Shards in the Sun (The Heart of Texas #1) by Trina Lane #mm #review @PridePublishing


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The heart of Texas beats strong, fuelled by the love between two men whose lives are interwoven like the long grass of the hill country they call home.

Brandon Blackstun has spent the last decade moving on from the hellish halls of high school. With an invitation to his reunion in hand, he plans to show his former classmates that not only did the repeated occurrences of being slammed into lockers not cause brain damage, but he’s now a successful cover artist for the very books they buy off the shelves.

Tyler Synder was determined to not follow in his father’s footsteps as head of the International Corporation that bears the family name. Instead his heart is tied to the beat of his horses’ thundering hooves. He operates a breeding program for Tennessee Walkers and guest ranch a couple of hours from the urban luxury of Dallas where he was raised.

The two men might live very different lives, but the heat between them is hotter than any Texas sun. With the help—or meddling—of an unlikely pair of friends, the two explore a relationship that stirs something deep inside them. Distance and misunderstandings force Tyler and Brandon to consider whether the fulfilment they’ve experienced in each other’s arms is worth the sacrifice of the lives they’d built individually.

Texas may be the second biggest state in the union, but is it large enough to embrace the love between these two men or will their deeply hidden fears shatter the boundaries of their hearts?addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14

I had fun reading this one.  It’s set in the foothills of Texas, beautiful scenery and the struggle to overcome past hurts.  When people grow up in single family homes, some times it can affect that person when they are an adult.  The fear of commitment is an overpowering thing that can make a sain man crazy.

I really wanted to cuddle with them, they each needed to trust each other.  The use of horses to help bring them together was unique and we’ll thought out.  The story was loveable and full filing.  A great start to this series.

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Kindle | Pride Publishing