REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: NOWHERE RANCH by Heidi Cullinan

Posted April 13, 2015 by MeliMel in Giveaways, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review / 0 Comments

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 68,000 words

Second edition publisher: Heidi Cullinan, March 3, 2015

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~Ebook gifted to Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe in exchange for an honest review.~

Blurb

Love will grow through the cracks you leave open.

Ranch hand Roe Davis absolutely never mixes business with pleasure—until he runs into his boss, Travis Loving, at the only gay bar within two hundred miles.

Getting involved with the ranch owner is a bad idea, but Roe’s and Travis’s bedroom kinks line up against one another like a pair of custom-cut rails. As long as they’re both clear this is sex on the side, no relationship, no interfering with the job, they could make it work.

Shut out by his family years ago, Roe survived by steadfastly refusing to settle into so much as a post office box. As his affair with Travis grows into more than just sex, Roe’s past catches up with him, threatening the thin ray of happiness he’s found, reminding him it’s well past time he went on his way.

But even a loner gets lonely, and at this point, there’s nowhere left to run. The shame and sorrow of what he’s lost will stay with Roe wherever he goes—until he’s ready to let love lead him home.

guest review Meli Mel

♥♥♥ 4.25 STARS ♥♥♥

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“My name is Monroe Davies, and this is the story of how I found home”

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Oh. My. God. this book! Not at all what I expected it to be, but that wasn’t a bad thing. I was just caught by surprise by how dirty and kinky this was. Holy hell!!

After Roe Davis left home, because his family was unable to accept his homosexuality, he has been moving to different areas. He is now in Nebraska and has just gotten a job at Nowhere Ranch. Despite his family thinking that what he does in the bedroom is sinful, he has no problem being true to himself. But, he most definitely does not do relationships. When he goes to the nearest gay bar he finds none other than his boss Travis Loving there as well. It’s awkward as hell to say the least, but after Roe and Travis talk, they realize that their sexual proclivities may match. Roe knows it’s a terrible idea to get mixed up with his boss, but when the attraction becomes too much, they agree on just sex.

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“I told you,” he said, voice rough but not unkind, “I know what you want, and I give it to you.”

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This story was told completely in Roe’s POV, and it was a very enjoyable one. It did take a while for me to get into, but once I was able to connect with Roe, I found myself really liking it. I absolutely loved the steamy connection between Roe and Travis. The first part of the book is where both these characters explored their sexual relationship in full. Yowza! I’ve read some filthy eroticas in the past, and definitely some with BDSM in it. Although most of those have been m/f books, I have a read a few that were m/m. This one, however, blew all those books out of the water in the kinky department. I have never squirmed uncomfortably and blushed so hard at what I was reading. I had no idea if I was enjoying it or not, it was very confusing. So a warning to anyone who wants to read this book, read it while you are alone.

The more time Roe and Travis spent together, the more their feelings for each other grew. This at first became a bit of a conflict between them because Roe kept wanting to keep things purely sexual. I loved how patient yet challenging Travis was towards Roe. I loved how free Roe could be around him. It was really beautiful watching them fall for each other. But this book was more than just sex. There were some heartfelt situations in it. This is where the book changes a bit and becomes more about their romantic relationship. It was also where the issues of homophobia were dealt with.

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‘My whole body gave over to him. My body trusted him, not just my mind. Trusted him with everything.’

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Can I just say that I LOVED Haley. She was such a great and supportive character. She accepted both Roe and Travis for who they were, good people. She did annoy me a bit at first but that changed quickly. Roe was very lucky to have her in his life. The epilogue had me tearing up with happy tears. I loved it so much, even if it was a tad mushy, I didn’t care one bit. My heart melted for them. This story, while being explosively hot, was also über sweet, and emotional. I really enjoyed it. I don’t know why I didn’t read it sooner. This was my first book from this author and it won’t be my last. I highly recommend this one, but it is definitely not for everyone due to the subject matter. Still, it is definitely worth reading.

***WARNING: Contains scenes with animal roleplay and fisting***

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About AuthorHeidi Cullinan Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren’t enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her husband and teenaged daughter. Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and is proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality. Find out more about Heidi, including her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.

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