Evan’s Luck (Riding the Circuit #1) by Jennah Scott & H. Sterling | Review

evan's luck jennah scott & h. sterlingEvan’s Luck by Jennah Scott and H. Sterling had so much potential. I love short reads, especially when they are done right.

Evan’s Luck had some really great characters, and a good storyline, however, there were times when I had to go back a page or two and reread conversations and interactions because the POV becomes muddled. Instead of saying “he” the authors should have used the character’s name, mostly because a few times I think they may have accidentally used the wrong name when writing.

There was one point when Evan and Spencer are starting to get busy (bowchickawowow) and Spencer is laid on the bed by Even, hoping to be gentle with Spence as he’s injured, but a few moments later, Spencer is climbing into bed next to Evan. There were a few instances like that throughout the book, which really brought me out of the story.

The characters started out really strong with Evan being a player, and sleeping with “buckle bunnies” but he had never in the past really shown any interest in other men. However, that’s not an issue anywhere in the book. No one was surprised. I would think there would have been at least some surprise when people discovered this.

Spencer was an interesting character. Adopted at a young age, learning the family business, etc. Spencer could have been a brilliant character if the authors hadn’t tried to put so much into him I think. Yes, cowboys are stubborn, but there is a fine line between stubborn and jerk. Mostly I just thought Spencer was a jerk.

In actuality, I believe that with a bit more editing this could be an amazing book. There were a lot of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and POV confusion. However, there is a wonderful storyline there that with a little editing it could be improved a lot. I could only give this one a 3 star, I enjoyed the idea of it and hope that in the future it gets a revision and I’ll be able to reread and see how much it’s improved.

Copy provided in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Rating: ★★


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?

Publisher: Five Hearts Publishing
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Length: 110 pages
Purchase: Amazon, ARe

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