Friday, May 17, 2013

Fantastic Ride Friday #HAHAT

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Ladies and gentlemen - readers of all ages....Guilty Indulgence Book Club is pleased to participate once again in the annual Hop Against Homophobia And Transphobia (#HAHAT for those social media savvy,) Last year we reviewed some great books and paid tribute to a beautiful author who left us too soon.  This year we look forward to bringing more great authors, stories and romances to our Indulgent readers.  

While our book club has that modern mix of women and men, straight and gay, our focus has always been on romance and Love in all its forms.  One of the most important aspects of Love has to be it's connection to Hope. For those who have Love, who love and are, in turn, loved, Hope resides in the heart and mind.  Hope allows one to celebrate the good times and weather the bad ones. Hope allows one to succeed and to fight and to give others Hope.   For many GLBTQ youth, Hope is hard to find.   It is our greatest wish that all who read these reviews this week take the time to spread the message of Hope at all times.  Be the message to our diverse youth population that fear, hatred and intolerance are not acceptable.  Help us spread the message that it does get better, there will be equality, they are accepted and give them Hope!  

Please feel free to click on the following links for other ways to get involved:


And by all means, stick around for the next ten days during the Hop Against Homophobia - make a comment on the Guilty Indulgence blog site daily for chances to win great reads and find new and fabulous authors!  And then, jump back on the Hop main page to visit each and every site for more chances at prizes, hear stories, read reviews and much, much more!

And now for the good stuff:

A Wild Ride by Andrew Grey

Dante Rivers just lost the rodeo by two one hundredths of a point: he’s frustrated as hell, needs to get laid, and he knows just where to go. That night he meets Ryan Abbott and catches his eye—Ryan watched the rodeo and is still riding high on the rush. The chemistry between them ignites, but Dante, unable to deal with complications, leaves while Ryan’s asleep.

Ryan figures he’ll never see Dante again, but they’re fatefully reunited when Dante’s grandfather, Hy, hires Ryan to help straighten out some old investments. The attraction between Ryan and Dante still sizzles. Sex slowly turns to more, but obstacles abound: Hy’s failing health, Dante’s homophobic sponsor, an attack on Ryan, and Dante’s own struggle with his identity. Any one thing would be enough to separate them permanently… unless they both decide to hang on for the wild ride.

Andrew, Andrew how I love thee.... I adored this book and as usual I'm the backward blogger loving stuff for all the ODD reasons. I loved Dante and Ryan's relationship journey. I can totally connect with Dante feeling like he needs to be strong and take care of things himself and I can relate to Ryan needing to be in control. I've been told a time or two that I MIGHT be a control freak but those people don't know what they are talking about and they are probably talking out of turn anyways. But what got me loving this book was Dante's relationship with his Gramps Hy. I think Hy is the star of the show. He has to talk some sense into those two boneheads so they don't mess up the best thing that has ever happened to both of them. Most parent don't know their own children as well as Hy knows Dante. He puts the pieces together and can see the chemistry between Dante and Ryan. Hy also has a heart of gold. It takes a selfless man to put his own needs/wants aside and do what he thinks is right to take the burden off of others. Ryan also gets a gold star for stepping in and caring for Hy in his later days. This story also reminds me that maybe I need to visit more rodeo events. Never know what I might find:) I can trade my Nine West boots in on a pair of cowboy ones!

I give this book 4 chocolate dipped strawberries and tickets to the rodeo FOR ME!!!
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