Title ~ Bent Arrow
Author ~ Posy Roberts
Published ~ 3rd September 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
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?
Bent Arrow is a stand-alone novella by Posy Roberts. A quick read about one young man who keeps running until he meets the one person who, for the first time, makes him want to settle and permanently set down some roots.
Luther Almond is all about the temporary and transitory lifestyle – short-lived oil field jobs, temporary camp housing and inconsequential and meaningless hook-ups. He refuses to settle in the lake house he inherited from his deceased grandparents and he refuses to admit to his parents that he is gay. Luther meets the sexy Erik Heat when the small trailer he is residing in has some plumbing issues. He is quick to make his intentions known to the gorgeous plumber. No one is more surprised that Luther himself when he finds himself wanting more from Erik. As the bond between the pair deepens, Luther finds himself contemplating more stability and possibly going back to the lake house he owns and finally staying in one location seeking some permanence. Luther wants all those things with Erik, but will he be brave enough to take the risk?
While I did like the overall story arc, I did have some issues with its execution. I do realize that this is a novella and things between our two protagonists are supposed to move fast due to the length of the story. However, I did not enjoy the time jumps that happened throughout the novella. I would finish reading a scene and the next paragraph would have something like “over the next few days”, “a few weeks later” or “the last three months”. I would have liked to see more time spent on developing the relationship between Luther and Erik.
All in all, Bent Arrow was an enjoyable read by Posy Roberts. This is not an overly long novella so if you are looking for something with little angst, fun and easy, this would be worth picking up.