Tuesday, December 10, 2013

**Review** My Heartache Cowboy ~ Z.A. Maxfield

Publication Date 1/21/2014

Synopsis ~ 

Can love conquer all?
Jimmy Rafferty and Eddie Molina go way back at the J-Bar ranch. They’ve worked together, bunked together, camped out, and drank together. So how has Jimmy failed to notice that Eddie is gay? Eddie has not failed to notice that his friend has a serious drinking problem, and he’s determined to help Jimmy kick the booze cold turkey.

Taking him up to a snowbound cabin to detox, Eddie is confronted with Jimmy’s fierce denial. But the pains of withdrawal are nothing for Jimmy compared with the heartache of denying his true feelings and his deep longing…for the one man who cares for him more than anyone else on earth.

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

**ARC provided by Netgalley via Penguin for an honest review** 

This book was so much more than I bargained for. Knowing Z.A. Maxfield's writing style, I knew it was going to be a fabulous read and an emotional roller coaster. Maxfield did not disappoint. 

As someone who has watched her own father battle alcoholism for the past 15 years, I understood where Eddie was coming from. And I understood Jimmy's side of things as well. This book was not an easy read for me. For where Jimmy has conquered, my own father has failed. 

This novel is more than about a relationship between 2 men. It's about realizing that unless YOU admit you have a problem, no one else is going to be able to save you. YOU have to want to be saved, YOU have to want to change. Realizing the problem and changing the outcome is something only one can do for oneself, otherwise you will fail. 

Z.A. Maxfield is an amazing author, I have been a fan of her work for many years, My Heartache Cowboy is just another testament at her skill as a beautiful writer. She has the ability to invoke such deep emotional bonds with her characters that even if you aren't a fan of m/m books, you will still be able to connect with them. Do not miss the opportunity to read this book. It will teach you so much more than the undying love between two men. 

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