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A Shared Range (Range #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,736 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
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
ebook, 208 pages
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 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, whe
Serena Yates
Nov 07, 2014 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
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
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
Oct 15, 2010 Angel Martinez rated it really liked it
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
Sep 27, 2010 Perpetua rated it it was amazing
***sigh*** Andrew never lets me down! I loved it very sweet left me with a smile! But what about poor Philip??
Nov 24, 2014 Elspeth rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, amazon, twenty-forteen
Loved it, a very good romance and thought out story with great characters.

Ronda  Tutt
Aug 22, 2011 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it
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
This is a lovely solid start to a great series (I've read them before) ... Dakota (slightly bodgy name) and Wally make a cute if clichéed couple and there are lots of ancillary characters to whet your appetite for the other books in the series ... The wolves, lions, tigers and bears (Oh. My!) make for an interesting twist to the typical cowboy drama ... if you like your man-lovin' to come with chaps and spurs then the cowboys in this series are rugged and sexy enough to satisfy ... if you don't ...more
Oct 28, 2010 Lily rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, m-m, contemporary
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
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
Jun 22, 2012 Manda rated it it was ok
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
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
Apr 27, 2015 Trisha rated it it was ok
* My disclaimer: I read this for a challenge. I don't typically read erotica *

"You've been alone for a long time, and I want you to be happy. It doesn't matter if it's a man or a woman, as long as you're happy."

so, same as the last one, I don't like erotica - I'm reading this one for a challenge. So my review will be for the story content.

On it's own, this was a very sweet read. I like that, although there was an instant attraction, it took some time for them to get to know each other and to fi
Jul 24, 2011 Nikko rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
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!!
Apr 03, 2013 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboys, m-m, read-2013
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. ;)
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
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
Dec 14, 2010 Shell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Aug 16, 2013 Valérie rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-books
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
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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
Apr 10, 2014 Jacq rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jane (PS)
Aug 25, 2015 Jane (PS) rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, audiobook
3.5 stars rounded up for the ending

An interesting take on the Wyoming cowboy seeking love and acceptance. It's not OTT hate in this town, which I liked; it's not fully embraced acceptance either but the whole issue is relatively minor. The bigger issue is how an animal-loving vet who wants to look after all of nature (wild wolves included) can fit in with a cowboy who has to make a living from his herd animals. Not too heavy; not too light.

Audiobook narrated by Jeff Gelder - 2.5 stars
Overall I j
Jul 30, 2011 Jess rated it liked it
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.

Erica Mandruzzato
Jul 03, 2014 Erica Mandruzzato rated it really liked it
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
Altivo Overo
Jun 28, 2014 Altivo Overo rated it really liked it
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
Jul 27, 2014 Viv rated it really liked it
Great book! I really love the way these two are opposite I appearance and yet fit together so well on an emotional level. I'm not a big fan of angst when it comes to MM. I like to read happy fluffy books and this was pretty close to it. I enjoyed the secondary characters a well. But what surprised me was how invested I became in the ranch and the animals. I'm not a big animal activists but damn. I would totes build a pen for an aging lion! LOL Definitely recommend.
Aug 11, 2013 Simon rated it liked it
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
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