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Right Move by A.M. Arthur
source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: Levi Peletier is settled—for now. With his life on the rodeo circuit reined in, he’s content doing trick riding demos for tourists at Clean Slate Ranch and spending his off-hours with three finicky felines. It’s a life he’s grateful for, one that keeps his heart safe.
George Thompson couldn’t be less like the ruggedly sexy Levi. A onetime figure skating star, he’s hung up his skates to live in introverted anonymity in San Francisco. An effort to shake up his regular routine finds him at Thanksgiving dinner, dude ranch style, and he immediately falls in love with the gorgeous view—the wide-open spaces and big blue sky aren’t bad, either.
The country cowboy and the stay-put city boy strike up an unlikely friendship that blossoms into something more. But getting attached is a bad idea. Because the open road is calling to Levi, and it’s a call George can’t imagine answering. When the past catches up to them, this odd couple will have to decide if a future together is worth fighting for.
Review: Right Move is the sixth book in the Clean Slate Ranch series. I love this series, though each book is essentially a companion novel – it focuses on a new couple every time. I think it’s a good idea to read them in order so you get to know all the characters though. For example, the couple here – Levi and George- are introduced in the previous novel so you get some backstory that way.
I really enjoyed Right Move, but there were definitely some things that could have been better.
- I liked Levi and George and how they both have their own baggage/past issues, but they help each other out
- I always love seeing characters from previous books and getting updates on them and their lives
- George is very much a shut-in, and while he’s come out of his shell a bit since the previous book (Hard Ride), I still felt some of his decisions seemed to happen quick. I don’t know that it’s unrealistic, because everyone is different, but it just seemed like George would need more time to change as much as he did
- Levi’s past is mentioned a lot – and the “bigger reveal” if you will was handled really well. However, I did feel like everything moved pretty quick after that, which just seemed a bit odd since it had been alluded to up until that point.
- I really liked how well Levi and George communicated. They didn’t always open up exactly when they should have, but there wasn’t a ton of drama between the two of them.
All in all, another great addition to the series! I definitely hope there will be more.