Avery Rivers is a country music sensation, selling records by the millions and playing to sold-out crowds. But behind that persona is Robert, a burned-out musician cracking under the pressure. He’s unable to write any new songs, and he wants out of the business—at least for a while. He changes his appearance and finds honest, hard work in Jackson, Wyoming. Maybe getting to be a regular guy for a while will get him past his block.
Hy Whitely was a championship bull rider until he watched his best friend thrown in the arena and decided the rodeo circuit was no longer the place for him. He wants to be plain old Zeke for a while, and when he returns to his family ranch, he bumps right into Robert—a one-night stand from his last rodeo appearance who is now working there as a ranch hand.
The heat between the men could sear the grass off the range, but each one is hiding a secret. Robert and Zeke, the men behind the public images, fall in love, but can they hold on when Avery and Hy are pulled back into the spotlight?
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In any of life's challenge - "Do NOT LET GO" ....
Andrew Grey's romantic tale about a brief encounter between a Wyoming rodeo bull riding champion, Hy (Zeke) Whitely -- and a very highly successful professional Country Music performer, Avery (Robert) Rivers, meeting in a bar after the first afternoon rodeo contest stirs their brief meeting to unknown and unprepared consequences. Andrew Grey's unfolding narrative relates how new aquatints respond, guarding each man's secrets, breaking down their barriers developing their mutual honest confessions into romantic passion - together - to regain their love for each other - never to let go when life's direction and responsibilities divide and seperate each from the other. A wonderful cowboy romance.
Let’s start with the writing. First, I could see all the pieces coming together well before the mid point of the book. And I know you have to lower your perception level of reality with this genre of book, BUT a public display between any two men at a PBR event would get you run out of town on the rails. If not drug behind a truck.
Now the narrator. He could not be more annoying. Voice inflection was very effeminate for Robert. Often sounding like the female characters in the book. His pauses between descriptions and dialogue were irritatingly .........and distractingly ....... long.
You get the idea.
Sorry, there are better novels out there.