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Sweet Topping (Cattle Valley #3)

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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  1,309 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Wheelchair-bound, Kyle Brynn loves his home above the bakery he owns and runs. He's proud of everything he's managed to accomplish since the accident six years ago that took the use of his legs. At the age of twenty-six he's an independent man living on his own, despite the protests from his family. However, with his independence comes loneliness. It's not the townspeople' ...more
ebook, 106 pages
Published February 2007 by Total-e-bound
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Lillie
This was a book about overcoming obstacles in life. Kyle has been wheelchair bound since his jeep accident years ago. He has made himself a success as a baker in Cattle Valley, but believes he will be alone for the rest of his life. When handsome ex-pro ballplayer Gil starts making his attraction to Kyle known, Kyle must face his insecurities if he wants the greatest love he could ever know.

This is my favorite in the Cattle Valley books so far. I can't wait to read the next one!
Sidda Lee
My favorite in the series so far. I really liked Kyle and Gil. I thought the issues they had to handle together because of Kyle's disability was very well written and heartfelt.
Don Bradshaw
This is a tough review to write. A good friend got me hooked on the Cattle Valley soap opera. This episode is Gill and Kyle's story. The story revolves around the town's bakery owner and token wheelie, Kyle, and former football star and now garage owner, Gill. Both men are likable and some of the town's other faces pop up to do their thing. I truly wanted to enjoy this romance story but as a man in a wheelchair myself, I was aggravated by the repeated errors that Ms Lynne made in Kyle's every d ...more
Elizabeth H.
I agree with the early reviewer who said this story reads more like a rough draft than a finished product. It's what I would call "thin," in that nothing was developed sufficiently. I was also thoroughly distracted by editing errors/missteps, such as "it's" for "its" and other problems that are so easy to fix if an author or editor pays attention. Continuity errors were also a problem: at one point Gil is bald and then he's got the black hair that's curling. I thought maybe that was linked to th ...more
Katharina
I'm sorry to just give one star, always, and I was wondering whether to up it to two, but in the end I couldn't. Because I was just so damn disappointed. Sorry if I hurt any sensibilities here or insult anyone, but that's just how it is.

The basic story was actually nice, well, it sounded nice at least. Kyle is in a wheelchair because of an accident, baker in Cattle Valley and really likes the owner of the garage and gas station, ex-footballstar Gill. Of course, his injury forbids anything from h
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Beck
1. I haven't paid for a single book in this series, instead picking them up when they have been offered free.

2. Having now read 3 books in this series I don't think I will ever pay money to read any more books in this series.

3. If I find them free, I will pick them up & read them.

The books in this series all have a common thread of insta-love with shallow character development & artificial angst. The characters are all too Pollyanna-ish to be believable. The whole concept & delivery
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Stacey Jo
This is the 3rd book of the Cattle Valley series by Carol Lynne and features Darshawn "Gill" Gilling, ex-football star and mechanic of Cattle Valley and Kyle Brynn, Cattle Valley's bakery owner, who is in a wheelchair because of a car accident years ago.

Kyle has had a series of breakins at his bakery so there is a bit of mystery. Who is doing it and why? Gill is making it very clear to Kyle that he sees the man, not a wheelchair and he's finally breaking through Kyle's defenses. They have a bad
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Elena
I wanted to read this book because of wheelchaired character, so I didn't read the first books in the series, and I definitely won't read them in the future.

This book doesn't work as stand-alone. I think, the main problem is not because it contains lots of things one could learn from previous books. I met lots of people and listened to their chatting, and I had no idea who they were and what were they talking about. But instead of wish to know more, I simply didn't care.

Yes, that's a problem. I
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Christy Stewart
This is a really good rough draft, as it is, it reads like a well written outline of a better story. A lot of the cripple stuff was a little weird and off, but I haven't read a book yet that wasn't.

Still, a sweet slash story. I liked the idea of the whole town knows what's up so we might as well just hook up approach Gill had. I also really liked the unromantic details Lynne thought to use in her conflicts.

I don't think I would even get gas in a place called Cattle Valley, but it sounds romantic
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Lisa
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This is book three in this amazing series and you should read the books in order to get a full idea of each wonderful character. This story I think is my absolute favorite one so far. I think it is because it is so tender and caring. I loved it so much even more than the last. The pain the Kyle feels when he thinks that he will always be alone because he is stuck in the wheel chair makes me want to cry sometimes. He feels that no one will want him, but he's s
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Meep
Mar 11, 2014 Meep rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
I DNF'd early because I could already see one this would end with me ranting.

I get Cattle Valley is a place of beautiful 'yummy' gay people, half the men larger than life and the other half small and sweet, the occasional female mentioned but forgotten. BUT here we the promise of something a little different, a character in a wheelchair.

Kyle runs his own buisness so to me that makes him a strong person; he's overcome the emotion of being injured and adapted enough for full independance. In RL ge
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Amber
I kind of think its funny that I am a straight female and yet I am reading gay romance I have never read gay romance before the reason I read this book originally is because I have a friend who is gay that is simply in love with this book series because he has told me all about this series (a lot) I figured I would give it a go well all I can is is my friend has fabulous taste (not that he would ever let me forget that for even a second)
I may be a straight female but I simply love the guys in th
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Mountie
This is my favorite book by Carol Lynne, not on the strength of the writing but on the subject matter. I thought she approached the subject of Kyle's disability straight on with integrity and compassion and without glossing over the challenges.

If a person wants to try out a Carol Lynne work, I always suggest they read this book.
Brenda (b)
Kyle was so strong and Gill was so caring. I wanted so much for them to find true love.
Kelly
Sweet Topping by Carol Lynne, Book 3 in her Cattle Valley Series. This is actually the second time I have read this book. Carol is one of my favorite writers and the men in her books are HOT....You must read the series starting with All Play and No Work where you meet those that make Cattle Valley their home. As you read through the series, you have an inside view of the people of Cattle Valley and get to know them through their stories.

I am not going to say much about the storyline, I don't wa
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Danni
This was my first read on the Cattle Valley series (although this is the 3rd book in the series). A lot of the characters from the previous books show up in this book and there is a lot of banter and discussions going on between the MCs and the other characters. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I had read the previous books.

I liked Gill and Kyle as a couple and how Gill encouraged Kyle to take steps forward. I think Kyle´s disability and how they worked with it/around it felt very
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lellabeth
I loved the premise of this book. What I didn't love, though, was the lack of plot development. It seemed as though the characters were instantly in love and talking of marriage, without having really got to know one another at all. This is a common trait in novellas, though, and I'd have overlooked it were the rest of the story good.

Unfortunately, it was not. A character with a disability does not need to be 'fixed' to get their HEA. This gives an awful, disheartening message, and it completel
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garnetyuna
...When I took this book I thought it could've been good...
I was so wrong.

Let's say first that I have not read the other books of this series- because I wasn't (and still not) interested in those, but I was with this book.
So, apart from all the drama (=__=) what irked me much was the constant mention of Nate and his men. So, Nate, you like the "three" number- but I like the "two" (as in one-and-one only), and since I pay for my books, I don't want the "three" number to be seen anywhere- so, c
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Tonileg
A man in a wheel chair that has lots of great support around him, but no lover/mate to share his lonely ramp filled life, so here we meet Kyle Brynn who is about to get the business from Gill, Darshawn Gilling because Gill is done waiting around for Kyle to notice his attraction.
Gill was a great guy, but still a guy and totally missed the emotional trauma that he starts when he lets the love of his life, Kyle, think that Gill will only love him if he can walk like a regular man.
Sweet M/M romance
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UrbanFirefly
stopped at 48%.

Sweet topping is in no way a bad book. As a matter of fact it's...sweet. It's just that at some point it became a bit too sweet for me. (view spoiler)

For me to believe two characters can be in love, I really have to see them make progress. I need them to talk to each other and go place, to argue and make up. We start ST after Gill and Kyle have known
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Wendy Ann
I really enjoyed this book, but made a couple of discoveries along the way. As I was trying to decide on my next book for a reading challenge, this story jumped out at me. I realized it was part of a series (#3), but many times, each book in a series can stand on its own. This, however, is definitely one of those series that makes sense to read in order. While a large part of this story was independent, I felt like I missed some important background and build up. Not to be taken as a negative, t ...more
Littlespelk
A well written book that deals with A wheel chair disabled guy, Being disabled myself, I found I could really relate to this story and its characters. It is a warm and romantic story, that deals with the usual relationship issues and well as the added problems that disabled people face, not least accepting that some one could find us attractive and want to be with us long term.
Danae
I'm so glad that things worked out for Kyle and Gill. Okay, realistically, I knew they would work out, because otherwise, what's the point of the book? Still, I get involved and worry while reading heheh.

Kyle seemed to be using first his bakery, and then Gill, to keep from making the effort to walk again, but luckily that was overcome. Not in the best way...leaving when he thought Gill only wanted someone who walked...but then coming back to town and keeping up with the therapy.

One slight proble
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Karen K
**4.5**
I loved this installment of the Cattle Valley series, great characters, great storyline, great relationship. Kyle is such a sweet, sweet man, but so damaged on the inside as much as the outside. Gil is absolutely lovely - patient, caring, determined, resourceful. I really liked that this wasn't a relationship that started as soon as they met but that they'd known, and admired, each other for a while. Gil was just what Kyle needed to face his demons and Kyle was just what Gil needed to fin
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Arlyn
I can't begin to express how moved I was by this book. Kyle and Gill were perfect characters for one another in a far from perfect situation. I'm an Occupational Therapist by trade and I was impressed by the obvious research that the author had to conduct to convey a belivable character living with the struggle of traumatically induced paraplegia. The physical and emotional outcomes of such a devastating injury are beautifully depicted in Kyle. The way Gill loved Kyle unconditionally is a testam ...more
Danielle
I don't know what to think about this one. Sometimes I liked the way his disability was being portray other times it kinda felt gimmicky. Personally I wish these books were longer and delved deeper, but you really can't get everything and so far I like this town.
Kay
Feb 24, 2012 Kay rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ebooks
In the previous book of this series, the Cattle Valley community was finishing their new church hall for their Christmas Eve party. This story begins at the party with a kiss under the mistletoe. When Gill focused his attention on Kyle at the party, Kyle’s heart fluttered but his mind insisted that a relationship would never work. It’s heart warming to see Gill’s devotion to his partner. Their journey is one with many obstacles, including Kyle’s insecurities. Though the sex is very explicit and ...more
Miralinda
Конечно это сказка, инвалид в коляске в конце книги идёт к алтарю)) Но что ещё нужно в романе? Хэппи энд. Ставлю четыре.
Kristie
Again, cute... maybe a little cuter.
Jeski
Carol Lynne is an author who seems to have an idea and nothing else. The righting style is rushed and the time period in which these characters come together is totally unrealistic and usually somewhat awkward. However, the basic idea is still present and ideas are usually not bad ones just ones that should be elaborated on. That said, I do enjoy the stories and tend to read all the Cattle Valley ones and fill in the blanks with my overactive imagination.

Conclusion: A short, humorous read. Go f
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