Title: Roped In
Author: Marie Sexton/L.A Witt
Synopsis: Graham and his roping partner, Jackson, have been friends since they were boys. They’ve 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. He’s also tired of being in love with Jackson, and nothing’s been the same between them since their disastrous drunken encounter the year before.
Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. But he’s also a know-it-all, animal-loving vegan, bent on saving the world one cow at a time. They have next to nothing in common, but Graham can’t stop thinking about what might happen if they can stop butting heads long enough to give it a try. Unfortunately, no matter how attracted Graham is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off. But Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.
All they need is a bit of rope.
Rating: 4 1/2 stars.
Review: I received this e-ARC via Netgalley from the publisher, and I’m just giving my honest opinion – I freaking loved this!
Graham is getting sick of the same stressful routine that comes with roping, but when he meets Kaz – sexy, sexy Kaz – he has his head turned. It takes a little compromise on both their sides, but soon they fall into bed together, and it’s hot as hell.
First of all, lets list the things I didn’t like about this. Hm….I guess the only thing I didn’t like is that it was too short. I would have happily read about a whole relationship between these two, right through to marriage. As it was, I read this whole thing in about two hours while lying in bed. Too short.
Aside from that, it was incredible. I was hooked on these layered and complicated characters from the get-go. Graham is a cowboy who isn’t into the rodeo anymore, and Kaz is a stubborn young protester who isn’t afraid to challenge anything. Even Jackson grew on me by the end.
It was great to see both Kaz and Graham learn to compromise and bend a little by the end of the book – in fact, there was more than a little bending throughout, if you get my drift. Ha.
I’ve been a big fan of L.A. Witt ever since reading ‘Running With Scissors’ last year, so this was a treat to be able to read another of their work. I hadn’t ever read Marie Sexton before, but the whole thing was great to read.
There are explicit sex scenes, so if you aren’t into that – well, if you weren’t into that, you wouldn’t have read this far already, would you? Just sayin’.
I give this a hearty four and a half stars, and I wholly recommend you go request this from Netgalley and read it, or even just buy it yourself, since it’s now published as of June 20!