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Stetson Major and Curtis Traynor are about as opposite as two cowboys can get. Stetson is a rancher, tied to the land he loves in Taos, New Mexico, while Curtis is a rodeo cowboy whose wanderlust never could be tamed. But now Stetson’s momma is dying of Alzheimer’s, and she can't remember that Curtis hasn't been Stetson's boyfriend for a long time. Curtis's absence makes h ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
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Aki | nose buried in books | ❤️ |
Not my kind of book. Sadly the writing style and the storyline didn't work for me.
Serena Yates
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019, gay
“Curtis knew how to deal with an emergency situation, if nothing else. He’d spent a good amount of his life in one dumbass emergency after another. He was a Texan and a cowboy, after all. They only came in dumbass.” — Curtis, A Soft Place to Fall

A second-chance romance with a very special pretend-boyfriend twist, this story is as emotionally draining as I expected it to be when I first read the blurb – but I also found reading it very rewarding because, in the end, it gave me hope. With a centra
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Saritza
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read this as a submission and instantly fell in love with Stetson and Curtis's second-chance-at-love story!
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

B.A.Tortuga is one of my favourite writers of all things cowboy and rodeo - and this book is an excellent addition to the stable! It is a second chance romance which starts due to a really sad reason, but continues as they both recognise that time has given them a chance to consider what is important, and how the future might work for them both.

Stetson is so beautifully brought to life in this book. His acceptance that
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Kat
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, western, hurt_comfort
Such a wonderful second chance romance.

This story is full of so many heartbreaking opposites. One MC is famous and successful, but technically homeless, the other lives a quiet life on a failing ranch. Curtis travels a lot for competitions and Stetson dreams of traveling somewhere, anywhere. They reunite after a ten year hiatus because Stetson's mom is dying.

After scraping raw some old hurts and misunderstandings, Curtis and Stetson are finally ready to commit because Curtis finally understands
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Stella ╰☆╮╰☆╮
Soft Place To Fall is a very well done story, well written and developed. What hugely surprised me was, although the author decided to deal with some important themes, although I shed a couple (or more) of tears, the book was never too heavy or too much to take as sometimes happens to me with this kind of plots. Instead this novel was so easy to read the ending came too soon.

The romance between Curtis and Stetson is a second chance at love and I have to say it was absolutely beautiful to see how
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Samantha Ortega
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
FR- Alors alors…. alors j’aime beaucoup les romans de BA Tortuga. J’aime l’univers des cowboys et du rodéo et forcément j’adore quand un roman se passe dans ces univers là. Donc j’avais super hâte de lire celui ci.

Et je dois dire que j’ai été très très agréablement surprise par ce roman. Je ne m’attendais pas du tout à l’histoire de Stetson. C’est un personnage qui m’a énormément touchée et j’ai versé plusieurs larmes pendant ma lecture.

Le rapport à la maladie de la mère de Stetson était vraimen
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Shee Reader
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Stetson Major and Curtis Traynor are about as opposite as two cowboys can get. Stetson is a rancher, tied to the land he loves in Taos, New Mexico, while Curtis is a rodeo cowboy whose wanderlust never could be tamed.

But now Stetson’s momma is dying of Alzheimer’s, and she can’t remember that Curtis hasn’t been Stetson’s boyfriend for a long time. Curtis’
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Cathy Brockman
Stetson's mom is dying of Alzheimer's. She keeps asking for his ex-Curtis so Stetson ( I love this name) breaks down and calls him. Curtis hurries to his side and is heartbroken to see how bad his ex and his mother is, but happy to be back in his life.
This is a very sad and emotional story as we watch Stetson's mom pass away. The portrayal of his emotions is so realistic and heartfelt. You can feel his pain and anguish and I felt so sorry for him sleeping in the horse trailer and just surviving
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Amy Dufera
Soft Place to Fall is a wonderful romance by BA Tortuga. It took me a while to get into this one. The writing style didn't allow me to connect to the men right away. But I am thrilled to have kept reading. At it's heart, it's a beautiful second chance romance.


Stetson's mother's sick and keeps asking to see Stetson's ex boyfriend, Curtis, setting the stage for a reunion and their second chance.

Stetson's family issues are heart-breaking. As anyone who's witnessed the tragedy of Alzheimer's in a fa
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Zane Kage
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5
4.5 stars

BA Tortuga is my go-to for Cowboy Romance when I want the real deal, when I want to be transported into another world that I normally know nothing about. Stetson (LOVE THAT NAME, GAH) and Curtis took me there and then some. From the awkwardness of their initial reunion to the rebuilding of their friendship and then more, it was easy to tell their love was still present. They still cared. The heartbreak. The loss. Yearning. It's all there, with a damn good story. All the feels in this on
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Joscelyn Smith
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stetson and Curtis' story is pack full of feels. Heartbreak, loss, and longing are the backdrop to the poignant second chance romance. What begins as a desperate favor leads to the reawakening of buried feelings. This was a very emotional and enjoyable read.

*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*
Mika
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Started crying on page 2 and just didn't stop crying. Such a beautiful, if heartbreaking, story. The first half of the book definitely affected me more than the second half, but I didn't lose interest at any point. I don't know if this is the start of a new series, but it should be if it isn't because I would love to see Roper and Cowboy again (even as secondary characters).
Kristina
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review coming Soon!
Gail Smith
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
I just couldn't get into this one.
Betsy
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Got the notice, checked it out, read and returned all within a day. Of course I liked it. Excellent portrayal around the ongoing grief and loss of losing a parent to Alzheimer's.
Marie G
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars loved the epilogue. Some parts of the story where too slow but I like the couple.
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Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and cof ...more