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Nowhere Ranch

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  4,697 Ratings  ·  746 Reviews
Love will grow through the cracks you leave open.

Ranch hand Roe Davis absolutely never, mixes business with pleasure—until he runs into his boss, Travis Loving, at the only gay bar within two hundred miles.

Getting involved with the ranch owner is a bad idea, but Roe’s and Travis’s bedroom kinks line up against one another like a pair of custom-cut rails. As long as they’re
ebook, 135 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Loose Id
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**4.5 stars**

"I don't want a partner. I don't want a husband. I want a boy. I want a little slut I can order what to do. I want you in boots and spurs and chaps and nothing else, sucking on my cock with a tail hanging out of your ass."

Heidi Cullinan, you are a bad, bad girl.

This book was S to the M-O-K-I-N-G hot. Like my kindle burst into little flames and the ashes melted away- kind of hot. DAMN. I was not prepared for this level of heat. This is not for the beginner M/M reader. Hell, this i
Monique ~ Sinfully
Dec 05, 2012 Monique ~ Sinfully rated it really liked it
"My name is Munroe Davies and this is the story of how I found Home"

This story is beautifully and poignantly narrated by Roe - he isn't well educated, but he's smart and doesn't need fancy words to illustrate his emotions and feelings, he's just straight forward and genuine, with no corruption or insincerity. There is only one language for Roe and it is simple honesty in black or white - no grey areas.... his words just broke my heart and made me smile at the innocence of the rendition of his
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I am just a little giddy over this book, and this won't be a coherent review, more like a reaction. I didn't know it was possible for something to be so raunchy and so sweet at the same time.

I giggled and blushed and even cried a little. I'm not a Mid-Westerner, nor do I have a particular interest in ranches, but I sort of want to herd some sheep now.

Roe and Travis and Haley are such wonderful, real characters, and the book tackles some serious issues, including the hatemongering and homophobia
Sep 30, 2015 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Dirty,Kinky but surprisingly sweet!!***

Well,this was a Hot one

Roe is 20 when his parents find out he's gay.They are highly religious and very judgmental so he basically has a choice...change the person he is or leave.
He leaves and drifts around for years,even with a time in prison.
He's a loner.Not interested in making friends or a relationship.He feels he's not worth love.He finds some stability getting a job at Nowhere Ranch and this is where he meets Travis.

Travis is 42.Although he has been
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
It was all that AND a bag of chips. I can't believe I waited so long to read it. HC is Queen Shit of Fuck Mountain.

Y'know I still feel like my initial review ^^^^ is spot on. It's not exactly "professional" but it's from the heart. The second time around was just as touching and raunchy and delicious and full of feels as the first. I felt like I was coming home to ole Nowhere. Really, it's one of my all time favorite books and I cowboys aren't even my thing!

With that in mind, I questioned mysel
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

***4.5 Stars***

Wow....just WOW!! I've been thinking about this book since I finished it and still can't find a way to fully wrap my head around it. Not because it's some grand piece of literature or genre changing's primarily because of how much I loved it, how much it surprised me and how much of that surprise will stay with me for a VERY long time.

I'm going to make my review nice and simple...well, because at the heart of it, that's how this book felt...simple and effortless.

Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

4.25 STARS

"My name is Monroe Davies, and this is the story of how I found home"

Oh. My. God. this book! Not at all what I expected it to be, but that wasn't a bad thing. I was just caught by surprise by how dirty and kinky this was. Holy hell!!

After Roe Davis left home, because his family was unable to accept his homosexuality, he has been moving to different areas. He is now in Nebraska and has just gotten a job at Nowhere Ranch. Despite his family thinking that what he does in the bedroom i
Aug 10, 2016 MishyJo rated it really liked it
That was the kinkiest thing I have read in a really loooong time. And the story line held together pretty well. It all wrapped up a little too neatly in the end but not annoyingly so.

Third read October 2016

I've never been able to review this one because my heart is so full when I'm done. It is just the perfect mix of kink and comfort and passion and love. It gets me every time.

I can't wait to read it again.
3.5 stars. So Shelley and I read and reviewed this one together. Which turned out to be an awesome experience, most of the time, ahem!

Allow me to quote:

Shell thought it wasn’t THAT rough. After all, there wasn’t any bestiality (of which there was plenty of opportunity) and she got the giggles when we got to that scene; all she envisioned was not being able to remove said appendage from said orifice. Gah! What would the doctor say at the ER? ‘Congratulations sir, you have a healthy fist?’ Intelle
Baby's first Heidi Cullinan...

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I lay many thanks on the feet of my dear Cupcake because she gave me the most needed boot in my ass to finally read Heidi Cullinan. We've been discussing (maybe I've been pushing her onto the Tali train - but I mean well) for months, guys. Long months. And I have a list of other books we ne

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I've been wanting to read this book for quite some time, but I was unsure it would be for me. I'm not big into BDSM books, and so I kept going back n forth on whether to read it. Finally, I decided to take the plunge and boy am I ever so happy I did. This is definitely a top read for 2015 and is probably an all time favorite.

Amidst the kink (and let me tell you these men are-

with a capital K! I was blushing while I was reading at some points. LOL ) lays a beautiful tender love story of healing
I wasn't planning on reading anything for fun this month—I'm too busy reading for work—but this book jumped out at me and demanded to be read. "I'm full of dirty talk!" it said. "I'm kinky!" it said. So I just had to make some time for Nowhere Ranch.

Storywise, it reminded me of Bareback and Keeping Promise Rock. Strangely enough, it didn't remind me of Mary Calmes, but I've only read one book by her, so maybe there are some similar patterns there and I just can't see them.

For me, the difference
Jun 30, 2015 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Rating , Roe and Travis ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 5 BIG KINKY STARS!
Ending ~ 5 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 5 This is My Home Stars!

Nowhere Ranch was a beautiful romance between two men, Roe and Travis.

Roe seemed like a lost soul. When his parents found out he was gay, they told him he needed to change or leave. My heart went out to him when this happened. Roe knowing he could not change how he was left them behind and started out on his own. He traveled a
J *deep in the heart of Texas*

Not for me! Takes me a bit too far outside of my kink zone!

Aug 01, 2013 Christina rated it it was ok
I'll keep this brief since I think many people feel the same way I do about some of the points below.

I liked both MC's and their relationship in the beginning, but I never cared enough about them to root for their HEA. There was nothing glaringly wrong with them but there was nothing special either. I enjoyed the first half of the book much more than the second half.

There were two major problems for me:

1. Haley. She was a little miss know-it-all that annoyed me from the first time she opened h
4.5 stars.
I'm so happy to find out I CAN, even if very rarely, love a BDSM books.
It's not just BDSM, it's got some kink in it that I usually SO not into... I can even say that it really turns me off usually.
When I finally read a book that has been around for a while, that some of my friends read a long time ago, and then, when I read it and love it, I ask myself- Why did it take me so long to get to it??
Here the answer is obvious, it is simply, out of my comfort zone!
Much did I know!!
I was so

"Unbutton your fly and put your hands on the table."


Oh, how I love Travis & Roe.

Roe has been moving around the country since he was kicked out of his home for being gay. He doesn’t stay in one place too long. He doesn’t get attached. Then, he finds himself working at Nowhere Ranch and he is able to build himself a nice life there. When he decides to go to a gay bar neighboring city he finds his boss, Travis, there as well. While talking and drinking at the bar they realize that th
May 22, 2014 Eva rated it it was amazing
Emotional ride. Hot. Intense. Dirty. Sweaty. Raunchy. Amazing

Love hot cowboys?

Thought so...

Beautiful and emotional story.

At the beginning there is a lot of kinky sex between Roe and Travis. It seems that this is all there is for these two, but then the story becomes about a person's needs and about filling those needs.

This story totally hits many kinky buttons but what makes it great is Roe and Travis and this delicate little dance they do. Travis can't just pursue Roe, cause that would make
Vanessa North
Sep 29, 2013 Vanessa North rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Okay, so I just last night re-read this book for the third or fourth time, and I'm thinking, I've got to go to goodreads and make absolutely damned certain I gave *this* book five stars.

I had never rated. So, let me make amends. FIVE STARS, baby.

Here's the deal with this book: it's HOT. Intense. Dirty. Sweaty. Raunchy-feed-each-other-come sexy. It totally hits all the kinky buttons until my eyes were kinda bugging out of my head. (but I loved it)

But that's not what makes this book great. What ma
4.5 stars

This book gave me life.

And some very inappropriate thoughts, but that was to be expected.

'Nowhere Ranch' has been on my radar for a while. I kept saying I'd get to it, but I'm easily distracted by new releases. So when I realized last week that there was an audiobook version, I knew I'd be listening to it this week. Needless to say, 'Nowhere Ranch' lives up to the hype.

The narration by Iggy Toma was flawless. He brought life to the characters, and paced the story very well. Often when I
So I finally read this. It was all kinds of kinky in the beginning. I loved that right out of the gates, like Chapter 1, we get a bit of play and it was hot. I read the first 30% of this in a department meeting being asked numerous times if I was okay. Are you fucking kidding me? No. I was not okay, I needed to go out into the hall for some cool air before I fell off my chair with what was going on with these words on the page.

I have to say I adored Roe and Travis. Fell head over heels for them
"My name is Monroe Davis, and this is the story of how I found home."

Indeed he found! He found Nowhere Ranch! He found Travis! And in Travis's heart he found love!

This book is fabulous and there is nothing about it that I didn't like... Even Travis's roughness was exciting! Of course that, for those who don't like BDSM or rough sex, this is not the right book... But let me tell you that they are so hot together, so perfect, that I found their sex life perfect as well! And it was exactly what R
Apr 03, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy by: Jamie
4.5 stars! Heidi Cullinan has quickly established herself as one of my favorite authors. This is my third book from her this year and all have been outstanding!! I love her writing style. I love her characters. In this one, I especially loved the setting being in rural Nebraska. I might have even squealed a little when Haley transferred to UNL, which is where I went to college. Go Huskers :)

I loved Roe and Travis, two kinky as hell gay cowboys. I had the biggest smile on my face when Roe walked
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
ALL THE FEELS!!! What a story! Tears. This story is an amazing OMG tale of love and acceptance. I just can't say enough good things. If love like this is wrong, than the world is wrong. Love is good and half of the world wishes for a love like this. I won't be the same for a few days as I write with tears in my eyes. Thank you Nina for rec'ing this to me.
Aug 30, 2015 KatieMc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot diggity dog. There's a lot packed into these 178 pages, and while the ending was too accelerated and tidy for my taste, this was a super well done blend of story, character and hot kink.

This would have been a five star if: (view spoiler)

I first discovered Nowhere Ranch in early 2013 and thought it was fantastic and an absolute keeper first time around. I've just had the pleasure of re-reading it again in its revised version and it's reinforced exactly why this is one of my most favourite m/m books EVER! Its opening line gets to me every time....

"My name is Monroe Davis, and this is the story of how I found home."

From the get go, the sex is rough, raw, desperate and doesn't hold back in its explicitness, and the kink factor i
May 23, 2014 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, br, hot


This book was a * shivers* book for me! In a good way ;)

A journey about a man who finds home and love when he least expects it...

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This is a truly touching, heartbreaking and kinky story, and I fell in love with Roe and Travis… right from the first time they meet… the sex scenes in a scale of 10 its 11!! LOVE IT!!!

My cowboys …
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The end of the book gave me one of the most beautiful closures I read!!

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Thanks Girls for another fantastic BR!! <3<3
Jan 12, 2017 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buddy-read, bdsm, audio, mm
I was his pony. I was his boy. I was his.

I read this book when I was just a kink rookie. I was shocked, I was grossed out, I was kind of appalled. I gave this book 2 stars.

But guess what. I read more and more, went from vanilla sex scenes to BDSM to all kind of kink. The kinkier the better. I got dirtier!

And I somehow knew that if I would re-read this book, I would like it. And boy, I did. I loved the dirty dirty sex scenes. The pony play. The fisting . The tying up. It was all so hot.

I also r
There is so much in this book:

- family issues

- crazy religious fanatics, who think they know what's best for other people

- crazy pregnant women

- hot kinky college professors

- hot kinky cowboys

- age gap

- ponies =)

- puppies of different varieties =) =)

- babies. just plain old babies :)

Put it all together, give it a stir and - why, oh why did I not read it sooner???

4.5 stars.
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Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren't enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her family. Heidi also voluntee ...more
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