Sunday Snippet: Home for a Cowboy by Amy Aislin

Posted June 21, 2020 by Jen in Sunday Snippet Tags: ,

Home for a Cowboy

Author: Amy Aislin
Publisher: self-published
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Series: Windsor, Wyoming #1
Genre: m/m new adult romance


Marco was sore in places he’d never been sore before. And he was an athlete, so that was saying something.

It wasn’t all from the week’s hikes. In fact, it probably had little to do with the hikes and everything to do with the daily horseback riding lessons—a perk of being a Windsor Ranch employee he’d not known about until Alice had tracked him down earlier in the week to set up a schedule.

He liked the horses and he liked his trainer, but his legs were not meant to stay open in that position for that long. Not unless . . . well.

He coughed once, trying to banish the image. Sitting on the steps of his cabin, the sun at his back, he waved to a couple other employees as they headed for the staff dining room for dinner. Now was not the time to be thinking of Las naked, lying on top of him, sweaty and slick, his eyes heated, his body desperate, Marco’s legs wrapped around his hips as—


He nearly choked on his tongue.

Blinking, he found the object of his fantasies and daily morning shower jerk-off sessions standing at the base of the steps, showered and changed into comfy jeans, boots planted shoulder-width apart, T-shirt hugging muscled arms Marco craved to bite, cowboy hat casting half his face in shadow.

“You ready to go?”

Marco flushed. “Yup. Ready.” He didn’t move.

“Everything okay?”

“Just . . . sore.”

Concern spread over Las’s face. “From the hike? Did you hurt yourself?”

Hurt. Yes, something definitely hurt, just not in the way Las thought. “No. From the horseback riding lessons.”

“Oh. Yeah, you’re not the first one that’s happened to. I promise it gets better the more you ride.”

Ride. God.

Las ran a palm over his jaw. “I’ve got a salve for sore muscles. I’ll bring it by tomorrow.”

Tomorrow. The weekend. Guided hikes still ran on the weekends, but Marco was one of the guides who worked Monday through Friday. Although, out here and with everyone’s irregular schedules, it wouldn’t have mattered when his days off fell.

“Speaking of tomorrow,” Marco said. “I was thinking of heading into town.” He’d had no such thought until this very second. Las didn’t need to know that. “Want to come with me? Show me around?”

Las parked a hip against the railing. “Sure. I can show you all the good spots to eat and shop. In the meantime…” He walked backward and clapped his hands once. “Come on. We’re wasting daylight.”

“For what?”

“Let’s go and I’ll show you.”

His semi no longer quite the obvious issue it had been, Marco rose and grabbed the hoodie hanging over the porch railing that Las had instructed him to bring.

“Comfortable and warm,” Las had said once they’d returned to Windsor Ranch after their hike. “It’s still cold at night this time of year, so bring a sweater. Do you have a sleeping bag?”

Marco did not have a sleeping bag.

“Never mind,” Las had said before he could answer. “I’ll bring you one.”

“Are we going camping?”

Las had waggled his eyebrows. “Yes and no.”

Camping. Outside. In the woods. At night. With all that wildlife roaming free. Wildlife they wouldn’t be able to see in the dark until it was on top of them. Excitement and nervousness warred for dominance as Marco slung his hoodie over one shoulder and followed Las to the waiting Gater. In its bed was a sleeping bag, a quilt, and a soft cooler.

About the Book:

Las doesn’t date seasonal workers. Marco’s on a three-month contract.

Lassiter Windsor-March has been planning for his future for as long as he can remember and he knows exactly where that future lies: at his family’s ranch in Wyoming. What doesn’t lie in his future is a summer fling with one of the seasonal workers—they never stick around.

Even if one of those workers is the college crush he’s invited to work a summer job at the ranch.

Marco Terlizzese is as laissez-faire as Las isn’t. He might not know where he’ll be once his contract with Windsor Ranch is up, but he knows three months is plenty of time to get his long-time crush to agree to go out with him.

Amid a starry summer sky, their chemistry ignites as feelings deepen, forcing Las and Marco to decide where they truly belong.

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About the Author:

Amy’s lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess. Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.

An unapologetic introvert, Amy reads too much and socializes too little, with no regrets. She loves connecting with readers. Join her Facebook Group, Amy Aislin’s Readers, to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases and for access to early teasers, find her on Instagram and Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter. 

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