Stuck in the middle with this new cowboy romance from A.M. Arthur

Wild Trail (Clean Slate Ranch, #1)Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5*

There’s lots of bits in this book which are great but there’s also parts which didn’t work as well for me so overall it was a good but not great read.

Things that worked: The setting, loved the ranch and the vibe of the people there and the descriptions and the ghost town and the mystery. I liked the majority of the romance between Mack and Wes too.

Things that didn’t work: The ‘boss/daddy” references. None of their sexual encounters felt even remotely daddy and boy to me, neither was their really any sign of a master/slave element to warrant the boss nickname, the odd way Mack’s ex’s cheating being revealed came up.

Also Colt’s big reveal felt chucked in to create drama rather than a natural element which sat well within the narrative.

But, having said all of the above, there are more positives than not and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing what all the not very subtle hints turn into for Reyes, Colt, Miles and Aubrey.

#ARC received from Carina Press via NetGalley.

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