❰BOOKS❯ ✯ End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1) Author Jane Elliot – Horse-zine.co.uk

End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1) quotes End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1) , litcharts End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1) , symbolism End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1) , summary shmoop End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1) , End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1) bfc709f4 Will Connors Is Struggling To Hold Together A Failing Farm His Wife Has Died, His Son Has Gone, He S Not Without Enemies And He S Dealing With The After Effects Of A Debilitating Accident It S A Life Of Toil Which Doesn T Allow For Very Much Pleasure, And He S In Danger Of Becoming Embittered Until A Chance Acquaintance Wanders Back Into His Life And Everything Begins To Change The Problem, However, Is That John Anderson Has A Price On His Head And, Very Soon, Will And John Find Themselves Desperately Concealing Than One Dangerous SecretThe Devil In Dead Horse, Sequel To End Of The Trail, Is Now Available Click Here For Details

10 thoughts on “End of the Trail (End Of The Trail, #1)

  1. says:

    3.5 stars Review posted February 26, 2015A new to me author who, for once, did work out for me.I haven t much to say about this one, so I m going to make it short The End of the Trail is a nice, very quiet and rather eventless read that provides solid writing I believe, however, the book could have benefitted from better editing proofreading Here are only two examples among too many others I m not sure about, he waved a hand back and forth between them, but I know I don t want to you leave When they saw Molly, they decided they to have a little fun The premise of Will sheltering a notorious outlaw who had a penchant for creative building and who was finding redemption on a failing farm did appeal to me Moreover, the slow burning and rather tentative romance between the male leads was quite enjoyable Also, there weren t any premature ILYs either I really liked that The scene at view spoiler 62% hide spoiler

  2. says:

    Written February 12, 20154 Huge Surprised Stars What a charming gem I liked it so much Just smiling now End of the Trail is a historical western M M I got as a freebie a couple of weeks ago Lucky me Ahhhh this was a surprise I m so glad I choosed it today End of the Trail started promising from the prologue and it lived up very good to that promise or less all the way to the end An unexpected love story in an unusual environment I maybe liked the first half best, but oh oh how cute and touching this western tale was Give me just a simple romance and a good well thought out story, it is always successful reading in the end In old times somewhere in the Wild West Will Connors is a young lonely widower, with a injured hurting leg and his son moved to relatives in the east He is a man who is struggling every day to hold together his failing farm A few years ago was his life completely different He was a happy man with a sweet wife and a young nice son Life was as good you could expect.Will and his family once helped a stranger, a unknown man who had a gunshot wound Later Will learned that the man, John Anderson was a wanted gun man with a price on his head On the poster board next to the post office was a new wanted poster, for the notorious murderer and stage robber John Anderson A 500 reward was offered Then one day, three years later, is John back at Will s cattle farm again He ask for lodgings a couple of nights and Will is kind of glad to get company even for a few days Here starts a touching romantic tale about two men struggling in the wild old west Course I liked it, Will said What s not to like Well, then, John said, reaching over to steal a piece of bacon off Will s plate Wanna do it again tonight Will huffed out a small laugh, despite himself Maybe, he said, digging in to his food John just smirked in reply When did I read something like this last This wasn t insta love not from Will anyway There was a gay for you topic here but it was also a nice and perfect slowly progressed romance For sure we get some smexy steam and sweet romantic moments but it was never a feeling of disguised M M erotica Much was about daily life on an isolated farm, hard and heavy commitments, and on top of that a gently believable growing attraction between these two men Unexpectedly sweet and wonderful It was like mustard on a ham sandwich at first the taste was strange and pungent, but the additional flavor added a spark to the simple dish and while a plain sandwich was always still good, a sandwich with mustard was a treat Wow That quote says a lot about new things in life.A big plus to this writer, Jane Elliot, that doesn t tell me what to feel Everything isn t explained and everything isn t said I d to draw my own conclusions, and that is liberating good For my part, I m pleased with where we left the men Maybe I pick up a sequel if the urge takes me.I LIKE some gorgeous cowboys in an Wild West tale

  3. says:

    This was, as I expected, a very lovely read A beautiful, slow burn, western romance with some surprisingly hot scenes including some M M F, for those curious I don t have too much to say about this one because it was a fairly plot less story I mean, the guys did a few things here or there, but the main focus was on their gradual transition from companions to lovers That being said, I didn t know that this was the first in a series The ending is pretty complete feeling so I guess their story will just be continued I would love to read about these two men and see how their lives evolve, so count me in

  4. says:

    Perhaps as a warning, this was quite the sedate tale of how these two men come together.Having helped John a few years back, Will now knows he aided a notorious outlaw On the run with really nowhere to hide, John comes back several years later looking for a little reprieve Not to excuse his past, but terrible circumstance made him into something he truly wasn t, and there s regret and pain and failed attempts at leading a straight, honest life a life he attempts to do so with Will.Not much happens except the slow unraveling of feels in and amongst daily living on a ranch These two warily circle each other at first, and later accept that some company is better than none Eventually mutual respect, affection, and lusty comfort develop, as they mesh their lives together, eking out a tough but satisfying existence This unfortunately is not overt in the smex or the proclamations and I could always go for of that However the life they build together and the future they want and work towards, was satisfying and good enough.

  5. says:

    I do love westerns and this is damn good one This is a very slow burn friends to lovers story It starts out with a prologue Will is a rancher with a wife and son and he takes in John, a man who has been shot and is wandering on the trail John heals up and leaves the ranch after he saves the family from some bandits Fast forward a few years Will has a permanently injured leg, his wife Molly is dead and his son is living with relatives back east John reenters his life and they work the ranch together and they come to mean everything to each other It s just a great western love story that even has a potential range war brewing that gets resolved in a really surprising way I enjoyed these characters and this story quite a bit Lovely.

  6. says:

    3.75 stars Enjoyable Western m m romance I say Western instead of Cowboy deliberately This book seems to be the same vintage as Little House On The Prairie and has a realistic feel in the way it describes the conditions and people of the time It s still a nice light story though Good romance, easy to read and reminds me a little of those dime store western paperbacks you can still pick up from the newsagent even today view spoiler I was expecting that the law would catch up with John and provide some action scenes but disappointingly everything seemed to go without a hitch hide spoiler

  7. says:

    I really loved Will and Johna widowed rancher falling for an outlaw Sweet friends to lovers and GFY story that really didn t have much conflict, but I couldn t put it down.

  8. says:

    Manifold Press is off to a pretty impressive start with a few intelligent, exciting offerings The press has just published four gay romance stories and one of those is End of the Trail by Jane Elliot This undemanding cowboy story set in the historical west offers an authentic atmosphere, great characters, natural companionship, and an ease to the story telling that lets the pages fly by There is a good progression and happy ending, but the slight possibility for Hopefully this is just the start and there is at least one book about the infamous John Anderson and his partner Will Connors.Set in the wild west, although no specific time frame is mentioned, the story follows Will Connors He first encounters John when the man stumbles onto his land, shot and bleeding Will and his family take the man in and nurse him to health, never realizing until after that John is actually a wanted man When John returns to Will s home three years later, circumstances for both men have radically changed Will s wife has died, prompting his son to return east with his wife s family Will himself has an injured leg and struggling to keep the ranch going without help John steps in and the two form first a friendship, then later a much closer sexual relationship that lends to a solid companionship between the two men.The progression and pace is very nice as the story is almost entirely character driven There is action with daily chores, cattle drives, and so on but there is no big show down or evil character in the wings directing things Instead the characters gradually form a friendship, which turns into something The easy pace and interesting storytelling keeps the pages turning, almost without notice The writing is pretty good, although there are a few obvious editing errors with wrong words used, but these are minor and don t detract from the reading experience Instead the dialogue and internal thoughts are well crafted and fitting, incorporating the time frame and setting without long descriptions.The characters are three dimensional and complicated men, yet not equally so Since the story is told from Will s third person perspective, we understand his motives much than John Will s desires slowly come through as we learn that he s not a rancher at heart but did so happily with his wife He loved his wife and misses his son, yet is open minded about a relationship with John Will is somewhat of a gay for you character but he also experiences no real angst or drama about getting with John It takes him some time to reconcile his desires but he does so in a rather low key, yet absorbing manner.John remains somewhat of a mystery and his choices are also not fully known He s seen through Will s eyes, which is not always the most reliable Yet John is a nice counterpoint to Will s stubborn nature and he adds a bit of humor and excitement to the everyday life John s life as a railway robber and his tragic past comes through bit by bit and the markers that shaped his life offer depth to the man The two men are very complimentary in their actions and fit nicely, making the story undemanding but engaging.One last thing to mention is the descriptions of the wild west These tend to be worked into a scene very well where the characters, dialogue, and landscape offer the most information rather than lengthy internal descriptions There are clues to the time frame and area but nothing is ever specifically said so there is also vagueness to the world building I would have liked the story to be specific about the location and time, especially considering the references to the east coast The pacing can be somewhat slow at times but not necessarily to the story s detriment Overall the narrative is a solid offering with interesting characters that hopefully will make a second appearance.

  9. says:

    4.5 starsAA male male romance set in the old west with tons of character development along with the building of a very satisfying relationship between Will and John Will is an earnest hardworking down to earth rancher trying to do it all on his own with no idea how lonely he has become since the death of his wife John is a good man gone wrong several times over but with enough soul left to know how a life is supposed to be lived Both men are drowning and have no idea that is so By teaming up together their lives are enriched in so many ways it s heartwarming to read The story is told from Will s POV so we never do get to know why John came looking for Will again We know he needed some downtime where he could get away from the wanted posters but why he seemed to need to come back to the Connor farm is left to us to decide Will was married when he first met John and shows no sexual interest in the man When John finds Will widowed, he cleverly seduces him over time Through initial contact via a threesome with a working girl to quick mutual hand jobs and then further into a full sexual relationship the men make a connection come alive Will is along for the ride, mostly open minded all the way An easy Gay For You slide into a partnership that seems destined to last forever We experience their adventures as these men live and bond together They grow to care and trust each other almost from the first time they meet It s a refreshing and gratifying tale without half the angst I expected from the blurb There were no wild shootouts or posses No wicked bad guy standing around twisting his mustache and rubbing his hands together No big, rich rancher threatening them all the time Just two isolated men falling in love with each other despite their vastly different backgrounds They are also smart, talented men making thoughtful, smart choices to stay safe There were some editing errors and at times the wording was uneven but overall the story was very well told I can t wait to read about the infamous John Anderson and hope there is a follow up while they settle in together to live out ripe long lives

  10. says:

    What s wrong with me This is an enjoyable read, with charming protagonists, with a setting I love because of my dad made me watch cowboys on tv upbringing and I am glad I read it, but I feel there s something missing The beginning is great John is an outlaw and he s rescued by Will and his family, who discover John is wanted after he leaves Three years later, John returns to Will s farm Will is a widower, his son is East with his wife s family and Will s leg is pretty bad because of an accident Will is managing the farm all by himself, and he s alone and lonely He s also the target of his neighbor s scheming to make him sell the farm There was an immense potential to build angst and obstacles on the path to happiness of the protagonists The author chose a sweeter approach and all the potential conflicts from the people around the guys neighbor, nosy townspeople, law enforcement, ex members of John s band just didn t happen, while I was waiting for them The difficulties came from nature The way the two men came sexually closer was handled in an interesting way there s a bit of m f m to ease the way , and it was logical, I think, but Will was too accepting of this attraction Ok, maybe it s because he is a very practical man, I don t know, but I was expecting a little about that I really think what I was missing was a peek into John s mind And also they no one really had to make a choice Anyway, even if I m not rating it very high, I recommend it and I think I ll read the sequel There could be something a little menacing in their future.

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