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A Shared Range (Range #1)

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After a year in medical school, Dakota Holden returned home to take care of the family business full time and help his father cope with multiple sclerosis. Devoted to his family, Dakota allows himself just one week of vacation a year, which he spends in some exotic location having all the fun he can stand. On his last vacation, a cruise, Dakota struck up a friendship with...more
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Published September 20th 2010 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 2010)
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❧Gwen❤❦
Wow, what a message the writer has embedded in his book

Matthew Shepard~Sweet Jesus, Peace be with You and Your's~

~ 3.5 Heartbreaking Realistic Stars❤

The book takes place in Wyoming, in Matthew Shepard country~

A Love Story of Dakota and Wally~

It starts off slow, but it not a bad slow, it's like your taking slow ride on Saddie (Dakota's Dads Old Horse)

There is noooo angst, just sweetness, with a wicked message.

This is such a sweet romance, it is insta-love which normally I do not care for, but, w
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Serena Yates
This is another great book by Andrew Grey. A sweet story with normal, everyday characters that are both driven by a need to do what is right. Except, what each believes to be right, puts them into opposition where the discussion 'farm animals versus wild wolves' is concerned

Dakota is easy to like. He is incredibly dedicated to his father, and making the the family farm a success. He hardly ever even takes a vacation. I loved his sense of loyalty and the care he takes with Wally, even though Wall...more
Alyosha
Tooth-achingly sweet romance about a cute, idealistic, young veterinarian and a warm, repectable and sexy cowboy who find love and home with each other.
Angel Martinez
4.5 I like to read Andrew's stories when I feel down and tired of humanity. The warmth, the kindness inherent in his stories always help me back to hopeful again.

A Shared Range, while it may look, on the surface, like another cowboy story, is so much more. We're brought into the gorgeous setting of Wyoming cattle country, nestled amidst the mountains, but we're reminded that this lovely scenery is also Matthew Shepherd country, with the implication that brutality and hate still live here as wel...more
Perpetua
***sigh*** Andrew never lets me down! I loved it very sweet left me with a smile! But what about poor Philip??
Ronda  Tutt
Ride-em Cowboy!

Fantastic story that I truly enjoyed as the authors smooth writing captured my heart with heartwarming characters that are not only hot and mouth drooling sexy but that have personalities full of love, respect, understanding, caring and thoughtful of all species that have you smiling and saying awe by the time the book is finished.

Dakota’s story of him coming out and admitting he was gay was very touching. After years of hiding his true self he finally accepts who he is even thoug...more
Lily
Dakota Holden comes home for the summer after his first year of medical school looking forward to spending time with his father. But a fall from a horse brings to light the illness his father's been hiding from him and forces Dakota to give up school and take over the reins of the family business. While he doesn't regret it he does miss the freedom he had. Now living on a ranch in Wyoming he's hiding in the closet and taking a week off a year to sow his wild oats away from his father and their s...more
Manda
I wasn't sure if I should give 2 or 3 stars but I decided it's closer to 2.

Good points: the story was sweet, the analogy between wolves mating for life and the love the mc's found in each other was cute too.

Down side: this book was boring. It was too long. This story could have been told in 100+ words if the narrative had been a bit tighter and effective. There wasn't enough in the plot to hold my interest for 200 pages. I did read it through.

The lead characters were dull people. Kind and good...more
Marissa
Ugh. Ok, what to say... Well, first, I was so bored while reading this book. It started extremely early on when things just seemed to take FOREVER to describe, say, or lay out.
Second, the MC's fell in love and committed to each other, in sickening sweet ways, within ONE WEEK of meeting for the first time. They didn't even have any big emotional breakthroughs, or conversations to bring each other closer. Just *bam*! No emotional connection, I felt.
Speaking of climaxes, I even skimmed over the se...more
Nikko
This book was the first Male Male Romance that I've read and let me tell YOU after that I am totally HOOKED on Male Male Romance!!! I love this Book!!
Gina
3.8 stars.

It's relaxing, angst-free, calm story. It doesn't have a strong attraction force to the story, but still nice is nice is nice. ;)
Elspeth
Loved it, a very good romance and thought out story with great characters.


First Read: June 1st 2012
Deb
As I read this book, the only thought going through my head was "Why am I still reading this book?" I can't remember the last time a book bored me so much. The most interesting part of the book was the prologue that set up a potentially intriguing scenario and then the book just jumped ahead four years to bore me to death with a sickeningly sweet romance between two really lack luster characters who uttered lame dialog.

The characters fell in love within one week having done nothing but spend som...more
Janna
One look at the cover of this book was enough to make me want to know more about the story. And yes, a hot cowboy as the hero, taking care of his father, sealed the deal, I wanted to read this book. Yet, it took me a few weeks to actually pick it up and start reading it - I was waiting for the right mood to spend some time on the ranch. Once I did however I didn't want to leave again and when I finished the book I regretted that I had to say goodbye to Dakota and Wally. Despite their funny names...more
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Jo * Smut-Dickted *
A thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish. It covers a lot of ground but what I most appreciate about Andrew's stories are his characters always face their challenges and they do what is right - but they don't come back later and whine about it. For me that is a powerful message - and one I grew up with in MN. Having lived on the West and East coast and having grown up in MN this type of mindset seems to me to be the strongest in the stalwart mid-westerners. When Dakota chooses to take ar...more
Valérie
Encore une fois Andrew Grey nous entraine dans les lointaines contrées de l’Amérique profonde, chez les cowboys mais même si l’histoire a quelques similitudes avec son autre série « Love Means » n’y voyez surtout pas un simple copié-collé, Andrew Grey a su se renouveler avec des personnages différents mais tout aussi attachants. J’aime les histoires de cet auteur, elles sont douces, tendres, les personnages ne sont jamais parfaits, la relation qui s’établit entre les héros est toujours progressi...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Andrew Grey keeps moving up to the top of my favorites list with his engaging character studies. I really enjoyed this story. I had actually started the series with #6, A Volatile Range and was so intrigued by the ranch owners I had to come back to the full series and get started with #1.

I really liked these characters, even with the quick falling-in-love time frame. There were still plenty of hurdles and lots of character action. No big murder or mayhem mysteries to detract from the story. Jus...more
Jilrene ♥ ★
This one is somewhere between I liked it and I loved it. It took awhile (and several starting attempts) to warm up to the story. I'm glad I stuck it out. I find Dakota a little too good to be true, and since his POV is first, I just didn't feel compelled to keep reading. Seriously, Dakota is well adjusted and loving and giving and understanding and OMG, there is no such person. Yes, I read to be transported to another world and I sometimes have to accept the unbelievable, but this is a contempor...more
Jacqueline
I love the father son relationship. Love the chemistry between the MC. Nice listen could have been better. I chose to listen, rather than read. The voices were off. The voice was of Wally's was strong, it should have been Dakota's! He was described as big and all cowboy. Dang-it... Dakota's was the alpha or was he not... I gotta say the Napoleon complex with a twist, just did not work for me! BUT ALL AND ALL NICE LITTLE LOVE STORY!
Jess
3.5 Stars.

I dont think I have ever said this before. But. I think this book would have benefited from being shorter.

I know this sounds ironic coming from me. I am always wishing for more and have said many times in my reviews that a story would have benefited from being 10,000 words longer.

Well this story is just over 200 PDF pages. I think it should have only been 150 Pages.

The overall story is quite lovely. The romance is realistic and sweet. The sex is great, not over detailed or too hot.

Its...more
Beck
This is a lovely solid start to a great series (I've read them before)...Dakota (slightly bodgy name) & Wally make a cute if clichéed couple & there are lots of ancillary characters to whet your appetite for the other books in the series. The wolves, lions & tigers & bears (Oh. My!) make for an interesting twist to the typical cowboy drama...if you like your man-lovin' to come with chaps & spurs then the cowboys in this series are rugged & sexy enough to satisfy...if you...more
Erica Mandruzzato
Ho scoperto questa serie girando nel web, mi ha affascinato così ho deciso di leggerla tutta. Una prateria divisa è il primo volume della serie “Storie della prateria” così composta:

1. Una prateria divisa
2. Guai nella prateria
3. Una prateria sconvolta
4. Una prateria straniera

Una serie che parla delle vicende amorose e di vita quotidiana di sexy cowboy, dottori, veterinari e rock star, ambientate nelle selvagge praterie del Wyoming. In particolare questo capitolo parla di Will un veterinario di c...more
Altivo Overo
Jun 28, 2014 Altivo Overo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: gay male romantics, wolf lovers
Shelves: m-m-romance, western
Repeating a question I've asked before: "Why does one of the main characters always have to be a veterinarian in these gay male westerns?" Of course, that hasn't always been the case. The classic gay western romances would be the Loon Song Trilogy by Richard Amory, published in the late 1960s. No veterinarians there, but they were set in frontier times.

In spite of itself, this rather brief romance presents some very credible and realistic characters (at least in the foreground) though it also ha...more
Simon
Yes, I liked it, it's a nice little story full of cowboys, vets, wolves, the usual gay cowboy story stuff.
There is no angst which I'm not sure is a bonus or a bone of contention. Plenty of sex (sometimes boring as it tends to get in the way of the plot) and the writing is ok. I may read another but I'm not rushing to purchase Book 2.
Characters are sweet but only Dakota shines.
Nice story, lacks on plot and character development, but nice story.
Silvia Marcaurelio
Questo libro sembra tratto direttamente dal film Brockeback Mountain per darvi l’idea. Primo volume di una serie dove si parla di bei cowboy all’apparenza rudi e selvaggi, ma nel profondo del cuore, teneri romanticoni. In questo primo volume il protagonista è Dakota, detto Kota, è un cowboy massiccio, fisicamente un omone grande e grosso, devoto al padre malato e al ranch di famiglia, per i quali ha rinunciato alla scuola di medicina. Non ha rivelato a nessuno le sue inclinazioni sessuali, che s...more
Tonileg
Book #1 int he Range series of M/M Western cowboy love stories.
Dakota Holden is taking care of business, his family's ranch, his father's multiple sclerosis while forgetting about his own needs, except one week a year when he takes off for a vacation. Dakota is deep in the closet in his tiny Wyoming town so that one week is the only time he can be free and get his sexy time going. So this year he goes on a boat cruise and meets Phillip Reardon and they have a great week of sexy time but even bet...more
Alana
Another great book by Andrew Grey, just what I have come to expect from him. And I cannot wait to read what I am hoping is the next book - Phillip....
Ben Posner
Glad Dakota got his own book!
Amber Fueston
What a pleasant surprise!

I must admit I first got this book because who wouldn't want to read about cowboys? Especially hot sexy ones, and if one is great then two is even better! I was right too. Dakota is hot with a capital H! All muscles and a farmers tan, YUM! Wally while slender was tough and sexy too. There was plenty of steam between the two!

What I wasn't really expecting was such a sweet and gripping love story. While I don't think that things would have went so smoothly for Dakota and W...more
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