Title: Tempted in Texas
Author: Sara York
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2015
Rusty Briggs knows his chance of finding a man while living outside of Sweetwater, Texas are slim to none. Few know about his little secret, but his ranch hands have run out on him and the folks in town aren’t as hospitable as they were before the incident. He’s resigned himself to the fact that working his ranch will have to be enough or he will need to sell and move to the big city…that is until he meets Trent Anderson.
On the outside Trent appears to be a man with full access to silver spoons and caviar dreams, but his parents cut him off and tossed him out once they discovered he was gay. After living on the street, selling himself, then ending up in a destructive relationship, Trent pulled his life together and came out on top, all by using his compassion and intelligence—or so Trent thinks. Recently, Trent’s grandfather passed away and left him his ranch, as long as he meets a few conditions, like living in Texas for ninety days. But Trent’s secret benefactor, Reed, is dissatisfied that Trent isn’t living in Atlanta and wants him back. The only issue for Reed is that Trent is involved with Rusty.
Money, greed, lust, and power work to keep Rusty and Trent apart. They are forced to trust each other when life falls apart, but can they actually become close enough in ninety days to create a solid, trusting relationship, or will old relationships come between them?
This was a pretty good read. Trent is forced to move to Texas and live at his grandfather’s estate for 90 days in order to receive his inheritance. His grandfather detested the fact that Trent is gay and thought he could “cure” him of this “illness” by forcing him to spend time in Texas. When Trent arrives he meets his handsome neighbor Rusty. Rusty owns a ranch that he’s running on his own because his employees bailed when they found out he’s gay. When Rusty meets Trent and finds out that he’s living in the house next door with no electricity or furniture he sets out to help, and ends up falling in love. Rusty and Trent’s attraction is immediate and their relationship heats up very quickly, until someone from Trent’s past shows up and throws a wrench into Rusty and Trent’s new relationship.
This is a sweet romance that I really enjoyed reading. It has a great flow and is well written, it’s a good start to the series and I look forward to seeing where the author takes book 2
Writing is Sara's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun. Almost a quarter of a century ago Sara met her lover, falling for him after knowing him for ten minutes. Sara's passion for him comes out in her stories, mixing with her passion for life, love, and good times, flowing onto the page and becoming tales from the heart.