Title: Bully for You Word Count:22,732
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Blurb:What could be hunkier than a cowboy? Not much, according to Martin Du Bois. He convinces two friends that a visit to the rodeo is every gay man’s wet dream, and so the three of them gaily (and I do mean gaily) set off to watch cowboy asses in action.
A visit to a bar after the event gets Martin closer to the action than he ever thought possible, and he meets Jesse Cumberland, the man who caught his eye in the ring and made his rhinestones sparkle. Instant attraction leads to a one-night stand that gets under Martin’s insouciant skin and causes him to rethink his determination not to get involved emotionally. When Jesse invites Martin to his ranch, the visit is almost derailed by Martin’s realization that they lead very different lives. As a flaming city queer, he sees no way to fit with the solid, athletic Jesse. It’s up to Jesse to see if he can change Martin’s mind.
My Review: Martin Dubois is very excited to go to the rodeo with his two friends Dale and Curt. He is definitely going for the eye candy or should I say ‘ass candy’. He is enthralled by these sexy cowboys with asses to die for. Dale and Curt remind him to look but not touch, seeing as how rodeos tend to be dominated by homophobes and rednecks.Martin is pleasantly surprised when he goes to a bar after the event and a sexy cowboy immediately comes to his rescue.
Martin hits it off with Jesse Cumberland as soon as they meet. The chemistry between these two is off the chain. Marti is a bit shocked that Jesse finds him attractive. He describes Jesse as being extremely masculine versus his uber femme looks. Marti allows his insecurities to get in the way of him and Jesse moving forward as their little fling comes to a halt.
After staying away for a few weeks, he decides to go to another rodeo.Jesse is pleasantly surprised when he looks in the stands to see Marti. They pick up where they left off and they realize that they like spending time together in and out of the bedroom.
It seems that Marti’s insecurities were not all unfounded. When he goes to Jesse’s ranch for a weekend rendezvous, their differences become glaringly obvious. This casts some self doubts on their relationship for both men . Can they reconcile their differences and turn them into something cohesive ? They just can’t see how they will be able to fit into each other’s life seemlesly for something on a more permanent basis.
They have a big blowup when Marti feels useless and clumsy while riding his first horse. He feels a sense of defeat and makes the decision to return home to his city life. Jesse sees the challenges in their situation , but he believes that they can overcome them and build a strong foundation together. He convinces Marti to work with him and take things one step at a time. This was really a sweet short read and I hope there will be a sequel showing where these two end up. I give this my ratings of 4-lose the underwear.