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.
©2014 L.C. Chase (P)2016 Riptide Publishing
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"Hot cobys and sexy Paramedics"
Romance. Angst. Happy Endings. Oh I nearly forgot…sexy cowboys and hot paramedics.
Ever since meeting Eric, Bridge has questioned his feelings. Finally, he can’t take it anymore and finally approaches Eric. Eric reciprocates his desires but his past keeps him from letting go. Whose heart will get broken?
I have read this series so I am already familiar with the books. This is book two, though you may be able to read as a standalone…I suggest reading in order so you get a bit more background on both Bridge and Eric.
I think I could listen I Dorian Bane all day every day. His voice is so rich; a perfect cowboy voice, yet he was able to drop an octave for Marty and even do a cool accent for Eric. The regular narration is hot, but let me tell you his reading of the sex scenes will set you on fire. I think we need a fireman tossed in here with our paramedic!
If you like sexy cowboys, paramedics, gay for you, an allover sweet romance with some scorching hot sex-scenes this is a must read.
I highly recommend this series!
I received a copy for an honest review.
"Dorian Bane makes this audiobook really come alive"
This was my second LC Chase book ever and I absolutely loved it! I am not normally a western/cowboy type book lover, but there are a few where the setting is just perfect for the love story and this is one of those books.
This is a GFY - which is definitely one of my favorite tropes, so it was easy to love. But – you can make a GFY go really bad if you don’t convince the reader that the guy “going gay” has really thought about it and made the amazingly difficult leap believable. LC Chase does, and does it very well.
Bridge is a great character, sexy, funny, sweet, heart of gold. Everyone loves him and so did I. What I really appreciated about this guy was how the author showed us his thinking process from attraction to action. Though it was “insta love” it wasn’t “Insta involvement” or “Insta gay”. He was appropriately trepidacious about possibly losing not one but several friends, and he didn’t want to hurt anyone. I thought it was well done and insightful.
Eric is the hot paramedic with a sad past. I didn’t like his character nearly as much as Bridge. I wanted him to either fight the relationship harder in the beginning or less at the end. He seemed to give in to Bridge, and his “we’ll just be fuck buddies” never rang true to me. I felt like he was deluding himself in a way that was much less believable than Bridge’s conviction to be a gay man.
The glimpse of the characters from the first book is nice, though it was not necessary to have read the books in order to enjoy this one.
The sex was fantastic, the love story sweet, the angst tear producing.
All in all a great book.
I give it a 4.5 of 5 stars only because I wanted Eric’s character to be a little more consistent.
Dorian Bane makes this audiobook really come alive. I LOVE how he’s done Eric’s slightly Bronx accent and he’s given Bridge this very methodical and thoughtful – heavy on the “western” – accent that matches him perfectly! Sometimes his reading gets a bit flat when he’s not doing the dialog, but the dialog more than makes up for that. I absolutely loved this narration and highly recommend it!
"Worth a ride to read"
First let me say I loved loved loved this book. I grabbed every minute I could to listen to this book. I totally fell in love with both Bridge and Eric. I thought that Bridge was sweet. In showing Eric how to ride I fell for both guy's. This wasn't about two men being gay it was about two men falling in love. The ending was perfect perfect perfect. I highly recommend this. Dorian Bane was an awesome narrator. There should be more books in this series at least I hope.
Dorian Bane is one of the best narrators that I've heard yet. Each of the characters (in both books of this series) comes across as an individual, and the voice acting is so incredibly good that the entire thing feels sincere and real. I enjoyed his performance immensely. I'm certain I would have liked this book had I read it instead of listened to it, but Dorian Bane really knocked it out of the park.
"Easy Paced and Passionate Rodeo Cowboy Romance"
Light, complex, satisfying
I don't really do book comparisons. But if you enjoy a story that seems simple and engaging on the surface with some underlying complexity, heroes who you would hang with, and sizzling chemistry in a romance, then here you go.
Yes, I listened to his narration of book one. Seamless transition from first to second book. Voices were amazing and storytelling ability is captivating.
I didn't have any extreme reactions, but that is not to say that it was blah. Loved this story. Bridge made me laugh a few times. Not because he was laugh out loud funny, but because he was so forthright and saw the world so differently from those around him.Exhibit A“Man or woman didn't matter. Marty liked men, Kent liked women, and Bridge apparently liked both. But Eric was the one he wanted above all others, and for whatever reason, that felt all kinds of right. "Shit. I'm Eric-sexual.” I came near crying at the crucial point in the story when Eric's fears led him to break things off and break Bridge's heart.But fortunately there was more to the story and I could smile again later.
This is book two and does better if read after the first book as both main characters and the surrounding characters along with the situations were introduced in the previous book.
I rec'd this book from Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
the books in the series
Another great performance by Mr. Bane
"Trite and boring"
An interesting plot. This was trite and boring.
Narrator made the voices sound like old men.
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