Title: Bent Arrow
Author: Posy Roberts
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press
Release Date: September 3rd 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Page Count: 65 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Sometimes curves in the road take you right where you belong.
Luther Almond’s life working the Bakken oil field is perfect—short-lived jobs, temporary housing, and easy hookups. That’s one reason he won’t move home when he inherits the lake house. When Erik Heat bends over to fix Luther’s pipes, his tattoos hint he might be up for more than working on the drain. The last thing Luther expects is to want more from this guy than one night.
Every time they’re together, Luther is more grounded and Erik more confident. When the lake house demands attention, Luther asks for Erik’s help. There he imagines a more permanent life, one where he stops running. But he wants Erik by his side. Can he find the courage—and the words—to ask?
Occasionally, when I’m in a mood, I just want a softer love story. Bent Arrow is just that. I appreciated that it wasn’t trying to reinvent the wheel or be flashy…it’s was gentle, low angst, sexy, and entertaining.
Luther left home as soon as he could so he could be free to be who he really is. He enjoys hook-ups without commitment until the day he meets Erik. Erik comes over to clean out Luther’s clogged supply line…
…and get his water pressure back up. When Erik’s pants ride down, Luther admires Erik’s hockey ass and spots part of an intricate and distinctive arrow tattoo, which, after a moment of fear on Erik’s part, sparks a dialogue between the two.
I liked that it wasn’t an immediate hook-up, instead Erik gives Luther his number, and they get together a few days later. They have hot sexy times and Erik’s gone by the next morning. Then they begin texting each other and slowly getting to know another. I really liked that them falling in love is not instant, but not super slow either. There’s also a depth to Erik’s backstory, which drew me in and I waited patiently for Luther to grow out of his inability to articulate his feelings.
It’s not a long story, and it took a couple of chapters for me to get into it, and though there isn’t a lot packed in to it, what is there is sweet, enjoyable, hot and pleasurable. This was a lovely Sunday morning read.
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