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Tough Guy

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Paul Kennedy is set on entering and winning this year's Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Days' Tough Guy competition. So why is everyone from Paul's ex to the Cody, Wyoming, postmaster hell-bent on discouraging him from competing? Each of his friends has his reasons. And among those, one is clear—Tony Austin, the Tough Guy champ for three years running, is sure to kick Paul's ...more
ebook, 71 pages
Published October 31st 2010 by Amber Quill Press (first published October 30th 2010)
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I got frustrated with Paul a couple times but the story was fun and very amusing at times. I want more stories with these guys.

The sex left me shall we say satisfied. I normally skip/skim sex scenes, this book didn’t have a lot of sex but what it did have there was no way I could skip, it was Hot

I might have to go pick me up a cowboy now


or two

Hot, fun and fast(plus sexy cowboys).
Em Woods
Nov 28, 2010 Em Woods rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Tony and Paul were amazing in this hottie of a short story. Paul is a cowboy looking to make his mark and earn a little respect and Tony can't out run his desire for Paul once Paul signs up for the tough man contest in town. I loved how perceptive Paul was, knowing the truth about Tony, and yet the sensitivity (and plain ol' common sense) to let things lie until the time came. The only downfall for me was that I would have liked to see more of them together. *grin* Great read, hot cowboy lovin'. ...more
Nov 10, 2010 Staceyr rated it it was amazing
A fun, fast read full of intriguing characters. First book I've read of Bryl's but won't be the last. This one had me laughing out loud several times. A tough cowboy with a fear of rodeo clowns...ROTFLMAO!! And just like Paul and Tony, I WANTED MORE. Really wanted to learn more about Tony, to see a bit more of them after the dust settled. Still, a fun read :)
Feb 21, 2011 UKSandy rated it really liked it
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Dec 16, 2010 Jaele rated it really liked it
“Guy Grunt” is right. Very entertaining, but not very deep. The idea of a Tough Guy competition is pretty cool. I’m not sure if they exist in real life, but it would be kind of neat if they did.

I’m confused why Paul gets a hard time for wanting to participate. It’s never really explained. Everyone he runs across wants him to drop out. I didn’t get it. Suspending disbelief keeps the story flowing but would have liked there to be a more definite reason for the pressure.

The encounters with Tony Aus
Sammy Goode
Nov 13, 2011 Sammy Goode rated it really liked it
Bryl Tyne is a new author for that I will enjoy reading again. First off my 4 stars is due solely to length--there was so much more I wanted to read about Tony and Paul, the two cowboys featured in the work, Tough Guy. In fact, the book revolves around the competition that is the title of the book--The Tough Guy competition where cowboys get into a ring and mix it up till the last one with their hat on remains standing and is declared the winner. While there is undeniably hot sex in thi ...more
Lena Grey
Oct 31, 2010 Lena Grey rated it it was amazing

Guy-grunt--the self proclaimed language of tough guys like Tony Austin in Bryl Tyne's book 'Tough Guy'. Austin is audacious, narcissistic, and macho on the outside, but desolate inside and too proud to admit it. He doesn't want to be alone, but is unwilling or unable to show the accessibility essential to developing a relationship.

When unexpected events put Austin into a vulnerable position, he realizes that his tough guy image is merely a way of hiding his true self. This epiphany frees him to
Wendy Ann
Jan 21, 2011 Wendy Ann rated it really liked it
I actually chuckled out loud at some of the humor in this gem of a story! It was relatively short, but packed a lot of hot m/m action, intrigue, and interesting plot in a small amount of space. I found myself very curious about what this whole "Tough Guy" contest entailed. I was feeling pretty confident that I had it nailed down, but no, that was a twist I didn't anticipate and I was yet again surprised by what was revealed during the final match up! The two main characters did the hot cowboy le ...more
Heather C
I don't know why I wasn't crazy about this one. Guess I'm not into slutty cowboys!
Feb 22, 2011 Dan rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Dan by: Bubbles (Dane)
I've never read any of Bryl Tyne's work until today.
This was story was a pleasure to read. Witty and erotic. Loved it.
I'll be looking for more of his work.
Dec 30, 2010 Buda rated it it was amazing
More. I want more.
Nov 09, 2010 Lacey rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I'll admit the sex was pretty hot, but this left me with a lot of questions so I couldn't rate it higher. I was also confused in places because Paul, as the narrator, doesn't always explain the things that are revealed to us. Like the revelation at the end - (view spoiler)
May 13, 2011 Honey rated it liked it
I’ve got one word for this story. Whip. Lash. This must be one of the weirder books I’ve read lately. I felt like a spectator at a ping pong game watching the ball ricochet off every damn surface in the room. It was too short, so I found the range of emotions expressed and everything going on in under 70 pages a little hard to believe. One second Paul’s going on about his stalker ex, the next he’s having sex in an alley (which was rather hot), the next Tony’s threatening Paul, the next they’re b ...more
Captain Franklin
Jul 27, 2011 Captain Franklin rated it it was amazing
The dynamic between Paul and Tony was so real. Tyne really knows his guys.
May 11, 2011 Davina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-ebook
Jul 05, 2011 Meggie rated it liked it
This novella was pretty funny. And the end was just perfect. I liked it.
Jul 23, 2013 Ana rated it it was ok
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BRYL R. TYNE is a wrangler by nature and a writer by choice. Balancing as many pronouns as hats, somewhere between the evil day job, editing, and helping a benevolent Sugar Daddy raise the last of seven kids, Bryl writes. Homoerotic romance is a favorite, but many of Bryl’s stories cross genres. Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-fi, even Westerns, Bryl writes them all.

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