Plenty of men have tried to get ranch hand Blake Louis to The Love Shack but none succeed. At the White family ranch, Blake has found friends and a home. He desperately wants to stay. Yet he must keep his shifter secret and avoid his feelings for Jared White. This job has to work out. No one ever wanted him forever—none of his family did—so why would a rich successful rancher want more than a roll in the hay with a dirt poor ranch hand?
Screwing the staff is a bad idea but Jared White needs more than sex from Blake. The men are friends but he’ll risk it for a chance at more. Love has never worked for Jared and a childhood rival delights in sabotaging him. Jared can’t give up hope. He believes that Blake is the one.
The only smart place to start is The Love Shack, a neutral place where Jared isn’t the boss and Blake isn’t the hand. Determined to win Blake’s heart, Jared delves into Blake’s past. As amazing as the sex is, Blake resists sweet promises. Love, trust, and happiness are as crazy to Blake as the bobcat he can shift into.
What a great beginning to a series! I loved how while Ms. Dragon chose to make one of her main characters a shifter it was not the obstacle it normally is in shifter books. Usually the storyline would be inundated with introducing the human to shifter culture but that is not at all how this book goes. Ms. Dragon was able to take the m/m shifter trope and carve out her own take on it.
Blake captured my heart from the very beginning. I just felt so sorry for him and all of his struggles to just find a place where he felt like he could fit in and maybe settle down. Jared is so sweet and patient with Blake and when things start to look a little suspicious he gives Blake a chance to explain instead of jumping to conclusions. I just thought the whole book had a very real feel to it. I loved the concept of a Love Shack shared by all of the neighboring ranches to give the hands a place to blow off steam in a safe environment.
I really enjoyed this book and all of the characters and I am looking forward to reading more of this series.
A lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance. Her two favorite settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans…where anything can happen! Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat. By day she analyzes numbers for a division of a large international conglomerate, which leaves the creative juices free for her erotic romance novels.