Title: Lickety Split
Author: Damon Suede
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 3/13/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Western/Cowboys, M/M Erotica
Page Count: 286
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Lickety Split: Love won’t wait.
Patch Hastle grew up in a hurry, ditching East Texas for NYC to make his name as a DJ and model without ever looking back. When his parents die unexpectedly, he heads home to unload the family farm ASAP and skedaddle. Except the will left Patch’s worst enemy in charge: his father’s handsome best friend who made his high school years hell.
Tucker Biggs is going nowhere. Twenty years past his rodeo days, he’s put down roots as the caretaker of the Hastle farm. He knows his buddy’s smartass son still hates his guts, but when Patch shows up growed-up, looking like sin in tight denim, Tucker turns his homecoming into a lesson about old dogs and new kinks.
Patch and Tucker fool around, but they can’t fool themselves. Once the farm’s sold, they mean to call it quits and head off to separate sunsets. With the clock ticking, the city slicker and his down-home hick get roped into each other’s life. If they’re gonna last longer than spit on a griddle, they better figure out what matters—fast.
Warning: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IN PUBLIC! Lickety Split was 5/5 Stars – Hottest book I’ve read in the past year, hands down!
This book had everything! Tragic backstory, enemies to lovers, unrequited love, a pretty healthy age gap, and one fine as hell cowboy. I connected with Patch right from page one and although my love for Tuck was a work in progress throughout much of the novel, I can’t deny that he and Patch made one steamy match. The chemistry between Tuck and Patch was out-of-this-world intense and I loved every second of their unabashedly forward and blunt need to be touching each other. Even after I put this book down I couldn’t stop thinking about it!
Patch’s character was incredibly easy to connect with. He was the smart mouthed kid who grew up with a bunch of people that never really knew him. His life’s story could have been an anti-bullying ad but instead of hating the man who made his life a living hell every day, he jerked it in the dark every night thinking about what it would cost if he could taste him… just once. He’d come a long way from who he was in high school but all it took was one good look at Tuck and he was 16 again, itching to get his hands on him.
Tuck wasn’t as easy to get to. For a while I would even say I hated him. He had that frat boy I don’t know you but lets fuck attitude that really put me off at first (but I came around quickly). In all actuality, Tuck was a prickly cactus on the outside, but he was 100% marshmallow on the inside. He cared about Patch and was the first person in his life to make him understand that he was loved. Tuck was incredibly selfless, extremely hard working, and a grade A friend. Not to mention, he was fine as hell.
This was a phenomeal book, but cowboys? Not really my thing. Any blurb that even mentions the word cowboy usually has me running in the opposite direction. Damon Suede’s track record as an absolutely phenomenal author is the only reason that I reconsidered and decided to read this novel and I am beyond happy that I did. 100% recommended to ALL romance/erotica readers. Cowboys don’t get better than Tuck!