Cowboys Don’t Come Out (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Cowboys Don’t Come Out
Author: Tera Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 7, 2016
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, closeted cowboys, ready made family, adoption
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.

Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.

What a sweet read about two very different types of cowboys with completely different responsibilities. Both men are in the closet, but when you find that piece of your soul it is hard to walk away.

Rand owns a dude ranch in Chico California. No one knows his secre about his sexuality because he is to scared to come out. So he does what he has to do to keep it quite and live the life that he wants.

Rand heads to Hawaii to spend he holidays with his family. The last thing that expected was to meet the man of his dreams. When Rand meets Kai for the first time he is so attracted to him that it kind of scares him how strong that attraction is. But not enough to stay away. The thing is neither of them are out so they have to keep it quite because coming out is the last thing either of them want to do. They both have their reasons for hiding their sexuality but the more time they spend together the harder it becomes for them to deny their feelings for each other.

Then you throw Kai’s brother and sister into the equation and Rand is falling fast for this family.

Kai has his reasons for not letting anyone get close. He is only twenty years old and is hiding the fact that he is taking care of his brother and sister on his own and has been for four years now. Their mother does when he was sixteen and he knew the courts would never allow him to care for them on his own. Now he keeps it secret because he is afraid what will happen when they find out how long he has been doing so and that they never went to the proper authorities after their mothers death.

They have been living just fine on their own until a teacher thinks things need to be looked at closer in their family unit. Then all hell breaks lose. On top of the problems with the child welfare wanting to take the kids away, Kai has pushed Rand away for his own good or so he thinks. Little does he know, Rand is in love with him and his family and wants hem to be his family.

It was a hard battle but in the end things worked out how they was meant to work out.

This book for the most part was sweet and really kind of a fairy tale. Yes their was some serious parts but for the most part it was about Rand, Kai, Lani, and Aliki all bounding and becoming a family before they even realized they had. This was a great feel good read.

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Galley copy of Cowboys Don’t Come Out provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.