Published by Extasy Books on January 15, 2013
Genres: LGBTQ, Romance, Western
Mired in poverty, forced into prostitution, the victim of police brutality, Indian attacks and ruthless outlaws – Johnny Dalton’s life is a mess. When he finally meets the man of his dreams, he discovers that his nightmare has just begun. Is a new beginning possible, or is Johnny doomed to misery and despair?
Johnny Dalton is in big trouble. Desperate to escape the clutches of his landlord’s henchmen, he turns to prostitution to pay his bills. When he and the friend who recruited him into the life are betrayed to the police, Johnny flees again, this time out West. Attacked by Indians and then kidnapped by ruthless outlaws, Johnny’s chances of a fresh start are looking grim until he meets Andy Shepherd, the Sheriff of Durango and a good man.
No sooner have things begun to look up for Johnny than he learns that he is to be part of a plot to rob a gold shipment coming through Durango. Caught on the wrong side of the law, his life once again in danger, what can Johnny do to stay alive and avoid losing the man he loves?
This was a short read that tells the story of Johnny Dalton, a young man who is down on his luck and turns to prostitution in order to get by in the Wild West. Of course, that isn’t the worst that happens to him, after fleeing the law he’s nabbed by a gang of outlaws and is forced to continue in the same vein of work, as it were.
While it was a quick read, and Johnny was quite the character, there wasn’t much romance until the book was over halfway through. The romantic relationship felt fake and at the same time far too easy, a common problem I find in shorter novels. The less time we can see a relationship developing the harder it is to believe it.
The sex scenes were erotic but not heavily detailed, and were decent. I did like that there was a sense of realism to them, and that there was something used to ease the way, as it were.
The ending did, however, bring a tear to my eyes and make me choke up a little. So overall, it was a good short story, and it was easy to read in one sitting. Don’t expect an epic romance, but it was fun to read all the same.an honest review.