A Foreign Range: Shared Range Series #4 By Andrew Grey
A Foreign Range: Stories from the Range #4
By Andrew Grey
Mr. Grey does it again! He takes us back to the wild ranches of Wyoming and brings new characters to life and makes them so loveable you want to make them your best friend. He has created a new ranch, this one with horse training, and a scared young man that knows what he wants and a world weary country singer that thinks he can’t have what he wants.
Wilson Edwards wants to just be himself; he wants to be a cowboy, living on his own land, doing the things he has only sung about for the past ten years as Willie Meadows. So he buys a little spread in Wyoming and totally upsets his manager and friend, Howard by moving out there and selling all his LA holdings. Oh, the catch that really upsets Howard… he isn’t allowed to move out there with him. He also has to find his own place with Wilson selling off his LA holding, where Howard has been living the past ten years, he thought rent free.
Steve Peterson came to the ranch expecting to find a working horse farm, but he found nothing, everything had been cleared out. He is running from his fanatical father who thinks he can be ‘cured’ of being gay. With all the empty stalls he finds at the ranch, Steve also finds Wilson, who offers him a safe place to sleep and some food. Then when the only place Steve has to go is back to the empty stalls till he plans his next move, he finds a job offer being handed to him, by his dream man. But can’t have Wilson, can he? Is the man even gay? Then he finds out he is Willie Meadows, country/western singer and he knows he can never have him.
This is a story of two men each running from something different, both wanting the same thing, one willing to fight for it, one sure it will bring his career to a quick stop. Can Willie Meadows find Wilson Edwards again? Can he come out to the world and keep the fans that feed his energy? Can Steve find a way to stay safe from his father and the men sent after him? Can he say no when the men turn out not to be from his father but asking to come back to get his father out? These men have some tuff choices to make, do they follow their hearts? Or do they follow the words of the people around them?
This book is excellent in blending this new couple into the world of Wyoming ranchers that Mr. Grey has created here. All our old favorites are here, Dakota is finally home and starting his own practice, Wally is much happier. Wally is still running the Exotic animal shelter, and has a female that is very dominate and doesn’t really like anybody – but she is about to be bought by a zoo that will pay handsomely for her. Watching the feelings unfold between these men as they make their way in the new community is delightful and funny sometimes. Watching them grow and take charge of their own lives as they find what they want fills the heart with happiness. A fine love story, with a delightful new love song by Mr. Grey. You did good with the song; it is stuck in my head. I could not put this book down, even as I was getting on an off the bus traveling home, and knew that it was time to hit the bed… I kept reading till the last page. I rate this new book 5 stars and say that everybody should read it.