Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Twenty-six year old Marshall Harrington has a dream; his dream is to become a conductor. However, after each audition he finds himself coming in second place. Marshall has no need to work since he comes from a very wealthy family, but music is in his blood.
After his last audition in Houston, his best friend Terry suggests he take a vacation and wait to see if he got the job. Terry has a rodeo buddy whose friend Indigo Santana owns a dude ranch an hour from Houston called the Circle R Ranch. This visit will change Marshall’s life in ways he never could have expected.
As soon as Marshall and Indigo see each other, there is an instant attraction. The only problem is the two men’s lifestyles are as different as day is from night. Indigo loves living on his ranch and Marshall craves the city and his desire to lead an orchestra. In addition, Marshall will only be at the ranch for one week.
Indigo was a bull rider in the rodeo until his leg was crushed making it impossible for him to ever ride again. When his father died, Indigo realized he was a very poor money manager and the ranch was in a bad way. Indigo came up with the idea of inviting guests to stay at a real working ranch, hoping that would keep him from having to use his savings to keep the ranch afloat.
It doesn’t take long before the two men can’t resist each other anymore and give in to their desire for each other. However, they know that the relationship will not go far because Marshall still intends to leave and Indigo still intends to stay. Do the two men care enough about each to make some sort of compromise? Will Marshall stay if he succeeds in getting the job at the symphony in Houston? Of course both men have pasts that come back to haunt them. Do these pasts get in the way of what the future may hold for them?
Once again Andrew Grey has written a book filled with passion, romance, sex, happiness, sadness, and amazing characters you can’t help but love. Indigo and Marshall are wonderful and so are the hands at the ranch, Jimmy, his son Bobby Jay, and Sam who is a little slow but has a heart as big as Texas. It is also a story about never giving up your dreams. I never cease to marvel at how Mr. Grey can always manage to come up with a story that touches the heart. I don’t know how he does it but I just hope he keeps on doing it. Every time I am sent one of his books to review my day gets brighter because I know I am in for a wonderful day of reading.