Pickup Men - L.C. Chase At the beginning of the story, the main characters, Marty and Tripp, break up after spending the last year together. Marty decided he didn't want to hide his relationship with Tripp anymore, but Tripp wasn't willing to do the same. The majority of the story is then spent with the two characters apart, but trying to figure out how they can make it work again. They love each other very much, and neither of them moves on to somebody new during the story.

While I liked Tripp well enough, he wasn't really painted as a wonderful guy until the end. He wanted Marty, but only under his terms, which meant keeping their relationship hidden. But to make matters worse, Tripp acted like he couldn't even talk to Marty in public which was a bit annoying. I loved Marty and really enjoyed getting into his mind. He was such a sweetheart, and spent his days protecting the riders. He was also good to his family and I enjoyed their interactions.

Although Tripp had his reasons for wanting to keep his homosexuality a secret, he hadn't shared the reasons with Marty during their time together. This lead me to believe the two may not have known each other as well as I would have thought given the length of their time together. While they are apart, Tripp and Marty go down memory lane to the good times they shared. Marty also spends quite a bit of time with his best friends, brothers Kent and Bridge, and one new friend, Erik, who would like to take their relationship to the next level. Those interactions were interesting, and I could easily see more stories covering their future love lives.

There is also some time spent watching the bull riding activities. Watching Tripp confront his past was very touching and made me fall in love with him. Unfortunately, toward the very end, there were a few overly dramatic events taking place before we get our happy ending. Although the story was filled with a few things I'm not a fan of in a solid romance, I still really enjoyed it and found myself tearing up here and there.

Overall, I really enjoyed the story, especially Chase's writing style, and loved watching these two guys get their well-deserved happy ending.

ARC kindly provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley for Swept Away by Romance.