Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pulling Leather (Pick Up Series #3) by LC Chase

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 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'm afraid I went into this one biased.  When I read that number three was going to be about Scott Gillard I wasn't pleased.  I'm afraid I had judged Scott because of what we, the readers, thought we knew of him from Pick Up Men.  I was wrong.  I found myself pulling for Scott before I reached chapter 3.  This is an excellent entry in this series.  As we learn who the true Scott is, we see returning characters deal with separating the old Scott from the new, and we meet new characters that add to Scott's growth in both positive and negative ways.  All I'll say about Cory is he's a spitfire that not only ignite's Scott's heart but also adds flair to the group that surpasses even Bridge's humor and happy-go-lucky attitude we discovered in Let In Ride.


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