Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Review – Some recent reads © Thompson, Miles

The Cowboy Poet

Author: Claire Thompson

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I haven't read a Claire Thompson in a while and am in a bit of catch up with her work... The Cowboy Poet was a fast read for me and alot of her style and voice comes across nicely in this book.

The story is a little bit of little BDSM with a mystery of sort added in... The characters were a nice mix and the main protags complemented each other pretty well..
Clint and Tyler both takes turns telling this story, which incidentally has a fantastic Texas backdrop. Clint is the more dominant partner but with some issues that spins out as the story progresses. Tyler was a little more stereotypical for me but no less likable with his conflicting feelings about his sexuality and  what he needs in order to get ultimate satisfaction.
There is no great waves or tension filled moments to this plotline and to be honest one major moment of niggle for me was how the two connect, it just happened and I really felt like I missed something - but once  I got past that - it was an easy enough read to get through and enjoy.

This is not a heavy read nor will it appeal to readers who have issues with lighter plotline.  All in all a good read to reacquaint myself with Ms. Thompson's work...

The Only Thing That Matters

Sequel to (Brackets)

Author: AKM Miles

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It is no secret that I love this authors style - she does really heartwarming stories with all round happy ending with some fascinating cast to fall in love with tossed in for good measure..

The Only Thing That Matters is the follow up to Bracket - a book I totally adored.

This is a short read and was a nice catch up on Brack and Austin life to date. The plot takes place around Valentine day with a storm coming in to disrupt their plans - both men are on opposite end of the mountain, both pinning for each other and both have plans for the big day - but nature is a funny old things - it doesn't operated on our timetable..

This was such a sweet read, I absolutely adore these two guys and I was so pleased to see they are enjoying life and have made some major compromises in order to make things work for them...

This is a simply read and  I enjoyed every minute of it.....


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Tam on 26 January 2011 at 17:10 said...

I have heard good things about that first one. I'll have to check it out one day. I never really got into Brackets though, so will pass on that one.

Chris on 26 January 2011 at 17:47 said...

I have the first one on my reader... but that doesn't mean I'll get to it anytime soon! :)

Lily on 26 January 2011 at 18:09 said...

I read and liked The Cowboy Poet. Like you said it's an easy read.

Blodeuedd on 26 January 2011 at 20:45 said...

I like that cowboy one, but then I seem to have a thing for them ;)