Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Release Day Review ~ Jackass Flats by Julia Talbot

Release Day Review  ~ Jackass Flats  by Julia Talbot

Title: Jackass Flats
Series: Riding Cowboy Flats: Book One
Author: Julia Talbot
Release Date: December 28, 2016
Category: Western
Pages: 100
Can a traveling military man and a set-in-his-ways cowboy find a way to make things work?
Tate feels like the best part of life has probably passed him by, which is why the thirtysomething cowboy hits the bars every night. When he meets Dave, a young soldier from a nearby Army base, though, Tate figures things might be looking up. He and Dave get off to a rocky start, but Tate soon finds that he and the kid have enough in common to make things interesting.
Dave isn’t really into the whole don’t ask, don’t tell thing, and he doesn’t bother to hide his relationship with Tate from his friends. Once he realizes he should have been more careful, it might be too late. But Dave is willing to fight for Tate, even if it means taking on the military.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Tate is a cowboy who is set in his ways and enjoys his time alone. One night when he's had too much to drink at a local bar he meets Dave, a soldier at the nearby Army base. Dave offers to drive him home to save him from spending a cold night sleeping in his truck. Neither expect to see each other again, until a chance encounter in the local Mexican restaurant happens. The men start talking and soon their interest turns to more. Tate doesn't expect much from his time with Dave, he knows that he's a soldier and that doesn't equal long-term.

Though Dave and Tate spent a lot of time together, it was not spent in bed. They both moved slowly in establishing their relationship and exploring the possibilities between them. Dave was young and finding himself in the world; Tate was settled in his ways. Tate's description throughout the book was of an ancient, old man, but he was in his thirties.

This was an interesting story, but I just felt a disconnect throughout it. I don't feel like I understood either character. I didn't get the whole relationship between Tate and his sister. I was annoyed by hearing how ancient Tate was. But, this book is about a cowboy and a soldier and a quick read, so you should check it out for yourself!

Rating: 3 stars

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