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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 Prairie Smoke 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

Prairie Smoke 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 Prairie Smoke 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.

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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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Cover Reveal: The Magnolia Murders by Aimee Nicole Walker

The Magnolia Murders | Aimee Nicole Walker

Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #1

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Release Date: February 14th, 2021

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Cover Artist: Jay Aheer @ Simply Defined Art

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Everything old is new again in love and murder.

Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000.

Chaos ensues when a fourth Magnolia Queen contender is murdered during a preliminary round. With the pageant’s one hundredth anniversary looming, the pressure is on to produce results. Royce and Sawyer, along with their new partners, have to team up to solve the Magnolia Murders—old and new.

As the investigation continues, a surprise visitor and an unexpected phone call force the men to face painful things from their pasts. The future Royce and Sawyer dream of is within their grasp, but first, they’ll need to uproot the seeds of discontent they’ve buried deep.

The Magnolia Murders is the first book in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key.

** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **

The Magnolia Murders is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+

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Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.

She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

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