Pickup Men (Pickup Men #1) by L.C. Chase ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

PickupMen_500x750Title: Pickup Men (Pickup Men #1)

Author: L.C. Chase

Narrator: Dorian Bane

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 11/16/2015

Length: 04 hours 54 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Western


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.

Story Review:

I have read this story before and enjoyed it greatly. So when I saw it was released in audio format, I jumped at the chance to pick this one up and revisit an old favorite.


I am a sucker for love conquers all stories. I love stories that show two people fighting their own fears and fighting the world to be together. Tripp and Marty’s story fit that bill perfectly. Their love had some major roadblocks to clear but in the end, it was well worth the fight.
This story was more than just a love story though. Tripp was a great character with baggage that needed unloading. His story was emotional and fulfilling to read. He had to let go of his past and grow into the person he was meant to be before he could be the man meant to be with Marty. While Marty played a big role, this was really Tripp’s story. He was the plot, he was the angst, he was the one controlling the happiness. And it was not a pretty ride, but it was a good one and I can’t wait for book 2 to be released in audio format so that I can revisit these man and all their friends once again.

Narration Review:

Dorian Bane’s voice was perfect for this story. His voice is what I think of when I think of rodeos and cowboys. He captured the tone and cadence well and the accents made me think he is a native southerner. I enjoyed his reading of this story and would gladly listen to him again.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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