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James and Bram are back in this sequel to the bestselling A Bit of Rough! They've been dating a while, now, but James is still unsure about his feelings for Bram. He's rushed into things before, and it's always backfired on him, so James wants to take it slow.

Bram is so forceful, though, so sexy and convincing that it's hard to stand fast against him. In fact, Bram is the
Paperback, 1st Edition, 260 pages
Published January 10th 2007 by Torquere Press (first published January 2007)
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Bram is just as sexy and drool worthy as ever loved him and Jamie so much, both books were fabulous although I still love A Bit of Rough more! Jamie so shy but deep down he's got guts the little spitfire is perfect for big bad beautiful Bram they strike sparks off each other hotness! A lot of emotional turmoil is brewing around Jamie with his commitment issues but Bram comes through with flying colours he knows just how to give Jamie what he wants lovely! Great follow up and so recommended!
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it

Another slice of life featuring my favourite Caveman Bram and his boyfriend Jamie. Was it hot and steamy....was it ever!! 4 stars and

 photo Caveman_zpse0810086.jpg Bram decides that Jamie is definitely the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with, Jamie however is sure that he'll muck things up...he always does, so he takes a lot of convincing....In the meantime, Jamie moves somewhere else to get away from the pervert in his apartment block and ends up somewhere equally as bad, but this time gets beaten up for his
Jan 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
It's 4.5 stars for me. I LOVE this sequel of A Bit of Rough so much more than the original. Aside from the number of (oh!) hot sex, there are also additional tender sex. BUT, the most important thing, is the emotional character development in James. He is the more shy from the two. He is not comfortable to say what he feels, a result from verbal abuse he experienced when he was a kid. He also afraid to trust in the HEA because he is thrown out from his house after his parents discovered he was g ...more
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I somehow get the feeling this is almost - but not quite - completely unrelated to the first story. I mean, it starts seeming more like a continuation as it goes on,'s weird.

It cannot be safe the amount of sex they're having, not for James. I mean, if his ass is that inflamed, then maybe, you know, they should take a break instead of, you know, continuing?

Bram's still kind of an asshole. He's less of a creepy asshole, but he's still kind of an asshole.

James, for some reason, is all inse
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Too much sex at the beginning, it was boring. Then the conflicts between the protagonists got more real, but still I was amazed at the extent of James' problems: fear of commitment, fear of abandonment, fear of losing one's independance, they were too much and not all were justifiable, they just seemed to be put in the story to make it longer. Just James' insecurity and fear of being alone and not deserving of love was enough to make me love his character, and when it finally became the focus of ...more
Jan 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one even more than the 1st one. Who does not love Bram? He is "thee" man.
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
2012 Review:

Why do I always end up writing so much? About stuff I don’t like, anyway.

This is a review of both books of this series together, since they’re really one story, as I discovered last time. Pretty much seamless.

Anyhow, when they do the “I love you” with each other it is way too soon to be believable, especially given how they spent their time together, i.e. having rough sex all over the scenery. They’re in lust and crushing hard on each other, but this is nowhere near love.

Then again,
I think I got 80% through this one before flipping ahead to the end. Given the first book in the series I can't say I was surprised. The characters and plot are marginally better developed in this volume and so if I could, I'd give it 2.5 stars. Other than that, the same problems in A Bit of Rough are here too: too much sex, weird descriptions within the sex scenes and not alot of insight into character motivations. Like book one there's lots of potential but the execution fails.
Trisha Harrington
Loved the sequel. It was nice too see Bram and James again. Still a lot of sex, but those sappy moments get to me too much.
Mar 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Snowtulip by: Jessica
Shelves: m-m
I once again enjoyed reading about Jamie and Bran. I did feel that the amound of sex overwhelmed the story, I would have liked to seen more of the story developed.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kink, bareback
3.5 stars
Maria Aguilar
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really want to give this a 5 stars but it has to be a 4.5 stars.

This book is a sequel of A bit of Rough, and it take place on the dinner party that James invite Bram to go to. Bram want to take their relationship to the next level by having James live in his house, for those who read the first know that James was kick out of his apartment because his next door neighbor decided to go in his pant if not for Bram helping him, and also when his next door neighbor stikes again by trying to break in
Jeanne 'Divinae'
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: yaoi-m-m
It is over. That was a waste of time and money. It only got a 2 star because I breezed through it to the end. As in I got to the last page. There were moments, many of them, where I was like I am going to not finish this. But I spent MONEY on this. So I had to finish it, I told myself. I really should just send it back and get myself a refund, but that is wrong... I shall learn from my mistake.

So, this is book 2. First off, let's go with the title Roughhousing, Rough book number 2. It was rough
Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
ROUGHHOUSING takes up right after A BIT OF ROUGH left off and here we see more deeply into the relationship of Bram and James. James has issues that are getting the best of him. He is scared to think of Bram getting tired of him and tossing him aside like so many others have done in the past. Bram is tired of trying to show James he is “THE ONE” to James and to show him his heart, time after time. Laura Baumbach delivers a stellar second book in her Rough Series that deliver angst, passion and a ...more
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Jan 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I just didn't like this as much as A Bit Of Rough. Not enough was done to develop Bram and James. Bram is such a wonderful character, so much more could have been done. I would have liked to have seen more of their personalities, a bit more conflict, Bram not being so accepting of James's unfounded insecurities on more than one occasion. There was too much sex, did I just say that? I did because it was at the expense of plot and character development, that was my biggest complaint, and Bram was ...more
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, m-m
Roughhousing is the sequel to "A Bit of Rough," which was excellent. The sequel is very good, but not quite up to its predecessor.

Here James finally confronts his insecurities about his relationship with Bram, which makes for great drama between the hot sex scenes. Familiar minor characters happily pop back in. In the first book, readers learned that James was disowned by his family after learning he was gay. Only his sister Julie still speaks to him. Before Roughhousing was released, there were
Elisa Rolle
Laura hit it again: here we have a well built novel. The story is the sequel of A Bit of Rough and we find our characters, Bram and Jamie, only some day after the end of the first novel.

Even if they have met together only some weeks ago, Bram wants a strong commitment than Jamie is unsecure: how is it possible that he succeded to find the true love! He is unworthy of a man so perfect like Bram and so he tries to run away.

But Bram understands very well his Jamie, and there is no way he allows h
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
Sequel to A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing picks up directly where the first one left off, which was a shame, as I would've like to read about Bram and James when some time had passed.

Much like the previous one, this book could described as porn with plot, as the sex scenes are frequent. I between we have James being his neurotic self and two completely unnecessary female characters, of which one is James's sister -who acts so irationally I questioned her mental state- and a bimbo with a heart of g
Jul 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Finally more than repetitive sex!

The second half of this book redeems the entire series, I NOW get why so many love Bram Love. The first half of The book is dedicated to an over abundance of sex, like ridiculous amounts to the point where you start skipping paragraphs waiting for something to happened. The beauty of the second half of the book is there is finally plot and conversation and character development. I enjoy the conversation and revelations between the two main characters in a way tha
I liked the story and loved the characters but I'm sorry to say that the actual reading of the love scenes became boring. They were lovely, touching, sexy and very hot, but they went on for so long and took up so much of the actual book that there really wasn't that much story line or character development because of it.

I Loved Bram and was sorry that James had such a hard time trusting in Bram or trusting in their relationship. It also seemed like so much of their lives was either them making l
Ottilee B.
Oh I am so done with this book. Third time read and I am Done. Bram meets James at a biker bar one evening, they spend a bit of quality time in the Alley out back and Bram starts calling him "Jamie". Bram, a construction worker/owner, is a Big Guy. One might call him a bear although one would also be wrong. He gets off by 'dominating' little-guy Jamie who likes being held down. A match made in paradise-- except we gotta read about both of their past lives and listen as they hash out their proble ...more
Jun 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: pdf, mm, contemporary
This continuation of A Bit of Rough picks up right after the action of that book and starts off with a business dinner. Whoa! Right out of the gates we have quite a bit of sexy action with Bram and James. This story gives us a bigger glimpse into James' insecurities. And he has quite a few. Luckily Bram doesn't really take no for an answer very well.

Once again, a LOT of sex in this one and James and Bram do progress in their relationship, but not without a bit of turmoil and angst. I really lik
I like Laura's writing. She's definitely a 'go to' if I want something hot and sexy to read.

I mean the characters make me laugh sometimes the way they talk 'shake for me baby, tremble at my touch' etc. But I still like her writing despite this - in fact it makes her books unique and gives her characters something different. Cameron Dane is similar - her characters say things and I think 'no one would say that!' but I still love her books. I think some of my 'nobody says that!' response is due to
I decided to read it, even though I wasn't able to finish the first book in the series due to lacking anything resembling a story. I was hoping that the guys would have their honeymoon period behind them and would leave the bed at some point. Heh
Well, I got my wish, sort of. There's a lot of whining, unnecessary drama, illogical plot points, but at least there were some;p One character was still blindly devoted and the other still felt unworthy and damaged. It got old very quickly.
And one more
Amber Fueston
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-keep
I am not ready for Bram and Jamies story to end!

This one was even better than the first! Watching Bram gently guide Jamie into accepting himself has been a treat. In Bram, Laura Baumbach give us a character who is not only tough and demanding, but sweet and gentle as well. In James we get an inside and believable look at the sort of struggles someone in his position would face. The story is rich and interesting. These two books are definitely going onto my keeper shelf!
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
I love sequels; they're extra long epilogues for characters I've grown to love and need to know how things work out. In this sequel to "A Bit of Rough", we have Bram and Jamie getting used to the dynamics of their relationship. Jamie still has hangups with trust, but Bram is nothing but persistent and he's in this for the long haul. Even when these two have their misunderstandings, the love is never in doubt. Another very enjoyable read from Ms. Baumbach!
this books carries on from where A Bit of Rough left off.
Bram and James have been together for a few weeks and James feels that everything is moving too quickly. Despite Bram's requests, James still wants sto live alone. However, after James intervenes in his new neighbors dispute, he moves into Brams house.
I really enjoyed reading this book.
A 4 star read for me.
I was happy to see the end of this. There was WAY TOO MUCH fucking. Seriously, I stopped reading for weeks at a time. I really enjoyed the plot and the characters. I wish the sex was dialed down.. If I had to rate this minus the sex I would have given this 4+ stars. Loved the story and these guys together. I just really wished 70% of this book wasn't sex.
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is a bit better than the first in the series - but the sex scenes are still awkward and despite being graphic they are not all that hot.

At least there is a bit more story and we get to know the characters better, but still too much sex (yes, really, that's possible).

I'm going to take those two books as an example on how not to write sex scenes
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Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning, acclaimed author of short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays. Most recently, Mexican Heat, written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon, has been chosen as a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, a FINALIST in the 2010 EPPIE Awards, and has received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival. ...more

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