Title: Blind Ride, 2nd edition
Series: Roughstock 01
Author: B. A. Tortuga
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Length: Novella (137 pages)
Publisher: August 4th, 2015 by Pride Publishing
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Jason Scott has everything a bull rider wants: success, money and traveling partner, Andy Baxter. When he loses his sight in an accident, he stands to lose it all.
Jason Scott is at the top of the bull-riding game, on his way to a winning season. Along with his traveling partner, Andy Baxter, he’s riding hard on the circuit, working around the country with all of the other bull riders and bull fighters, living the good life.
The only thing he wishes he had is Bax, but he’s afraid to take the step that would make them more than friends, worried it will ruin everything.
When a terrible accident leaves Jason unable to see, his whole life goes south. Jason decides to chuck it all, determined to go home and hide at his momma’s ranch. Bax has other ideas. He wants to make sure his best friend doesn’t give up, and he hatches a plan that stuns Jason and makes their friends and family think he’s crazy.
With the help of the other bull riders and a very persistent bull fighter named Coke, Bax convinces Jason to give life one more try. With Jason cautiously learning to hope, and his relationship with Bax going to the next level, life gets pretty complicated.
Everyone gets in on the project, from Jason’s strong-willed mother to an entire ranch full of children, all of them working to help Jason do what he loves.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound.
Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/blind-ride
Review: After a tragic accident Jason is afraid he will lose more than his eyesight. Jason hides at his moms ranch hoping that his eyesight will return so he can get back to work and be with Bax more.
Bax worries about losing Jason and does all he can to convince Jason not to give up.
This is a very emotional story. There is a lot of angst and it gets a little dark at one point when Jason decides to give up.
I loved the love between these two men even though the first half of the book they were merely very close friends.
The story is written in both men’s view and I love that. I loved the internal thoughts where we saw from the beginning both men wanted more. The actual sex isn’t until the middle of the book, then it seems to really take over the story.
The story tugged at my heartstrings quite a bit. The first half hoping they would finally act on their feelings and then when Jason got injured.
I did wish there had been a little more physical description. I did see that Jason was a very small man in contrast to Bax with the nicknames Bax used, but I never could picture these men in my mind. Another thing was the abrupt ending of the story which I am hoping just means it will pick up in the next book.
If you like cowboys, rodeos, Bull-riders, friends to lovers, determination and some pretty hot man-sex this is for you.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *