Title: Just a Cowboy (Riding Cowboy Flats #2)
Author: Julia Talbots’s
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 2nd Edition
Release Date: April 5, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, Cowboys, dark past
Page Count: 99 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Can an old-fashioned cowboy and a young man on the run from his dark past find a future together?
Herschel is a simple rancher who believes everybody deserves a second chance, which is why he tends to hire underdogs—like Dalton, a young cowboy who needs all the support and TLC Herschel can offer.
Dalton doesn’t think anyone can forgive him for what he did, but Herschel seems willing to try. In fact, he might be the best thing that has ever happened to Dalton. He might even be the one to help Dalton trust in the future again. Just when he’s about to tell Herschel everything, all hell breaks loose. Herschel must help Dalton break free from everything that’s haunting him, or they’ll both end up alone.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2010.
I like a book where one or both of the main characters is funny. Herschel may make fun of his own age but he is not old and he sure is funny. He makes this book that much of a better read.
Herschel is one of those Cowboys that believes in giving everyone a chance to prove themselves by the way they shake your hand with a firm grip, someone who will meet your eyes when they talk to you, and by how they work on his ranch and not try and show off or one up another hand. That is exactly how Dalton landed a job on Herschel’s ranch. Though Herschel is not dumb enough to think that Dalton is not hiding something that he is running from but he feels that he deserves a chance and that is exactly what he is going to give him.
When Herschel keeps pushing Dalton to open up about his past and unburden himself Dalton almost runs but instead he stand s his ground and goes head to head with Herschel. Herschel could fire Falton for it and Dalton knows that but instead Herschel surprises him by respecting him for standing up for himself. From that point on something starts to change between them.
The closer they get the harder it is for Dalton not to tell Herschel about his past but at the same time he is scared Herschel will hate him. Just when Dalton starts to trust that Herschel will have his back no matter what, Dalton’s past comes walking back in and along with it a whole new set of troubles.
Will dalton and Herschel be able to get through Dalton’s past or will it ruin what could possibly be his future?
This was a great read. I really enjoyed it. Herschel definitely made this book. He is serious when he needed to be but he also knows how to handle a situation without resulting to violence. He is funny and caring. He is exactly what dalton needs. This book was a fun read with a few spots of seriousness but for the most part it was a great read.
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