Ty Hard by L.E. Harner
Tyler has used Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as a shield against the truth since he was seventeen. Cut loose from his Navy career and mourning his mentor’s death, Ty must come to terms with his desire for another man, even while he fights to keep his PTSD from pulling him under. Rancher Cass Cartwright’s relationships never last more than a few hours, and that’s just the way he likes it. Now he’s done the one thing he swore never to do: fallen in love. Can Cass convince Ty to let go of his past or will sabotage at the ranch kill their love before it has a chance to grow?
Ty has just been medically discharged from the military. He has no family or friends to go to except for his friend, Gibby, whom he served under for a time. Gibby is like a father to him and has invited him to come out to the ranch he works on to get his head together. Unfortunately just as he arrives he finds his old friend has died. Cass is the owner of The Willow Springs ranch. He gives the bad news to Ty. The next day Cass convinces Ty to stay on a while just like Gibby would have wanted. Cass wants more than that from Ty though.
The writing was good and flowed well. I enjoyed the overall story line. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by the shallowness of the story though. There was some background to Ty though it was spotty at best and Cass’s was little better. The romance was fast. There was little time between them meeting and them falling in love. With both men swearing they wouldn’t get involved with anyone, they sure didn’t fight it much. Ty being a military man I have a hard time believing he would be thrilled with all the “baby”s that were said by Cass. I also think with Ty having gone so long NOT being involved and even having his first kiss and first sexual experience being so traumatic would cave under so fast even if he was in love. I just didn’t connect with these characters. The story had so much to make it a very enjoyable read but was rushed and lightened too much. I am going to be generous on the rating though because there was something enough to it that I am considering reading the second book.
Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, in Book Review, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Novella: 100-150 pages, TJ, Two Roses and tagged Cowboys, Hot Corner Press, L.E. Harner, M/M Romance, Novella, Two Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.