Title: Lonely as God
For young drover Tom Seeley, the Chisholm Trail is a lonely damn place, which hardly seems possible among eighteen men and two thousand head of cattle. It’s while guarding the stock at night that second man Jack Dawe quotes a snip of poetry to reveal himself a like-minded man. Suddenly, under that big empty night sky, the loneliness starts to disappear.
When you’re out on the trail, sometimes you ain’t got no choice but to find love in the arms of another man just to stop yourself being lonely as God
Author: Dale Chase
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Man I Know, Coming to Grief
Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: May 29, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance, Western Romance
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Lonely as God by Dale Chase was a brash read of cattle driving cowboys, where the west was wild and men acted on instincts. Tom, a young cattle drover on the Chisholm Trail worked side by side with eighteen men driving cattle and indulging in carnal pleasures. Jake, second in charge of the drive is well-read, quiet, and a man of character.
The story told the tale of loneliness on a cattle drive and the acceptance that occurred between men when each other was the only person available. There were no promises or assumptions as the men found sexual pleasure or release at the hands of another man.
Dale Chase wrote brashness and straightforwardness, as no pretty words were needed. The story was gritty and realistic as it lent itself to the hard times that were found on a dangerous and dirty trail across the expansive west.
Tom’s maturity came to a forefront once he realized that simple release could be turned into a lifetime of pleasure and hearth if with the right person. Jack became that person, as older and wiser, having lived more years on the trail; Jack was ready to settle down.
As a lover of M/M, I admired the way Lonely as God referred to not only the loneliness of a man on a drive but also the loneliness God must feel as he watched over earth’s creatures. In that lonesomeness, Dale Chase created solitude and union of Tom and Jack as they were both like-minded men and not simply after sexual release. Lonely as God implied that men could understand their desires and feelings sans the word homosexuality, and depth of character was more important.