Book Review: Let It Ride by L.C. Chase

Let It Ride by L.C. ChaseTitle: Let It Ride
Series: Pickup Men, Book #2
Author: L.C. Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: May 25, 2014 by Riptide Publishing

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.

Reviewed By: J9

In a Nutshell: Yup, go read this.

The Set Up: Bridge is an open-hearted cowboy who lives his life with no fears. Eric grew up in New York foster care and believes he’ll never find love or a place to belong. Bridge wants to prove to Eric that they belong but Eric’s fears may prevent them from being the couple they both desire.

Why I Read This Book: Liked Pickup Men (my review), book one, but loved Bridge and Eric’s characters so was looking forward to their HEA.

What I Liked: Wooo…this is a delicious book! Eric’s fear of intimacy and Bridge’s headlong plunge into it make for a lovely romance. Once Bridge makes up his mind he wants Eric his courtship is a whirlwind that as a reader I could see how it would overwhelm but seduce Eric. I adored watching Bridge overwhelm Eric with love and devotion…but I could also see how this would lead Eric to do what he did. Nope, it wasn’t easy to read but I could see how what Eric did came organically from his character and that made it all okay for me.

What I Also Liked: This short novel doesn’t have a mystery plot but instead focuses on Eric and Bridge’s relationship growth. This was perfect for me since it kept the novel tight and compelling.

I also really enjoyed the secondary characters that were introduced in book one of the series but we get even more here. You don’t need to have read book one to enjoy this one but it would enhance the experience.

I have to also mention that I may have been disappointed in the book’s rather abbreviated ending if the wonderful epilogue wasn’t included but it was. And the epilogue is wonderful! It’s like the good cup of tea to go with a good piece of cake.

IMO: I enjoyed this book better than the first because of the absolutely abandon Bridge threw into his relationship with Eric and how Eric finally responded. Giddy up cowboy!

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.


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