Friday, July 22, 2016

ARC Review: Roped In by Marie Sexton and L.A. Witt

Roped In
From the blurb:

Graham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson.

Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that he might be gay, but no matter how attracted he is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. And Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.

Heather's rating:

Honestly, this story was sort of a hot mess. But a GOOD hot mess, if that makes any sense.

I'm not a huge cowboy-romance fan, but I always want to try them. This book was short and cowboy-y, but I think the major focus of the story was the love triangle and the opposites-attract plot line between Graham and Kaz.

I honestly had no idea who the love interest was going to be for the majority of the story. The blurb didn't really push me fully in one direction or another, and I actually guessed that this would turn into a big protester/cowboy menage at one point. I still think it could have gone that way...

The plot was sort of BDSM-lite, but since I'm not a huge fan of really intense BDSM of many types, that was okay with me. I really liked the tying up scenes (HOT!!!!), and I think the sex carried this book for me.

The characters were all a bit (okay, a lot) underdeveloped, but for some reason it didn't bother me too much. Hot sex addled my brain!

What kills me is that this book had GREAT potential to be amazing. I think with some more pages (like, 100), we could have gotten there. But though this book had a lot of flaws, I still enjoyed it a whole bunch. It was a fun, easy, sexy read, and if you don't mind love-triangles or a plot that could have used more finagling, you should try it!

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

Buy this book:

Riptide, Amazon, Kobo, All Romance

Enjoy, my friends!

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