Title: Blind Ride (RoughStock #1) – Season One
Author Name & Publisher: B.A. Tortuga (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 7, 2015 – 208 pgs
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 that 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. Will Bax be able to convince Jason that he can still ride, even if he’s blind to everything the world has to offer?
I set down yesterday and started reading this book. At first I thought I was not going to enjoy it but as it turns out I really did enjoy this book.
Jason is a bull rider and having a heck of a year. He is also in love with his best friend but has never told him or anyone else. Jason is at the top of his game and quickly leadin to becoming the National bull rider of the year but then a freak accident happens on one of his rides that leaves him blind.
Bax is also a bull rider and is Jason’s best friend. They are rooming buddies, travel mates, and they have each other’s backs. Bax is feeling the heat of not having the best year where riding is concerned but will not give it up because he will not leave Jason. Bax also has feelings for Jason but much like Jason, he has never said anything and keeps it to himself. On the day of Jason’s accident Bax finally gets a good ride in and is on top of the world but a few rides later his world is turned upside down.
This book is very emotional. It is heart breaking what Jason goes through. He is so lost and feels like he has nothing left to live for and is pretty much on the end of his rope. BA Tortuga had me completely rooting for Jason and praying that he would realize that just because he is blind that is not the end of the world. I also found myself rooting for Jason and Bax as they finally admitted their feelings for one another. This is such an inspirational story about never giving up and never giving in. That if someone wants something bad enough and they fight for that anything is possible no matter the circumstances or disabilities.
Amazing read and would def suggest to others
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.