Book Review: Nowhere Ranch – Heidi Cullinan

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.

Here, Roe told us from the onset how he finally found his “home,” but not before informing us how his family discovered his homosexuality. It was pretty painful like I couldn’t even fathom what it could do to someone like him or anyone, especially after your family threatened to kick you out if you remained to be “true” to yourself. That’s just so wrong in so many ways. You can’t choose what you are. Maybe you can decide how you live, but you are what you are—trying to be someone doesn’t do it at the end of the day. Going back to Roe, as he narrates how he got to Nowhere Ranch – we found out that he’s been working from farmland to farmland and does not like staying at one place. Less attachment, less pain for him. Then he met Travis Loving, the owner of Nowhere Ranch, who’s got a secret of his own which excites Roe, and soon, the two have forged a relationship that somehow worked both for them.

I almost planned on not finishing this book because I’m not big on M/M stories involving BDSM, but in actuality, the whole BDSM fiasco plays little importance to the book’s merits. Without reservation, Roe Davis’s story was honest and poignant that it echoed so much truth, so much passion, and a lot of mixed emotions. It’s simply unforgettable.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published March 1st 2015 by Heidi Cullinan (first published Fe
bruary 15th 2011)

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