Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway - Cotton Candy by Mae Hancock


Cotton Candy

by Mae Hancock



Cowboy, Cotton Reid is the laid back type of guy who accepts people as they are, no matter how flawed. People think he’s fun, honest and crazy about his boss and friend the sexy rancher Bay Redman. 

Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is something that family man, Bay, has done his whole life. Bay can be like a bear with a sore head if the hay isn’t stored symmetrically or his fridge contains an odd number of jars. 

When the two men begin a hot affair, Cotton keeps a secret from Bay, but will Cotton find the courage to tell Bay the truth before someone else does?



The sincerity, pain, and honesty in Cotton’s eyes moved Bay so much he almost folded, wanting to hold Cotton and tell him there was nothing they couldn’t sort out. Nevertheless, Bay was in the danger zone. Even if every word and sentiment was true, Cotton had still deceived him. Bay couldn’t see a future for them. What if they pursued a relationship, and Cotton kept another secret for whatever reason? Bay needed a partner who shared everything so they could face their troubles together, no matter what, and Cotton wasn’t that man. 

Vanessa had caused so much suffering. Cotton hadn’t even had the chance to be a father to his own child. He’d have been a good dad whether he’d had money or not. Good parenting isn’t born out of wealth, but love. Bay couldn’t visualize Kristen growing up and being any worse off with her natural father. And Bay couldn’t punish Cotton for simply wanting to get to know his only child. He wasn’t a bad man, and both he and his daughter should be allowed to build a relationship. Bay had no deep insecurities about Kristen; the notion that she might reject Bay and replace him with a virtual stranger was ridiculous. Cotton and Kristen’s relationship paled into insignificance against his own silly worries. The second part of the dilemma, his relationship with Cotton wasn’t so easy, but Bay couldn’t continue their relationship any longer. 

“You finished?” Bay asked as tears filled Cotton’s blue eyes, scratching at Bay’s conscience and the part of him that loved and forgave. 

“Yes, except— I’m sorry I didn’t tell you. Nothing will change that.” Cotton took in a sharp breath. “Can you forgive me?” His eyes took on a silvery hue that begged Bay to reconsider. It meant risk, and Bay didn’t take risks, especially bad ones. Unable to articulate an adequate response, he didn’t answer. 

My Review:

This was a very enjoyable book!  Cotton and Bay are two wonderful men who slowly develop feelings for each other and begin a relationship.  Bay has a serious case of OCD that he fears will destroy any relationship but he takes a chance on Cotton.  Cotton has had feelings for Bay and finally decides to take the first step.  Bay is very upfront about his OCD but Cotton is hiding a huge secret that could end their relationship.

This is a sweet yet sexy M/M romance that captivated me with its wonderful blend of romance, humor and drama.  Cotton is a sweet man who has lusted after his boss since day one.  Bay is also a sweet man who has a very severe case of OCD that has put a strain on every family member in his life.  He is afraid....he knows his condition is a challenge for anyone he lets close.  The sexual chemistry between these two great characters was sweet yet hot.  Well written with some equally interesting family members, this is a very enjoyable read. 4 stars ~Booklover Sue


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

I enjoy writing both academic and fiction material. My research interests include focus on people who experience marginalization, both in historical societies and modern. Themes include disability, neurosis, homosexuality, addiction, mental illness, slavery and prostitution. The most important part of my work is creating multi-dimensional, believable characters that are able to build lasting romantic relationships against the odds. I want all my readers to laugh, cry and enjoy the erotic journey towards a happy ending.  

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  1. The review was great. I'd love to read this. Someone close to me has severe OCD, and it is trying on some people. I think it's only bothersome, if you don't understand it.

  2. I downloaded a sample of this book because I love a hot cowboy :D... thanks for sharing your review, I'm looking forward to checking it out!!

  3. Love a sexy cowboy and bringing in the OCD caught my attention.

  4. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and your review! Can't wait to read this book!

  6. I enjoyed the excerpt and the review. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!