Title: Chance of the Heart
Author: Kade Boehme
Genre: Contemporary Western
Length: Novel (254 pages)
Publisher: Kade Boehme (January 26th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: The path to happiness isn’t always the easiest.
Chance Becket’s life was mapped out. He’d one day own the ranch he grew up on, have a family, and be the son he was raised to be, like all good boys in Small Town, U.S.A.
When his high school sweetheart calls for a break during her last semester of college, the last place Chance thought he’d end up was in his old friend Bradley’s bed.
Bradley Heart blasted out of the closet before his family could name him heir apparent to his father’s church. After six years away, a job layoff has him coming home to work behind the scenes. He and his father have little interaction and he’s fine with it staying that way when he returns home. Going back into the closet, for any reason, is not on his list of things to do. But Chance may prove too much a temptation, especially with the simmering feelings they’ve had for one another since they were teens.
Confused over his sexuality, Chance has to decide what’s more important — loyalty to his family and the path set forth, or the promise of happiness with not just the only man, but also the only person, he’s ever really wanted.
Includes a very toppy accountant, a cowboy who’d rather be in the kitchen, porn positions, some spanking, and absolutely zero religion other than worshipping… You know.
Review: Bradley Heart hasn’t had the best run of luck lately. His ex boyfriend is tool and to make matters worse, he finds out he’s getting laid off. So when he walks into the local gay bar and finds his child hood friend and long time crush, Chance Becket awkwardly holding up the bar, it’s truly the perfect ending to a horrid day. Bradley is a quite a bossy top, and he bosses Chance right into his bed before Chance has a… well, a chance to turn away.
Chance has always felt different from most guys his age, and his supposed girl friend really isn’t much more than a girl who is a friend. He is completely out of his element at the bar, and even more so when Bradley Heart shows up and drags his butt home. And while Chance is confused by his feelings for Bradley, his struggle with his sexuality and the fear of coming out to his family and friends, everything just feels right when he is with Bradley.
Bradley waves his pride flag strong and true, Chance however, uses his flag to hold his closet door shut. While Bradley tries very hard to be supportive and give Chance the time to acclimate not only to his feelings for Bradley but the thought of coming out, he is also afraid to give Chance the opportunity to hurt him. Communication and trust will have to be refined and practiced if these two stands a chance at making it long-term.
I absolutely loved the countrified side of this story. Chance is really just a good ole boy at heart and while he made some mistakes along the way, I always felt like he was on point with how his struggle with family, friends, Bradley, and his sexuality played out.
Bradley made me a little crazy sometimes, he was right at the point of domineering, but, but, but, I’m certain that is how he was intended to be portrayed so kudos to Boehme for conveying both these strong personalities. There were several typos and a couple of times the scene or scenario that was playing out didn’t ring true for me in the context of the story as a whole.
But overall, I really liked this story. It was very much a Beverly meets hillbilly romance complete with a very toppy dominate that likes things a certain way, and an uncertain but loyal bottom that has a boot fetish!
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