Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.
Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.
I must admit – I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this story.
Kai was an interesting character for sure. Throughout the whole book I could tell that he was hiding a big secret, so when the secret was revealed – I wasn’t shocked at all about it. But I will say that it didn’t bring down my enjoyment of the story at all.
Rand was an interesting character – while on one hand I could understand how he was settling and was afraid to come out, it was driving me crazy with how he was about it.
The storyline was one that did keep my attention and kept me wanting to keep reading. Overall for me it was an enjoyable read from Lain and I will be sure to keep reading into this series in the future.