Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls

Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls Eighteen year old Joe Vasquez leaves Denver for Texas with Harley Bray the cow kid who never fit in at their high school In spite of discovering there s another side to Harley s nature occasional wit

  • Title: Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls
  • Author: George Seaton
  • ISBN: 9781634775892
  • Page: 260
  • Format: ebook
  • Eighteen year old Joe Vasquez leaves Denver for Texas with Harley Bray, the cow kid who never fit in at their high school In spite of discovering there s another side to Harley s nature occasional withdrawals from roadside convenience stores, a nefarious skill he teaches Joe Joe shares Harley s dream of riding bulls and a life together on the Texas plains outside of AbiEighteen year old Joe Vasquez leaves Denver for Texas with Harley Bray, the cow kid who never fit in at their high school In spite of discovering there s another side to Harley s nature occasional withdrawals from roadside convenience stores, a nefarious skill he teaches Joe Joe shares Harley s dream of riding bulls and a life together on the Texas plains outside of Abilene A life that will hopefully see the fulfillment of another of Joe s dreams to become a veterinarian.When a rank bull kills Harley in a rodeo in Longview, Texas, Joe accepts an offer from another bull rider, Shane Thorpe, to partner up and ride the circuit together The problem is that the blond haired, blue eyed Shane found Jesus a long time ago, and he s torn between his faith and his attraction to Joe As they make their way across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona to their final stop on the circuit at the National Western Rodeo in Denver, Joe bides his time for what he hopes will be a relationship with Shane as fulfilling as the one he d had with Harley His hopes for the future, however, are challenged along the way when he discovers that his withdrawals have captured the attention of a dedicated Texas Ranger.

    One thought on “Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls”

    1. 3 Stars This was a different book, that I never quite got into. It should be noted that George Seaton is a new to me author and while I may not have "loved" this book - I would be interested in reading more from the author. The MC are amateur rodeo cowboys, riding bulls. Joe and his partner Harley travel the circuit together. Neither one of them making much money from riding bulls, which leads them to withdrawing cash from various locations. Then one day, Harley is killed by a rank bull. Joe doe [...]

    2. Set (mostly) in Texas, this novella is about bull riding, two somewhat lost men who help each other define who they really are, and a whole lot of traveling, morally questionable goings-on, and the need to find a home. ‘Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls’ (what a title!) is part of the ‘States of Love’ series that offers stories of romance that span every corner of the United States. It gives a great feel for a way of life and a way of thinking more than actual geographical informati [...]

    3. Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls is very different than most of the rodeo books I have read. In fact, it doesn't have a lot of the actual bull riding or rodeo in it and is more focused on the lives of the men . It isn't a happy everything-i- perfect story either. Harley, Joe and Shane doesn't win big and get rich from bull riding. this shows the other side of the fence( pun intended) Joe and Harley left home at age 18 , Harley to become a bull rider and Joe to be with Harley and figure out [...]

    4. I think, for once, by putting my book down and stopping for the day, I actual increased my enjoyment.Only because it built up the anticipation more. I wasn't sure what kinda ending this was going to have. I was hopeful for HEA, or HFNbut I could see a possible tragic, or just blah ending possibility. From the 4 stars, you can tell it wasn't a blah ending. But I'm not gonna tell you what type of ending it had.I really liked Joe, and Shane too. Harleywell, yes and no.Actually I really liked the la [...]

    5. ***4.38 stars***This book drove me up the walls and put me on the edge of my seat. Honestly, between Harley’s father and the Texas Ranger, I wanted to reach into my kindle and smack one and trip up the other, in that order of course! I really did not like how the Harley’s father acted in the book. Really, your son died and his partner is taking care of everything and you offer nothing and want the truck back. Such an a**; end rant.When reading this book, it starts off in a past that includes [...]

    6. The author did not skimp on the cold, hard details. It made me feel the pain and the realities of Joe's life. How he was just going through the motions after the death of his mother. How he woke up and started to live again after meeting Shane. He just went through the motions with Harley. He had gave up his dreams and had them reawakening with Shane.What I didn't like was it is not a happy ever after. Not by long shot. In five years time I am not sure they will be together. Shane is still going [...]

    7. Review: This is a basic book about basic men learning to love. And by basic I don't mean shallow, I mean uncomplicated men with uncomplicated lives. This book was not full of angst, nor did the characters have a lot of depth to them, but they were learning to love and did love deeply. Their struggles were no less challenging than any other couple. They just handled them without complication. There was an intense subplot, which, in a movie, would have had me covering my eyes and peeking through m [...]

    8. I don't think it has ever taken me so long to read 158 pages in my life. The pacing is sooooo sloooooow. I liked getting to know each of the characters, and the pacing would have been great if it had been just that. Instead, I found myself skipping 5 pages of run-on sentences describing motels, supplies, cowboys, and bulls, none of which had any bearing on the story or the characters themselves. With all the skimming through chapter 12, I pretty much could have skipped it entirely and not missed [...]

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