Title: Roped In
Authors: Marie Sexton and L.A. Witt
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Length: 156 Pages
Category: Contemporary Romance, BDSM
At a Glance: Whether it’s a Marie Sexton or L.A. Witt book, you’re always treated to a well written story, and I think this was a good collaboration.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: 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.
Review: Casper Percy Miller, AKA Kaz, is a college student protesting the rodeo’s treatment of animals. He meets Graham Montgomery, rodeo rider, under some tense moments during a protest.
Graham is a longtime rodeo rider. He doesn’t know what he wants—until he sees Kaz. Apart from the attraction, Graham wants to share his knowledge of horses and their treatment to prove to Kaz there’s no abuse.
Graham and Kaz are opposite in character. Kaz is young and a little immature. He’s headstrong in his opinions and would rather run than talk things out. He wants to be in control of all situations. Graham, being older, has had to hide his sexuality and has never been in a relationship. Once he and Kaz have an intimate moment, Graham knows what he needs and can’t see himself finding that with anyone but Kaz.
I had mixed feelings about Jackson, Graham’s best friend. I sort of felt sorry for him because he seemed to be in some kind of denial; he waited until it was too late to tell Graham how he felt. Jackson also seemed to be missing a certain level of respect for Graham, so all those mistakes Jackson made led to a great loss.
Whether it’s a Marie Sexton or L.A. Witt book, you’re always treated to a well written story, and I think this was a good collaboration. The characters were solid and brought lots of emotion to the storyline. Even though Roped In is a shorter novel, it’s nicely paced and has a lot of diversity.
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