Flankman (A Crow Creek Novel)

by Nya Rawlyns

The bronc in the arena can kill, but it takes a man to destroy...

Daniel Blake and Tristan Wells are committed to their two-year relationship, and to keeping it a well-hidden secret. When a competitor lets them know their secret isn’t so well-hidden after all, the ground isn’t the only thing that comes up to hit hard. Danny’s facing scrutiny from rodeo management for alleged misconduct, and Tristan thinks that Ben Kincaid from Crow Creek Ranch is just the man to help ferret out who has it in for them. Wyoming isn’t known for being tolerant of “alternative lifestyles” and men who take on broncs and bulls for a living aren’t strangers to playing rough, in and out of the arena.

With their future on the line, Tristan and Danny’s relationship will be tested by those out to see an eight-second ride turn into a world of failure. Ben’s determined to have his new friends’ backs, in more ways than one. Even if they survive the spills and attacks, will Danny and Tris’s future survive Ben?

Audiobook narrated by Nick J. Russo.

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Reviews:Kirsty on Amazon wrote:

For fans of Ben, or those still unsure of him, Flankman is a wonderful story. Ben may not be the central character, but his role is enough that we really empathise with him. We see him on the periphery of Danny and Tristan’s romance. They offer him an unconditional friendship and time away from Crow Creek, where he has been wrapped up in his love for Oak. Nya Rawlyns gives us enough that we desperately long for Ben’s HEA.
Flankman is probably the most technical of the books because of Danny and Tristan’s roles on the rodeo circuit. However, Nya Rawlyns clearly has a solid knowledge of horses and racing that gives Flankman more credibility.
Whilst this fourth novel is missing some of the rampant sex scenes we may have enjoyed in the previous stories, Nya Rawlyns more than makes up with this in emotional quality. Danny and Tristan simply want what many of us take for granted; to show their love in public and not only behind closed doors. Flankman is subtly thought-provoking and Nya Rawlyns not only manages to capture our imaginations, but our hearts as well.

About the Author

Crossing boundaries, taking no prisoners.
Write what’s in your soul.
It’s the bass beat, the heartbeat, the lyrics rude and true.


Nya Rawlyns has been writing for over fifteen years across a variety of genres – suspense/mystery, contemporary western, romance, romantic comedy, women’s fiction, literary fiction and contemporary young adult fantasy.

A lifelong equestrienne, she has competed in dressage and distance riding. Her love affair with words began as a young child and continues unabated. She lives in Pennsylvania with her daughter, horses, cats, chickens and a family of friends and supporters who provide not just inspiration but absolute belief in her characters and stories.

Most days she can be found daydreaming and listening to the voices in her head.

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