Bit hit and miss with this second in the Clean Slate Ranch series
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I’m not sure what to say about this one because, for a lot of the book, it really wasn’t working for me and I thought Avery was an absolutely selfish arse.
The last 20% went a long way to bringing the rating up though and I liked the stuff with Avery’s mum and grandparents and the bits when Colt went back to the ranch he’d left aged 18 when his dad had turned his back on him for being gay.
Unfortunately, the major aspect of the narrative – a Sir/pet BDSM dynamic really really didn’t work for me. Every time Colt referred to Avery as “his Sir” in third person it just made my hairs stand up like chalk on a blackboard.
As I had an ARC, the formatting wasn’t finalised and at times it made it more difficult to work out who was speaking or being referred to and the time jumps into their past relationship had some really odd use of tense and grammar.
But, on a positive note, I love the setting this series is based in, the secondary characters, the family feeling of this group of men making themselves a home and I loved Colt, for his unashamedly open need to have Avery back in his life.
I am looking forward to more in the series and especially to hopefully finding out more about Reyes.
#ARC kindly provided by the publishers Carina Press in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.