Thursday, May 12, 2016

Evan's Luck by Jennah Scott and H. Sterling

Title: Evan's Luck
Author: Jennah Scott and H. Sterling
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Riding the Circuit #1
Main Characters: Spencer and Evan
Release Date: April 2016
Publisher: Five Hearts Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
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 Review:
Spencer works for the family ranch bringing in stock for the rodeos. He's very well respected for what he's been able to do with the family business although not everyone approves of him since he's gay. He's grown up with Evan hanging out as his brother's best friend. And knowing all that he knows about Evan means that he's well aware of Evan's reputation as a buckle bunny chaser. He has a different girl every night while out on the circuit. 

What Spencer doesn't realize is that Evan sleeps with so many women because he's not truly happy going to bed with them. They leave him strangely unsatisfied. Something that doesn't make a whole lot of sense until Evan realizes that he's EXTREMELY attracted to Spencer. While he's flirted with guys before, it's nothing like the attraction he's suddenly feeling toward Spencer. Now Evan has to figure out how to get Spencer to take his interest seriously. 

I liked the premise of this story a LOT. I also really liked the characters...both the main ones and Spencer's family which play fairly heavily in the story. I also really loved how much Spencer's family supports him even though being gay on the rodeo circuit could possibly cost their business some money with the homophobes. 

With all that being said though, the story felt a little shallow in its execution. It was almost too easy for these two guys to connect. And after they did there were whole weeks especially early on in their relationship that were completely skipped over in the story. I missed that time because as a reader I needed it to connect and feel fully invested in the long-term success of the two of them together. The story really could have used more conflict especially since it was set up beautifully with the attitudes toward gay men in the rodeo circuit.

But even with that, it was an enjoyable read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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Evan’s Luck

by
Jennah Scott
April 26, 2016
Five Hearts Publishing
 
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  unnamed (1)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 a good luck charm instead?   Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29921396-evan-s-luck?from_search=true&search_version=service  
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    meet_the_author unnamedBorn and raised in Texas, Jennah Scott is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won't ever hear her admit that she cries). No matter what her next crazy idea turns out to be, there will always be romance for everyone. Sign up for her newsletter (www.jennahscott.com) to stay up to date with new releases, sneak peeks, and other news! H. Sterling has published multiple contemporary romance books, usually on the more sweet and sassy side of the line, using her alter ego. After pairing up with Jennah she discovered just how much fun writing hot, sexy cowboys can be. Together they experienced how quickly stories can write themselves. Stick around, there's plenty more to come! Links Website: www.jennahscott.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorjennahscott Twitter: www.twitter.com/Jennah_scott Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennahscott/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/jennahscott Newsletter sign up: http://eepurl.com/E9Tvb  
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