Pickup Men #1
It takes a pissed-off Brahma bull named Shockwave to show rodeo pickup man Marty Fairgrave the cold hard truth about champion bull rider Tripp Colby: Tripp will never leave the safety of his closet or acknowledge Marty in public. Sometimes loving someone just isn’t enough, and after a year of hiding what they are, Marty finally sees the light—and it’s no longer shining on Tripp.
Tripp Colby would do anything for Marty. Well . . . almost. He’s never loved anyone before, and isn’t quite sure how to handle it now. But he knows Marty is his everything, and in order to win him back, Tripp will have to overcome his darkest fears and step into the light.
But no matter Tripp’s intentions, the cost might be too high and the effort too late for these two cowboys to ride off into the sunset.
I fell in love with Marty and Tripp from the very beginning. Even when Tripp wasn't exactly stepping forward the way a lover should, I still felt for him. The story is an even blend of romance, cowboys, rodeo, drama, and even humor. Well written characters, a plot that grabbed my attention immediately, and I was so sorry to see the final page. It's not easy going for the rodeo pair and their friends but the author definitely makes you want to find out how it ends.
Pickup man Bridge Sullivan is the kind of cowboy everyone wants—as a brother, a friend, a lover. People think he’s straight, but Bridge isn’t one for labels, and when a sexy male paramedic jumpstarts his heart, he charges in with all guns blazing.
New York City transplant Eric Palmer grew up in foster care. While he always had a roof over his head, he never felt love or a sense of belonging . . . until he joined the California rodeo circuit as a paramedic and found a band of brothers who took him in as one of their own. Now, one in particular is making Eric’s pulse race.
When things heat up between Bridge and Eric, Bridge has to prove to Eric he’s not just experimenting with the rougher sex, while Eric must overcome his fears of being unwanted and cast aside. He knows that trusting Bridge may be the key to his happy ever after, but getting in the saddle is much, much easier than learning to let it ride.
I won't lie, I anticipated the pairing of Bridge and Eric from the minute Eric was introduced in Pickup Men. I was so glad to see that they were given their own story. There is a lot of between Bridge and Eric that could have been cleared up with true sit down communication but where is the fun in that? This story held my attention once again from page one through to the end. I can't wait to see what is brought to us in the next installment.
The toughest ride of his life is all in his head.
Bull rider Scott Gillard has a reputation for quick fists and harsh words. What no one knows is where that anger comes from. After a shocking incident sends him into a tailspin, he knows he needs help: he’s been fighting a battle he could never win. Now he's trying to navigate a new life and embrace his true self, but some days are easier than others.
Pickup man Cory Ackerson has suffered his share of harassment, but his light still burns bright. He doesn’t let anything or anyone keep him down, so when he meets the rugged cowboy with a battered chip on his shoulder and regret in his dark eyes, all he wants to do is help.
As their unlikely friendship grows into something deeper, Scott must overcome his past to be the man Cory deserves, or lose his best chance at his own happily ever after.
I'm afraid I went into this one biased. When I read that number three was going to be about Scott Gillard I wasn't pleased. I'm afraid I had judged Scott because of what we, the readers, thought we knew of him from Pickup Men. I was wrong. I found myself pulling for Scott before I reached chapter 3. This is an excellent entry in this series. As we learn who the true Scott is, we see returning characters deal with separating the old Scott from the new, and we meet new characters that add to Scott's growth in both positive and negative ways. All I'll say about Cory is he's a spitfire that not only ignite's Scott's heart but also adds flair to the group that surpasses even Bridge's humor and happy-go-lucky attitude we discovered in Let In Ride.
Cover artist by day, author by night, L.C. Chase is a hopeless romantic, free spirit, and adventure seeker who loves hitting the open road just to see where it takes her. When not road tripping or writing about beautiful men falling love, L.C. can be found designing book covers featuring said beautiful men, drawing, horseback riding, or hiking the trails with her goofy four-legged buddy.
L.C. is a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for Pickup Men and Pulling Leather; an EPIC eBook Awards winner for Pickup Men; an EPIC eBook Awards finalist for Let It Ride and Long Tall Drink; Bisexual Book Awards finalist for Let It Ride; and an Ariana eBook Cover Art Awards winner. She also won an honorable mention in the 2012 Rainbow Awards for Riding with Heaven.
Pickup Men #1
Let it Ride #2
Pulling Leather #3