Wild Trail

Wild Trail

by A.M. Arthur

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Wild Trail 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book
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amatate More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars- Wild Trail is the first book in Miss Arthur’s new Clean Slate Ranch series set on a dude ranch in Northern California. This also happens to be my first book by the author. I enjoyed a lot about the characters, romance, and book will likely continue the series because the secondary characters intrigued me. Unfortunately, as much as I liked aspects of Wild Trail, it felt a tad corny and overly dramatic, which kept me from really losing myself in Wes and Mack’s story. As far as characters and romance, Wild Trail was good but had BIG characters that aren’t understated in any way. Wes and Mack meet when Wes travels to the Clean Slate Ranch where Mack works as a guest coordinator and horseman. I liked both characters well enough, though I thought the author overplayed their roles as flaming city-slicker and gruff cop turned ranch hand. It wasn’t that she made them unlikable, just a little over-the-top for my personal taste. Despite their immediate mutual attraction and some heavy flirting laden with gratuitous cowboy sexual innuendo, Wes and Mack were hesitant to commit to more than a vacation fling because of previous relationship woes so a bulk of the story is them fighting their connection. For the most part, I enjoyed getting to know both men and learning their backstories. I was pleased when the over-the-top behavior decreased a little as the story wore on and the romance developed. However, just as I was really getting into it, a cheesy line would appear leaving me rolling my eyes and less enthused to keep reading…so, yeah, a little up and down for me. I enjoyed the plot and conflicts though I found Wild Trail to be a bit predictable. The multiple side plots were a nice touch, even trying to add a little mystery and suspense, but I was disappointed when the surprise revelations weren’t all that surprising. I was pleased the reveals weren’t drug out too much, liked their resolutions, and liked where the book ended with Wes and Mack as a couple, so again- good and bad here. While I definitely had a few issues with Wild Trail, the characters were likeable, the setting was fun and different, and my interest piqued enough that I’m definitely planning on trying book two in the series. I think if you’re intrigued by cowboy meets city-slicker romances, don’t mind some cowboy puns and theatrics from characters, Wild Trail can be a fun read with a unique setting. *eARC received via Netgalley. The author and publisher had no influence over this review*
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
STRONG START TO A NEW SERIES ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Third-person Wes booked a one-week vacation at a dude ranch at his sister's request for her wedding party, despite hating the dust, dirt, and horse smells that he knew would accompany it. Mack is one of the horsemen on the ranch and the owner's grandson, having come to Clean Slate Ranch only five years ago after a tragic accident caused him to flee the big city for a quieter, more peaceful life. Their attraction was immediate and though they tried to fight it, it was a losing battle. Secondary cast was varied, most were enjoyable. Dialogue was smart and natural. The interaction was enjoyable. The plot is full and busy, as is any series debut... introducing a new cast to the readers and building a new world for them to live in. While there were some standard conflicts with predictable resolutions, there were some elements of surprise tucked within. The conclusion is solid enough with its implied HEA that I feel will carry on in the background of future books in the series. I'm interested in seeing if Reyes and Miles end up with a book together or if Colt and Avery reconnect. I look forward to reading more of this series. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.3 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
sweetpotato101 More than 1 year ago
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. 4.5 stars!