Title: A Chaotic Range
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurb: Most of the time ranch hand David rescues stray cattle, but this time he and his fellow cowboys Wally and Haven save a stranded motorist. David is surprised to find his former high school classmate nearly frozen in his car. After learning that Brian Applewright’s boss fired him from his ranch for being gay, they invite him back to theirs to take a job.
David and Brian moved in different social circles at school, but working together brings them closer. However, David has a rocky history on the ranch. The foreman is his ex, and he only recently returned after a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to find greener pastures. He can’t risk his heart getting close to anyone.
But on a ranch, nature has a way of forcing an issue. When a snowstorm threatens, David and Brian head out to mend a fence and round up some stray cattle. David gets injured, and they must survive in the snow, cold, and wind. It might be the start of a relationship… or the end of their lives.
Review: How fitting to be writing a review of A Chaotic Range, when the Midwest is now bracing for its first snowstorm. The headlines for this morning: Winter gets a jump on the season with heavy snow, bitter cold.
Andrew Grey has again written a great book, especially if you are a fan of the Range Series. He not only introduces us to a new character, Brian Applewright, but he also allows us, the reader, to have a reunion with the other characters from the previous Range books.
A Chaotic Range has an ongoing theme throughout the book: winter storms and shoveling out of winter storms and, of course, finding love in the winter and making up in the spring. But that is a very simplistic description of A Chaotic Range. David and Brian can’t just meet again and fall in love and live happily ever after. Because really, is life like that anywhere? David has skeletons in his closet that he needs to take care of, and Brian needs to prove to himself that he is worthy of love and respect. Sounds easy enough? But finding someone to love and respect you requires you to first love and respect yourself. And to this reviewer, I think that’s the ongoing theme of A Chaotic Range.
I never get tired of saying how much I like Andrew Grey’s books. This series is just another example of why I buy his books and audiobooks as soon as they are published. He takes me away from the Winter Storm that is brewing outside, and pulls me into the Holden Farm, where all animals and people, no matter who they love, are respected.
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