TITLE: The Real Thing
AUTHOR: B.G. Thomas
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: L.A. Chase
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 52 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2017
PRICE: $ 2.99 -e-book
Bryan Mills has fantasized about cowboys all his life. Real cowboys, that is. He even dresses in what his roommate calls “cowboy drag” when he visits his favorite bar, in the hope of attracting the attentions of a genuine cowboy. But all he usually finds are posers and guys his own age.
Then one night, to his surprise, Curtis Hansen buys him a beer, and Bryan has no doubt this is the real thing. Curtis is a rugged, gorgeous man who is every bit a cowboy. He even owns his own ranch. What follows is about the most amazing night of Bryan’s young life.
But can they move beyond a night of incredible sex when Bryan admits to Curtis that the only horse he’s ever ridden was a birthday party pony? And that he’s nothing but a poser himself? Maybe, just maybe, Curtis can find the real cowboy inside Bryan, and they can ride off into the sunset together!
The Real Thing by B.G. Thomas was an awesome short story. The way the author has of writing the story constantly had me laughing or fanning myself from the hot scenes. The characters have depth, and the storyline has been fleshed out. I loved the little details and explanations that the author has supplied like why Bryan goes commando and why Curtis has been breeding Dexter cattle and why they’re belted. This is a well-written story and nicely edited.
Bryan has always loved cowboys. Ever since he was little, he’s associated them with masculinity and has done his best to look just like a real cowboy in the hope of hooking up with the real thing. His favorite bar The Watering Hole is his best bet at getting what he wants. He’s looking for an older cowboy to show him the ropes. And he finally gets lucky when Curtis takes an interest in him. Curtis is the real thing and has a ranch and cattle to go with it. He’s looking for a young cowboy to hook up with and possibly more. And he thinks he’s found it in Bryan. After there one night, Bryan comes clean about not being a real cowboy, but he hopes that Curtis will still want to see him again.
The story had me rooting for Bryan and Curtis to get their HEA, and I was so happy that they did. This book has become one of my keepers, and I can’t wait to read more books by B.G. Thomas.
**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****