Vaqueros and Vigilance (Mossy Glenn Ranch #8) by Bailey Bradford #mm #review @BaileyBFun4Me @PridePublishing

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What starts out as a one-night stand ends up changing two men forever.

Joaquin Almodovar has been disowned by his family and shot by a mad man. To say that he’s had a few bad months would be an understatement. When he finds out he can’t be the vaquero he’s always been due to the extent of his injuries, Joaquin is even more lost than ever.

He might be the best-lookin’ man at the Mossy Glenn, according to Hector and the others, but that doesn’t make Joaquin a man at all. Not when he can’t cowboy up like he used to. Learning that there’s more to him than the job he’s always loved isn’t easy, and Joaquin’s not a hundred percent certain he’s up to the task. In fact, he’s lost so much faith in himself that he doesn’t know what or who to believe in anymore.

Time heals all wounds, the saying goes, but it sure doesn’t seem to be doing much to heal Joaquin. It’ll take the help of a man he shouldn’t trust to learn that there’s more to himself than how well he sits a saddle, and how good he is with a rope.

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It still amazes me that even after all the books by Bradford that I have read, I am still drawn into the characters and can’t wait for them to get their HEA’s.

My heart has totally went out for Joaquin in this book! After everything that poor man has gone through, and is still going through, I just couldn’t turn the pages quick enough because I wanted to make sure he didn’t have any more suffering. But, like with typical Bradford style, everything that Joaquin went through just made that story that much better.

Seb’s character was one that I felt sorry for, but I wasn’t able to full connect with him as I did with Joaquin. Don’t get me wrong, I felt horrible for everything that he had been through (And some of that crap was insane!) but I just didn’t feel connected to him.

Both Joaquin and Seb were great characters though – well written and very thought out I felt. I will be super interested to find out what Bradford has in mind for the rest of Mossy Glenn Ranch, and will continue to read this series in the future.

I do also want to add, that even though this is book 8 in the series, I would say that you could read it as a standalone. There’s enough information given about Joaquin’s character, and what happened to him, to fill in the blanks for the other books if you haven’t read them yet.


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