Title: City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris
Publisher: Daisy Harris
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance, Comedy
Word Count: 43,000
Book Rating: B+
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Keith Kelley doesn’t normally take kindly to strangers, but his flashy new neighbor has long legs, lips made for kissing and might prove too much temptation for a boy hiding his sexuality in rural Idaho. Unfortunately, between working his mom’s goat ranch and land disputes with his wealthy father, Keith has enough problems. He doesn’t need the best sex of his life threatening to expose all his secrets.
Real estate developer Max Levin vows to turn the one-stoplight town of Pookataw Valley into a quaint vacation destination…and then leave before the dust clears. With his next assignment in five months, Max shouldn’t start loving the quaint little town—the ranchland, the mountains, even the goats. If only Max could stop thinking about his sexy neighbor and the time they shared in the front seat of Keith’s truck. Because he especially shouldn’t fall in love with a guy who can’t openly love him back.
In a town the size of Pookataw Valley, nothing stays secret for long. If Keith wants to hold onto his birthright, he’ll have to fight for his land and his pride. Most of all, he’ll have to fight for Max before he slips through Keith’s fingers.
Warning: contains angry parents, horny ranchers and snarky city boys just asking to be hogtied.
City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris is a delightful romance that is short on angst but long on charm. It is a sweet yet sexy love story with just the right amount of seriousness that fans are sure to enjoy.
Keith Kelley is in his early twenties and he lives on his mom’s goat ranch in rural Idaho. He had a small taste of freedom when he went off to college, but Keith returned home when his mom needed help on the ranch. Due to the conservative nature of his beloved hometown, he remains deeply closeted but he does go to Boise for the occasional hook up. While this is not exactly the perfect solution for his love life, Keith is terrified to have a relationship of any kind close to home.
Max Levin is a city dweller whose job as a real estate developer keeps him moving from place to place. He is definitely a fish out of water on his latest assignment but he is immediately charmed by both the beautiful scenery and his attractive next door neighbor. Max has been out and proud for a long time and although he is attracted to Keith, he really is not interested in being anyone’s dirty secret.
Despite Keith’s uneasiness with his attraction to Max, the two men slowly become friends as Keith helps Max settle into country life. They eventually give in to their simmering desire for one another, but they agree to keep their relationship as friends with benefits. As the months pass, Max discovers he loves the slower pace of life but Keith remains adamant that he cannot live as an openly gay man in the small town. With Max’s project fast nearing completion, will the two mean figure out a way to live happily ever after?
City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris is a light-hearted and fun novella. The characters are likable with real life issues to overcome. This well-written story is fast-paced with an engaging storyline. It is an all around enjoyable read that I highly recommend to fans of M/M romances.