Author: Jena Wade
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Mina Carter
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Perry Jameson begins his new job as a ranch manager at the Wright Stables with the goal of returning the place to its original glory. He throws all of his effort into building a home and establishing a career. Being seduced by the ranch owner’s grandson could throw a serious wrench in the works.
Cory Matthews is a world champion in horse reining. Well known for his arrogance and talent, he can train any horse to win, and he knows he’s turned the sexy older hunk’s head, but he can’t seem to get Perry come around.
The two men butt heads on more than one occasion, the way two stubborn, proud studs will do. Maybe looking past their differences to work together will give them a new perspective on each other. Maybe, just maybe, it’ll help Cory rein Perry in.
Jena Wade is a new author for me. Sometimes new-to-me authors are instant favorites; some are instant dislikes. Jena Wade falls somewhere in the middle for me, based upon my reading of Reining Him In from LooseID.
Reining Him In is a fairly predictable story of two cowboys who shouldn’t want each other, but just can’t resist each other. One is the ranch foreman. The other is the boss’s grandson. One is college educated and hard working. The other has an ego that won’t quit and can’t settle down in one place. One has been burned before. The other doesn’t want to take no for an answer. Together Perry and Cory make a hot team that you can’t help but root for. You want Perry to give in to his growing lust. You want Cory to break down Perry’s walls.
When they finally do get together, it is sweet and innocent, at first, until they finally succumb to their mutual desires and slake the lust, so to speak. What comes next, however, left me shaking my head a bit at the way the author manufactured the obligatory breakup scene. There was nothing patently wrong with the scene or the makeup scene or any of the book, really. There just wasn’t anything that grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go.
One minor complaint I do have that pulled me from the story repeatedly, is that I would like to have been shown a little more about what reining actually is. We got details on the team cutting competition, but I felt lost anytime the reining was discussed.
I will certainly pick up another book from Ms. Wade when I am looking for a lighter read with a happily ever after.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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