Braden Hollace is watching the cowboy across the street; he works in the town library. His best friend is Lena Morrison; when Lena suggested he move to Puritan, Texas, where she lives, he thought it was a good idea. He never thought about the ramifications of being a gay man in a small town. When he finds out the city council is trying to ban gay literature, he takes up the fight to keep it in the library.
Braden is surprised when the town mayor, Eric McCaffrey, refuses to even hear what he has to say. Eric is a powerful man and refuses to help Braden’s cause. Lost and unsure about what he needs to do, Braden goes with Lena to Houston where he meets “Eric” at a night club. He doesn’t realize he’s the same “Eric” who is the town mayor in Puritan. He thinks he’s just a hot cowboy. After a night of incredible sex, they part ways. When they meet back in Puritan, Eric has to wonder if his one night stand was really a set up or if it was the real deal.
Cowboy Obsession by Sineth Killiri is a hot and steamy book. I liked Braden; he’s strong, loves his books, and is very loyal to his friends. He is a strong character, someone you would want as your friend. At first, Eric comes off as privileged and a little haughty, but once we get to know him, he becomes a strong, hometown cowboy who wants to do right by his town.
Together these two are a powerful team. The sexual tension and pull between them just about singed my fingers as I read this book. There is a minor flaw I found very funny in this book; it takes place during an intense moment, Braden is supposed to be caressing Eric’s cheek but the story says Braden is caressing his creek. It broke the moment for me but gave me a good chuckle. This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Killiri, and it won’t be my last. I’ll be looking for more of this author’s work in the future. If it’s anything like this book, I’m sure I’ll love it.