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-December m/m romantic suspense. Henry Bright has arrived at the Triple Star Ranch for the veterinarian job and he's relieved to still be just a guy looking for a job. The reception clerk is the first to speak.
“Welcome to the Triple Star. Are you checkin’ in?”
“No, sir. I’m a new-hire today. My name’s Henry Bright. I was told to see Tom Colton?” Henry’s gut clenched as he waited for the wide-eyed stare and fan recognition.
“Oh, right, the new vet. I’ll just let Tom know you’re here.” The young man nodded and pulled out his cell to type a text without so much as a blink.
I’ll be damned. He doesn’t know me.
Henry’s world slipped sideways for a moment before it righted itself. I’m still anonymous? He stood nonplused for a few moments. He didn’t have to stand long. A handsome blond man in a black Stetson and worn jeans sauntered into the reception area and Henry tried not to gawp.
Holy shit, that guy’s gorgeous. Were all the men on the Triple Star handsome? Henry straightened, glad he’d trimmed his beard that morning.
“Mornin’. I’m Tom Colton. You must be Ransom’s friend.” Tom held out his hand to shake.
“Yup. Henry Bright, your new vet.” He shook Tom’s hand, enjoying the calluses on his palm.
“Welcome, Henry. Let me take you out to the barn so you can see the facilities before we get you settled into your new place.” Tom gestured for the front doors. “We’re awfully glad you’re here. When Byron broke his leg, we weren’t sure what we were gonna do.”
“To be honest, I didn’t know what I was gonna do when I got home to Wyoming a few days ago.”
He's come to the land of hot men. ;) 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, Gem Sivad, Jessica Subject, 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 comes out this week! If you'd like to pre-order a copy, you can find it here:
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