Saturday, October 6, 2012

A FOREIGN RANGE by Andrew Grey

Stories from the Range, Book 4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: June 14th, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61372-551-1
Contemporary Western Gay (M/M)
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher

(4 heart)

Wilson Edwards needs peace and quiet. A fraud as a cowboy, he may sing about the cowboy way of life but he has no clue what it entails. Buying a ranch in Wyoming has him thinking he can finally get away from the shallowness of the world he lived in, away from a controlling manager and finally find the peace he needs to create the music many adore.

Steve Peterson ran away from his father and the cult he lead by the skin of his teeth. Now with the job he thought he had gone, Steve has no idea what to do. When he meets Wilson, he finds a man willing to help and maybe show Steve what strength he has in himself. But Wilson also has to decide-will it be his career or his love for Steve-when word hits the gossip magazines and the public.

Andrew Grey’s latest ranch story, A FOREIGN RANGE, is fraught with amazing characters, a fast paced storyline and a friendship that turns to love that readers will gobble up in small bites. I adore this author’s writing style and found myself reading his latest release in this series in one sitting; it was just that damn good. What really cemented it for me are the characters. They are extremely well written, full of life and I can really see them coming around my town-especially when the rodeo hits my town in the summer. Andrew Grey has a way of creating complex yet intriguing characters that really steal your heart. I also enjoyed meeting up with past characters from the other three Range stories and to see what they have been up to. It is always nice to see what happens after they get their own fairytale ending.

Meet Willie Meadows, a country singer and fake cowboy. Finding and buying a ranch in Wyoming has left Wilson (Willie) excited to finally find a quiet place, away from his manager who seems to be in every corner of his life and maybe get his muse back as well. I loved Wilson a lot. He was a character I thought fit in incredibly well in the series and I liked seeing him take charge of his life for a change. Steve Peterson is a young man who escaped the clutches of his controlling father and the deprogramming hospital his father put him in. Desperate for a job, he finds himself lost when the job he thought he had disappears when he shows up at Wilson’s ranch. Steve was a character I wanted to cuddle and protect at first. He is a broken, scared young man that had me in tears at times. When he finally begins to believe in himself, I cheered as he found his place in this world and learned he is stronger than he thinks. There is a wonderful supporting cast of old and new characters that I enjoyed and they helped move the story along nicely.

A FOREIGN RANGE is a wonderful addition to the Range Series and one I can’t wait to read again. This is an author who hasn’t had a bad story yet in my humble opinion. He just gets better and better with each release. If you are looking for a story that will leave you laughing one minute, then the next wiping a tear from your eyes, then grab A FOREIGN RANGE and settle in for a few hours of reading pleasure. I cannot wait to see what this author has in store for his next range story in the future.

This is an Objective Review and not an endorsement of this book.


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