Audiobook Review: Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan

Nowhere Ranch by Heidi CullinanTitle: Nowhere Ranch
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by author
Published: June 23, 2015 (self-published)

Love will grow through the cracks you leave open.

Ranch hand Roe Davis absolutely never, mixes business with pleasure—until he runs into his boss, Travis Loving, at the only gay bar within two hundred miles.

Getting involved with the ranch owner is a bad idea, but Roe’s and Travis’s bedroom kinks line up against one another like a pair of custom-cut rails. As long as they’re both clear this is sex on the side, no relationship, no interfering with the job, they could make it work.

Shut out by his family years ago, Roe survived by steadfastly refusing to settle into so much as a post office box. As his affair with Travis grows into more than just sex, Roe’s past catches up with him, threatening the thin ray of happiness he’s found, reminding him it’s well past time he went on his way.

But even a loner gets lonely, and at this point, there’s nowhere left to run. The shame and sorrow of what he’s lost will stay with Roe wherever he goes—until he’s ready to let love lead him home.

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Why I Read This Book: First of all, this book was one of my very first m/m romances. And I fell in love. Second, my audiobook heart belongs to Iggy Toma (narrator) so I basically scoop up anything with his voice. Which is how I found myself with this audiobook.

In A Nutshell: Either way you slice it (paperback, ebook, audiobook) this story is smexy, touching, and just plain good. I loved it four years ago. I may love it more today.

What I Liked: Well, since I’ve already touched on it and it is an audiobook review, I’ll begin with Iggy. I have to say, the pacing and inflection of this story alone is fantastic. His twang for Roe’s voice had me grinning more than once. I love the seamless interaction of characters with the easy lilt of Toma’s tone. It’s smooth and perfect. And I just plain love his voice.

What I Also Liked: As for the story, I adore Roe and Travis, but the progression of their relationship is what stands out the most—the way they being as sort of friends with benefits then transition into a working relationship and then a full-fledged, no holds barred, in lovey time. The progression of the characters themselves follow the same pattern. That’s the most stunning point in this book, the way the guys find themselves after they find each other. The way they’re able to face anything as long as they are together.

This is another prime example of creating family where there is none. Roe is basically a loner who longs for a family and doesn’t realize it. Then by way of finding Nowhere Ranch, he creates this family he can’t live without. Haley and Tori. Travis. The ranch hands. I liked the way he carves a niche for himself into Nowhere Ranch without realizing it.

What I Didn’t Like: Bah!

In My Opinion: If you’re an audiobook listener, this is one you won’t want to miss. It’s perfect on the story and narrator front. If you audio is not your thing, grab this book anyway. It’s all kinds of awesome.

Memorable Moments:

I used to pray to God to send me aliens to fuck me and then leave. Anal probe: bring it on. Just don’t park your boots by my bed.

Crissy’s Rating:
5 Frogs

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


  1. I have the kindle version of this waiting for me in my kindle tbr, but after your review, I just went and upgraded to add audio (I love that Amazon will do that on some books for so little money.) Yay...I can't wait to listen to it now. Thanks for another great review, Crissy, and bleeding my wallet dry...hehe!

    1. I've loved this book forever... Plus Iggy is amazing!! <3 <3 <3

  2. Aw, Crissy, you sold me. Off to find this wonderful book!

    1. Yay, Jonetta!! I hope you like it!!

    2. Still had gift money left so I spent a whopping $5.02 for the Kindle book with Whispersync!


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