Where the Grass is Greener by Debbie McGowan and Raine O’Tierney is book two of the Seeds of Tyrone Series, but can be read independently of the first novel. Seamus Williams never expected to hear from Chancey Bo Clearwater again. A world of problems and the Atlantic Ocean stand between them, now. Can these two find their second chance? I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest reviews but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Where the Grass is Greener
by Debbie McGowan and Raine O’Tierney
Purchase Links: Amazon
Series: Seeds of Tyrone Series, Book 2
Author: Debbie McGowan and Raine O’Tierney
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (September 28, 2015)
Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance
Length/Format: 4068 KB/270 pages
Heat Rating: 3
Star Rating: 4
About the Author: You can learn more about the authors at the following web sites:
Debbie McGowan http://www.debbiemcgowan.co.uk
Raine O’Tierney http://raineotierney.com/
Where the Grass is Greener Blurb:
Mistakes were made, that’s for sure. But was it the night of passion? Or walking away afterward?
That’s the question Seamus Williams must face when he gets a late night phone call from someone he never expects to hear from again.
“I miss you, Shay.”
Chancey Bo Clearwater is a cowboy through and through. He spends his days finding work on whatever ranch will take him and his nights at the pool hall. He’s always done what needed doing and never thought much about what he wanted. ’Til that drunken night with Seamus.
A world of problems now stand between Seamus and Chancey exploring what might have been, the least of which being the Atlantic Ocean. On one side there’s Chancey’s daughter who mood swings from angel to demon in two seconds flat; on the other there’s the new lodger, hogging Shay’s telly and his cornflakes, and making private Skype time hard to come by.
Is this relationship doomed before it ever begins? Or can a surprise announcement from Seamus’s brother be enough to help the two find their second chance?
In Where the Grass is Greener, Seamus Williams and Chancey Bo Clearwater meet on a cattle ranch in Kansas. Chancy is a cowboy, born and bred. Seamus is from Ireland but has been working cattle in the US for several years. They were friends and colleagues, working together, relaxing together and just generally getting to know each other. One night of drunken passion between them creates a break in their friendship and Seamus goes home to Ireland. He never expects to hear from Chancy again but a phone call out of the blue 10 months later puts these two back in touch.
The long distance between Seamus and Chancy means that most of their ‘getting to know you again’ is done via Skype. They slowly reconnect, talking about feelings and family and life….and have quite a bit of sexy, naked time as well. They have a whole bunch of complications standing in the way of a relationship but they are determined to make it work.
The way the author portrays each of these characters seems to fit exactly with how my mind wants them to develop. Chance’s quiet but determined attitude fits this stoic cowboy perfectly. Seamus’s feelings for Chance clearly run incredibly deep and he agonizes over whether he made the right decision when he left Kansas.
Can I just say that I loved Chance’s daughter Dee. She was a typical angst ridden tween balancing between hormonal upheaval and a little girl love for her daddy. She went through moments of being a pain in the ass but those moments were tempered with hints of wisdom and maturity that I loved. She plays a very important role in this story and I enjoyed her character quite a bit.
Where the Grass is Greener is a slow romance and most of it takes place long distance. There is a lot of getting to know you again in this story but the heat flares when they connect via Skype. When they finally manage to see each other, you can practically feel the relief flowing through their veins when they finally hold each other again.
A few words that describe Where the Grass is Greener for me: heart warming, slow burn, enjoyable, tender, and emotional.
The only thing I think I would have liked done differently is the ending. While you get your happily ever after, it just stops there. You never get to see them create their lives together and become a family. I found myself wishing I knew what the rest of their journey together looked like.
But, overall, Where the Grass is Greener is a wonderful book that I fully enjoyed!