Wrangling A Groom (Bob-O-Link’s Review)


Title: Wrangling A Groom
Series: Marital Bliss #2
Author: DJ Jamison
Publisher: DJ Jamison and KPD
Release Date: October 10, 2019
Genre(s): Second Change Romance
Page Count: 305
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Blurb:

Can two men keep a childhood promise for marital bliss?

Wyatt is overwhelmed after his grandfather dies, leaving him to take over the cattle ranch. The Triple J is floundering, vandals are targeting him, and his first and only love is finally within reach–and still holding a grudge. Wyatt has wanted to marry Diego since they made a childhood pact, but Diego isn’t back for their second chance.

When a funeral calls Diego back to Texas, he comes face-to-face with the cowboy who broke his heart. Resentment has burned inside him for years, but his anger wavers as he realizes just how much Wyatt is struggling to keep his head above water. The man he once loved is lonely and burdened, and Diego feels compelled to help him rediscover the strong, capable rancher he knows him to be.Hostility gives way to passion, then friendship as they fall into a rhythm of work and sex. Wyatt has renewed hope he might wrangle the man he wants to be his groom. But Diego has a life waiting for him one thousand miles away, and love may not be enough to prevent history from repeating itself.

Wrangling a Groom is Book 2 of the Marital Bliss series, but it can be read as a standalone.

REVIEW:

Wrangling a Groom is a real hot story. Remember visiting a relative, maybe Grandma, and
on stepping into the kitchen she let you have a taste of the dinner being prepared? Yum!
Well that’s what Ms Jamison does with the sex scenes here – first, an early, delicious sexy
taste of detailed physical intimacy, followed by subsequent courses of aggressive, well-
described sexual scenes, nicely served throughout our meal.

Wyatt and Diego have never forgotten their childhood commitment to each other, even
though tough choices parted them. Wyatt still wants Diego, but he once had allowed his
Grand Dad’s ingrained concept of “an unhealthy masculine bullshit” interfere. Diego is
still consumed by his resentment of Wyatt’s earlier failure to choose him, and it is a barrier
to their continuing underlying attraction.

Wyatt and Diego are well-developed by Ms Jamison. They have matured into complex
characters, often with unexpected facets – all to our engaged interest. We are rewarded as
we watch them rebuild a broken friendship and as fantastic sex evolves into an expression
of love.

Wyatt finally grows. He now knows he would survive without Diego in his life, but he
wants more than to just survive. “Fuck the ranch,” he says, finally putting Diego first.
Will this persuade Diego to take a second chance on life? You bet! As fully expected,
here is our very HEA. On the (slight) downside, Wrangling the Groom has interwoven
multiple secondary plots – family conflicts, business problems, mysterious acts of
homophobia: all these threads are finally resolved in a rapid set of codas, which are too
convenient and a little cumbersome. But – when you consume the final pages of
Wrangling the Groom, you will be totally satisfied with the meal.

Marital Bliss Series


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Galley copy of Wrangling A Groom provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.

Author

I'm a retired professional. My husband and I, each with an ex-wife, between us have six married children and 10 grandchildren. We both read voraciously, with a strong leaning to gay romance and HEA. Stories with a little (okay, even loads of) sex, and a lot of tears, always pleases.
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