Book Reviews

Army Green (Taction 2) by J. Rocci at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Military/Former Military / Cowboys/Cowgirls / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-September-2013

Book Blurb

Evan Miller and Cam Jackson have run Glenhaven Farm together on behalf of Evan's grandparents for the past couple years, giving the farm everything they have to make it a success. But when Evan’s old commanding officer asks for Evan’s help with the wild child of their squad, Evan and Cam don’t hesitate to find a place for Reo at Glenhaven. Reo is a city boy with a penchant for trouble, and he stirs up more dust than expected. Reo’s behavior -- and Evan ignoring it -- causes Cam to confront issues he hasn't been able to verbalize until now.

Evan has been juggling a whole set of worries, though, and they take their toll on his health. When he ends up in the hospital, it's up to Cam and the rest of Glenhaven to make sure he follows his doctor's orders.

Featuring the boys from the Torquere Press Single Shot “Taction.”


Book Review

The second part of Evan and Cam's story is just as special as the first. Now that Evan has come home to his grandparents' horse ranch and has learned to accept and live with the loss of his left leg, the challenge of facing everyday life is enough to keep him busy. He and Cam are great together, but there are so many demands on them and their time, what with building and running the hippotherapy and riding school facilities they’ve set up, that it is easy to lose sight of what's really important. Several very interesting secondary characters also make an appearance, and I really loved seeing all of them interact. This is a novella with a gentle flow, some very loving scenes, and absolutely wonderful people.

Evan has accomplished a lot. He and Cam run the therapy center together, he is giving riding lessons, is renovating the bunkhouse so they'll have their own home, and general ranch duties take up some of his time as well. He may have leaned to deal with a missing leg, but he has no idea how to pace himself. And, stubborn as he is, he not only doesn’t listen to any of the warnings from his friends, he also doesn’t take heed of the warning signs his body sends him. Until it is too late, and a major breakdown makes sure he has no choice but to consider some real changes.

Cam is no better than Evan. He is just as busy with the ranch, working on his degree, and helping with the therapy sessions. Exhaustion is a real danger, but so is learning to deal with the fact that Evan spends time with other men. Specifically, Reo, an ex-Army buddy who spends time at the ranch to sort out his life. Luckily, Cam manages to talk to Evan about it, and they figure out what to do together. It is only when Evan's health crisis hits that Cam puts his foot down, and I found that quite impressive.

If you like stories about the daily lives of a loving couple who struggle with professional and personal stress, if you enjoy reading about stubborn, macho cowboys and horses, and if you're looking for a read that is sweet, emotional, and uplifting, then you will probably like this novella. It's a great sequel to 'Taction'!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 126 pages/24800 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-August-2010
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