Marty Green has two loves in life: horses and basketball. But suffering a stroke during his first college game throws a wrench in his plans. After months spent in the hospital, recuperating under the zealous care of his overprotective parents, Marty realizes he needs to be on his own, so when he's offered a job at a ranch owned by his doctor's good friend, he takes it.
When veterinary assistant Quinn Knepper sees Marty for the first time, his heart nearly stops. He's smitten, and Marty appears interested though shy. There are just two problems: Quinn's father wants him to hide his sexuality from the world, and Marty's Wyoming Senator father is a homophobe with no idea his son is gay-which Quinn learns when the senator proposes an amendment banning gay marriage.
Dealing with two unsupportive families is a heavy burden, but Quinn vows to make it work. Unfortunately, that may mean putting his life on hold while Marty overcomes his emotional isolation-unless, of course, Marty sacrifices his happiness to his father's political ambition and ends the relationship before it gets started.
black & white illustrations
black & white illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An Isolated Range is the newest Range story and officially my favourite, even if it was hard to read through tears a couple of times. Isolated is the story of Marty, an 18 yo man who suffers a stroke during his first college B-Ball game, and Quinn, Wally's vet assistant.
When Marty wakes in the hospital, his life has been forever changed but thanks to her doctor (Dr. Feel Good, lol) he meets Dr. Dakota and is hired as a hand on the ranch he co-owns with Haven. While still in his wheelchair, Kota assigns him a few physical tasks while he goes through therapy but his main job is to sit with and care for Jefferson, Dakota's father.
As the story progresses, you watch the two men grow together as they struggle to overcome Marty's stroke and both men's homophobic families. But when Marty is forced to choose between his family and Quinn, will he follow his heart or succumb to the pressures of family and right wing, homophobic, politics?
I am a huge fan of Andrew Grey's. I have enjoyed all of his series from the Love Means...... to the ......Of Love!! The Range series has also been quite good. This story is by far my favorite Range story to date. Besides getting to re-visit with old friends Dakota and Wally, Haven and Phillip, and Steve and Wilson, we get to meet Marty. I cannot imagine how it would be for a young man to go through what he did in this story-especially since Andrew based Marty on a a real person. He gets the perfect partner in Quinn, who has had no easy way of it himself. I don't want to give too much away but I so agree with the other reviewer-you will read the last pages through tears of sadness and tears of joy! Don't miss this one!!!
Another fantastic book by Andrew Grey! I've enjoyed all of the Range books, the characters are so unique. I love Andrew's use of physically challenged characters, Marty is no exception. He is a wonderful character, in a difficult situation. I loved watching his relationship with Quinn develop, but also his relationship with the other men living on the ranch. He grows up, comes in to his own person, stands up for what he wants, and finds a place for himself.
This one made me cry and laugh....
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