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The Tin Star

1 rating: 3.0
A book by J. L. Langley

When James Killian comes out to his father, he finds himself banished from his home and fired from his job. His savior comes in the unlikely form of Ethan Whitehall, his older brother's best friend. Ethan has always had a soft spot where Jamie Killian … see full wiki

Author: J. L. Langley
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
1 review about The Tin Star

Brokeback Mountain with Dialogue

  • Jan 21, 2008
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OK, so it's not anywhere near Brokeback Mountain, but the country / ranch theme kinda made me think that this is what Brokeback Mountain would have been had either of the characters from that story been courageous enough to give running their own ranch a try.

That said, I thought the book was 'cute' - and I don't mean that in a condascending way. Jamie and Ethan are the two main characters, and their developing relationship throughout the course of the book is endearing. I am admittedly not a big fan of cheeseball/schmaltzy writing and had it gone too far in that direction I would have been turned off.

While some of the plot is a bit far-fetched and has a couple of straying mini-plots that go nowhere, what's left is a sweet story of two people who fall in love and rely on each other to get through life's ups and downs, which, ultimately, is at the foundation of any successful relationship. If only all of us had a gay-friendly brother with a hot gay friend that we could settle down with on a ranch!

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