Review: Cowboys Don’t Samba – Tara Lain

Cowboys Don't Samba Book Cover Cowboys Don't Samba
Cowboys Don’t
Tara Lain
M/M Western Romance
Dreamspinner Press
May 14, 2019

Maury Garcia’s one of the greatest bull riders in the world—and one of the biggest liars. Can he turn forbidden love with a rodeo rookie into a lasting romance?

Ever since his brother was killed because he was gay, Maury’s worked to take his brother’s place as the bull rider, the provider, and the ideal of his family’s macho expectations. The only thing Maury’s ever done for himself is buy a secret ranch so he can get away from the responsibilities he’s chained himself to. Then he meets Tristão Silva, the younger brother of the one man who could rob Maury of his bull riding championship.

Tristão may be a world-class bull rider in his own right, but his kind, gentle nature and sexy samba hips make Maury long for something beyond his selfless, sexless life. The two men’s lives are worlds apart, even if they’re both buckling under family expectations. Will their future last beyond an eight-second ride?

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

This is a fantastic addition to the Cowboys Don’t series. Mauricio “Maury” Garcia is at the top of his game as a bull rider. He is riding not only for himself, but for his entire family. After his brother was killed for being gay, Maury has hidden some truths about himself. But burying himself in the bull riding circuit isn’t going to last forever. When Tristao Silva saunters into Maury’s life, that becomes even more evident.

This story was so much fun to read. Maury and Tris both have so much on their shoulders. Both have so many expectations placed on them by family, culture, and the machismo world of bull riding. Neither feels like they have any options, even after they both realize the attraction they feel is off the charts. I love that the fabulous men in the previous books are integral to these guys romance. Danny and Laurie, and Rand and Kai are all back. Watching these two figure out how to be the men they are versus the men they are supposed to be was so gratifying. Seeing them step up and stand up to their families and their world as a couple was so amazing. This is a great addition to the series, and a great addition to any cowboy or romance fan’s library.

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