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Another top notch ranch romance from V.L.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I hadn’t realised when I set out to review this one that it was going to be an NA romance – the characters are 20 and 22 – but I have to say it was a pleasant surprise.

I usually avoid YA/NA unless they fall towards the top end (ie college/post collage around 24/25) because often I find I lack patience for the typical lack of maturity that comes from simply not having lived a lot of your life yet.

However, with Twilight’s Touch, Vicki gives the reader two young men who’ve both been through a fair amount and, while Will might act like an idiot at times, a lot of that is to do with his insecurities rather than his immaturity.

Perry, as a Native American Shoshone, has also had to deal with a lot growing up. His dad was killed, and his mum paralysed, in a car accident when he was just a baby, he’s faced discrimination from living on a Reserve and because he’s not a full blood.

He’s also bookish, quite shy and a virgin, who’s hiding the fact he’s gay from all those close to him. So what we get with this narrative is two young men, just trying to find their feet, and dealing with an overwhelming attraction to each other that neither is quite sure how to cope with.

There’s also the ongoing mystery of who stole some of the dinosaur fossils found in book one, as well as the repeated thefts of equipment and other valuable items from both the Blue Ice Ranch and the neighbouring McCrary property.

Together the two men stumble into discovering a possible clue to the thefts while also falling into bed – and love – in a way which is beautifully sweet and completely endearing. Will might be a bit of a bad boy, but he’s been stiffed at life with a mother who marries, and discards, men like they’re going out of fashion.

As Perry works with a spooked horse, his gentle ways also have a positive effect on Will and the two of them let each other learn their deepest secrets and desires.

I really appreciated the focus on Perry’s traditions and history, the tribal ways were, to my uneducated eye at least, authentic and felt like an integral and unbreakable part of his character. It was fascinating getting a look at his life with his family at the powwow and through the dances which formed a major role in his upbringing.

All in all, this was another great entry for the series and I am seriously stoked for book three, which gives us Will’s half-brother Kyle and the youngest son of the hated McCrary clan Shep.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Release Blitz: Twilight’s Touch by V.L. Locey

Twilight’s Touch | V.L. Locey

Blue Ice Ranch #2

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Length: 53,000 words approx.

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In Wyoming’s sweeping prairies a tender new love will be put to the test.

Perry Yellow Horse arrived at Blue Ice Ranch fresh out of high school, a smart but timid young man with a love of books, horses, and his family. In no time, he found his second home on the sprawling grasslands under the Tetons. Perry’s happiness is tempered only by the fact that he’s keeping a rather large secret from those closest to him.

Unsure and awkward, the virginal young man who can gain the trust of even the most skittish horses, suddenly finds himself trying to save the soul of a wild newcomer to the ranch. Will Abbott is seemingly unbreakable and nothing but trouble, but there’s something in Will’s dark eyes that appeals to Perry’s gentle heart.

Twilight’s Touch is a second in a series, first love, M/M contemporary western with a virginal horse whisperer, a bad boy in need of gentle guidance, a slow-moving mystery, and a beautiful happy ending.

Blue Ice Ranch Series

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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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Blog Tour: Secret Simon by Davidson King

Secret Simon

A Haven Hart Novel

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Release Date: May 24th, 2021

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Simon
Being the nephew of one of the most infamous mob bosses in the world isn’t easy. Our family has enemies everywhere, and no one is safe without protection.

Here I am at college with a fresh start, a new last name, and secrets hidden from those around me—life is going according to plan. Then one day on campus, I see him…and I want him to strip me bare…in more ways than one.

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Abernathy is more than just the university I attend. It’s my destiny, my namesake. Singing and entertaining are who I am, but my father wants me to major in something more appropriate for the name I carry.

I’ve resigned myself to being who my father wants, doing what he wants. Then Simon comes into my life…and turns everything upside down. Now I have a reason to fight for what I want.

Who knew our love story would lead to secrets revealed, murderous plots, and finding our forever buried under so many lies?

Hopefully, we’ll live long enough to see it.

*Trigger: Violence and mention of suicide

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Figuring out how to begin my story was the hardest part, but I knew when it was over, there was a good chance Rush would walk out that door and never return. I supposed it didn’t matter how I started—the end would be the same, most likely.

“I’m about to tell you a lot of shit, Rush. You’re not going to like most of it, and I understand you may never want to see me again afterward.” He was about to interrupt, but I held up a finger. “Don’t make a promise you don’t know if you can keep by saying ‘nothing I tell you will change how you feel,’ because that’s bullshit. What I will ask is only one thing. Let me tell the story to the end before you walk out of here.”

“You’re so sure I’ll leave?”

I nodded. “Yeah.”

Rush tightly fisted his hands together on his lap, readying himself, no doubt. “Okay, tell me.”

About the Author

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Davidson King always had a hope that someday her daydreams would become real-life stories. As a child, you would often find her in her own world, thinking up the most insane situations. It may have taken her awhile, but she made her dream come true with her first published work, Snow Falling.

She managed to wrangle herself a husband who matched her crazy and they hatched three wonderful children.

If you were to ask her what gave her the courage to finally publish, she’d tell you it was her amazing family and friends. Support is vital in all things and when you’re afraid of your dreams, it will be your cheering section that will lift you up.

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