Thursday, 4 June 2009

Review – The Last Bouquet – Carol Lynne


Back of The Book

Book ten in the Cattle Valley Series

Tyler Manning hates seeing Hearn Sutherland mourn over a jerk like Mitch Lanham. Every week Hearn comes into Tyler's shop to pick up fresh flowers for his lover's grave, and every minute spent with the good-looking man makes Tyler love him more.
Since Mitch's death, Hearn has become withdrawn and sullen. For months before Mitch's accident, Hearn tried to fight the attraction he felt for his best friend, Tyler. Now nine months later, he learns the truth about his long-term partner, one that will change Hearn's life forever.

When Tyler convinces Hearn to run for mayor against Cattle Valley's own favourite son, Nate Gills, Hearn knows he's in for a bumpy ride.

Nate has his own bumps in the road to overcome. With the threat of a long-time secret being exposed, Nate must finally come to terms with his past. Opening himself to criticism from his partners, Ryan and Rio, isn't going to be easy, but Nate knows the time has come to confess his past sins.



Tyler Manning is trying his best to cope with his un-returned feeling for Hearn Sutherland. Tyler’s feeling for Hearn is no secret to anyone in Cattle Valley except Hearn that is. Hearn is taking the passing of his partner harder than Tyler imagined he would and it is slowly weighing Tyler down.

When an opening becomes available for the towns Mayor, Tyler sees this as his opportunity to not only encourage Hearn to apply, but to also get him out and interacting with people and secretly hopes he would interact with him.

The only fly in the ointment is that Hearn would be running against none other than Nate. Nate is the darling of Cattle Valley, and in order to run for Mayor he has to face his own blast from the past as well.


Sinking to the floor, Tyler buried his face in his hands. Crying had become a regular habit lately. Since the accident that had killed Hearn’s partner, Mitch, his friend had barely given him the time of day. If it weren’t for the standing order of a bouquet of flowers, Tyler doubted he’d see Hearn at all. Why? It still didn’t make sense to him.

Before the wreck, he and Hearn had become almost inseparable. Then Mitch had been killed and…nothing. At first Tyler worried that Hearn had picked up on his more than friendly feelings, but he no longer thought that was the case. It wasn’t just Tyler that was being given the cold shoulder. Hearn had withdrawn so deep into himself and his charity work in Sheridan that no one ever saw him.

A hand on his shoulder startled Tyler, making him jump. “Easy,” Hearn’s smooth voice soothed.

Tyler gazed up into the same brown eyes he saw in his dreams every night. The concerned expression on Hearn’s face as he knelt beside him melted Tyler right then and there. “Are you okay?” Hearn asked over the loud music.

Feeling like an ass, Tyler nodded and wiped the tears from his face. “Yeah. Sorry.” He stood and walked behind the counter to reduce the volume on La Boheme. Taking a deep breath, he turned to find Hearn standing right behind him.

“What’s wrong?” Hearn asked.

Knowing he couldn’t out and out lie to the man he loved, Tyler gestured around the shop. “Valentine’s Day.” He shrugged. “Depresses me every year.”

The corner of Hearn’s mouth rose slightly. “Kinda in the wrong business then aren’t you?”

Unable to resist that sexy grin he enjoyed so much, Tyler smiled. “Yeah. I guess you’re right.”

Hearn put both hands on Tyler’s shoulders and squeezed. “You’ll find someone.”

“I already have,” Tyler admitted.

The Last Bouquet © Carol Lynne


Every outing to the town of Cattle Valley is always a treat and with this visit we are not only treated to the much anticipated goings on between Hearn and Tyler but we get a bit more about Nate and his band of merry men.

Ms. Lynne has developed on a much anticipated union which started two books back between Hearn and Tyler. Hearn and Tyler are two of the sweetest members  of Cattle Valley and after watching them dance around each other for the last few months we are now able to see them find each other, toss Nate into the mix and this was a really fun read.

THE LAST BOUQUET is not a stand alone book and must be read as a part of the CATTLE VALLEY SERIES of book.

6 Speak To Me:

Anonymous said...

I loved this one, too. Really, I've enjoyed them all.

Erotic Horizon on 4 June 2009 at 22:49 said...

I agree Jenna...

She is so soap opera and I love it..


Blodeuedd on 5 June 2009 at 14:03 said...

Lol, I think I could like it. I do like the cover ;)

Lily on 6 June 2009 at 04:22 said...

I've not had a chance to read this one yet but it sounds just as good as her others. I love Carol's writing.

Lily :)

Erotic Horizon on 6 June 2009 at 05:31 said...

Hey Blodeuedd..

Carol Lynne is one of my favourite author, i never miss a book..

This was a fun read..


Erotic Horizon on 6 June 2009 at 05:32 said...


you know - she is just wonderful - I think of her writing as my mini soap opera..much fun..