I'm offering snippets of STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT, Book 2 in the Triple Star Ranch series of the #CheyenneCowboys. This tale is a May-September m/m romantic suspense. Henry Bright has arrived at the Triple Star Ranch for the veterinarian job and Trip Colton is showing him the place where he'll be staying. We're in Trip's POV, but Henry's the first to speak.
"I’m pretty low-maintenance for a country star.”
For some reason that made Trip terribly happy. Men who required primping took too much energy to entertain. Not that I need to entertain him or even worry about it.
“Well then you should fit in pretty well here. Most of the staff eat on their own though Mrs. Guthrie does have lunch foods at the lodge for the staff who can’t get away to run home.” Trip waved at the full kitchen. “But you can cook here if you like. Every now and again the staff has group dinners for holidays and such, especially if they live far from family. And of course, there’s Sunday supper at the lodge.”
Now why had he mentioned that? Only family and very close friends were invited to Sunday supper. It had always been the case because it was Trip’s rule.
“Thanks. I’ll think about it.” Henry nodded with a smile. “I’m just gonna get settled in here, set my computer up, and try to figure out my new life. Thanks for givin’ me a chance.” He held out his hand to shake.
Trip took it and the moment his hand closed around Henry’s, the world seemed to stop. Trip’s heart thundered and all external sounds ceased. He fell into the hazel gaze and experienced the oddest sensation of coming home. He wanted that, wanted more of it, and wanted it now. Trip damn near dragged Henry into his chest for a hug, but stopped the urge before he did more than tighten his grip.
Looks like Henry's not the only one interested. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, J.D. Walker, Addison Albright, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb to STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT:
Sometimes the brightest stars need to come home…
Henry Bright has a picture-perfect life as a rising star in the country rock scene—fortune, fame, and more lovers than he can shake a stick at. But something is missing. The glitz of Nashville is nothing more than glitter and tinfoil. Searching for authenticity in his life, he completes his DVM in veterinary medicine and returns to Wyoming. He takes a job as a vet at the Triple Star Ranch, hoping to find meaning and connection. He just didn’t expect to find love.
Trip Colton’s wife died over thirty years ago and he figured that was it for love. But the moment he meets Henry, he can’t get the younger man off his mind. The problem is, he’s never been attracted to a man before and the realization throws him for a loop. Dating is hard at any age, but Trip’s out of practice and wooing a man is completely different than wooing a woman.
When Henry’s former manager, Jordie, tracks him to Wyoming and begs the star to come back to the music biz, tensions damage the fragile connection between Henry and Trip. Jordie will do anything to convince Henry to return, even playing on his prejudices and hinting at Trip’s infidelity. But when the bank keeps calling with alerts on Henry’s accounts, he suspects there’s more going on with Jordie than a simple comeback music tour. Ultimately, Henry must choose where his heart lies, and who to trust, before he loses more than his chance at love.
STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT is available now:
Barnes & Noble
Three Lakes Books
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