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Title: Home for a Cowboy
Author: Amy Aislin
Series: Windsor, Wyoming #1
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Length: 62,000 words / 242 pages
Subgenre: m/m new adult romance
Tropes: friends to lovers, opposites attract, cowboy, small town
Cover by: Designs by Morningstar
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Home for a Cowboy is a brand new novel from the author of the bestselling Stick Side series, Amy Aislin. This friends to lovers, new adult romance features:
An opposites attract romance
A small town in Wyoming
Sexy times in the hay
So much pining
A cowboy + a former college hockey player
Las doesn’t date seasonal workers. Marco’s on a three-month contract.
Lassiter Windsor-March has been planning for his future for as long as he can remember and he knows exactly where that future lies: at his family’s ranch in Wyoming. What doesn’t lie in his future is a summer fling with one of the seasonal workers—they never stick around.
Even if one of those workers is the college crush he’s invited to work a summer job at the ranch.
Marco Terlizzese is as laissez-faire as Las isn’t. He might not know where he’ll be once his contract with Windsor Ranch is up, but he knows three months is plenty of time to get his long-time crush to agree to go out with him.
Amid a starry summer sky, their chemistry ignites as feelings deepen, forcing Las and Marco to decide where they truly belong.
A note from Amy Aislin:
Home for a Cowboy is about giving love a chance and discovering where you belong.
If he was honest with himself, Las was seventy-five percent of the reason Marco was here. An invitation to work at the Windsor Ranch wasn’t what he’d expected when he’d asked Las out on a date a couple of months ago on a cold April night. He wasn’t sure what he’d expected exactly, so Las’s rejection hadn’t come as a surprise so much as taken the wind out of Marco’s sails. But a firm no thank-you followed by a job offer? It was out of left field but so what? After all of thirty seconds of weighing the pros and cons—the cons consisting mostly of having no idea what he’d do on a ranch, the pros consisting entirely of Las . . . okay, almost entirely. The rest was made up of nonexistent plans for after graduation—he’d agreed.
Maybe it’d turn out to be the stupidest decision he’d ever made given he’d never been on a ranch. Or near horses. Or cows. Or any large mammal, really.
But spending the summer with Las? Getting to know him better than their quick encounters at the small, outdoor coffee shop—the Coffee Cart—that Marco had worked at on campus had permitted? Maybe becoming something more than friends?
Sign him up.
5 Hearty Stars
I just could not put this book down. Talk about getting pulled into the story from page one! Ms. Aislin’s descriptive beauty of Wyoming was delightful. I have visited there and felt her visual illustrations were spot on. Add to that a cast of characters that are quirky, sweet and full of depth. At first, I thought this was a story of a rancher that couldn’t embrace his sexuality but to my pleasant surprise, I was wrong.
Lassiter March, known as Las, is open about his life and very accepted. He adores his family’s legacy and wants to preserve the family ranch by working alongside the United States Nature Conservancy. Partnering with the largest environmental organization to research the best conservation grazing practices is his dream project. So, ok, he is handsome, smart and green!
Las avoids relationships because the thought of living away from Wyoming and his goals are unfathomable to him. His last boyfriend who promised he would stay ended up leaving. Las doesn’t foresee anyone choosing to stay and live with him in this rustic setting.
While away at college and combating homesickness, Las meets a handsome barista. Marco worked at the college coffee shop while taking courses and playing hockey. Marco is at a loss as to what to do with his life. Snagging a sports scholarship was a major coup but he was pressured into majoring in communications by his family. They mean well but they’re mapping out a life for him he isn’t enthusiastic about. He loved playing hockey, but going pro will tarnish the love he has for the sport, and having his communications degree to fall on just doesn’t excite him.
The men spark an interest in each other and even though Las is afraid to pursue his feelings, he offers a summer job to Marco at the ranch. Marco is thrilled as this lets him escape the mounting pressures of deciding his future for a few months. Plus, he can hopefully see more of this man he is crushing on. Las really wants more than friendship, but all the summer interns always leave, every single one. Marco will do the same and he wants to guard his heart.
The men were perfect partners and shared more than they realize. I loved how a friendship was created along with their newfound feelings. There was very little angst and the story was solid and realistic. My wish for Las was to realize that home isn’t always a physical place.
I absolutely recommend this tender yet gripping book and hope there are more stories to come from this ranch. Happy Reading!
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.***
~ * ~ Amy‘s Review ~ * ~
What do you do after telling your crush you can’t go on a date? You offer him a job, silly! Duh. That’s exactly what Lassiter Windsor March did, too. Working on a ranch was never something that even occurred to Marcos Terlizzese, but it didn’t stop him from accepting the job offer.
While this book wasn’t fast-paced, it wasn’t exactly a slow burn, either. I’d say it was medium paced, 50/50. Their chemistry undeniable, and they conversed very easily. One was gun shy, and one wasn’t. Their chemistry came to a head after a weekend apart. There were fireworks, rain, and some hay involved.
I LOVED this book. The writing, characters, storyline…everything. It’s the first in the series, but doesn’t end in a cliffhanger. I have my suspicions about the main characters for book two, and I’m DYING to find out. I cannot wait until it releases.
This is a low LOW angst book with all the fluff my little heart can handle. It has plenty of steam, some family game nights, and a lot of other heartwarming moments you aren’t gonna wanna miss out on. You will grin as much as I did (you can deny it, but you will) when I read it. I’d give this book 6 stars if I could.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***
~ * ~ Maxine‘s Review ~ * ~
Want some swoony goodness? Then Home for a Cowboy by Amy Aislin is the book for you.
Amy Aislin has such a gift of language. She does a wonderful of describing the beautiful surroundings with just enough detail that you can imagine it, without making you want to skip over those portions. Wyoming becomes a third character for the reader and Marco to fall in love with.
Las and Marco meet in Vermont at a small university. Las followed his best friend forever/high school sweetheart to college and Marco was given a full-ride scholarship to play hockey. When Las’s boyfriend decides to stay abroad after a work-study program, he is heartbroken but eventually begins to get coffee he never drinks at the kiosk where Marco works. A chance meeting after Las is stood up on a blind date leads Marco to ask him out – only to get rejected and given a job offer instead.
Las has no doubt he will spend his life back on the ranch and knows he needs someone who will love the land and want to stay. However, Marco is rudderless. He doesn’t know what he wants to do after graduation and he’s struggling with the pressure from other people’s expectations. Las sets out to show him how amazing Wyoming is and hopes he can convince Marco that the ranch can be his home. His campaign includes his favorite lookouts on hiking trails and inherently romantic nights spent under the stars in truck beds and next to glowing fires.
I really enjoyed watching Marco grow into his own person while he also falls in love with both Las and Wyoming, it was such a beautiful story! Las and Marco are such a sweet couple, so full of kindness to each other and those around them, I know you’ll be cheering for them as much as I did. There are also a couple of side characters I’m hoping will get their own story and I have no doubts it will be as well written as this one.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***
About Amy Aislin:
Amy’s lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess. Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.
An unapologetic introvert, Amy reads too much and socializes too little, with no regrets. She loves connecting with readers. Join her Facebook Group, Amy Aislin’s Readers, to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases and for access to early teasers, find her on Instagram and Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter.
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Giveaway: Amy Aislin is celebrating the release of Home for a Cowboy with a fantastic giveaway! Win 1 of 2 paperback copies of Home for a Cowboy + a fabulous character art print and swag. Must be 18 to enter and win. Open internationally.