Review of Half Pass by Astrid Amara

Half PassHalf Pass by Astrid Amara

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 stars

Paul’s life is not exactly where he wants it to be. In his thirties he had a successful career as an account manager, an expensive trendy apartment in San Francisco and had a committed boyfriend of 6 years… Suddenly however, he finds himself fired as the boyfriend – who is also his boss – turns out to be a cheat and a liar, the only family who still acknowledges him dies and he inherits her crumbling boarding stable.

So Paul finds himself the stable manager of Serenity Stables, working his ass off for no money at all and surrounded by ungrateful boarders, temperamental horses and one very arrogant and also very handsome male dressage trainer. To make matters worse Paul is afraid of horses and also openly gay in Lynden, which lays claim to the dubious honor of being the town the movie Footloose was based upon and also holds an openly homophopic public.

Shoveling horse shit, being in lust with a straight man and no potential buyer for the stables in sight, Paul doesn’t think life can get any worse. But then a million dollar horse in his care goes missing, his drunk cousin starts vandalizing and breaking into the property and apparently someone hates Paul enough to want him dead…

This was an enjoyable little mystery with a touch of romance. The mystery wasn’t hard to unravel and the romance lacked a bit of chemistry in my opinion. But all in all it was a fun and easy read. Enjoyable for a rainy day.

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