Title: Mimics & Mayhem
Author: Maz Maddox
Series: Stallion Ridge #4.5
Scarlet has been my favorite side character throughout this series so I was very excited to have a whole book just of him. This book starts with Scarlet leaving Stallion Ridge to head to the big city to act. But he quickly realizes that the city isn’t as welcoming as he expected. But he does find love.
“Life is a cruel bitch sometimes, but it can also be beautiful. Focus on the pretty parts.”
It was wonderful seeing Scarlet finally fall for someone. Danny was a great character. He was caring, sweet, and just as passionate as Scarlet is. Their personalities really worked perfectly together and they made a great team on stage. I loved how he went out of his way to take care and protect Scarlet. These two were just an adorable couple and I really can’t wait to see their growth in future books.
The other main focus of this book is Scarlet struggles in the city. He quickly loses his fun and flirty attitude to the pressure of big city rules. It was really sad to see how much he struggled to adapt to the city and the reaction of other mimics. I just wanted to hug Scarlet multiple times in this book because he really needed a friend. Also, it was heartbreaking seeing him at the end of his rope and just wanting to go home, but the experience did leave him stronger.
This novella was different from the others because it’s not in Stallion Ridge with the guys, but it was a very interesting and enjoyable love story. Like I said, Scarlet is my favorite character and I love that he finally found love.
Trigger Warning: Attempted rape. Frequent use of the word cripple.
Previous books and reviews for the series:
#1 Heartache & Hoofbeats
#2 Claw Marks & Card Games
#3 Suspects & Scales
#4 Rocks & Railways