In 1910, Charles Smythe inherits a ranch from his late uncle. With some misgivings about leaving his life in England, he finally arrives in Arizona Territory only to meet one of his employees, an experienced hired hand named Sombra. In Sombra, Charles finds not only the perfect man to teach him all he needs to know about ranching, but also the masterful lover he has alwaysIn 1910, Charles Smythe inherits a ranch from his late uncle. With some misgivings about leaving his life in England, he finally arrives in Arizona Territory only to meet one of his employees, an experienced hired hand named Sombra. In Sombra, Charles finds not only the perfect man to teach him all he needs to know about ranching, but also the masterful lover he has always craved. Can he build a real relationship this time, especially with a man so different? As a youth, Sombra fled his New England home in disgrace when his first homosexual affair become public knowledge. Upon arriving in Arizona, he found employment with Dabney Darwin, Charles's uncle, and the kindly English expatriate fashioned him into the son he never had. But when Dab's nephew arrives to assume ownership of the property, Sombra is not sure how to take young Charles. Yet he soon discovers that "taking Charles" is exactly what they both need...and desperately desire... Genres: Gay / Historical / The Old West / Action / Adventure / BDSM (Light) / Interracial / Multicultural...
|Title||:||The Chap in Chaps|
|Number of Pages||:||79 Pages|
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The Chap in Chaps Reviews
Lovely little story, I wish it was longer, though!I'm not very familiar with that times, but the book seems authentic enough and althogh I'm not a big fun of bdsm, light touches here and there were done really good.The ending was sweet :)
Set in 1910, this short story has a strong, familiar beginning to it. A man arrives in the middle of nowhere, dropped off by the railroad in a dusty town and met by a laconic stranger. I was amused by the title, as Charles is English so that worked well.I was jarred with the mention that Charles lived in Lancastershire, however. Where the hell is that?Despite not being very knowledgeable with the era, I liked the feel of the story as Charles found his feet in his new command–it reminded me a little of “The Big Country”: A man out of his own environment. Charles dons his Norfolk jacket for his first day on the ranch. Incongruous attire to his hands, but perfectly normal for Charles. It was a nice touch.When in Charles’ point of view, it wasn’t English enough, though, that was my main problem, and the author tried too hard to make him so at times: When Chaz realized he was pacing, he stalked back to the den and planted his bum in the massive leather chairSuch as, an English man wouldn’t think “cinch” he’d think “girth” nor “college” but “university,”- and I’m afraid “gotten” crept into the English POV too. The story could have done with an English eye over it before publication.But what I did like about the story is that, even within 12k words, there is a story, even though we know that we are going to get a few sex scenes along the way, this is plot with sex rather than the other way around. The sex was in the right places, not just peppersprayed throughout, and doesn’t have the reader rolling his eyes and saying “oh gawd not again.” What BDSM is there is more like a game than the heavy handed action we too often see, and the reader will enjoy it as much as the protagonists.The author obviously knows her subject, she was raised on a ranch, so she should, and it shows in the descriptions of the daily life, and the changeable weather, the needs for a different horse for different tasks, all that kind of thing.There’s a lot backstory too, which intrigues and makes the characters believable, I liked that a lot. Sombra is a man with a past which he, characteristically, doesn’t reveal that that’s exactly right.A good little story and well worth checking out.
At the beginning of the twenty century, Charles, a classical Englishman, inherited a ranch in Arizona. He is glad of the distraction, since his "gentle" friendship with another man in England is not ended in a good way, and he wants something new. Maybe also a new man... maybe a commanding one, what his noble friend was not.When Charles arrives in Arizona, he understood since the first moment that the real boss at the ranch is Sombra, an handsome and dark man, with a lot of secrets and hidden layers. Sombra is not a rough and simple cowboy, he is right the man Charles is searching, and lucky him, Sombra is more than happy to give to Charles what he needs.The story is very very short, 40 pages. It's always strange to read an historical so short, since I'm always expecting for it to be longer, to have enough space to describe the setting, to give the details I need to immerse myself in a different era. Here there is very little, some hints to the fact that in England Charles needed to be discreet with his sexual preferences, another hint about a scandal in Sombra's past life... but other than that, there is very few to make this an historical romance.The same thing that left me perplexed about the book, probably is also the thing that make it right. Without giving too much details, the book also doesn't make mistakes, and so you can read a romance setting in another era without cringing for the historical mistakes.As for the story, it's quite simple: the two men meet, they like each other, they have matching needs, and so no problem with their romance. This is a fast and enjoyable reading, smooth and simple.http://www.amazon.com/dp/1602729107/?...
Should've been longer. The story was good, but the characters didn't have enough background.