New Release Review: ROPED IN (Clean Slate Ranch #2) by A.M. Arthur with Carina Press. edited by Alissa Davis @AM_Arthur @CarinaPress @AlissaDenay @Netgalley

ROPED IN

Clean Slate Ranch #2

A.M. Arthur, author

Published by Carina Press, A Harlequin Ltd imprint

edited by Alissa Davis

#Netgalley

Published May 21, 2018

 

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When history professor Avery returns to the Clean Slate Ranch, is a second chance with former SWAT officer Colt possible?  Honesty, communication and coming to terms with one’s own needs and desires are major themes of this journey.

A complex story, there are all sorts of relationship dynamics, those between main character Colt and his former best friends and then the dynamic with his former lover, Avery.  Colt is lost without his best friends and thinking that the best thing might be to move on when his former lover and dom comes to The Clean Slate.

I absolutely enjoyed Wild Trail, book 1 in this series and I was anxious to rejoin the guys on the ranch.  Secrets were revealed during Wild Trail that may have irrevocably damaged the relationship between former best friends, Colt and Mack.  When Mack brought Avery to Wild Trail to maintain the historical accuracy while rebuilding the ghost town was difficult for Colt as his feelings for Avery are still bubbling under the surface.  The reverse from the expected dynamic between a SWAT officer and a history professor is interesting.  One would anticipate that the SWAT guy would be the Dom but that is not the case.  With Avery and Colt, how can a relationship ever work with their widely different backgrounds, occupations, and lifestyles?

Avery’s demi nature adds another layer to the story.  Colt was Avery’s first and only; the one relationship of Avery’s life and when Colt left, when Avery sent him away, years previously, there was no interest in anyone else.  It seems that Colt is it for him.

A.M. Arthur is a one-click for me with the interesting stories and wide-ranging themes.

 

 

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Casey Olson has always known he was destined to be a Navy SEAL, and the best day of his life was when he was accepted into training. The worst day was when a snapping bone ended his dream.

After three combat tours in five years, Logan Carter left the Marines and self-destructed. Now he’s sober and, thanks to a forgiving ex with friends in high places, has a promising job as a civilian contractor. All he has to do is stay on the rails and out of a bottle, even when his demons won’t leave him alone.

Logan likes his job, and he really likes the gorgeous man at the next desk. Casey tries not to check Logan out, but who is he kidding? From the start, despite their best efforts, neither man can resist the other. Sizzling chemistry leads to sex so hot they can both almost forget why they’re stuck in this office to begin with.

It would be perfect, except Logan can’t stop reliving wars he’ll never forget and Casey can’t stop grieving the SEAL he’ll never be. And they’ll never have a future together until they can make peace with their pasts.

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