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Thursday, 10 September 2015

REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Cotton Candy by Mae Hancock

Cotton Candy

by Mae Hancock



Cowboy, Cotton Reid is the laid back type of guy who accepts people as they are, no matter how flawed. People think he’s fun, honest and crazy about his boss and friend the sexy rancher Bay Redman.

Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is something that family man, Bay, has done his whole life. Bay can be like a bear with a sore head if the hay isn’t stored symmetrically or his fridge contains an odd number of jars.

When the two men begin a hot affair, Cotton keeps a secret from Bay, but will Cotton find the courage to tell Bay the truth before someone else does?


The heat of the spring sunshine made the air thick and heavy like midsummer as Cotton and Bay rode back toward the ranch after a long day rounding up cattle for market. A faint breeze caught strands of Cotton’s hair, blowing it into his face beneath the tan Stetson. He lifted the hat off and ran his fingers through his damp mop of hair. Then, pulling a band from his wrist, he secured the locks into a familiar small bunch, leaving a fingerbreadth of tail hair at the nape of his neck.

Glad for the momentary relief from the heat, he placed the hat back on and took in Bay’s broad shoulders as he rode in front. For some reason today, Cotton had not been able to break away from studying each movement Bay made. Twice before, Cotton had stared at the man too long and noticed Bay’s brown eyes searching his own. Has he noticed me watching him? The man’s deep, smoky cedar scent carried to Cotton on the wind, the smell so rich and bountiful it made his senses stir with desire.

Starting to get darn near obsessed with the man who doesn’t even notice me—not in a carnal way anyhow.

Bay and he were boss and hired help. Bay didn’t chase, pursue, desire—or even demand anything of Cotton, which served to make the man more attractive. Bay’s sensual, deep-brown eyes tugged at Cotton with each glance, and Bay’s thick lashes fanned out, flattering his dark-bronze skin. A simple, meaningless smile had far-reaching and significant implications for Cotton. Put simply, it meant Bay approved of him and the things he did. The rancher’s soft, full lips framed milk-white teeth, and sent urgent ripples right through Cotton’s body, leaving his fingertips tingling and the reins slippery with his sweat.

4 out of 5 (very good)

I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.

This is the second book in this series although I haven't read book 1, it in no way disrupted my enjoyment of this book. Cotton has worked at the ranch for 18 months. He originally was trying to find his daughter but when he did, he found she was happy and her father was a good man so he was reluctant to interfere. Instead, he stayed, in the background, just watching out for her where he could. He also started to have feelings for her father which complicated things.

Mae Hancock does a fantastic job of showing the real effects of OCD and how it can affect not only the person suffering but also their family and friends. The relationship between Cotton and Bay became more interesting once Cotton stood up to Bay. I am all for being supportive but he was a bit too submissive at the beginning. Then again, he was still trying to figure out their relationship as they'd gone from boss/worker to partners very quickly.

This is well written and interesting with a good story and pacing. With steam and emotions, I can definitely recommend it.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I enjoy writing both academic and fiction material. My research interests include focus on people who experience marginalization, both in historical societies and modern. Themes include disability, neurosis, homosexuality, addiction, mental illness, slavery and prostitution. The most important part of my work is creating multi-dimensional, believable characters that are able to build lasting romantic relationships against the odds. I want all my readers to laugh, cry and enjoy the erotic journey towards a happy ending.

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  1. Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?

  2. Really great review! I read the sample of this book and loved it, this is the next book that I'm going to buy (since I put myself on a book quota, which I've already met for this month LOL).. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt and the review. Thank you.

  4. I really enjoyed the excerpt and the review. Thank you for the giveaway and for the chance.