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Long Tall Drink

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,035 Ratings  ·  138 Reviews
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Western

Fourth generation rancher, Ray Ford has lived a lie for nearly forty years. Having seen what can happen to an openly gay cowboy in small town America, and not willing to risk his ranch Ford Creek's legendary reputation, he keeps that part of himself tightly locked down. Everything changes one Sunday morning when Ray, out of character, picks
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Loose Id LLC
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Nov 14, 2015 Gigi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I re-read this yummy cowboy tale in August 2013 and bumped it from 4 to 5 stars. LOVED IT! Two smoking hot closeted cowboys, living on the same ranch, make for some serious mind-numbing sexual tension. It was absolutely delicious! When these two finally came together, the sex was spectacular. *fans self*

I'm on a big L.C. Chase kick now and must read everything that brilliant woman wrote.

Highly recommended for all M/M romance fans, especially those who love their cowboys! *no brainer*
4.5 stars

Immoveable object... Meets Unstoppable Force.

Travis Morgan is a drifter. Being thrown out from his own home when he is 15 years old because he is gay, he becomes a well-known horse trainer, since he thinks horses give love unconditionally. He is not one who lay down roots. Until he meets Raymond "Ray" Ford. The owner of Ford Creek Ranch, the ranch where Travis heads for a new job. Ray makes him think of home. But it isn't easy for Travis to crack Ray's emotion. Ray has been living the g
Mar 02, 2016 Monika rated it it was amazing
I really loved this story. A light and easy feel good book. I could feel the chemistry between Ray and Travis from the beginning but it was nice that their coming together didn’t happen right away, sometimes slow is perfect and it was for these two. I could feel their frustration and at times wanted so badly to hit one or both to get them moving. It’s a beautiful love story with a small amount of angst and a few places ‘oh please no’ and then *sigh* my favorite an HEA!

If you like a sweet love st
Aug 13, 2011 Ter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yummy cover!
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I really loved this story. I put off reading it for so long because I thought it would contain a lot of smut but imagine my surprise when it was the exact opposite!

I loved the attraction and intensity between Travis and Ray. It was so thick that every interaction between them was layered with sexual tension. It was so nice to finally read a cowboy story that didn't have them jumping into bed right away. These boys are so different but they crave the same things. Travis is a drifter, he's a great
Eden Winters
Sep 25, 2011 Eden Winters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book reminded me of why I fell in love with reading to begin with. With so much emphasis these days put on reviews and how this cowboy story stacks against that cowboy story, I hadn't realized I'd begun to take mental notes while reading. That stopped by chapter three of Long Tall Drink, and I lost myself in a great love story, well told. I personally love to see protagonists work for their HEA, and Ray and Travis logged a lot of overtime on that score. Their every encounter sizzled, be it ...more
Sep 28, 2011 Summer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboy, m-m, hea-m-m
I loved the sexual tension between these characters in the book. They were also great characters you can connect to and so were the secondary characters.

My complaint about the book is the kind of abrupt ending of the book. The characters hide the fact that they are gay because of what people will think of the business. Then at the end they decide they are going to actually have a relationship, but you don't get so see what happens with other people accepting or not accepting it. I did hear that
Kaje Harper
Mar 29, 2016 Kaje Harper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
This is the story of a very closeted ranch owner and the rumored-to-be-gay horse trainer who comes to work for him. I liked both of the MC's, especially Travis, and there was some palpable heat there. The plot felt a bit familiar, especially in its resolution, but the writing was good. I've read two books by this author, and she writes characters who pull me into her stories.
Light-hearted M/M cowboy romance where the two MC's act like a couple of melodramatic girls. But it's fun anyway.
This is Travis and Ray's story. Ray owns a ranch in Montana and on his way back from seeing his lover (who he must keep a secret) he picks up a hitchhiker who turn out to be Travis a renowned horse trainer who is on his way to take a job at the neighboring ranch. There is instant attraction between these two men.

There were things about this book I really liked, and there were things that were distracting as well. Ray and Travis were both very likable characters, even the secondary characters an
What is it about sexy gay cowboys? Admittedly, this story doesn't exactly break the mold, right down to the disgruntled homophobic ranch-hand. It's all good fun really. But for me to get more emotionally invested? The boys to get involved in the first half of the book, or at least the halfway point. Instead, it was so near the end of the book that it felt like it ended too soon. There was also a little too much peril, to the point of ridiculousness. Yes, it brings people together when you think ...more
Jan 30, 2015 Kikirocks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Loved the writing style - it was very poetic at some parts and I could vividly imagine the scenes, which is something I really like in a book. I also loved the characters, their tension, all the angst and hurt/comfort. The only "downside": there could have been a little bit more sex. Still worth reading though : )
Aug 03, 2011 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-cowboy
Cowboys. Cowboys having sex with each other. Maybe it's my cowboy fetish speaking, but I loved this book a lot! Couldn't put it down!!
Mar 19, 2012 Kazza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a badly written book, with nice enough characters, but what started out with promise just got cold after a while. Ray wanted Travis, Travis wanted Ray, but Ray couldn't come out for fear of losing his ranch due to intolerance in a small town. Travis kept wandering as he was constantly hounded as the gay horse trainer. All understandable but, nonetheless, tiresome when pretty much the whole book went that way.

I really found it hard to believe that Travis had a far reaching almost reverential
Wendy Ann
More like 4.5 Stars!

If a slow burn and/or sexual tension are your thing, this book has both in spades. It truly felt like there were palpable vibes coming off my ereader during this one *shivers* from the moment Ray and Travis set eyes on one another until the end!!

Ray is a very deeply closeted gay man. He’s completely fearful of exposing himself based on things that have happened in the past, the attitudes of people in that area, his family name and reputation, repercussions for his ranch – you
It's been over a month since I've read this book and I have to admit that for this review I had to jump through the story again to remind myself what happens and who it is all about. I remembered the general feeling I had when reading it, but no particular details whatsoever, and that in itself is a good description of the story for me:

Long Tall Drink was a pretty good, enjoyable read at the time, but it was utterly unmemorable. It's a rather standard cowboy book featuring Ray, the Ford Creek's
Sep 11, 2013 JR rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves angst with their romance
This is my second book in a few days by L.C. Chase. I just finished Pickup Men and could not wait to read more. I think this book is brilliant. I loved it even more than Pickup Men;. I don't know how that is possible, but it has to be because of the characters.

Travis Morgan is a horse trainer that never stays long in any one place. He's known for his incredible ability with horses, and that he is gay. Being openly gay has gotten him beaten up in the past, so he doesn't advertise it, but it is
Don Bradshaw
This book was terrific. Ray Ford has lived his life in the closet out of fear of losing his ranch and livelihood. Travis Morgan has drifted from ranch to ranch training horses and leaving right before prejudices got him beaten. Neither man ever knew true love until they risked everything. Ms Chase did an excellent job creating these two strong main characters. I could feel what they were going through and experiencing. I loved Ray's wise old aunt, Dot and the way she had of keeping a ranch full ...more
Jul 02, 2013 Trish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, cowboy
Really loved the characters and pacing in this story. The descriptive writing was flawless. The instant attraction but oh so slow build up to "caving into the need" was perfect.

Why not 5, well I had a hard time in the beginning keeping track of who was speaking. So had to go back a few times and figure it out.

After a few chapters though it flowed better. Not sure if that was b/c I became used to the jumping back and forth or because the author improved the dialogue transitions b/w Travis and Ra
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3.5 stars

Not quite as compelling as the gripping Chase the Wind or Unbreak My Heart, this novel is a worthwhile read nonetheless. Perhaps love did conquer all too easily, but Travis and Ray were fabulous together. I liked the slow burn, but wanted slightly more skin on skin and a more definitive ending. I would definitely read a follow-up starring Jesse.
Dec 24, 2011 Td rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was easy to go with the flow and I ended up liking this book way more than I thought I would. Yummy cowboys, tons of frustrating tension, add in likeable side characters, some angst and some near fatal drama and it kept me hooked. At one point one of them thought "Keep me" and I wanted to shout "I'll keep you both, no worries!" :D
Sep 05, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboy
Really enjoyed the story. What's not to like about sexy cowboys. There was so much good tension between Ray and Travis and their attraction to each other, that you had to just keep reading. I wish that it would have been longer and hope that maybe there might be further books about the group at the ranch.

Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Good Story...I didn't love it. Sexual tension is what kept me reading :)

What I really wanna know is....Will Jessie ever get a story?!
Lavinia Lewis
Aug 16, 2011 Lavinia Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favourites
I loved this book. Plenty of hot, sexual tension and the writing was wonderful. I'd definitely recommend this. A keeper! :)
This is a sweet rather prototypical western style romance. Not a lot of surprises here and everything works out all pretty. The characters were well written and the story flowed smoothly. I enjoyed my read, but wasn't doing cartwheels in excitement. It was just nice.

Ray's seen the damage that coming out can do to a rancher in Montana and it's not a risk he's ever willing to take. He's happy leaving town periodically to meet up with his lover and never having the two worlds meet. That is until he
Nov 04, 2011 Audrey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: man-love
This was a 3+ read for me. I liked the story, the cowboys, the portrayal of ranch life, and the secondary characters, but there wasn't that extra je ne sais quois that would make it stand out and push it into 4 star territory.

Ray Ford is the (deeply) closeted owner of the Ford Creek Ranch. He picks up a "long tall drink of sexy" drifter who is hitchhiking his way to...(you guessed it!) Ford Creek Ranch. Turns out this mystery passenger is none other than Travis Morgan, legendary horse trainer...
Aug 08, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
OK, really liked this one! I love cowboys, and I love slightly older protagonists (Ray is 40, Travis 33).

Ray was (understandably) traumatized by the way a local gay rancher and his partner were terrorized when he (Ray) was 17, and finding out that his dad was one of the responsible parties. He buried his personal feelings, but, thankfully, at least never sank to the depths of marrying some poor woman under false pretences. One of his hired hands, Sam Davis, is the son of the man who was Ray's f
Elisa Rolle
A classical western romance starting in a most classical way: a wealthy rancher welcomes in his household a drifter in need of a place to stay. Only that this time the drifter is not a damsel in distress, but another handsome cowboy, and he is also an expert horse trainer and by chance he was right heading to Ray’s ranch. And Ray would prefer that was not the case, since he has heard the rumor around Travis, he prefers “the company of men”, and for someone so deep in the closet like Ray that is ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
I didn't do a review the first time I read this when I was new to the genre, but I re-read it again yesterday and it is still one of my all-time favorite m/m cowboy romances.

When Ray spots Travis hitchhiking, his first thought is that Travis is one long tall drink of cowboy and it's lust at first sight. But Ray is deeply closeted and Travis is a drifter so Ray is not willing to act on his attraction. But Travis is more than a drifter -- he's a well-known horse trainer and Ray is both thrilled t
Valentina Heart
This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.

I was excited upon receiving this book. I mean, who doesn't love cowboys with their swagger and the sexy drawl? Much like with shifters, this is one subject I can always read about. So why the low rating? I'll do my best to explain.

Ray is a closeted ranch owner who saw how hard the life of a gay cowboy could be. Afraid of irrational hate and losing his ranch, he keeps his desires far away from home. In comes
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