Evan’s Luck (Riding the Circuit #1) by Jennah Scott, H. Sterling ~ Book Review by Queue

EvanTitle: Evan’s Luck (Riding the Circuit #1)

Author: Jennah Scott, H. Sterling

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Robin Ludwig Design

Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/26/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Western


Spencer Quinn has an image to uphold. His family name means more than anything. It’s the reason the reason they’ve become the most successful stock contractor on the rodeo circuit. Fresh out of school, he’s ready to take over the family business. It’s no secret he’s attracted to men, and so far that hasn’t been a problem.

Until Evan.

The assertive friend who knows how to push every one of his buttons.

Evan Taylor is known for his love ‘em and leave ‘em style, yet the last few months have left him deflated and lonely. His father’s shadow wasn’t where he wanted to end up, but he’s having trouble finding happiness. Maybe because women can’t keep his attention. He’s losing hope of settling down until a blast from the past saunters by, his heart catches and tingles spread over his skin. Of all people, Spencer? The one person who would never give Evan a second glance. It’s just his luck.

The old saying, “Bad luck is better than none at all” fits Evan perfectly. Or does it? Is his bad luck about to change? Will Spencer Quinn be his good luck charm instead?

My View:

I’m a big fan of cowboys so Evan’s Luck looked like a good read. The plot sounded cool as well but something in the execution just didn’t work. I didn’t dislike the book, instead it was just kind of meh.

The authors did well in creating the characters. Not only are the main characters, Spencer and Evan, original and likable, but the supporting characters are as well.

The story of a man trying to make up for his slutty ways with his best friend’s brother is an interesting one and there are parts of their relationship I liked. However, it felt rushed at times, especially Evan going from horny goat to dedicated lover. Also glossed over was Evan’s preference of men over women.

There were sweet parts of the romance, such as when Evan and Spencer have a quiet lunch together. But there were scenes that didn’t feel as sweet, such as some of the sex scenes.

Seconds before his orgasm rocketed through his body, Evan shoved a finger into his ass.

Shoved? That doesn’t sound enjoyable or romantic at all.

Though it didn’t really work for me, I’m sure there are many readers who will enjoy the short, sweet romance.


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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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