Title : Arresting Love, by Sylvia Violet
Series : Wild R Farm 2
Publisher : Self Published (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary, Cowboy, Shifter
Length : 39,442 words / 130 pages (e-book)
Published : December 30, 2012
Blurb: Billy Lawson is jealous. Every day he watches his boss, Cole, and his boss’s lover, Jonah, prove again and again how deeply in love they are. Billy’s never had a real relationship, and he didn’t believe true love existed until Cole proved otherwise. Now, he longs for what Cole and Jonah have.
When he meets Levi, a scared, wounded shifter who needs his help, he ignores the chemistry that flares between them, thinking he’d be taking advantage of Levi at a vulnerable time in his life. Before Levi can convince Billy they were made for each other, his past catches up to him, and both men must fight for a chance at love.
This is book 2 of the Wild R Farm series. Billy is a little bitter. The man he wanted fell for someone else. He can’t just walk away because that man happens to be the owner of the ranch he manages. He loves the farm and his job. Not to mention the world hasn’t entirely accepted shifters so the Wild R farm is a safe place. No, he just has to learn to accept him and Cole will only be friends. It stings but Jonah makes Cole so happy and he is a good guy. Cole sensing his friend isn’t all that happy forces a short vacation on him.
Billy makes a weak attempt at getting out and having fun but after seeing two men in a loving relationship, a cheap thrill isn’t what he wants. On his way home he spots a young man huddling from the cold at a bus stop in the middle of the night. Billy knows no busses are coming and he remembers when he was on the streets after being thrown out by his parents. So he stops to offer help and finds a beautiful and scared young shifter named, Levi. He’s instantly attracted but feels like a jerk because the guy is young and afraid. He offers the boy his help and offers him a job at the ranch. He’s some kind of shifter, Billy is sure, but what kind or why the boy is afraid is a mystery because Levi refuses to tell him. Billy decides to let him keep his secrets for now in the hopes he’ll open up once he trusts Billy. He takes him back to his hotel to get some sleep and discovers the boy has a vicious gash up his abdomen. If the boy is a shifter he should have healed but the boy won’t let him treat it even though it’s obviously infected. Adding to the mystery of the beautiful boy he needs to protect, but from what?
I enjoyed many parts of this book. It’s about shifter cowboys! What’s not to love? The MCs were hot and fought their desire to give the reader that delicious tension and build up to the moment they give into their lust and love. I think it was also interesting that the sweet afraid young boy ended up the aggressor and the sexual dominant of the relationship. I didn’t see that one coming! Oh, and there was growling and MINE! I can’t help but love that. Yum!
There was a good amount of banter between all the characters which I enjoy. Good humor. I have to say my favorite character in this book has to be Tristen. He was so damn adorable! Flirty, funny, and fresh off his parents farm. He’s totally underestimated because of it but he proved he can be both capable and sassy. I’m really looking forward to his book. Hopefully we’ll see a horse shifter in the city after all?
Book 1 in the Series : Finding Release, can be found HERE
Rated 4 stars by Whit