Author: Kate Pavelle

SIRE by Kate Pavelle

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SIRE by Kate PavelleSire by Kate Pavelle
Series: Steele City #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

Three Rivers Academy will be a fresh start for Robbie Kowalski who leaves behind the hated nickname Lummox because his old school couldn’t see past his large, clumsy size.  The son of a carpenter, Robbie’s obtained a partial scholarship with excellent grades and impressive science projects so that he can attend the affluent high school.

 

Coming from a family of lawyers and high achievers Brent Kenson is well aware of what’s expected of him.  Unfortunately for him, Brent would rather spend every waking hour at his uncle’s ranch, Blue Heron Acres, where they raise and train valuable show horses.

 

A teacher pairs the two teens for an assignment and the boys begin to connect as friends.  Robbie accepted his sexuality years ago, though it’s something Brent’s having a harder time grappling with.  Curiosity has them taking that first step of kissing on a visit to the ranch.  As the days pass their friendship deepens, but it’s too soon for Brent to share secrets that are tearing him apart.  Rob will need all the help he can get to catch Brent before he falls too far and makes a decision no one can live with.

 

Sire takes an excellent look at teenage issues where angst and drama go hand in hand with joy and harmony.  On the cusp of manhood, sexuality and family expectations weigh heavily for Brent and Rob.  A tough, taut plotline leads the main characters on a rough personal journey.  Emotionally intense Sire doesn’t pull any punches, yet in the end manages to shine.  This standalone story is a welcome addition to the series.

WILD HORSES by Kate Pavelle

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WILD HORSES by Kate PavelleWild Horses by Kate Pavelle
Series: A Steele City Story
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-07-01
Genres: Contemporary, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

Never in a million years would Kai Alewright have imagined how low he would be forced to sink.  Life had never been easy but lately it’s a daily struggle to survive.  Eventually the day comes when Kai steals from a businessman outside a prominent hotel.

Award winning horse and rider trainer Attila Keleman hates to be in the city, let alone speaking at a seminar.  His day becomes more stressful when a young man on an ancient bike steals his wallet and cell phone.  As far as Attila is concerned the thief can keep the money, but he needs his phone which has all his contact information and training data. 

Receiving a rebuking message from the phone’s owner Kai reflects on the chiding tone and his conscience.  Kai makes the decision to return the phone by riding his bike all the way to the owner’s home far outside the city.  He’s about to discover that kindness and respect aren’t dying concepts in the arms of a reclusive horse trainer.

There’s nothing tame about a rocky romance while finding true love in Wild Horses.  Author Kate Pavelle pens a layered, detailed, emotionally fraught tale of wounded souls who discover that together they can find redemption and happiness.  Kai and Attila are complete opposites in life history and style, yet mesh perfectly once fate brings them to each other’s notice.  Fighting challenges against their relationship further strengthens their resolve.  Wild Horses blends Kai and Attila’s personal and professional lives to perfection in this heartwarming and tender love story.

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