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Tempted In Texas by Sara York
Genres: M/M Romance
Rusty Briggs knows his chance of finding a man while living outside of Sweetwater, Texas are slim to none. Few know about his little secret, but his ranch hands have run out on him and the folks in town aren’t as hospitable as they were before the incident. He’s resigned himself to the fact that working his ranch will have to be enough or he will need to sell and move to the big city...that is until he meets Trent Anderson.
On the outside Trent appears to be a man with full access to silver spoons and caviar dreams, but his parents cut him off and tossed him out once they discovered he was gay. After living on the street, selling himself, then ending up in a destructive relationship, Trent pulled his life together and came out on top, all by using his compassion and intelligence—or so Trent thinks. Recently, Trent’s grandfather passed away and left him his ranch, as long as he meets a few conditions, like living in Texas for ninety days. But Trent’s secret benefactor, Reed, is dissatisfied that Trent isn’t living in Atlanta and wants him back.
The only issue for Reed is that Trent is involved with Rusty.
Money, greed, lust, and power work to keep Rusty and Trent apart. They are forced to trust each other when life falls apart, but can they actually become close enough in ninety days to create a solid, trusting relationship, or will old relationships come between them?
Tempted in Texas is a pretty quick read yet it packs a punch! Rusty owns a ranch in Texas and after an embarrassing incident he isn’t the most popular guy in town. The small town doesn’t really accept the fact that Rusty is gay either. He does have a fling a couple of times a year when his friend comes by but other than that he is pretty much on his own since his neighbor died. It was a bit sad for me! Here is this great guy yet he has resigned himself to the fact that he is always going to be alone.
Enter Trent whose grandfather happens to be the Rusty’s neighbor that passed away. Trent is surprised when he finds out about his grandfather’s will as well as by the the terms and conditions specified by the old man. Live in the house for ninety days and everything is his. His grandfather was less than accepting of the fact that Trent was gay. On top of that Trent has a tortured past that leads him to accept the terms of the will. He heads from Atlanta to Texas to earn some easy money.
Of course nothing is ever that easy! Trent and Rusty are as different as day and night yet they have a lot in common and not just their instant attraction for one another. The pair begin to work together between the two ranches and then Reed gets thrown into the mix. He is in his fifties and acts more like a whiny two year old at times. All in all this was a good read and I got the feeling that as unaccepting as Trent’s grandfather was his will just went to prove how much he loved his grandson and thought of Rusty. Bringing Trent there was a way for him to not only provide for him but also help Rusty with his loneliness.