Title: Wild Trail
Series: Clean Slate Ranch 01
Author: A.M. Arthur
Genre: Western, Contemporary
Length: Novel (384pgs)
Publisher: Carina Press (December 11, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Welcome to Clean Slate Ranch: home of tight jeans, cowboy boots, and rough trails. For some men, it’s a fantasy come true.
Mack Garrett loves the rolling hills surrounding his Northern California dude ranch. Leading vacationers on horse trails with his two best friends is enough—romance is definitely not in the cards. When a sexy tourist shows up at Clean Slate, he’s as far from Mack’s type as can be. So why is the handsome city slicker so far under his skin in less than a day?
Roughing it in the middle of nowhere isn’t anywhere near Wes Bentley’s idea of fun. Then he lays eyes on the gruffest, hottest papa bear he’s ever seen. But Mack is as hard to pin down as he looks—distant, sharp-tongued, and in desperate need of a shave. Until a campout gone wrong strands both men in the mountains with nothing to do but get to know each other.
Mack intends to keep his closely guarded heart out of Wes’s very talented hands. But for a seven-day cowboy, Wes is packing some long-term possibility. The cold country air can do wonders for bringing bodies together—but it will take more than that to bridge the distance between two men whose lives are worlds apart.
Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis
Review: Wes and Mack are two men who are out, have been hurt and vowed to never give their heart to anyone again. From the time these two meet there seems to be a spark and both have no qualms about a night of fun together.
As the story progresses circumstances throw them together to get to know one another. I loved the background on both as they each discover why the other has reservations about more than a one night stand. These despite a rocky start with a lot of flirting were hot together.
I loved both these characters and how they helped each heal their wounded hearts to take a chance again on love.
The only thing I did not like was it seemed drawn out more than it needed to be. Other than that it was a really good story.