Sexy and romantic cowboys. What's not to love? This second installment of the Pickup Men series picks up shortly after book one ends. The guys are on a break between rodeo seasons and during the time off Bridge has done nothing but think about Eric. Bridge has done a lot of soul searching and decided to go after the man he's fallen for. Eric feels the same way but a past filled with abuse and abandonment has made him fearful to take a chance with Bridge. Once the two men are reunited in the new season feelings deepen and sparks fly.
The two men need to work through a series of issues. Bridge has to come to terms with being with a man for the first time, Eric has to put aside his fear of losing anyone that cares for him, and their friends have to figure out what's going on between them as the two men keep their relationship a secret.
This book was better than the first book in the series in my opinion. The relationship was a little more developed. These two guys were really great together and Bridge in particular was awesome. He was so passionate and romantic he could end up on my book boyfriend list. My one complaint about this book (as well as book one) is the author chooses to focus more on only one of the main characters. In this book it was Bridge (in book one it was Marty). We only got smaller glimpses into what was going on with Eric. His character was not as well developed as Bridges which kept the book from being rated higher.
Overall I thought it was a really enjoyable read. These two were great together. They were romantic and sweet in day to day life and smoking hot in the bedroom. This could be read as a standalone but you would get a better impact if you read book one first. Definitely a series to check out, especially if you enjoy cowboy stories.
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.