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Riding Double Anthology

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  132 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
The romantic allure of the cowboy is unparalleled. These sweaty, dusty icons of the West, past and present, still melt hearts and raise pulse rates, whether the man's wearing a ten-gallon hat, chaps and spurs, or nothing at all. In these stories of romance with a Western flair, love softens the most hardened range rider and passion fires the most stoic ramrod's blood. Fate ...more
ebook, 300 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
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Jane Stewart
4, 3, and 2 stars for twelve stories. These are cowboy related, men with men, and erotic.

This anthology includes 12 short stories from 12 to 36 pages each. Many are set in the late 1800s. A few are contemporary. All of them are cowboy related. There is at least one sex scene in each story, except one story has none. These are male-male sex scenes, many with rear door activity. There are twelve different authors. I bought this because it included a story by Jane Seville, the author of “Zero at th
Nov 19, 2011 Alina rated it it was amazing
There wasn't a single story in this anthology I didn't like! Some of them were really great, some just nice, but I really enjoyed every one of them and I'd love to read a second volume.

I love short stories, so I sure won't take any stars, because they weren't full-on novels ;)
Overall: 2.65 stars

Trial By Fire by Lacey-Anne Frye - 2 stars

Rode Hard and Put Away Wet by Kate Sherwood - 4,5 stars
intense, no five stars because last line was a little too much

Courtin’ Trouble by Rowan McAllister - 3,5 stars
A nice fairy tale

Mr. August by K.R. Foster - 1.5 stars

Surviving the Crossing by Maria Albert - 3 stars

Cowboys and IT-ians by Xara X. Xanakas- 3 stars

Facing Up by J.M. McLaughlin -4 stars

The Real Thing by B.G. Thomas - 1,5 stars

In Temperance by Jane Seville- 2,5 star
Lesley Hastings
Mar 05, 2011 Lesley Hastings rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology of cowboy themed m/m short stories. As with any anthology, the stories did vary in quality somewhat, but the overall standard was high. In the case of many of the stories, my main criticism was only that I wanted MORE.

The anthology starts very strongly with Lacey-Anne Frye's "Trial by Fire", with other highlights being Rowan McAllister's "Courtin' Trouble", and "Hitting the Trail" by Maggie Lee. I really enjoyed the diversity of the characters in this antholog
Jan 24, 2014 Natalija rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
Trial By Fire by Lacey-Anne Frye (historical) - 4*
I wish it was a full-length novel. Still, I highly enjoyed this story of love, forgiveness and new beginnings.

Rode Hard and Put Away Wet by Kate Sherwood (contemporary) - 3*
This story featured three explicit scenes and it was way too much for such a short story or my liking. On the positive side, it's well-written and gave me a hope that there might be a future for the two of them.

Courtin’ Trouble by Rowan McAllister (historical) - 4*
A very enjoy
May 30, 2011 Mandi rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-mm
3.5-4 stars. Usually with anthologies, I like a few stories and feel kind of 'meh' about the rest. I actually liked most of the stories in this one, so that was a nice treat. :)

Recommended for cowboy fans. ;)
Dec 02, 2012 Melanie~~ rated it really liked it
Trial By Fire - 3.5 stars ~ Some of the language seemed a little anachronistic. Likable story. Lovably cantankerous MC paired with a sentimental rogue.

Rode Hard and Put Away Wet - 3 stars ~ Hot sex scenes but I had some trouble connecting with the MC. The ending was sweet in just the right way for these characters. A believable scenario.

Courtin' Trouble - 4 stars ~ Very sweet, a good bit of plot for a short story. I really liked Peter and Owen. I think Owen's acceptance was quicker that it would
Overall rating: 4 Stars! I enjoyed the mix of Old West and Modern Day Cowboys. The editing was decent and the characters were full bodied. My only gripe would be that each story could've easily been twice as long, and even more enjoyable! A couple 5's in the bunch, and some new authors to be explored. I would love to see all of these stories expanded to either full length novels or at least novellas.
Happy reading!
Mar 18, 2011 Kira rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboys, anthology

I rarely read anthologies for some reason. I read almost every story in this one and will read all of them eventually, but I still wanted to review already.

I'm not a big fan of historical stories, and this has quite a few of those. To my surprise, the ones I already read were wonderful.

Now, I will probably review the stories individually later when they show on the authors pages, but I want to give a shout out to Jane Seville and Kate Sherwood. They are among my favorite authors in general, and
Nov 15, 2011 Maya rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, kate-sherwood
Maria Albert - Surviving the Crossing: 3/5
K.R. Foster - Mr. August: 1/5
Lacey-Anne Frye - Trial By Fire:1/5
Maggie Lee - Hitting the Trail: 1/5
Rowan McAllister - Courtin' Trouble: 4.5/5
J.M. McLaughlin - Facing Up: 1/5
Zahra Owens - Deluge: 0/5
Jane Seville - In Temperance: 1/5
Kate Sherwood - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet: 3.5/5
Ariel Tachna - Out on the Range: 2/5
B.G. Thomas - The Real Thing: 3.5/5
Xara X. Xanakas - Cowboys and IT-ians: 2.5/5

The ones with 3.5 and above would have gotten higher marks
Aug 08, 2015 Kobie rated it really liked it
loved the ones I read, skipped the last 2.
Aidee Ladnier
May 26, 2012 Aidee Ladnier rated it really liked it
This is a good cowboy anthology. I especially liked Courtin' Trouble with Peter and Owen who finds him mesmerizing. Another favorite was Surviving the Crossing which had a dangerous river and an offer of hope that inspires love. Cowboys and IT-ians was sweet and silly. The Real Thing was a great story about going after what you want - I adored Bryan researching the perfect look to catch his man - and miniature cows are so cute! Deluge was wonderful - I wanted to live with that extended family.
Aug 16, 2011 Sandra marked it as to-read

Maria Albert - Surviving the Crossing
K.R. Foster - Mr. August
Lacey-Anne Frye - Trial By Fire
Maggie Lee - Hitting the Trail
Rowan McAllister - Courtin' Trouble
J.M. McLaughlin - Facing Up
Zahra Owens - Deluge
Jane Seville - In Temperance
Kate Sherwood - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet
Ariel Tachna - Out on the Range
B.G. Thomas - The Real Thing
Xara X. Xanakas - Cowboys and IT-ians
Vanyel Kane
Jun 21, 2011 Vanyel Kane rated it really liked it
I never understood some fetishes and cowboys was one of them. Now I understand a fair bit better. This collection of short stories is not porn without a plot and it is not at the other end of the spectrum with only innocent group of love stories with only a chaste kiss. Its people forming relationship that are hot, wonderful, messy and above all make for good reading.
Dec 15, 2011 Aniko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only read three of the stories. 3.5 stars for each of them. The stories are too short for more stars, but all of them are engaging and well written.

Rode Hard and Put Away Wet by Kate Sherwood
In Temperance by Jane Seville
Courtin’ Trouble by Rowan McAllister
Jilrene ♥
Jun 01, 2013 Jilrene ♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, anthology
The stories alternated contemporary and historical. I'm not a big fan of historical. I liked all the stories to some degree, my favorite was Out on the Range by Ariel Tachna. Overall this is a great anthology to introduce you to other authors.
Sep 02, 2012 Jackie rated it really liked it
I bought this just for the Jane Seville story (which was excellent!), but it turned out to be a great purchase in general. There was only one story I couldn't really get into. Well worth the purchase price.
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
Apr 02, 2014 Gavin Stephenson-Jackman rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection of short stories of life on the range, whether based in times past or the present. Life and love can be be wonderful when it knows no bounds.
Well, that was not as interesting as expected. My favourites are Rowan McAllister's Courtin' Trouble and B. G. Thomas's The Real Thing.
Nan Hawthorne
Mar 23, 2012 Nan Hawthorne rated it really liked it
Shelves: glbtq
Lots of fun, but a couple of the stories were just plain silly.
I had to give up on this. The writing is terrible.
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Jun 20, 2013 Blue Bayou . rated it really liked it
I was in the mood.
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