Title: The Terms of Release (The Release #1)
Author Name & Publisher: B.A. Tortuga (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 24, 2014 – 240 pgs
They say a man can always come home. So after doing hard time, Sage Redding heads to his family’s northeast Texas ranch to help his ailing daddy with the cutting horses.
Adam (Win) Winchester is a county deputy and the cousin of one of the men killed in the incident that sent Sage to prison for almost a decade. While Win’s uncles, Jim and Teddy, are determined to make Sage and the entire Redding family pay for their loss, Win just figures Sage has paid his dues and maybe needs a friend. Maybe he needs more than a friend. In fact, Win’s counting on it.
No one’s denying Sage is an ex-con who went to prison for manslaughter. Regardless of the love he has for his father, he’s returned knowing things will likely go badly for him. Maybe a man can always come home, but he may not be able to stay.
Sage is an ex-con and Adam is a sheriff. Two people you would never think would be a couple. Sage went to jail because he was the only one who survived a tragedy and now he needs to come home to help his sick dad with the family farm. Sage has had it rough and coming home isn’t easy either. Adam likes Sage and wants to help but Adams family isn’t too happy because his family was part of the tragedy Sage went to prison over. This was a beautiful story, it was true to life and the characters and story were very believable. I loved the relationship between Sage and Adam and how it progressed, it was sweet, loving and beautiful. There was drama and angst and a cast of secondary characters that I loved. Both Adam and Sages moms were a hoot, they made the story even better. When tragedy strikes again we see what family and community means. Great story and well worth a read.
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.