Blurb: Once upon a time, a prince lived in a magical kingdom called Turquoise, New Mexico.
Well, really, TJ is a small-town police chief. Every Friday he holds court in the diner with the local holy roller, the art colonists, and the horsey people. But the Benes, who own the rodeo company, keep to themselves. TJ knows, because he was once hot and heavy with the oldest Bene son.
When Wacey Bene gets trampled by a remuda and comes home to heal, he’s none too happy to run into TJ, or his two little boys and their momma. The story might end there—if it wasn’t for some pesky bastard trying to kill Wacey.
The law steps in, and the townsfolk are cross about somebody messing with one of their own.
But once the bad guy is put away, can TJ and Wacey make their place in this wild and eccentric town a permanent one?
Review: I’ve come to expect a nice, low angst read with lots of humour and heart from BA Tortuga – and this did not disappoint. The mystery of who’s trying to harm Wacey is icing on the cake ☺
One of the things I like about Ms. Tortuga’s MC’s is that when they decide that they’re in to each other, they go for it – no misunderstandings – they just try to work out the details to make it work. This story is no different. TJ and Wacey were an item years ago, but TJ decided he couldn’t live openly as a gay man and broke it off with Wacey. Fast forward several years; their initial reunion is not friendly, but as the 2 men have to deal with who is trying to harm Wacey, they rekindle their love affair slowly, but surely.
As usual, the secondary characters are fun, especially Wacey’s siblings Lacey, Kacey and Macey.
I really enjoyed it.
4 stars out of 5