Author: L.C. Chase
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
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 was not sure about this one. I mean, Scott was such an ass in book 1 of this series. When I saw he was the MC of this one, I was concerned about my connecting with him and his love interest. However, I should not have been concerned. Almost immediately, the author gave more information about Scott and Tripp’s beating and the reader learns things that paint Scott in a whole new light. I liked him and was glad for his HEA.
L.C. Chase can really write a damaged man. Even when you hate his actions, you feel so sorry for him and his past and want nothing more than for him to find his HEA. Scott was just such a man. His story with Cody was a very slow burn as Scott fought his history and his mind to come to terms with being gay. Cory was very understanding and patient for the most part. Scott kept freaking out and backtracking. Cory tried to help him through it but every so often it angered Cory and he wanted more and freaked out.
L.C. Chase can produce a well written emotional catharsis. There was a very sweet and eye opening reunion between father and son that led to an emotional breakdown that I felt myself (I may have even cried a bit). It was a long time coming and made this story a relatable and worthwhile read.
While I easily connected with Scott, I would have liked more about Cory. I connected with him because of his personality, but more backstory would have made him a more well rounded character. However, this was still a good love story. Very romantic and emotional that left me all gooey inside. Will there be more in this series? If so, who will get their HEA next? I need to know!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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