Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
Once upon a time, Trey Williamson and Ap McIntosh had quite the whirlwind romance—but that was before family tragedy left them the guardians of five kids. Their lives have changed quite a bit over the last six years, but Ap is still on the rodeo circuit, doing what he does best in an attempt to feed all those extra mouths.
That leaves Trey back on the ranch, isolated and overworked as the kids’ sole caregiver. Something has to give, and when Ap comes home, they’re reminded how hot they burned once upon a time. But is it a love that can withstand wrangling over time, money, and the future? They have to decide what kind of family they want to be… and whether what they share can stand the test of time.
Cowboys with kids, and dancing around the L word together. It’s a winning combination in Two of a Kind by BA Tortuga, a new release from the Dreamspun Desires line from Dreamspinner Press.
My fondness for a BA Tortuga cowboy knows no bounds and luckily for me, her stories contain two, with the occasional threesome. For the sweetness of romance and love is always tempered by the realities of life in her novels. Perfection is a fairy tale and something told to the kids at bedtime, if that. No, these men, all her men, are grounded in the gritty, raw, and often painful existence of men trying to scrape by, doing the best they can to financially stay afloat, keep their families together, and not fall asleep at the barn while mucking out stalls. You feel their exhaustion, their wry humor, and their utter love for the kids in their care and community.
What does that all really mean? It means these men, these kids, and town breath a vitality and believability that lets you take them to heart. You get the decisions these men made, even how they’ve lived all these years with a minimum of communication, and yet, they are still able to rely, believe in each other. The author has long since made us connect with them that there’s no second guessing any decisions only hoping as they struggle for a way around the current problems.
The drama is shocking and painful, and yes, very realistic. Things happen that quick.
The family dynamics work so beautifully for me, as much as the romance. Probably because they are on the same level of importance. They are all one family, although it make time a little time for the glue to harden. Everything about this story works for me. Excerpt the length of course.
I hate coming to an end of a BA Tortuga tale. Adios hurts when you’ve come to love everyone so. As I do here.
Want a romance that gives you not just a couple but an entire family and perhaps even a town to love? Full of joy, drama, laughter, and so much love it just spills over the pages?
Then grab up Two of a Kind by BA Tortuga. I absolutely recommend it.
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza. Adore that cover, perfection with a teddybear.
Book Details:ebook, 224 pages
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press