Welcome to Clean Slate Ranch: home of tight jeans, cowboy boots, 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’ 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.
Oh, this is going to be a fun series. I’ve been a fan of A.M. Arthur for a while now so when I found out that she had a new ‘cowboy’ series I jumped on it. Let’s just say, she did not disappoint. Mack and Wes’ story proved to be a perfect way to mark the beginning of the Clean Slate Ranch series.
The description does a pretty good job of laying this story out for readers. (That doesn’t always happen…) There was a lot more to Mack and Wes though – and Wild Trail in general. Mack may have been a grumpy old bear, but he was also a loyal (and worried) grandson and friend. He lost someone close to him in a horrific way and his life on the ranch was as far removed from his previous life as he could possibly get.
There was a lot more to Wes than just a pretty face. He was smart, witty and as loyal to his family and friends as Mack was to his. They both had reasons to keep their distance, although Wes was more determined to change that than Mack. I loved these two together.
There was also a lot more to Wild Trail than just the growing attraction between Mack and Wes. The supporting characters were great, especially Wes’ sister and their crew. There was also mystery, danger and a secret that I didn’t see coming… Needless to say, I can’t wait until the next book in the Clean Slate Ranch is released. A.M. Arthur has got my attention… again 😉