Stories from the Range, Book 3
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date Published: January 9th, 2012
Contemporary, Cowboys/Westerns, M/M
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher
Liam Southard never anticipated being thrown off his family ranch, nor finding a job could be so rough. After walking for miles and almost dying, he is rescued by ranchers Wally and Dakota. Soon he is healing, working and finding peace at their ranch. Until he goes to check out a fire on the mountains and has a gun pointed at him. That meeting with Troy Gardner imprints itself on Liam’s brain and soon he is opening up to this handsome man who stirs in him, lust and something more. Can these two damaged souls find a way to be together even amid the tensions of families, mining and more ready to tear them apart?
Andrew Grey delivers another timeless tale with AN UNSETTLED RANGE, his third book in the ‘Stories from the Range’ series. His writing is eloquent, steals your heart and delivers a story that leaves you breathless until the very end. What I love the most about this author’s work is his fascinating characters. They are frankly the whole appeal to me with his books. With each story I read from Andrew Grey, I fall more and more in love with his books. He has this knack of creating characters that are at the same time tough yet vulnerable. They have a core of steel running through them that lets the reader see into the soul of them. That, for me, is the perfection of this author’s work.
Meet Liam Southard; a man who runs away from his abusive father and ends up at Wally and Dakota’s ranch. Healing under their care, he finds the home he longs for and the work he needs. Meeting Troy Gardner is something totally out of the blue, especially when his first meeting with Troy has the other man pulling a gun on him. Needless to say, Liam is intrigued if a bit wary of trusting him. But soon events force Troy to open up to Liam and both men find a connection that will heal them both—that is if they can trust their hearts. I really enjoyed these two together. The sparks fly between them from the first moment, but you can tell these are wounded people, both dealing with issues in their lives and trying to figure out their place in this world. Andrew Grey does a fabulous job in creating multi-dimensional characters that have vulnerabilities, showing the readers how fallible they can be. The returning characters from the previous two books (A TROUBLED RANGE & A SHARED RANGE) had me swooning in delight. I loved seeing some old friends and we got to see how they were after their stories were done.
AN UNSETTLED RANGE delivers a strong, emotional story with a few sub-plots that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end of the book. I am eager to see what else this author has in store for his Range stories in the future. If you enjoy complex characters, fast paced and emotional stories that steal your heart & cowboys who look good in jeans then grab AN UNSETTLED RANGE and get ready for an evening of reading pleasure. Andrew Grey is truly a masterful storyteller who knows what makes a story and delivers it each time. Kudos for this author for this wonderful story.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement.