And a Smile by B.A. Tortuga was a down-home book of cowboys, bull riders and the men that kept them safe. The second book in Ms. Tortuga’s Roughstock series kept me enthralled and enamored.
Rodeo clown, Dillon has finally snared his cowboy, Coke and has no intention of letting the man go. Coke, on the other hand needed a bit of convincing, always claiming he’s too old for Dillon, (yet he was only three years his senior~ something which perplexed me).
I loved the chemistry between the two men and was glad that Coke received his own book after being introduced to him in Blind Ride. Dillon and Coke were perfect for each other and melded in personality and desire.
The synergy created by Ms. Tortuga radiated through the pages as she delivered true cowboy dialogue with attitude and flair.
Ms. Tortuga wrote of the unflappable bond between the men on the circuit and the feelings they have for each other~ always looking out for the next man with care and love.
And a Smile was more than a” book two” in a series. It was the continuation of a difficult life for the rodeo troupe; all the characters intertwining throughout the stories. Jason’s blindness, Blind Ride, was furthered discussed with possible resolution for getting him back in the ring, thus leaving the door open for further books to follow his story.
All the men of the Roughstock series have hutzpah and guts, making them endearing and charming. Tough stock with a dose of love and sexy~ the men of the Roughstock series are enough to make any red-blooded American swoon.
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A five handcuff review
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