Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.
Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out
A sweet wonderful holiday romance. All Rand ever wanted to be was a Cowboy so he became one setting up his own ranch. Kai is a paniolo, an Hawaiian Cowboy, its in his blood. Rand didn’t want to come on holiday with his parents over Christmas but when he gets there and meets Rand the sparks fly. The only trouble is both are in the closet, for very valid reasons, and both of them are stubborn. At times I wanted to bang their heads together and tell them to get on with it. I love the way Tara Lain gets you comfortable in a story letting you think you know what comes next them wham one big road block sending yin another direction. This story is just like that and what fun it is to.
KC Kelly has the perfect cowboy voice to narrate this story. Lovely silky voice for Rand and Kai’s accent works well. I quite liked the way he portrayed the children hyper Aliki and serious Lani. Overall a lovely story that brightened up a wet miserable day.
5 of 5 stars