Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns (Cowboys Don’t #2) by Tara Lain #mm #review @taralain @dreamspinners

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Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch house on and enough money to make up for some of the education he missed.

Danny also hides a preference for beautiful femmes who like to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn. Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker.

Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend.

But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

Holy wowzer! This book had me on a complete emotional rollercoaster! I felt so bad for Danny – and I just kept hoping that he would find his happiness.  And then when Laurie came along, I was soooooo hopeful things would work out for them!

Danny was very easy to connect with throughout the story.  As I said above, I just couldn’t NOT care about him. And with Laurie, he was equally easy to connect with.  I was wishing that he would be able to figure things out himself without being pressured into it by others.

Throughout the story, there were plenty of emotional times that just kept me on the edge of my seat and left me wanting to find out what was going to happen next.

I did also enjoy the little updates on Rand and Kai in this book as well. It was great to see how things were going with those two!

I would also say – that while this is book 2, it can be read as a standalone book.

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