Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Hoss McMasters has a working ranch, a bull riding career, a nosy momma, and a best friend he’s been in love with since he can remember. He’s a busy, happy cowboy, living the good life.
Then one morning he discovers a baby on his doorstep.
Well, Hoss does what any reasonable man would do—he calls his momma and his buddy, Sheriff Pooter, and they head to the clinic to see if Doc knows of any suddenly not-so-pregnant girls.
In the meantime, Hoss and his best friend, Bradley, have their hands full trying to care for an infant, run a ranch, and deal with the sudden confession that Bradley doesn’t hate Hoss for coming out to him in high school. In fact, Bradley’s been trying to catch Hoss’s attention for damn near a decade.
This was essentially a sweet story the biggest problem is that these two don’t know how to communicate, at all. They have been completely oblivious to each other for years with Hoss actually thinking his best friend really hates him to being gay but still letting him live on his property and spending time together. Huh? That just confused me even more.
I could see Hoss’s confusion when it came to the baby showing up on his porch, I mean really who would expect a man with no experience with children to suddenly be willing and able to be the care giver to a baby that showed up on his porch? He and Bradley work well together taking care are the baby and starting to show each other how they feel when they are thrown another curve ball. And Bradley does what he did in high school, basically runs away to protect himself. I was glad that they were able to work things out but up until the very end both of them were so unsure of their relationship I had trouble really connecting with them.
Dorian Bane did a nice job narrating this story. I was able to keep track of the story and characters which is always nice. I enjoyed the different voice he used and he portrayed their emotions and personalities well.
Cover art by Bree Archer is nice and follows the pattern for the series.
Audiobook, 5hrs 51min
Published April 25, 2017 (ebook first published March 15, 2017) by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Dreamspun Desires