Sometimes curves in the road take you right where you belong.
Luther Almond’s life working the Bakken oil field is perfect—short-lived jobs, temporary housing, and easy hookups. That’s one reason he won’t move home when he inherits the lake house. When Erik Heat bends over to fix Luther’s pipes, his tattoos hint he might be up for more than working on the drain. The last thing Luther expects is to want more from this guy than one night.
Every time they’re together, Luther is more grounded and Erik more confident. When the lake house demands attention, Luther asks for Erik’s help. There he imagines a more permanent life, one where he stops running. But he wants Erik by his side. Can he find the courage—and the words—to ask?
I'm loving that torso on the cover, and I liked the story well enough.
Bent Arrow is a quick read filled with enough naughty and sweet.
Luther has been running his whole life. He's not out to his parents and is not entirely pleased when he inherits his grandmother's house, as it means settling down.
When sexy plumber Erik helps Luther fix his pipes (minds out of the gutter, please), Luther is struck by Erik's delicious plumber crack.
It's a rare man who can pull that off, people!
Luther and Erik bond over hot sex and ... more hot sex.
The MCs actually spend very little time together on-page. Most of their interactions are summarized. I'm reading along, and all of a sudden it's "a few weeks later." We're told the men get along great, but we don't actually see it.
Big issues are sort of brushed aside: Luther coming out to his mom; Erik's traumatic past. Also, Erik gets on Luther for not sharing his feelings or living his true self, but Erik does the same thing!
Still a fun, easy read with a satisfying ending.