Slide into top spot as my favourite in this series

Saddle UpSaddle Up by A M Arthur

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jumped into first place as my favourite in this series and a really good narrative which covers a number of delicate issues with sensitivity.

My only criticism was that Reyes’ big secret drove his I internal monologues perhaps just a tad too much. I had an idea of what it might be and I was half right but I think, for me at any rate, the impact of it was lessened by a feeling of “finally it’s out there” when his past caught up with him.

That was the only thing I didn’t enjoy about this story though. Both Miles and Reyes have been well-developed characters in this series and I fell for the strong, silent firefighter turned cowboy just as hard as Miles did.

I also appreciated the care AM gave to having Miles recover from his abusive and manipulative ex-boyfriend. No sudden cure just because he found Reyes attractive and a lot of patience and consideration was given to their developing sexual relationship.

I’m looking forward to seeing who will be up next.

#ARC kindly received from the publishers Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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