Gennie’s Review – Cowboys Down by Barbara Elsborg

Posted February 21, 2012 by DiDi in GennieG, GLBT, Recommended Reads, Reviews, Western, wk 2/19 / 8 Comments

Stockbroker meets stock breaker. But who’s taming whom?

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London stockbroker Jasper Randolph flies to Jackson Hole with hopes as high as the Grand Tetons. Hope that the getaway will force him to let loose, get dirty, and overcome a deep-seated phobia about horseback riding.

He hadn’t counted on an attraction to the dude ranch owner’s son, a man with sun-tousled hair, eyes bluer than Wyoming skies…and a father who’d rather eat tofu than accept his only son’s sexuality.

The moment Calum lays eyes on the uptight, buttoned-down Brit, he’s lost. But with his own saddlebags full of emotional baggage, he knows he should be looking at anything but Jasper’s spotless riding boots and tight-fitting jodhpurs. Trouble is, Jasper makes his heart buck like a wild horse trying to break free.

Despite the differences that set them oceans apart, they fall hard and fast. Trouble isn’t far behind, and they’re in for a rocky romantic ride. Especially since there’s growing evidence that someone is willing to do anything—no matter how dangerous—to poison their love.

Product Warnings
Mix one sun-bronzed cowboy with a yummy Brit who’d give Darcy in his wet shirt a run for his money. Mix gently. Try not to drool.

Gennie’s Thoughts:
Barbara Elsborg is a new author for me, and I can say that I truly enjoyed this book Cowboys Down and look forward to reading more stories by Ms. Elsborg. Our story begins with an over achieving Englishman, Jasper, who is traveling to Wyoming ranch in order to take a holiday and overcome his horseback riding. When Jasper meets the ranch owner’s son, Calum, at the airport, there is instant attraction on both their parts, but they fight it.

Jasper’s time in Wyoming starts off a little rocky and continues to go downhill, but Calum proves to be a bright spot in his rough road. Jasper is only scheduled to be at the ranch for a week, but with all the drama that happens it feels a bit more like a year. We discover much about the pair of Jasper and Calum as the book unfolds and their partnership is a great pairing. One surprise we learn is that Calum is a great artist, but doesn’t share his work with others. However, he shows Jasper his work on a whim and Jasper is captivated. (It is because of this that I often wish the cover artist was able to read a book. It would have been great to see a rendition of the piece Cowboys Down on the cover, but I digress.)

There is some mystery and intrigue about what is going on at the ranch and why Jasper seems to be the target. After some fighting, trust issues and lack of communication, our couple eventually gets their happily ever after (HEA) and I was so glad for that. There is a lot of detail I don’t want to go into because it would spoil this read, but this book is worth investing the reading time if you like M/M, hunky cowboys, flamboyant agents and cute doggie friends.

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Posted February 21, 2012 by DiDi in GennieG, GLBT, Recommended Reads, Reviews, Western, wk 2/19 / 8 Comments

8 responses to “Gennie’s Review – Cowboys Down by Barbara Elsborg

  1. StacieD

    I adore m/m romance. I also love cowboys. Adding this to my wish list is a no brainer. Great review!

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