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Tall Order by Irene Preston

Tall Order

Tall Order by Irene Preston

Published by: Self-Published on February 16, 2016 (re-release)
Rating: 4 stars (★★★★☆)

Dylan Trevino is back in Texas, though he never expected that to happen. He left for New York to pursue his dreams, even though it meant leaving Aston Winkler behind. Dylan’s new position with one of the worst caterers in town is beneath him. But when you’ve burned bridges and you need to start over, you have to take what you can get. With a gig like a major party at SXSW, Dylan hopes he might be able to wow and surprise his way to something new. But Dylan’s in for the real surprise when Aston (“Win”) shows up to the event. While much has happened in Dylan’s life while he was in New York, Win’s life has changed just as much–if not more. Win’s career as an artist is in full swing. Dylan would love to pick things up where he left off with Win, but he knows he can’t do that. He messed things up, and he’s in no place to contribute to a relationship. And Win can be just as stubborn. Can these two guys look far enough past themselves to make something work?

This was a fun read, with some unexpected twists and turns. These two guys made me smile, laugh, and want to reach in and shake them more than once. That, to me, often serves as the hallmark of a great story and good writing. The ease with which a reader can get invested in the world of the story is a big deal to me. And in this book, it’s easy to lock in and lose yourself in these pages. I give a strong recommendation to readers looking for a quick, fun, and endearing story.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.]

Tall Order at the author’s website

You Can Leave Your Boots On by Irene Preston

You Can Leave Your Boots On

Book Info

Title: You Can Leave Your Boots On
Author: Irene Preston
Published: November 10, 2015
Pages: 92
Publisher: Irene Preston
Author’s Website: link
Rating: ★★★

Review

Travis Boyd keeps his sexuality under wraps. It’s not because he doesn’t want to be out–in fact, he’s made a commitment that he won’t date someone who’s in the closet. It’s just that he’s not sure that his conservative clients in the heart of Texas would be too thrilled with him being overly open about it. And it doesn’t impact his work at all anyway. But when an anonymous dating app sets him up on a blind date with one of the last people he might expect, he finds himself forced to reexamine all of his rules and behaviors for a chance at something different and new.

I found the setup here to be intriguing and it wasn’t difficult to get into the story, to want to know more about where this was headed. And the conflict presents itself very early on. Travis has his rules; Bo has his. Travis isn’t willing to bend; Bo thinks maybe he should, just a bit. But there are certainly implications for them both that aren’t easy to ignore.

If you’re looking for something with unexpected twists, this is definitely it.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.]