Review: Bent Arrow by Posy Roberts

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?

What happens when you are a scared of commitment but you fall in love? This is what Luther finds out in Bent Arrow. He runs from commitment of any kind; from where he lives, to his job, to his relationships. Being still, making a commitment is scary, it is easy to keep things light. A hard worker, Luther only stops when he has to. Hook ups take care of his physical needs, exhaustion from long hours takes care of his mental ones - if you can call being so tired you don't have to think taking care...

Life is relatively simple. Until it isn't. And it all starts with a plumbers crack...



At more or less the same time, two things happen. His mom gets on at him to do up the lake house his grandfather had left him, and Erik walks into his life. (Or rather, Erik comes round to repair his plumbing, showing off a sexy arse and an intriguing tattoo). These two things shake up Luther's predictable life and make him start facing some truths.

For a short story (65 pages) this was an enjoyable read. It left me smiling as I followed Luther and Erik's journey towards each other, towards commitment. There was enough of a back story for this to be more than just fluff, more than just smut - yet it was still an easy, fun read. Again, it's another story for those times when you just want to sit and fall into a story without thinking too much. Really enjoyable, thank you. 

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A copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review.

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