A Sure-Fire Cure
By Natasha Smith
Jan 8, 2007 - 3:54:00 PM

Dean Conlen has learned to hide his sexuality.  The disinherited son of a prominent statesman, Dean has moved away to live his life out of the reach of his father.  When he is awakened in the middle of the night by a horse breeder needing his veterinarian services, Dean can’t help but notice how sleek and manly Scott Whittaker is or the fact that he is attracted to him after years of denying his sexuality under the cloak of brief encounters with strangers. 

Scott Whittaker can sense how skittish Dean feels and does his best to seduce the good vet.  His seductive wiles and endless patience pays off and Scott finds himself falling in love with Dean and wanting to build a life with him.  The fact that Dean feels the same way is just icing on the cake. 

The partners’ love is tested, however, when Dean’s past tries to insinuate itself into their lives.  Before the lovers know what has happened, another danger raises its ugly head.  It seems someone else wants Scott out of the picture and is willing to kill to accomplish that fact.

A SURE FIRE CURE is romantic, suspenseful, and just downright wonderful.  I found myself rapidly immersed in the storyline.  While this is a book of homoerotic love, I quickly forgot that one fact and settled in for a great story.  I was not disappointed.  Kate Steele has taken two characters and made them realistic, with hopes and dreams, with faults, and with earthy sensuality that still makes me blush when I reflect on it. 

Having first read Kate Steele as a lover of her werewolf tales, I find myself excited by the fact that she is also a great contemporary western author as well! I can’t wait to read what she pens next!

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