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by T. D. McKinney
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Classic Erotica
Description: Rancher Paxton Terhune has lived a cold, lonely life for three hard years. A lynch mob took his lover, hanging him in front of Pax. A corrupt mine owner put a price on his head, chasing Pax from his own lands and into the high country. But Zane Steadman, a bounty hunter sent to bring Pax in, sees more than the outlaw's tarnished reputation. Trapped by an early blizzard, Zane thaws the winter gripping Pax's heart. But now the mine owner wants to take away the new love Pax has found, robbing him of Zane's warmth and hanging the bounty hunter just for siding with him. Pax won't allow that to happen again. There comes a time when a man has to make a stand and declare "enough's enough"...even if it means a gun fight to the death... Genres: Gay / Historical / The Old West
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: August 2009
21 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [148 KB]
Reading time: 94-132 min.
"Paxton's Winter is emotional, sweet, and thoroughly western. It features two cowboys, one with a heart broken with grief and one that has the power to heal and learn about love. I really enjoyed both of these characters. Pax has a devil-may-care attitude, because he is trying to protect his heart. Zane starts out the story thinking only of money, not of the man he is taking in. Witnessing his awareness of Pax and his feelings develop is like watching a flower open. Slowly they nurture each other, and the love they find is sweet. It draws the reader in and keeps your interest throughout. I loved the descriptive details in this story. Ms. McKinney describes the clothing and characters so well, it makes the reader feel as if they are right there in the book. I found myself immersed in her novella. I will definitely be reading more of her work."--Teagan Boyd, Book Wenches
"5 Stars!...Author T.D. McKinney, who has penned several exciting gay-themed novels, has a deft touch with delineating a well-researched historical period, turned to a new perspective that has not traditionally been explored: that of the gay experience, and of multiracial love, in the American Old West. I really enjoyed this novel, both for the new historical view, and also for the interwoven lives of the protagonists, Paxton, Zane, and the absent deceased Maddox, who is also a major part of the novel. The M/M sex is steamy and is thoroughly grounded in heartfelt emotion which grows realistically as Zane and Paxton spend time together, first involuntarily while snowbound, later by choice. I highly recommend this fine novel..."--PermaFrost, Rainbow Reviews
"4.5 Nymphs!...A story rich in details and history...The love scenes are brilliantly done for the time period. They're not purple prose, but they aren't highly explicit. They hit a wonderful medium that keeps up the heat while remaining true to the overall tone...I've become quite a fan of T. D. McKinney's, and I would love to see more historicals like Paxton's Winter."--Satyr Vael, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"...I really liked the depth these characters had. There was layer after layer to uncover in Paxton, particularly...I like my love stories to showcase an enduring love, which this does nicely. I also liked the way that T.D. interwove a cast of interesting characters into the story...Oh yeah--and the sex was hot..."--Jaya, Wordpress.com
"5 Angels!...Recommended Read!...T. D. McKinney thoroughly quenched my hunger for a gay western romance...Paxton is anything but your average handsome rancher, with a great deal hidden below the surface...With the vivid description of the valley and the picturesque view of the ranch, I could almost feel the snowflakes melting on my cheek and the blistering wind having me seek out warmth. Paxton's Winter delivers action, mystery, and romance for our enjoyment. I'm looking forward to reading more from this talented author in the near future."--NeNe, Fallen Angel Reviews