Cornelia GreyBounty HunterStorm Moon Press, June 15, 2012
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It wasn't so very long ago that James Campbell and William Hunt were lovers. They met at the horse ranch where they both worked, training and transporting stallions and mares all across the state and sometimes farther. But then, James discovered his employer's secrets and the truth behind the job he loved so much. The knowledge was too much, and James had to do something about it.
Now, James Campbell is a wanted man. Every bounty hunter in the area is hot on his trail, eager to be the one who finally brings him in. William, though, is determined to get there first. But when he finally catches up to James, he's torn between finding revenge for James' betrayal and helping him escape. Because his feelings for James are as strong as ever, and because he's not convinced that James was entirely wrong...
(Originally part of the Weight of a Gun anthology.)
Genre & Keywords: M/M Romance, Contemporary, Gun Porn, Cowboys, Bounty Hunters, Horses, Wild West
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 3 out of 3 flames
Reviewed by Lis:
I had never heard of gun porn before a friend mentioned it and before I read this book. I also never thought I would enjoy an erotic short story where a gun was the main instrument…until I read Bounty Hunter by Cornelia Grey. You can say this book broadened my horizons.
James is a wanted man ever since he found out how his former employer got by the horses he owned. He couldn’t let it go and ended up a wanted man. He was forced to leave his lover William.
In turn, William couldn’t let it go. James deserting him became the catalyst for him becoming a bounty hunter and James is the main prize. When they do catch up, it’s explosive.
For such a short story, only 27 pages, it’s a well worked out and detailed story. It’s also well written and graphic. While reading I almost found myself right there seeing and smelling everything. It’s very detailed and the author knows how to use words to draw a reader right into the story.
The story is alternated with interludes into the past so the reader gets more of James and William’s history together and comes to understand the kind of persons they are.
As it is a short story, it makes no bones as to where this is going and daaaaayam, is it explosive when the reader does get there.
I imagine this story might not be for everyone, especially not the erotic part, but it’s not terribly off-putting either. I guess, you’d have to find out for yourself!
There is not much more I can say about Bounty Hunter without giving the plot of this short story away. The ending is not a happily ever after, because that’s just not the kind of story Bounty Hunter is. However, it’s also not a sad or dramatic ending. It does fit the story though.