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Rivers Of Wind

(Cowboys of Snow Lake #1)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  145 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
A gay city boy looking for rest and escape. A mourning cowboy with grudges.

Jayden Frost has been through an ordeal and finds himself staying at a relative’s bar/diner in the mythical Midwest. He’s been gay all his life, but lately he’s been forced to question many aspects of his life, and there are hungry ghosts from the past haunting him.

Mal Ryder co-owns a local horse ra
ebook, 251 pages
Published September 14th 2011 by Siren Publishing
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Becky Condit
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Susan Laine writes a long, slow buildup for Jayden and Mal in RIVERS OF WIND, and I have to say she paced it just right. Jayden arrives in Snow Lake seeking respite from a past lover who hurt him in more ways than one. His aunt introduces him to Mal and his family who own a horse ranch.
Mal at first appears to hate Jayden for reasons Jayden can’t understand. In fact, Mal is a closeted gay cowboy who is conflicted about his feelings for Jayden. His family things he is sad because his fiancé died i
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-read, z-2011
I'm not normally a big fan of slow build romance. Usually I find myself thinking "come on already, get to the point" but this book was different. The pace was absolutely right and I loved watching the relationship between Jayden and Mal grow. Plenty of plot plus plenty of romance made this an excellent read for me :) The only questions I have are - Is Jamey gay and are we going to hear his story?
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
This story had everything, yet somehow missed the mark for me. I wasn't a fan of the writing style of the Author. The way Mal kept calling Jayden "Youngling" was pretty annoying. While I am a huge fan of hot steamy MM sex there is such a thing as too much!
Jeliee Maye
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: siren-publishing
Too LONG!!! too much narration... hahaiz.. good story but very long..
Marinieves Cordero
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. Great start for the series.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rough Around the Edges

This one has a number of eyebrow raising moments, ranging from time lines to insta attraction gone wild to very bizarre concepts of trust and justice--but in the end it worked for me.

Jayden Frost is a mid 20s openly gay hottie who arrives at his aunt's restaurant-bar in off-the-beaten-track Wyoming with a deeply buried past and a secret plan to escape that past (which we are not really told about until the middle of the book). Mal Ryder is an extremely hot, probably extreme
May 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
2012 Review:

Hn. Wrote up a huge amount of text while reading this and it will seem disjointed. But it’s hot, I am tired, and I need to get this done. :3

Right off the bat way more introspective than people, especially most men, really are. So much inner workings and wonderings in a language that did not really seem to fit normal human beings. On the other hand, the conversations showed a variety of topics and heaps of intelligence too, so maybe I am just not used to any of that on display in a bo
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
I wanted to like this book and thought that just giving it more time would make it so. It didn’t though. The book had a good concept, but it just didn’t follow through for me.

I think what I disliked the most was that you really didn’t see much of the west in the book. Sure, it spoke of staying at a ranch, but nobody did anything with the animals, and other than mentioning the view nothing much else was said.

I also had a hard time reading the authors writing style. It threw me more than once. It
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Whilst the story was half decent I found the writing style of Ms Laine extremely tedious - much too verbose, goind round the houses with much too much "naval gazing". This was close to being a DNF and I must admit that I had to skim read the last half or so (just to find out how the story would be resolved). The sex got to be repetative and ultimately boring when it should have been (for Mal) new and exciting. Being a fan of ranch/cowboy M/M and this being the start of a series I was really look ...more
Kerry  sullivan
Sep 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: gblt, romance, cowboys
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

This is an intense and emotional story about two men and their road to happiness. Now although I did enjoy this tale it was at times very hard going, mainly because it is very wordy and also emotionally charged. It felt like peddling up hill at times but because it was a really good tale I had to keep reading. This is thee first book in this series and I think I will read the next ones but not straight after finishing this one as I feel I need a b
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I really liked this story. The pace around Jayden and Mal's relationship was enjoyable and well developed. The writing style was deep into all emotions both main characters felt. But all those sex scenes at the end were a bit to much for me. - 25.09.2011

By re-reading the story I still feel the same about the sex at the end. Those scenes where pointless and boring, not even hot. Now I would give 3 stars.
Jayden arrives in Snow Lake to see his Aunt but is also running from an abusive lover who raped him.
Whilst there, he stays at a ranch run by a brother and sister and is attracted to Mal, the brother, who is tecovering from the death of his fiancee.
I liked this story and there was a great cast of secondary characters. However, if anything it was a little too long.
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romace

A really good story.

But for some odd reason I mostly jumped over the sexy time scenes. I really liked the plot and the characters, but there was something about the sex scenes that threw me off. But it didn't destroy the enjoyment of the story.
This book really dragged for me...I found the contradictions in the characters personalities difficult to reconcile & I didn't like them enough to keep on reading for clarification.
Kristy Maitz
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-books
Damn good book. Love the slow pace of getting together between Jayden and Mal. Story plot has everything sadness, drama, passion, love and happy ending. Good work author "Susan Laine" done here.
Jul 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I wouldn't say it was one of my favorites, but it was okay.
Cole Riann
I just could not get into this, the writing threw me all off.
May 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Oct 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
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