Amber Quill Press, 2008
Genre & Keywords: Contemporary, Gay, M/M, Light BDSM, Cowboys
Heat level: ¹¹½
The Back Blurb:
Sexy rock singer Luke Cantrell, has everything going for him. He parties hard and has no shortage of bed partners. Except he can’t have the one thing he truly wants...
The memory of his golden-haired boyhood friend haunts Luke’s dreams, and no matter how many men or women vie to be in his bed, only one man fuels his passion or can touch his heart. Luke couldn’t wait to get out of Dodge when he was eighteen, but Texas rancher, Sullivan “Sully” Vance, was Luke’s best friend all through school even though they came from different sides of the track and wanted different futures. Luke was always afraid he’d ruin his friendship if he told Sully how he truly felt.
Unable to bear the pain and ache of loneliness any longer, Luke returns to the one place in Texas where his best memories were rooted. Will Sully understand if Luke finally reveals the truth? Or will he lose his friendship forever? After all these years, it’s a gamble he finally has to take in an all-or-nothing game of love.
Sully’s Heart is not a bad read at all, although I thought the beginning was a bit weird and even farfetched. The focus is on Luke throughout the whole story. Living the life of a rock star and fucking with strangers he’s not very happy, being a closeted gay and longing for his old friend Sully. Via a detour, with a rather out of the blue BDSM session with another stranger, Luke comes to the conclusion that he needs to go back to his home town and confront his father with his sexual preference and maybe see Sully. From that point on, the story was a rather enjoyable read about two old friends getting reacquainted and finally confessing their love, than facing a future and the dilemma of how to make it work.
It became a sweet romance and I was treated at a few good love scenes with some light bondage involved. But the first part of the story makes that I can’t rate it with more than 3.5 stars. I liked it but not all of it…