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The Broken H by J.L. Langley

2033276Title: The Broken H (Ranch, Book 2)
Author: J.L. Langley
Published: September 2006
Pages: 220
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
It’s been a while since I read The Tin Star (the first book in this series) so it took me just a bit to get back into the world of this story and remember who was who. Overall, I didn’t find the story here quite as gripping as its predecessor. There are a lot of sex scenes in this one – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I feel like they dominated the story and took some of the focus from character and relationship development. I do like this world, though, and definitely plan to continue reading to see what happens next.

Title: The Tin Star
Author: J.L. Langley
Publication Date: August 6, 2006

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
The Tin Star is a book that has been on my to-read list for some time, and I’m glad I finally got around to reading it. It certainly did not disappoint.

When Ethan Whitehall’s best friend’s brother, Jamie, comes out to his father, he is banished from the family ranch, losing both his job and his family. Ethan, who owns a ranch of his own, reaches out to Jamie and offers him a job and a place to stay, both knowing that Jamie has excelled as a ranch foreman and feeling that what his father has done is wrong. Not long after taking Jamie in, Ethan finds himself attracted to his new employee and quickly facing the question of being more public about his own sexuality. And as people in their small town start to find out about it, there are definitely some who are not going to take it very well.

The Tin Star is not just an m/m romance – it’s a story about family and the true meaning of love. The reactions of the people around Ethan and Jamie, including their friends, acquaintances, and relatives, tell a story of family and support that is truly inspiring.