An Alisa Audiobook Review: The Cattle Baron’s Bogus Boyfriend by Nicki Bennett and Narrator Rusty Topsfield

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Rating:  3 stars out of 5

 

the-cattle-barons-bogus-boyfriend-audioIt might be a sham to his boss, but it’s all too real to him.

 

Administrative assistant Jonah Hollis has nurtured a hopeless crush on his boss, millionaire cattle rancher Lincoln Courtwright, ever since he started working for him. But hope is kindled when Linc and beautiful rodeo star Melissa Cutler break up just weeks before the biggest event of the Dallas social season, the Cattle Baron’s Ball, and Linc asks Jonah to accompany him in her place.

 

Is it all a ploy to make Melissa jealous? Can Jonah fit into Linc’s world? It takes some encouragement from his roommates and his best friend, Caylee, for Jonah to agree. Before long, Jonah dares to believe Linc might just feel something for him… until interfering family and a series of misunderstandings threaten his fragile dream of happiness.

 

This was a sweet story.  Jonah has always known he was gay, but has never found anyone that he wanted to explore it with.  The only person he can’t stop thinking about is his straight boss even though he knows nothing will ever happen.

 

When Jonah and Linc begin to grow a friendship and Jonah begins to learn new things about Linc he can’t even begin to believe that anything could happen.  He can’t seem to keep his feelings separate when Linc seems so genuine.  When someone uses his worst fears against him Linc does anything he can to show Jonah how he really feels.  The family they make with Caylee and other friends at the end of this story is wonderful to see.

 

Rusty Topsfield did a great job narrating this story.  I enjoyed listening and was able to keep track of the stories and characters which is always nice.  He was able to portray the characters emotions in his reading.

 

Cover art by Paul Richmond is nice and follows the pattern for the series.

 

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press | Audible | Amazon |  iTunes

 

Audiobook Details:

Audiobook, 5hrs 15min
Published July 8, 2016 (ebook first published May 15, 2016)
Edition Language: English

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