Walker Reed’s Louisiana cattle ranch is in debt after costly repairs from hurricane damage. To get the money, his family schemes to make Walker the star of a new bachelor reality series: Queer Seeks Spouse. How hard can it be to fake interest in a dozen handsome men for a few weeks in exchange for enough money to solve all of their problems?
Roan Carmichael never got his master’s degree after his mother was diagnosed with cancer. With medical bills piling up, and a costly experimental treatment available, Roan signs on to be a suitor on Queer Seeks Spouse. While he hates having to leave his sick mother long enough to win the cash for her treatment, he’s willing to do whatever it takes.
Can two men who are just in it for the money fake their way into real and lasting love?
Rating: Narration – B; Content – B-
Cowboy Seeks Husband is a standalone romance set on a Louisiana cattle ranch which is also being used as the location for filming of the first series of Queer Seeks Spouse, the a Bachelor-esque reality show which is the first of its kind to feature contestants from the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a simple, low angst story (and despite the attempts of the show’s producers to make it otherwise, it’s fairly low drama, too!) and while I had a few nitpicks about the narration, John Solo does a good job overall.
Walker Reed was “voluntold” into being a candidate for Queer Seeks Spouse by his stepmother and friend/ranch foreman, mostly because they really need an injection of cash to make repairs and improvements to the ranch, but also because they know how lonely Walker has been since his last relationship ended some years before. He signs the application, not for one moment expecting to be chosen for the show – and no-one is more surprised than he is when he gets the call telling him he’s going to be the star of their inaugural series. Once the film crew and contestants arrive however, he begins to regret his decision; everywhere he looks there’s a camera or microphone in his face, and he’s being told what he can and can’t do; he tries to resign himself to having practically his every waking moment recorded for the next six weeks with the thoughts of the money he’s earning… and the idea that maybe – and no matter how unlikely – he might meet someone special.
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