Title: Pulling Leather
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.
Author: L.C. Chase
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Let it Ride, A Fortunate Blizzard
Series: Pickup Men
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Pickup Men, Let it Ride
Published by Riptide Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: 1 September 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance, Western Romance
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Sexy cowboys riding broncos and bulls, leather and chaps- that’s what L.C. Chase delivered in her latest Pickup Men series installment, Pulling Leather.
Each book is a journey of misguided souls and Pulling Leather is no different. Homophobic bull rider, Scott has been around the circuit all his life until a turn of events two years prior places him in seclusion and in therapy with his best friend, Brandy. On the road to making amends, Scott confronts Tripp, apologizing for his injuries and injustices thrust upon him.
While agreeing to help Tripp and company work the gay rodeo, Scott meets out and proud, effeminate cowboy Cody. Smitten with the young man, Scott is confused with reconciling his true self and the need to be with Cody.
Ms. Chase took the reader on a journey of self-acceptance and awareness. Each word, sentence, paragraph written brought the reader more in tune with Scott’s demons and the realization of the damage of brain washing another’s mind and soul. Her words and actions were thoughtfully portrayed with realism and care in a setting where being gay could cost a person his life. The rodeo circuit can be a lonely and grueling endeavor and Ms. Chase brought credence to the need to thy own self be true, as the men created a camaraderie based on friendship and love.
Pulling Leather should not be missed. With friendship and love, self-acceptance is just a step away.