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My Cowboy Heart

My Cowboy Heart - Z.A. Maxfield 3.5 starsWell, well, well…this book was lovely. Lovely in the sense that 2 men grow to love each other and they fight to be together. And I can read that story all day, every day. I have to admit, I wasn’t feeling this as the book started. The characters are not the type that you just “take” to right away. Crispin is overly talkative, a bit flamboyant, kinda emo, and unsettles things at the J-Ranch. Malloy is the steady (read: boring) ranch foreman who is surprised to find himself attracted to Crispin. But, ZAM, the master at writing the broken character with a painful past, starts to draw you in as you get to know more about both Crispin and Malloy and the deep hurts and fears that come along with them. I found myself rooting for this couple, to be able to get past their histories, to drop their baggage, and to allow themselves to be loved. And once that love grew, *sigh*…it was tender and loyal and well, HOT! (very HOT!)I also loved the side story of the ranch’s owner, Crandall Jenkins, and his family and Malloy’s place in their hearts. Tear jerker…This could easily be seen as a gay-for-you story, but it’s actually a very subtle out-for-you one instead. ZAM takes the reader on the journey along with Malloy as he comes to the realization he’s gay and then, well, embraces it because of his deep love for Crispin. By the end, I was such a fan of both of their characters.ZAM is sometimes a hit or miss for me. But, I really enjoyed this one…Check out this interview with ZA Maxfield as we talk cowboys, scary dolls, and the significance of signing with Intermix/Penguin! http://loveaffairwithanereader.blogspot.com/2013/08/susan-blog-tour-interview-giveaway-my.html