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Can love conquer all?

Jimmy Rafferty and Eddie Molina go way back at the J-Bar ranch. They’ve worked together, bunked together, camped out, and drank together. So how has Jimmy failed to notice that Eddie is gay? Eddie has not failed to notice that his friend has a serious drinking problem, and he’s determined to help Jimmy kick the booze cold turkey. Taking him up to a snowbound cabin to detox, Eddie is confronted with Jimmy’s fierce denial. But the pains of withdrawal are nothing for Jimmy compared with the heartache of denying his true feelings and his deep longing…for the one man who cares for him more than anyone else on earth.

Praise for Z. A. Maxfield:
 “Z.A. Maxfield has a lyrical way of writing that makes it easy to escape into the world that she creates for her characters.”—Night Owl Reviews

“[A] damn good story and a hot, exciting romance.”—Dear Author

“Maxfield has written another gem and a winner. Run, don’t walk, to get a copy of Stirring Up Trouble today.”—ReviewsbyJessewave.com

Secret Light is not necessarily a feel good story but it’s wonderfully written and highlights a more realistic look at gay men.”—Long and Short Reviews

“The characters are strongly written and will pull you into their story right from the beginning.”—Three Crow Press about Gasp!

Z. A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four manages to find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.” Her published books include Crossing Borders, Epic Award finalist St. Nacho’s, Drawn Together, ePistols at DawnNotturno, Stirring Up Trouble, and Vigil.

Fiction & Literature
January 21
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Hubbabbubbahh'z ,

Secrets? Hidden secrets? only to be expose in "MY heartache COWBOY"

IN - Book 2 - the J-Bar Ranch story unravels - owner Crandall and Emma Jenkins' ranch staff's family explaining the principal relationships between the cowboys who comprise their family into a deeper analysis.

Thirty-eight year old skinny, lanky, a handsome six-foot tall 'Jimmy' was brought to the ranch by Emma when Jiimmy was twenty-three years old. Broad chested at five-foot-ten inches tall, thirty-four years old, Ed Molina, along with Jimmy, have been part of the J-Bar ranch family for the past fifteen years, paired as ranch-hand partners. Crandall's thirty-two year-old adopted son S.B. "Boss" Mallory was fourteen years old when Jimmy and Ed originally joined the ranch staff, as members of the ranch crew, watching as Crandall trained Mallory to become the ranch property's "Boss" foreman, who now runs the property and business.

Crandall brings Emma's close and dear friend's nephew into the ranch staff crew, a twenty-five year old outspoken, out and gay, "Crispin" - warning Boss Malloy, "He is different, see that he is kept safe...."

Jimmy's tenure on the ranch crew has become a maddening problem to both Ed and Boss - because of his drinking problem! They know Jim is an alcoholic dead-weight drunk cowboy who must be "saved" - where the two of them scheme to get him so drunk, Ed can take him to a cabin for him to DRY OUT!

Their story is a wonderful read!

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