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 given a chance to show what he can do with the most ornery mare of the herd. Fortunately the handsome Trip Colton is showing him around. Trip is the first to speak.
“What’s goin’ on, doc?”
“She’s got a festering sore on her inner thigh. Looks like she got bitten by somethin’ and it got infected. Not a big deal, and we’ll put some antibiotic ointment on her, but enough of a problem to make her more ornery than usual, I’d bet.”
“Aw hell. How long do you think she’s had that sore?” Trip looked stricken.
“Hard to say, but I’d guess no more than a week or the rest of the leg would be swollen.” Henry nodded back to the mare. “Since I’m new, can you bring the ointment you have back here? I’ll stay with Mags and let her know we’re gonna fix her right up.”
Trip nodded and strode away toward the veterinary area. Henry watched him go a few moments before turning back to the bay mare.
“He’s awful handsome, Mags. Don’t tell, okay?” He stroked the mare’s blaze. “I don’t wanna get in trouble, but Mr. Trip Colton’s gonna be in my mind for a long time. It’ll be our little secret.”
The mare whuffed a breath that sounded all too amused, but if she planned on telling Trip, she didn’t let on. Thank goodness horses don’t talk like we do. He just hoped he could hide his attraction for the older man long enough to keep his new job.
Oh, Henry's definitely hooked. ;) 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 is available now:
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