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Title: Second Go 'Round 
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre:  M/M Western Romance 
Publisher: Self Published 
Release Date: Mar 15, 2022
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook 
Blurb/Synopsis:

Former world champion bronco rider Dustin and rancher Marshall have been life partners for more than twenty years, and time has taken its toll. Their sex life is as dusty as the rodeo ring. Somehow their marriage hasn’t turned out how they planned.
But when a new family moves in up the road with two young boys, one very sick, Dustin and Marshall realize how deep their ruts are and that there might be hope to break them. After all, where they’re from, the most important part of being a man is helping those who need it.

A new common purpose helps break down the deep routines they’ve fallen into and makes them realize the life they’ve been living has left them both cold and hollow. Spending time with the kids—teaching them how to be cowboys—reignites something they thought lost long ago. But twenty years is a lot of time to make up for. Can they find their way back to each other, or are the ruts they’ve created worn too deep?


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Marshall turned his head down to his plate and began to eat his steak. He knew he was weird when it came to food. Marshall never liked his food mixed together, and he always ate one item and then moved on to the next. It was just the way he was, and Dustin always set his plate up so none of the food touched—unlike Dustin’s plate, which was arranged artfully like something in a fancy restaurant. “How was your ride?” Marshall asked.

“Good. I checked out the fence along the road and to the east. Our patch looks good, and there were no other weak spots that direction.”

Marshall lifted his gaze from his plate when Dustin paused. For a brief second, their eyes met, and Marshall’s heart skipped a beat the way it had years ago.

“Don’t worry, I let Patrick know so no one duplicated my work,” Dustin said and returned to his dinner.

“Thanks for taking care of that,” Marshall said with a sigh and ate his own meal.

“I saw the kids out playing. They waved and were so excited to see the horse.” Dustin breathed heavily, and the sound drew Marshall’s attention. “I don’t think they’ve ever seen a horse up close before.”

There it was—the hurt that Marshall saw in Dustin’s eyes every now and then. It welled up from deep inside him and seemed to get darker every time Marshall saw it. “It was so funny how excited they were, just like with Pal.” The hurt flashed away, and Dustin’s lips drew upward. That smile, almost shy and gentle, was what had first drawn Marshall to Dustin. There had been something so innocent, almost boyish, about him then. Of course, Dustin had been a man when they met, a full-fledged cowboy with all the intensity and enough passion to knock Marshall off a horse and send him thudding to the arena floor… which is exactly what had happened.

Marshall held Dustin’s gaze for a few seconds and then Dustin returned to eating. Marshall did the same, finishing his perfectly juicy steak before eating the creamy potatoes. “This is good,” Marshall said.

“Glad you like it,” Dustin said as Marshall finished up the last. “There is some more if you want it.” He got up and brought the potatoes to the table. Marshall took a little more, along with some vegetables. Dustin sat back down. “I have some running in town to do tomorrow. If there’s something you need, let me know.”

“Do you need me to go with you?’ Marshall asked.

Dustin shrugged. “I’m just going to town. I need to pick up a new pair of boots. The ones I’m I’ve got on now are wearing out. I also need some new clothes, and I thought I’d do the grocery shopping early to get it done.” He barely looked up as he spoke. “Pal also needs a flea treatment.”

“Okay. I’ll let you know if I think of anything I need.” Marshall finished his dinner and pushed back from the table, and took his dishes to the sink like he always did. He then returned to his office to continue the paperwork.

The television sounded in the other room, laughter drifting into the room. Marshall got up from his desk to close the door and paused, taking a step back. Sometimes memories could be powerful, and one hit him like a bar-fight punch. A night with him and Dustin watching a movie, huddled under a blanket after the heat failed on the coldest night of the year. God, that had been so long ago. Marshall left the office and slowly made his way to the living room. Dustin sat on the sofa, his long legs spread out, with Pal curled next to him soaking up attention.

 



Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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