Alec by RM Neill (Broken Horn Ranch Book 3)

We return for the third and final time to the Broken Horn Ranch to see if Alec and Zane can get their HEA... 

From the blurb:

As an ex-cowboy who travelled the rodeo circuit, I was good at two things: roping and, after a bit of heartbreak, denying that I was looking for a man to warm my bed permanently.

I left that scene and settled in working at the Broken Horn Ranch. I was still good at denying the loneliness that kept creeping in, but the animals on the ranch and my plants kept me company.

And so did my best friend of three years, Zane.

Since I was so good at denying things, there was no way in God’s green acre I was going to tell my straight best friend that I’d fallen for him.

Yep, I’d just live my life out with the violets on my windowsill and carry that torch to my grave.

But sometimes things don’t go as planned.

When you’re close to forty, you should have your life figured out; job, home… and your sexuality.

I’ve never been one to follow the path of what’s expected and it’s hard to settle down when you don’t feel the connection needed for warming up the cold winter nights. Except with Alec.

After months of dealing with a tiny mid-life crisis, grappling with these newfound and unexpected feelings, I know I’m in love with my best friend.

When a piece of his rodeo past shows up at the ranch, it’s the motivation I need to openly claim the man who’s lassoed my heart.

I might not know exactly what I’m doing on this unfamiliar path…
But for Alec, I want to walk it—together.

Alec is the third and final book in The Broken Horn Ranch Series. Prepare for a trouble making raccoon, a peacock that can't be contained, big belt buckles at a cowboy auction and SO MANY CAMEOS. Demisexuality and high intimacy with the most patient man you'll ever meet can be found here. While it's made to stand alone, you may enjoy it more if you read the prior books first. Oh, and an epilogue that just might make you blush.

Heather's Review:

With a bisexual awakening, a long held crush, this best friends to lovers story has just enough angst, humor and steam to bring the series to a satisfying close.  I love that Alec doesn't rush Zane and let's him lead the pace of their relationship, in and out of the bedroom and I also love that the craziness of the ranch and the animals continues!

Sasha, whom you meet in the book starts a spin-off series, but I think books are needed for all the guys who participated in the auction - not just Sasha... I think Hunter for sure deserves his HEA too... please?

Rating: 5 Stars

Sheena's Review:

Alec is the last in the Broken Horn Ranch series, and it's Alec and Zane's story.  We've met both men before in other stories in the series, and it's finally time for these two to get their HEA.  This is a best friends to lovers, with one guy discovering he's not as straight as he always thought he might be.  

Alec is a retired cowboy and Zane is his best friend of 3 years, and honestly their relationship even before they get together is too cute for words.  Zane's been questioning whether he is as straight as he thinks he is, and when he discovers he has real feelings for Alec, that's when the fun begins.  These two are 0-100mph in a very short space of time, but actually it works for them as they already have that best friend relationship to build on.  I liked that there was very little angst or second guessing from either, and it just worked.  

It was fun seeing Zane's possessive streak and the pair of them working out what they liked in the bedroom was all kinds of hot.  I loved the cast of supporting characters, and the introduction of a little bit of friction in the form of one of Alec's ex's was well done too.  Loved Sasha and his friends, and so happy Sasha will be getting a story.  Great finale to a good series.  

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Alec is currently available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.