Jackass Flats (Riding Cowboy Flats #1) by Julia Talbot #mm #review @juliatalbot @dreamspinners

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Can a traveling military man and a set-in-his-ways cowboy find a way to make things work?

Tate feels like the best part of life has probably passed him by, which is why the thirtysomething cowboy hits the bars every night. When he meets Dave, a young soldier from a nearby Army base, though, Tate figures things might be looking up. He and Dave get off to a rocky start, but Tate soon finds that he and the kid have enough in common to make things interesting.

Dave isn’t really into the whole don’t ask, don’t tell thing, and he doesn’t bother to hide his relationship with Tate from his friends. Once he realizes he should have been more careful, it might be too late. But Dave is willing to fight for Tate, even if it means taking on the military.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14rachelle-tag

This is an erotic romance, meaning the sex scenes are important to furthering the plot and romance.  The first 20 percent the story was slow going. No conflict or angst, just Tate and Dave getting to know each other. Then came the outside conflict which we see mostly on the periphery, with snapshots here and there. The result of the conflict pushed Tate and Dave together to slowly form a friendship that accompanied their lover status. The story was solid, if a bit slow for me at times. The conversation was bland but Tate’s internal thoughts occasion had me awning.  Dave and Tate were an unlikely couple, but them becoming more worked with the pace set in the story. I would recommend this to readers who need some smoking hot loving with minimal romantic angst.

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