TWO 4 and 3 Stars for And a Smile (RoughStock #2) by B.A. Tortuga #MM #Erotica @batortuga


Title: And a Smile (RoughStock #2)
Author Name & Publisher: B.A. Tortuga (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: October 27, 2015 – 197 pgs


All Coke Pharris wants is for his cowboys to be safe–all of them. When rodeo clown, Dillon, sets to prove that there’s more to the bullfighter, people could get hurt.

It’s Coke Pharris’ job to save bull riders from bulls, and he takes his work very seriously. Which is why he’s devastated when one of his favorite riders gets hurt, and he’s determined to help the young man ride again. Dillon Walsh is the arena entertainer for the bull riding tour, and he wants to help. He also wants Coke, has been admiring the man for a long time. He hasn’t made a move on Coke for fear of messing up their friendship, but when he finds out Coke might feel the same way, Dillon has to try to win Coke over.

Coke thinks he’s too old for Dillon, too beat up and scarred, but he can’t resist when Dillon finally makes a play for him. Dillon is like a wet dream for Coke, and the two of them have a great time getting to know each other better, at least until the danger of their job threatens to come between them. Will Dillon and Coke be able to help their friend and weather the problems that blow their way?

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released elsewhere. It has been re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

General Release Date: 27th October 2015

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This one did take me a little more to get into it but I ended up really like this book one I got farther into it.
Now Coke I really liked his character from the first book in this series. You see so much more of him in this book which I loved! Coke saves bull riders when they need him and who is also at the same time so sweet and caring about the Bull riders and his other co workers. Whenever anyone gets hurt he really feels it.
Now Dillon is a clown for the rodeo who really loves his job and also is very caring.
The two of them together fit, I really loved them as a couple.
You get some angst but also sweet and steam which i loved how well everything worked together in this book.

So all together I really liked this book!

I would recommend this book!



In this book we are getting Dillon and Coke’s story.  I found Dillon to be extremely hyper and Coke was the one everyone turned to.  I thought he was more mature and acted older.

The story was good and you got to read more about the cowboys from Book 1, which I liked.

At times I was a little confused with trying to figure out who was doing the talking in some of the conversations. It seemed a little hard to follow.

All in all I liked the book a lot and look forward to reading more in this series.



First off, let me start by stating that I did not read the other stories in this series.
I found this story extremely difficult to follow.  The POV was constantly changing and I had a difficult time with the cowboy “talk”.
While I did enjoy the heat between the characters, it didn’t really feel like a relationship to me.  It was two men, knowing what they wanted and going for it.  But, then you had the bull riding thrown in and the injured rider, it was all very swirly – lots of things going on with no real focus.
Usually I really like Tortuga books, but this one, I just couldn’t get in to.  It might have been different if I had read the previous stories.
I would say this was a decent book, but I just didn’t really like where it went.


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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 coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

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