Wendy reviews ‘Bent Arrow’ by Posy Roberts. This book was published by Labyrinth Bound Press on September 3rd, 2015 and is 72 pages long.
RGR received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
This week we have a Two-For-One theme, which means each reviewer has chosen two books up to 150 pages to review. One of my two picks is ‘Bent Arrow’, a novella about two men with secrets. It ended up being a very sweet story.
Check out the review, trailer, photos and giveaway below 🙂
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?
Posy Roberts provided us with 3 images of the oil fields she took, herself. 🙂
The first thing that struck me about this book was the cover. It is beautiful and I love it when the cover is significant to the story. It really made me want to read the story and I’m glad I did.
The book revolves around the main characters Luther and Erik. Luther has left his home town as soon as he came of age because he didn’t want to hide who he was and didn’t think that his family or the community would be supportive of him. He finds any work he can, mostly in the oil fields. Living in “man camps” means he can scratch his itch, while still hiding who he is. He jumps fro job to job and from hook-up to hook-up, without ever really connecting with anyone in a meaningful way. His life doesn’t get easier, when he learns that he has inherited his grandparents’ lake house. His life might seem lonely and he works crazy long hours, but he doesn’t want to give up his freedom and move back home and have his mother meddling in his private affairs. Enter Erik…
Erik comes to fix Luther’s plumbing in the small trailer he stays in at the camp. When he bends over to work, the tattoo of a bent arrow Luthor spies seems like an invite for some fun. However, he finds out soon enough that Erik has his own demons, and as the two men start a dalliance, it quickly becomes more to both men.
These guys have great chemistry and make a wonderful couple. I really enjoyed ‘watching’ them getting to know each other and more about themselves, too. The book has just the right amount of everything I want and need in a story, so that I was satisfied and didn’t have questions at the end. The book didn’t feel rushed, even though it is just 72 pages long. The characters were likable and were great together (and the sex scenes were HOT). The plot was interesting and kept me engaged until the book was finished and the story felt complete with a hopeful HFN ending that made me happy and let me imagine the rest of their lives on my own.
I can strongly recommend this story as quick read with nice characters, naughty sex and a splash of angst.
8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars
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Real life. Genuine men. True love.
Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep. Her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.