REVIEW - Spaghetti Western by EM Lynley


Book Title - Spaghetti Western
Author - EM Lynley
Publisher - Self Published

Cordon-Blue trained pastry chef Riley Emerson arrives in Aspen, Colorado for a summer season at the best restaurant in town, only to discover his jerk of a boyfriend has dumped him, leaving his heart and his summer plans in tatters. Doubting himself and longing for a change of pace, he takes a low-paying position as chef at a guest ranch, the Rocking Z. The scenery is gorgeous, but he expects that nature up close and personal can’t hold a candle to his exciting Paris lifestyle.

When born-and-bred cattle rancher Colby Zane spots a newcomer letting himself be pawed at by a passel of horny cowboys at Aspen’s Club Rawhide, he doesn’t think twice before rushing in, throwing the guy over his shoulder, and rescuing him from the volatile situation. Sober, Riley Emerson turns out to be sweet and sexy, but not interested in more than a one-night stand with Colby. Initially disdainful of the guest ranch side of the business, Colby’s over the moon when Riley late arrives as the new cook on his family’s ranch

But all’s not well at the Rocking Z. Unsurmountable financial problems force them to rely on a cash infusion from an outside investor, Fitz Wellington. Only Fitz is hot for Colby, and he won’t sign on the dotted line without some very personal incentives. The future of the ranch is at stake, and Colby’s just desperate enough to go along, but saving the Z might mean losing Riley.

**This book also contains recipes mentioned in the story**




EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. Her Precious Gems series is best described as “Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone”—only gayer. The Delectable series is Gay Romance with Taste.

A Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.

She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others. Her books are available in print and e-book from Amazon & other book distributors.



I fell in love with this author's writing when I read Out of the Gate. This latest offering is every bit as wonderful as that story. I love how she combines a terrific story line with out of this world research. No fact is left undiscovered, and you not only get a fabulous tale, but you learn a little too. And this book has a huge bonus! The recipes from the ranch are at the end of the book and I cannot wait to try some of them out. This story is so full of hope and new beginnings, it makes for a truly heart warming tale. Is there anything you would not do to help those you love? Read on and find out.

Riley Emerson has just finished his training at Le Cordon Blue culinary school in Paris. He studied there with his boyfriend Denny. Riley decided to stay on and take the pastry courses while Denny went on ahead and set up their new life in Aspen and their dream job at Antelope Inn. Everything was going to be perfect, until Riley showed up a week early and found Dennny with another man. Now he has lost his home, boyfriend, and job in one fell swoop. He tried to get another job through one of his rich friends, but the sous chef was the man Riley caught Denny with. At a loss, he went out to have some fun at a club, but when he was in over his head, a hunky cowboy saved him. After a night of passion, Riley snuck out to get to a job fair at a hotel. He landed a job as a chef at a dude ranch, and was ready to move on.

Colby Zane wished he had a number of something for the sexy man he had helped the night before. But he had to get back to the ranch and get set up for the new season. The ranch was in trouble, caused by him, and he needed to fix things. It has been in his family for generations, and he can't let it go under. A hot investor B. F. Wellington, may be the answer to his problems. He has more now because Riley is their new chef, and he has made it kinda clear that he is not looking for a relationship. But what does Mr. Wellington want from Colby to make it happen?

This story is not cut and dried, as some are hiding secrets that could make things go either way. Can Riley and Colby survive what is happening? Will the reveal hurt or help everyone? What will Wellington do to remove Riley from the picture? Can Riley survive outside of the big cities? Are they too different for it to work? This story grabbed me from page one and I could not wait to find out what happens next. These characters get under your skin, and you root for them the whole way! Go grab a copy and settle in for an awesome read. Whatever EM Lynley puts out next, you can believe I will be first in line to read


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