New Review: Swift and Saddled by Lyla Sage

"The little things are the big things, Ada. They're the things all the big things are made of."

Fresh off a crushing divorce and realization that her ex-husband controlled her every move–and she let him–Ada’s determined to make it on her own and grow her interior design business in Swift and Saddled. What better place than Rebel Blue Ranch, where they’re turning a giant, dated house into a guest B&B of sorts?

Only she shows up to her first day of work to find Wes, the handsome cowboy she uncharacteristically made out with in the town bar. And the guy who set her on fire like no other man she’s known. And her boss. And possibly the nicest guy in the world. But she’s not falling for it, not letting anyone control her ever again.

And it doesn’t get any kinder, sweeter, or hotter than Wes! How can she possibly resist him. He’s the perfect antidote to a controlling gaslighter. Intellectually, Ada realizes it, but panic is her go-to when it comes to Wes, and confusion reigns. She can’t get it out of her head and heart that this guy won’t ruin her dreams and turn her into a Stepford wife, no matter how many times he proves it. It’s understandable for a while, but gets annoying and too much.

But when it’s good, it’s so good! Swift and Saddled’s chemistry sizzles, the love intensifies, and these two are perfect together. Other than the excessive Ada meltdowns, this book was so much fun to read.

Rating: 4
Steam: Medium
Themes and Tropes: Opposites Attract, West/Ranch/Cowboy, Divorce, Depression, Colleagues
Pair With: Your favorite western U.S. wine

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