Friday, June 29, 2012

The Retreat: A Roughstock Story by B.A. Tortuga


When Coke finally gets to invite his lover Dillon to the annual bullfighter retreat, all manner of mischief is on the menu along with the barbecue. The guys have three days before all their families show up. Can they get enough team-building done in seventy-two hours?

Reviewer: Carolina Fruitfly

We first met Coke and Dillion in the novels Roughtstock - And a Smile - Season One and again in Coke's Clown and the short stories Cowboy Christmas and Just Another Day at the Office. The Retreat is another short but still highly enjoyable read, especially if you have already read the previous books about these two. The writing is just the same as the others in this series, along with most other novels I've read by B.A. Tortuga, who pens a story that makes you actually feel like you are in the heads of the people you are reading about. The POVs are real and true. In this story, Coke, who is a seasoned bullfighter, invites his younger boyfriend Dillion (who is a clown for the rodeo circuit) with him on the annual bullfighter retreat he and his friends go to. This is simply a day-in-the-life type of story; it didn't really add any depth to the characters but we get to see a glimpse of them having sex, relaxing in the pool, drinking and playing rock band on an xbox. It is a nice short story and I'm giving it 4 stars.

Publisher: Torquere Press

Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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