of the story was tremendous. As I've come to expect from a Tara Lain book, I loved the rest of the cast of characters just as much. They all had great depth. The characters and story felt very authentic. I haven't been to any rodeo since I was a little kid, yet I felt like I was in the stands while reading about Maury and Tristao. Perhaps my favorite thing about this story is that despite potential for real violence, it just didn't go that way. There were strong yet peaceful resolutions. I also enjoy seeing the characters from the first two books. It's great to see how they're doing since their books and see their support. They feel like real people. Cowboys Don’t Samba is a fantastic read about living life on your own terms. Tara Lain has a magic touch with her characters and they just come to vibrant life. I feel like I just got home from a cowboy vacation.
BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
*4.5 Stars* TLain always explores different social/religious constructs which create prejudice and other issues that gay men must face. In Cowboys Don't Samba , she takes on machismo - that culture of how masculinity is defined by Mexican and Latino societies. And she does it with aplomb. I was impressed with how she wove it into the story as well as how she ultimately allowed her characters to live life as determined by them because LOVE IS LOVE.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Cowboys Don't Samba is a heart wrenching story about a professional bull rider raised in a macho Latin culture home afraid to love the man he’s come to know also raised that he can’t be gay even though he most definitely is. They can take everything a two thousand pound bull throws at them but disappointing their family and PBR fans is something they just can’t do. This is a sweet and touching story that will fill your heart and leave you with a smile.
ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars................................... “Cowboys Don’t Samba” by Tara Lain showcases bull rider Maury Garcia, who not only has to deal with the challenges of the enormous animals he has to conquer in 8-second encounters, but must find a way to be himself in a homophobic professional and personal culture. Discovering his biggest rival’s younger brother, Tristao Silva, is not only a competitor in the sport but is a threat to his precariously balanced personal life may be just the thing he needs to shake him out of his rut, if he can avoid the fate of his late older brother. This adult contemporary gay romance is part of the entertaining ‘Cowboys Don’t’ series that features men dealing with the very macho environment that tends to be very gay-unfriendly. Both Maury and Tris have to combat not only the cowboy culture but also their respective ethnic expectations and it was fascinating to get a brief glimpse of the rivalry between their countries. I love that these two guys are so family-oriented and devoted to their respective moms while being fearless in their sport as well as respectful toward their prospective mounts. The conflicts that arise between their heart’s desires and their responsibilities are deftly showcased and the strong women in their lives are excellent additions to the story. As always, the heavy emotional burdens of the story are leavened by lighthearted interludes, and the dance sessions are vividly entertaining. I like that the dangers of this intense sport are not minimized and I was delighted by the cameos by the guys previously introduced in the first two books in the series. There is no problem reading this as a stand-alone tale, but I think it enhances one’s enjoyment to know more about the backstory of some of the other men who form Maury’s support system. This is my favorite book in this trilogy and I am saddened that the series is ending but hopeful that the author will find that more of these characters demand their time in the spotlight. Those in search of a poignant and sexy gay romance should definitely give this one a try. A copy of this title was provided for review