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A Volatile Range (Range #6)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  632 Ratings  ·  61 Reviews
Since mustering out of the Marines, Gordon Fisher has been off the grid and out of money, so when a group of ecoterrorists promises him big bucks to set some mistreated animals free, Gordon agrees. Unfortunately, the animals are Wally Schumacher’s large cats, and one of them decides to take a chunk out of Gordon.

Still hurting from a breakup, Mario Laria finds Gordon and e
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Published February 4th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published February 3rd 2013)
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¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
This is A Sweet Story of Love & War~

A Tough as nails Marine...who has a Gentle hand with a Horse...

This book was scrumptiously sweetBut, there were at times I daydreamed.
Deja Dei
Mar 03, 2013 Deja Dei rated it really liked it
Definitely one of Andrew Grey's better books. A good mix of internal and external conflict. The characters are well fleshed out and very easy to sympathize with. Sometimes in Andrew Grey's books the obstacles the characters face feel forced to add a another layer of plot beyond the romance, but in this case it felt very natural. Mario and Gordon were great together. Both of them had to make certain concession for the sake of their relationship, but it just proved what they felt for each other. M ...more
Veronica /  V
Feb 14, 2015 Veronica / V rated it really liked it
Very lovely indeed.
Serena Yates
Sep 24, 2015 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
Volatile is an excellent title for this book about Gordon, a former Marine who has lost his way after mustering out due to some horrific events and losing both of his best friends to the war in Iraq. Dealing with memory loss as well as loneliness and having no clue what to do with his life are only some of the issues he deals with. Meeting Mario, Dakota and Wally’s foreman, is not what Gordon expected but turns out to be exactly what he needs. This is yet another amazing story about finding a ho ...more
Trisha Harrington
My favourite book out of the three I have read. This was amazing for me. There was a tiny let down, the inconsistency's of the series got to me, but not enough to take from this book. The one thing I have noticed about this series is that is can have some great characters. Out of all the characters that I have read in the series Gordon would be my favourite. I just loved him.

I was more worried about this one when I started reading it than any of them in the series. Mario was still hung up on Dav
I really enjoyed this one, I fell in love with Gordon, and was so happy that Mario got his HEA!
Chris Jeffreys
Feb 06, 2013 Chris Jeffreys rated it it was amazing
A Volatile Range is probably one of my favorite recent stories in this particular series. It focuses upon the relationship that develops between Mario and Gordon at Wally and Dakota's ranch. Many of the friends that we have seen from other of the "range" novels are missing from this incarnation. Despite that, it is good to see Wally and Dakota front and center as the hosts of this novel.
In other range novels, we have been treated to a variety of interactions among different characters. In this
4.5 because I didn't like the whole David thing. I understand it's more realistic that way, but I'm a silly romantic who wanted Mario to completely forget about David or at least not have feelings for him anymore once he met Gordon. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book. The writing was great, as is usual for Andrew Grey. The main characters were multi-faceted and wonderful, plus it's always great to catch glimpses of the characters from the other Range books. The ending was just beautiful. ...more
Denise H.
Oct 19, 2015 Denise H. rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, well written story of acceptance, understanding, and love. In this heartwarming story, Andrew Grey tells the tale of Marine, Gordon, who is at his low spot in life, and the acceptance he receives by Mario, a Foreman at the ranch. The ranch cares for big cats, lions, tigers, etc., and saves them so they have health and peace. Things are rocky at first, but Gordon proves himself worthy of their respect. Mario was devastated nearly two years ago when David left him, but Gordon wakes up h ...more
Ambers Guilty Pleasure (Amber Fueston)
Sweet and Heartwarming

Since leaving the Marines Gordon has been sort of wondering losing a bit more of himself everyday. At his lowest, out of money and living out of his car he is approached by a ecoterrorist group that convinces him, with the help of a lot of money, to free some supposedly abused and neglected animals from a ranch. Before he can accomplish this though he is stopped by Mario and discovers that everything he was told is a lie. They offer him a job and soon he finds himself falli
Secretly Reading
Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen

In a Nutshell: I liked this MM cowboy romance a lot as the leads were fully developed, the romance well written and the plot not too outlandish.

Why I Read this Book: I’ve really enjoyed some of Andrew Grey’s books and though I hadn’t read any previous books in this series, I figured I’d jump in here.

What I Liked: First, I like that both Mario and Gordon are mature men. They’re fully developed characters with good and bad life experiences that shaped them int
Aine Massie
Feb 03, 2013 Aine Massie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, m-m
A Volatile Range is the newest Range story and one of the most poignant of his writings, IMHO. In A Volatile Range Andrew Grey takes on PTSD and flashbacks from a Vet along with a heart that is still hung up on the man who abandoned it.

Gordon is tricked into trying to free Wally’s cats (big mistake!) but before he can complete his mission, one of the cats takes a swipe, putting him in his place faster than even Mario with his shotgun can.
Mario is recently single, well if 18 months counts as rece
Jackie Mckenzie
Feb 04, 2013 Jackie Mckenzie rated it it was amazing
I have read most of Andrew Grey's books and all from the Range series. This book, A Volatile Range, has to be one of my favorites by far. My husband is in the Navy, so thank goodness he never has to be in the situations Gordon found himself in, but when you serve 18 years in the military you make a lot of friends. This book touched me deeply and I feel Mr Grey did a wonderful job of putting out there what these men go through. I just wish they were all lucky enough to have a Mario there for them ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Number 6 in the author's Range series, this story is about Mario, Dakota's ranch foreman, and Gordon, a drifter who is caught while trying to free the wild cats kept on the ranch. Gordon is a former marine who has been living out of his car while moving around the country taking odd jobs. He suffers from PTSD and memory loss due to a bombing which occurred while serving in Iraq. He's been told that the animals being held in cages on the ranch are being abused and starved, so when presented with ...more
Becky Condit
Jan 26, 2013 Becky Condit rated it it was amazing
Mr. Grey writes tenderly about strong men who are weak enough to need help but sometimes too fearful or proud to accept it when it is offered. I loved this story; in fact, it may be my favorite in a series that I have enjoyed very much through all of the books. Wally has become a darling to me, and is the power as well as the heart behind his partner Dakota. There are several characters who still need their HEAs and I can hardly wait to find out who will be next.

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May 11, 2013 Beacullen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
At first I felt really bad that Mario wasn't with his old boyfriend anymore. And I wasn't really sure about Gordon, the way he was introduced to the story made me not want to trust him. But then we find out why he's the way he is, how he's struggling with having been in the Marines, and losing frinds. This story was such a surprise. I was really sucked into the backstory of Gordon, as well as wanting Mario to truly find happiness. I liked that Mario got his own story, his story with David was br ...more
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Ed eccoci di ritorno nel ranch di Wally e Dakota che sono felici più che mai, così come Haven e Phillip, Wilson e Steve.

Il capomastro Mario, invece, che ci ricordavamo innamorato del bel David è rimasto solo, lasciato per “pascoli più verdi”. Vivendo in un posto pieno di coppie, per Mario è difficile andare avanti, continua a sperare che David torni da lui, anche dopo quasi due anni.
Qui entra in scena Gordon, ex marine con disturbi di stress post-trauma
Anita Bianchi
Mar 03, 2016 Anita Bianchi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I libri di Grey ti fanno entrare in un mondo dove, anche se la vita non è sempre rose e fiori, è possibile comunque far trionfare i buoni sentimenti e soprattutto l'amore. I protagonisti del sesto romanzo delle "Storie della Prateria" sono Mario e Gordon. Il primo sta ancora soffrendo per la fine della sua relazione con David e sta aspettando che questi ritorni da lui, mentre il secondo è un ex marine ridotto alla disperazione. L'incontro tra i due avviene
Apr 11, 2013 Beck rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, contemporary, cowboy
rounded down to

This is probably the weakest book of the series so far (I suspect there are more in the works) ... everything was rushed & superficial in this story ... the insta-love was annoying ... the lack of explanation about the eco-terrorists motivation etc was annoying ... the smex was uninspiring & insipid IMO ... meh
Feb 08, 2013 Portia rated it really liked it
As always, you can count on Andrew to have a beautiful love story with a happy ever after. Well researched, well written and well worth my time.
Feb 05, 2013 Nikko rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Fernanda Parente
Mar 20, 2013 Fernanda Parente rated it it was amazing
Great always
Caroline Brand

Story 4.5
Narration 4.0

If there is one thing Andrew Grey does well it is cowboys! When he adds in a broken marine you know you have a winner

Mario was left behind when his last lover left for pastures with his work and a new man. Ever since he has been pining for what was and what still might be. Everyone one around him believes it is time he moved on and got over David but there hasn’t been anyone to move on to.
Gordon left the marines after losing his two best fri
Mar 30, 2013 Tam rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I do enjoy these stories, even if the odds of that many gay men congregating in one place is a bit of a stretch. In this story there is more emphasis on Wally and his big cats. Gordon is kind of wandering rootless and almost out of money, when a group of people convince him Wally is keeping and abusing animals and they convince Gordon to release them. However he gets a surprise when one of the tigers manages to swipe his leg and he realizes these aren’t little deer or moose, but dangerous animal ...more
Feb 22, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
I give it a 4.5's the review. Okay. Since the story takes place at Dakota and Wally's ranch, and there's lots of returning characters, it would be best to read the books in order to understand the many relationships. If you don't, I'm afraid you might be lost.

I've enjoyed this series from the beginning and look forward to each new release. I admit that the idea of setting Wally's big cats loose seemed like a strange premise, so I was reluctant to read it at first. Now I'm so glad I
Thomaidha Papa
3.5 stars

This was quite an interesting read.

A Volatile Range is book 6 in the Stories from the Range series by Andrew Grey, yet it stands very well alone. You can get into the concept and follow it without the need to read the previous books. It follows the foreman of the Range, Mario and a new character, Gordon, with the plot being somehow full. What do I mean?

Gordon Fisher is an ex-Marine. He is a veteran of both Iraqi and Afghanistan war. The proud Mari
Mar 25, 2014 Lillyg rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Not my favorite but still good.

I'm wondering why David suddenly was called Dan in the 3rd or 4th installment and then got back to David. Also I'm bothered by the recycling of first name from one installment to the other. Like Kyle for example. In one he's Steve's first boyfriend, in another is Marty's basketball teammate and in the 3rd he's a hand on the ranch. Confusing. I keep expecting a link. And where the hell does that Pat guy come from? O_o
Stéphanie Giusti
Jan 30, 2014 Stéphanie Giusti rated it it was amazing
As usual, i wasn't disappointed by this story and i am really glad that i got to read it. Not once i was bored things ain't going too fast or too slow. Both gordon and mario are dealing With their past in their own way. One of the thing that makes Andrew Grey's books so great it's that you can actually relate to what the couples are going through, it is no bed of roses and only time, friends and family can help. It keeps on reminding me of that so i can only say thank you for writting such a sto ...more
Feb 19, 2013 Nic rated it liked it
This is the story of Mario, ranch foreman on Wally and Dakota's ranch and Gordon, a troubled ex-marine. We have seen Mario in past books when he had one brief fling and then a longer term relationship. He has been pining for ex-lover David for some time when Gordon appears on the ranch.

The story starts with Gordon acting on incorrect information and attempting to free Wally's animals. Realising he had been misinformed and didn't really want to harm the animals or ranch, Gordon is given a job and
Feb 08, 2014 Janie rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Andrew Grey is an incredible writer and I really liked this book. Gordon was so lost both emotionally and psychologically and through being so down on his luck accepted a job of stupidity, but it ultimately brought him to Mario. Mario was also trying to deal with loss, but was able to move on with his life and made something great for himself and Gordon.
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