Title: A Daring Ride
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Simon Frizzell, Jacky Douglas
Sub-Genre: M/M romance, western
Simon “Frizz” Frizzell sneaks away to the rodeo on weekends, and it’s not until after he wins a buckle that he tells his parents about his bull-riding. He knows they won’t approve of his choice of sport, but his parents own a Christian bookstore, and he couldn’t possibly tell them the whole truth: he’s gay. And so are some of his rodeo friends, like Dante and Ryan, and Jacky—a young man he wishes could have been more than a one-night stand. When Simon sets his sights on his dreams, he finds work with Dante and Ryan, and bumps into Jacky on the job.
Jacky Douglas is a rodeo fanatic, plain and simple. He loves the ride, and he loves the cowboys. He fell hard for Frizz when they met, and theirs was a one-night stand made in heaven. When they meet again, Jacky thinks it’s a stroke of luck. Frizz takes some convincing, but once he’s on board, they begin a relationship. The fledgling romance faces a challenge when news of it travels all the way to the one place Frizz doesn’t want it to go: his parents’ bookstore.
This book is the second in the series Bull Riders and can be read as a stand-alone, though the characters from the first book, Dante and Ryan, sounded so interesting, I think I’ll be reading that book as well.
The story itself is well written, it’s pace leaves you burning up the pages. I loved the feel of Simon’s large family and his relationship with his siblings. The author captured the feel of the rodeo as well as Simon’s pain regarding his father’s more than negative reaction to Simon being gay.
My only concern was I didn’t feel the chemistry between Simon and Jacky.
If you love rodeos and are a fan of Andrew Grey, it’s worth it to check out this read.
The Bull Riders
Book 1 = A Wild Ride
Book 2 = A Daring Ride
Reviewed By: Dawn