Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Can a man burdened with family drama find his way into the arms of a happy-go-lucky stripper called Lionman?
Cris likes a drink at Cowboys and Angels bar after his shift at the strip club—until one night when a trashed young guy named Mikey tries to kiss him. He’s not Cris’s type, but Cris is good enough to see the kid home safely. There he meets Mikey’s handsome older brother, Bennett, and there’s an immediate spark between them.
But Bennett might not be in a position to start a relationship, let alone with the carefree Cris. He’s trying desperately to hold his family together, with a younger brother who’s running off the rails and hostile parents who will never accept not just one, but two gay sons.
When Cris is unexpectedly fired and Bennett’s family drama escalates, they turn to each other for support. But can a shoulder to lean on develop into something much closer, something they both deserve?
I enjoyed this story just as I did the first in the series. We saw Cris in the first book and there was no way I would forget the man with a mane of red hair. He has become more frustrated with his job and finally reaches a breaking point. Bennett has tried to be the perfect son and keep their family together for years but as his brother continues to spiral out of control he needs support from somewhere.
Cris has worked hard to not rely on his family but that has meant not exactly having a job that his family thinks highly of. Bennett has openly denied himself for years though seeing his brother he knows h won’t be able to forever.
I liked both of these characters and was rooting for them the whole time. I loved seeing Bennett give up all of his control and allow Cris to support him and be there for him when he needed him most. I was glad the Cris was able to get out from under his horrible manager thought Gideon became a big part of that. I am hoping the next book focuses on Bennetts brother.
The cover art by Kanaxa is great and I love how it follows the style from the first book.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: November 27, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Cowboys and Angels #2