Married Cowboy is the third story in Drew Hunt's series 'Calvin's Cowboys' and it's definitely the end of the rodeo for this cowgirl. Yes, this review is probably going to be filled with cheesy, lame comments just like the story and just like the story I'm going to keep it short.
So in that vein let's start with what I liked...it was short, less than 50 pages short. I cannot express how profoundly grateful I am for this fact, so I won't even begin to try.
Now as for what I didn't like...from start to finish the dialogue was frequently cheesy and we're not talking the good cheese here. The MCs were flat, their attraction was non-existent the sex was B-O-R-I-N-G and sadly in spite of how short this story was I found myself skimming through it. The wedding which should have been the big romantic climatic event was lame.
It's been a while since I read the first two books and while they weren't epic by any means I had found them to be cute and entertaining. Sadly this installment in the lives of Calvin and Brock lacked even that. So I'm done here and ready to ride off into the sunset where this series is concerned.
Review written for MM Good Book Reviews
David leans on his mate Tony as he mulls over the ending of his disastrous relationship, when he gets fired from his job just days before Christmas Tony drags him home with him. Christian finds himself with nowhere to go for Christmas when his parents rescind their invite after he confesses he is gay, his workmate Cathy takes pity on him and invites him home for Christmas. As David and Christian share Christmas with the two flatmates, a spark of attraction flares between them and it just might bring them both happiness in the New Year if they can both resolve their past hurts.
I quite enjoyed this simple story of friends becoming a family for Christmas. David has had a terrible relationship where he was used as a doormat by his boyfriend, but with the boyfriend tossing him to the side David can’t just put his feelings behind him. When David meets Christian a spark is lit and although he doesn’t want to rush into anything he knows he has to give them a chance. Christian is still reeling from his parent’s actions and although there is a spark of hope that his parents will come around he is still miserable, meeting David sparks his interest and taking it slow is a great idea even if he would at first prefer passionate sex to ease his woes.
This is a very Christmas with friends story, where friends pull together to have an enjoyable Christmas and put their problems behind them for a couple of days. Cathy and Tony are incredible friends who make this Christmas for both men enjoyable, but while Cathy is overjoyed that David and Christian are becoming close, Tony is more cautious and encourages David to slow down and not jump in feet first. Both David and Christian seem to be wonderful men working their way through their personal issues but neither man is willing to turn their back on the attraction between them, it is a slow moving relationship that is still tentative and new but with much hope on both sides.
I recommend this to those who love saving Christmas stories, friends pulling together, support and friendship, a spark of new love and new hope and a very Merry Christmas.