Title: Roped In
Series: Clean Slate Ranch 02
Author: A.M. Arthur
Genre: Western, Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (352pgs)
Publisher: Carina Press (21st May 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 1/2 Hearts
Blurb: At Clean Slate Ranch, the men are rugged, the trails are rocky and lassos aren’t only used for roping horses
For Colt Woods, Clean Slate Ranch is home. The dude ranch in Northern California helped him heal from a devastating breakup. So when his ex-Dom, the man who broke his heart, waltzes onto the ranch, Colt doesn’t know how to deal.
A research job at a nearby ghost town brings history PhD Avery Hendrix to Clean Slate. He’s not in town forever, but it doesn’t take long for him to feel the familiar draw to Colt. When they find out they’ll be sharing a cabin on the ranch, it’s all Avery can do to stop himself from bending Colt over a saddle right then and there.
In such close proximity, Colt’s and Avery’s old feelings come galloping back. Soon Colt is doing his master’s bidding again and loving every moment of it. And the pair may be in for the ride of their lives—if the dedicated professor and his rugged cowboy can learn to trust again.
Review: After years apart Colt and Avery give it another try. This time they communicate with each other and talk out things. There was a lot of issues the two had going on and to make it work they had to be addressed.
I will admit I did not feel this book was as good as the first one but nevertheless it still had it’s dramatic side as we follow Avery an Colt’s progress through the book. The family dynamic felt a bit rushed as one second the father was against his son and seeming the next he accepted him. That was a bit much to me.
At times Avery seemed I don’t know a little to pushy or bossy, I cannot really think of the right word for him at the moment. Colt was sweet but at the same time I got frustrated with both characters from time to time. Other than it was a good story.