For young drover Tom Seeley, the Chisholm Trail is a lonely damn place, which hardly seems possible among eighteen men and two thousand head of cattle. It’s while guarding the stock at night that second man Jack Dawe quotes a snip of poetry to reveal himself a like-minded man. Suddenly, under that big empty night sky, the loneliness starts to disappear.
When you’re out on the trail, sometimes you ain’t got no choice but to find love in the arms of another man just to stop yourself being lonely as God.
Buy Link: Wilde City Press
Review: Lynn, 5
Let me tell you, I loved this story. I’m usually not a fan of westerns, but this one intrigued me.
The story is told through Tom’s point of view. it’s about his life while working a cattle drive in the old west. We get an insight on what his duties and responsibilities are during this drive. We also get a front row seat to what happens when a bunch of men who are together for a long time need to relieve some of their sexual tension. Tom is just out there doing his job the only way he knows how. When he’s with the other men it’s all good for the moment, but after all is said and done, he’s lonely.
I felt the author kept true with the times. It reads very authentic. The sex in this story is raw and almost animalistic. The men are out to get off, it doesn’t matter who it is, where it is, they don’t care if others are watching, it just needs to get done. There’s no cuddling, no kissing, no feelings involved. It’s just a hole or a mouth to them. No one cares about who it’s attached to. If you’re wanting the lovey dovey that typically goes with sex, you’re not getting it in the first half of this erotic tale.
We are introduced to Jack through Tom’s eyes. Jack is quiet and keeps to himself and Tom is instantly drawn to him. Over a book of poetry, the two men share something intimate and beautiful. We get a sense that this is the beginning of something special.
I loved the scene in the restaurant when Tom comes to the realization that he doesn’t always have to be just like the other guys. He can be more and want more out of life.
With some short stories I sometimes feel as though I want more. With this particular story I didn’t feel that. It left me completely satisfied.
Review: Sheri, 5
Ok, let me just say. Wow, ‘Lonely as God’ was brutal and ruthless. I love a good western romance and this author delivered a wonderfully realistic version of the old west cattle drive. After getting to know the main character Tom, I found this story endearing and charming. Loneliness can be an attractive trait in a story. Especially when the guy opens up, yearning for more out of life.
I wish the story could be developed into a longer or full-length story. There’s not much to this story plot, but then, I guess it wasn’t meant to be, though it does leave the door open for the relationship to build from their encounter. I agree with Lynn, the restaurant scene is wonderful and Tom’s reaction to his friends is priceless.
If you’re looking for scorching hot sex between sexy as sin cowboys, you’ve grabbed the right book. A short read that will leave you satisfied!