Welcome to Clean Slate Ranch: home of tight jeans, cowboy boot, and rough trails. For some men, it’s a fantasy come true.
Mack Garrett loves the rolling hills surrounding his Northern California dude ranch. Leading vacationers on horse trails with his two best friends is enough—romance is definitely not in the cards. When a sexy tourist shows up at Clean Slate, he’s as far from Mack’s type as can be. So why is the handsome city slicker so far under his skin in less than a day?
Roughing it in the middle of nowhere isn’t anywhere near Wes Bentley’s idea of fun. Then he lays eyes on the gruffest, hottest papa bear he’s ever seen. But Mack is as hard to pin down as he looks—distant, sharp-tongued, and in desperate need of a shave. Until a campout gone wrong strands both men in the mountains with nothing to do but get to know each other.
Mack intends to keep his closely guarded heart out of Wes’s very talented hands. But for a seven-day cowboy, Wes is packing some long-term possibility. The cold country air can do wonders for bringing bodies together—but it will take more than that to bridge the distance between two men whose lives are worlds apart.
This book is approximately 96,000 words
I really, really enjoyed this book!
Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur is book one in the Clean Slate Ranch series. Cowboys, a marshmallow-filled alpha, and a city-slicker charmer made this a quick read.
Wes Bentley is in charge of his sister’s bridal party and what his sister really wants is to spend a week at the Clean Slate Ranch, roughin’ it, so to speak. Wes is really in it for the cowboys, but there’s much more to this western ranch than meets the eye.
The last thing Mack needs is another charming actor rattling his cage. And yet, he can’t keep his eyes off Wes. When things heat up—both off and on the ranch—Mack will need to decide if letting go of the past is worth the risk.
I was instantly transported to the west, and I just loved it! Mack really wants to make something of the ranch and he loves the wide open spaces and working with his best friends and his grandpapa. Wes disturbs the solitude. But there are many secrets on the ranch that bring them together with two different dreams that threaten to tear them apart.
There were lots of twists, and I flew the pages like wildfire. Mack’s got the grumpy thing going on, and oh, do I love my alphas growly. Wes’s humor, however, made this book for me! His personality really shines. Although both of their backgrounds ran a bit too similar, I loved watching these two together. Sparks galore!
This was the perfect cuddle up and read story. Lots of fun, steamy sex, and plenty of romance that gave me the heart clutches.
Rating: 4.5 stars!
Heat Rating: 3 flames