My Only Sunshine
Rowan McAllister
Contemporary romance
Dreamspinner Press
October 2013

Tanner Wallis’ life seems to be over. He and his boyfriend were beaten but he was left to fend for himself. With no home or job, he takes to the road hoping his luck will change. Still recovering slowly from the beating, he’s definitely not strong enough to travel. He’s practically dead on his feet.When he passes out from exhaustion on Mason Siedel’s ranch, little does he knows his luck has changed.

Mason has more than enough to deal with because of family obligations and finding Tanner only complicates matters. For one thing, his family is not comfortable with him being gay. But more disturbing is his strong attraction to Tanner. Not one to abandon a person in need, he offers Tanner a chance to get back on his feet. Will this be a positive change in Mason’s life too?

The book starts out powerful with Tanner’s struggle to survive at the forefront. The emotional tug on your heart lingers through a good part of the story. As it progresses there’s more conflict inside the family home. One thing is for sure, you won’t get bored easily. Mason has a pitiful life with a disabled father who hates him but he made a promise to take care of him. I don’t know if I could have kept that promise. His father had no redeeming qualities, a completely horrible character who I quickly lost interest in. His sister wasn’t that likeable either. It was a good thing Tanner passing out on the ranch so poor Mason could have some happiness in his life. Although Tanner has serious issues of his own it all came together nicely given the set amount of pages. It was an easy read despite all the turmoil. If you like a good cowboy tale about troubled men who find love in the worst of situations, you’ll love this one.

Overall rating: 312hearts
Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Beverly