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Duncan's World

(Duncan's World #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  817 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Kyle MacDonald keeps his head down and tries to avoid making his father angry while traveling on the professional bull riding circuit. He's learned the hard way how his father deals with being upset. The only rebellion Kyle's allowed himself is helping out with the bulls after the event. It's on one such night that Kyle meets Duncan Hornsby.

Duncan's the reigning world Cham
ebook, 1st edition, 130 pages
Published April 4th 2010 by Amber Quill Press, LLC
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♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
Let me break this down.

Kyle's dad and brother are the most assholish of all the assholes. They treat Kyle like a slave and the dad regularly beats the crap out of Kyle.

Duncan is the bullriding world champion for the last three years. He kicked Kyle's dad off of the throne and regularly puts the bullriding smackdown on the abusive bastard.

Kyle and Duncan, who's 17 years older than Kyle, hook up one night and get down and dirty. Despite the age difference I immediately wanted them to be together
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
3.5 stars

This is a surprisingly tender story of two cowboys falling in love. The 17-year age difference between the two men is handled well, not brushed aside but not agonized over either. There isn't too much drama, and the relationship is allowed to develop naturally. There's a nice HEA too. I only wish the book were longer so we could get to know the MCs better.
Apr 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
After reading a few books filled with angst this one was actually refreshing. Kyle and Duncan look great together and even though there's an age difference what does it really matter? Nothing in my opinion. What these 2 men find together in this story was precious and Kyle is very adorable and very likable. Duncan is like a knight in shining armor but one that rides a bull rather than a horse. What I had hoped to see was Kyle getting back justice for being mistreated, but what Duncan threw at Ky ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Chase's writing is abrupt and clunky, lacking any grace or flow, which takes the reader out of the story. His dialogue is clunky and awkward. He has some imagination, but his skills portraying his ideas with the written word are sorely lacking. ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Decent, but nothing to write home about

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 6/10

- I know a lot of people read m/m stories mostly for the sex, but I’m at the point in my life where the sex has to be really good for me to want to even read it all the way through instead of just skimming it. With some stories, that’s difficult because there’s not much plot between long detailed sex scenes. So I appreciated that some of the sex here (not all of it) was
Joyfully Jay
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kenna
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

I wanted to love Duncan’s World. It had two tropes I usually go crazy for, cowboys and May/December romance. Unfortunately, this story fell somewhat flat for me.

I didn’t connect with Kyle or Duncan. I couldn’t understand why Kyle tolerated such terrible treatment from his father and brother, even though he was 20 years old and didn’t have to be there in the first place. Duncan was a little better, but I still wasn’t really feeling it with him. He seemed to really
I read the blurb and immediately wanted to get this book. The story of a young cowboy who falls in love with an older successful bull rider was very appealing.
However, as is often the case, the reality of reading the story fell short of my expectations. It was not really bad but rather bland and meaningless. Of course the guys were nice but for me this didn't feel genuine, there was drama where it was unnecessary and it lacked where you definitely would have expected it. I mean a reigning bull
Elisa Rolle
This is a very nice and comfy novella. There is a bit of drama, but not so much and basically it’s a story of love and good feelings.

Kyle is a virgin boy following his father in the bull riding circuit and at the same time ogling over all the cowboys in tight jeans. He has never had the courage to act on his desires and probably he would have never if not for Duncan. Duncan is a 17 years older than him cowboy who not only is the nemesis of Kyle’s father, he is also the most handsome man Kyle ha
Love Bytes Reviews
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Heart Review by Tammy

Kyle MacDonald is just trying to stay out of his abusive fathers way until this round of the Professional Bull Riding Circuit is over! It’s not easy being your father and brother’s slave/whipping boy, but that is exactly what Kyle has become and it’s getting worse the older he gets. His father hurt his back last year and as a consequence now drinks excessively to dull the pain, he takes his bad mood and foul temper out on Kyle. Kyle’s only outlet is taking care of the circ
J.J. Levesque
Jun 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, romance, e-books
I enjoyed the book and the characters, and thought the situation they were in was interesting, but it ended so quickly. I was left wanting more. When Duncan confront's Kyle's father at the end, I thought it was too short an exchange. I wanted more tension, more drama. It seemed like the father, who was very nasty throughout the book, backed off very quickly. That part was a little disappointing. But I did like the relationship between Kyle and Duncan, and though it moved fast, was sweet. It woul ...more
3.5 stars

Nicely written story about a young man trying to live under his abusive father's thumb and the older man who brings love to his life. I liked the protags and the storyline was interesting. The ending felt a bit abrupt and I would have liked a harsher outcome for the Dad but otherwise I quite enjoyed this one.
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, mm, ibook
This was a not too memorable story. It was entertaining, and the age gap between the characters seemed natural, but the ever present insta-love was there, and that seemed unnatural. Also, the older main character's dialogue and thoughts sometimes didn't befit his age or experience. ...more
Laura  H
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a rather fun, quick read with a lovely theme and cowboys what's not to love. Kyle and Duncan have amazing chemistry, I liked how Duncan gave Kyle that extra strength to finally push back and be free. While Kyle was lovely for Duncan, they were just really sweet together I liked the slow development with the long distance and how they took time to build the relationship didn't just jump into it.

Both took time to acknowledge it and their feelings, each for their own reasons Kyle begin sti
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Bull riding and romance, what better plot for a book? This book is about Duncan and Kyle. Duncan is a bull rider and Kyle helps his father and brother behind the scenes. The only problem is that Kyle's dad is a major jerk. Honestly, his brother is just as bad.

The book was a quick read with lots of movement to the storyline. Sure, I wish it had been a bit longer because I could have kept reading about these two. I loved that the book dealt with abuse and that Kyle was so strong in standing up for
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Sweet, simple, and very straightforward. I quite enjoyed it
Stacey Jo
Kyle is almost twenty-0ne and living on the rodeo circuit with his abusive alcoholic father and his abusive brother. They treat him badly and make him wait on them for everything. Right before he decides he's going to head back home and help his mom on their ranch, Duncan, a cowboy seventeen years his senior starts a relationship with him. The relationship itself only spans about a week or a little more but in that time things come to a head between Kyle and his dad. Things work out for Kyle and ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Maya by: Core Four Read
Shelves: review-books
Duncan’s World by T.A. Chase
3 Stars
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Kyle, an almost 21 year old virgin, is following his drunken, abusive father and brother around the professional bull riding circuit. He is treated like a servant at best and at the worst, like a punching bag during his father’s drunken rages. He gets dreamy eyed over the hot cowboys in tight jeans but does his best to not show any interest for fear of his father and brother’s wrath. In rides Duncan who is the world reign
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it
A nice story with two good main characters that you can't help but like. I like an age gap between characters so the 17 years between Duncan and Kyle appealed to me.

Duncan is a laid back kind of guy who is a champion bull rider - 3 years running. I liked his attitude and how caring he was in general. He was probably more casual about being gay (given his career) and not actually denying it than could be possible in real life. Duncan came across as an affable character, the kind that would be ea
This was a good book, although not the best of T.A. Chase´s that I read.

Kyle is following his father and brother on the bull riding circuit. Why he does it is a wonder though, as they are both abusive towards Kyle and treat him like a servant. Kyle has admired bull rider Duncan from afar for a while, but now Duncan has noticed Kyle and the attraction between them is instant and sizzling.

The support from Duncan is what Kyle needs to stand up to and break away from his abusive father. I like the
May 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Kyle is nearly 21 and follows his bull riding father and older brother on the circuit. He is basically their slave and his Dad beats him regularly. When he meets his father’s number one competitor and enemy Duncan who is 17 years older they immediately hook up. After an amazing night with Duncan he stands up to is Dad and prepares to go home to his Mom on the ranch he is attacked and Duncan drives him home to try and get some answers from Kyle’s mother. I do like TA’s cowboys and these are prett ...more
Aug 31, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Kyle is nearly 21 and follows his bull riding father and older brother on the circuit. He is basically their slave and his Dad beats him regularly. When he meets his father's number one competitor and enemy Duncan who is 17 years older they immediately hook up. After an amazing night with Duncan he stands up to is Dad and prepares to go home to his Mom on the ranch he is attacked and Duncan drives him home to try and get some answers from Kyle's mother. I do like TA's cowboys and these are prett ...more
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars
(mainly because of the sweet ending without resorting to uberdrama to resolve the issues with Kyle's father)

Nice story. I liked Kyle and Duncan and the relatively non-angsty development of their relationship. Kyle's dad and brother are reprehensible as they are intended to be.

Duncan's World is a nice easy read if that's what you are looking for. I did have a continuity issue that pulled me out of the story regarding Duncan having Kyle's bag when Kyle's brother had
★★☆ rounded up to ★★★

This is a book I enjoyed early on in my M/M reading adventure but when I revisited it today, I found it lacking & reduced my rating from ★★★★ to ★★☆ ... my main issues were the unbelievable story line & the clunky writing style ... Duncan & Kyle were deeply in the closet because of fear of reprisals from their fellow cowboys yet there seemed to be a calm acceptance of their relationship by all involved when they were exposed as a couple ... there were also a few unresolved p
kyle is travelling the pro bull riding circuit with his father, doing his best not to attract attention, because his father and brother will take anything out on him. duncan is the world champion and current number one bull rider. he's been keeping an eye on kyle ever since he heard that kyle is in with the bulls all the time. one night, kyle gets kicked out of his room, and heads to duncan's. they connect, and have to deal with the eventual fallout.

what i liked: duncan was careful, but
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amber by: Eepa
I waffled between 3 and 4 stars with this one but just decide to go with fours since I did read this straight though with out taking a break. I like age gap stories and this one interesting in the face the Kyle's dad with such an ass and also a contemporary of Duncan. I really don't get why Kyle hung around his dad and brother as long as he did since he obviously had a backbone but it does make the story more interesting. I did like the fact that the author didn't take to obvious opening of kill ...more
Amneris Cesare
Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I like T.A.Chase settings, stories, situations, love blossoming and growing as they're described in h* novels. Very few of h* huge literary production is what I really don't like reading and abandoned. This is one of the novels I liked. Simple but actually true and full of credibility, the only thing is lacking in this novel is a little more angst, the two main characters go through acceptation and living together without much difficulties unless the brother's bashing and failed father's threats ...more
May 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Rodeo cowboy meets son of biggest rival. That about sums this book up. An attraction neither one thought would be possible. There is parental and sibling abuse in this book, but it actuall is a very important part of the story. The sex scenes are ok. Mainily a lot of kissing and groping. The story line was good but it really lacked the sexyness of T.A.'s other books. ...more
May 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ta-chase
2 stars - it was o.k.

This story was a hot burning mess from the beginning. I liked the plot but the execution of it was subpar. The dialogue between the characters were that of 12 year old boys which was really surprising after reading Bitter Creek's Redemption. That story was really good! It's like two different authors wrote these stories.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I found many orthographical mistakes, even words missing. Poor editing. Most of all, I didn't really care for Kyle's mother's attitude. (view spoiler)

I wish the book was longer, more in depth. I was very intrigued by the premise, but I feel the book didn't exactly deliver.
Mar 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt, ebook
I loved Kyle's character. Sue me, I have a soft spot for tortured teens. And Duncan was a nice strong character. There were a few mistakes here and there which keeps this from getting a higher rating. ...more
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