Friday, December 16, 2011


A Whispering Pines Ranch Novel, Book 1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: May 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61581-888-4
Contemporary, Western/Cowboy, Gay (M/M)
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Lorcan James is searching for something and after walking for miles, hungry, desperate for a job, he stumbles upon Whispering Pines Ranch. Once there, he finds the person he is meant be.

Quinn Taylor is battling grief, frustration and trying to hang onto his ranch by the skin of his teeth. Seeing Lorcan, Quinn finds himself longing for the young man with a passion that scares the pants off of him. Soon these two find a passion that is razor hot but Lorcan longs to be more than a secret to Quinn. Can Quinn give Lorcan the one thing he needs more than anything in this world: a love that is shouted to the world?

LORCAN’S DESIRE is a story that you will either love or hate. It has angst, twists and conflict within its pages. Plus it’s an emotional story that will leave you on the edge of your seat, clutching the box of tissues as tears fall even as you laugh a little. This author delivers a powerful story that will leave you reeling. One minute you are smiling at Lorcan’s joy of a first love then the next pain rips through you as the reality of the world comes between these two strong men. You definitely run the gauntlet of your emotions with this story.
This is an author who knows her characters inside and out. Ms. Peterson knows how to deliver a story that will have you gasping in disbelief in the end. I am not going to spoil it for you if you haven’t read it yet but I have to admit even I didn’t see the ending coming. It totally had me in tears, even as I flipped the pages to see what would happen next for Lorcan and Quinn.

Lorcan James is searching for adventure and walks half way across the country to find it. Desperation drives him to Whispering Pines Ranch in search of a job, a bed and some food-not necessarily in that order either. Meeting the big, strong owner, Quinn Taylor, was an eye opener. Soon the passion that blazes through them consumes them but only in the dark of night and behind closed doors. Soon Lorcan chafes at being the “Secret” Quinn hides in public. Can Lorcan get Quinn to admit his feelings to the world for him or will Quinn lose the one man he loves from fear? These characters are absolutely beautiful. Captivating, multi-dimensional and relatable, this author lets them shine in LORCAN’S DESIRE and they steal the show. I fell in love with the entire cast of characters and when I read the last page, I felt like I was missing my best friend.

When I picked up Lorcan's Desire, I never anticipated how it would affect me. This story is one I can't even chalk up into a semblance of a review for at least fifteen minutes after turning that last page. The sheer emotional journey you take while reading this is daunting. You laugh, cry, smile and cry some more. This author delivers a story that will leave you feeling as if you lived through the entire thing yourself instead of Lorcan and Quinn. LORCAN’S DESIRE is a perfect jewel of a story and one I plan to get in print soon just to read it over again. The writing was tight, storyline fast paced and the sex scenes enhanced the story instead of taking over.

I highly recommend LORCAN’S DESIRE is you are looking for angst filled, conflict driven story to enjoy. I highly recommend a box of tissues to keep nearby. You will need it. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store next in this series.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this story.

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