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A Daring Ride

(The Bullriders #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  326 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Simon “Frizz” Frizzell sneaks away to the rodeo on weekends, and it’s not until after he wins a buckle that he tells his parents about his bull-riding. He knows they won’t approve of his choice of sport, but his parents own a Christian bookstore, and he couldn’t possibly tell them the whole truth: he’s gay. And so are some of his rodeo friends, like Dante and Ryan, and Jac ...more
ebook, 1st Edition, 200 pages
Published September 16th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 15th 2013)
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Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a nice follow on story from A Wild Ride, introducing Simon (Frizz) and his relationship with Jacky, but also providing a glimpse into the life of Dante and Ryan.

The plot is fairly simple as Jacky, rodeo fan-boy, has a one-night stand with Frizz who has secretly entered the rodeo. Of course the one night becomes more as they meet up again when Frizz takes a job with Dante and Ryan. Together they face Simon's coming out and acceptance of his own sexuality.

Frizz's parents are not accepting
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this sequel I found the story quite lovely, a little bit of angst and realistic.
In my humble opinion this is not a stand alone story, because the characters form the previews book are full part of this sequel.
I do have some issues though, I don't know if my kindle eat some part of the story or if was meant to be like that.
Because one moment Jackie and Simon where making love and next Dante was confronting Simon's Dad and pointing a gun at him, that part was weird indeed.
The only reason
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-owned
This book was good. I was happy to get a chance to read and listen to Jackie’s book after meeting him in book one of this series. Jackie is outgoing and unapologetically gay, with no way and no reason for hiding who he is. He is just out and rightfully proud of who he is. Simon “Frizz” is an upcoming Bullrider who happens to meet, and make a connection to Jackie after a rodeo. There’s some family issues and drama on Frizz’s side which gives more complex depth to the storyline. He’s worried about ...more
2.75 stars First off, I need to address the cover. Who is who? I would assume the big guy is the bull rider, but Simon is described as having frizzy red hair so the other looks more like him, except that guy does not look like he could hang onto a bull for 8 seconds. Anyway, onto the book.

I've read a few of Andrew Grey's books, and he is generally a solid 3 star for me. I like the characters, they are fairly well developed and I get invested in them. But they talk like little old ladies with ree
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
There was a lot I liked about this story. I’m glad it continued from #1 and that we get to see more of Dante, Ryan, and Jacky because they are involved in the story.

Frizz/Simon is the new character here.  He’s been keeping two secrets from his religious parents: the fact that he is gay and that he’s a secret rodeo bull rider. Jacky becomes his love interest and supports Frizz in the choices that he makes. It’s not an easy journey and Frizz is conflicted for much of the story, fearful that he’ll
Serena Yates
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
'A Daring Ride' indeed! The similarity between what Simon faces once he leaves home to follow his dream and become a bullrider, then comes out as gay, and a ride that comes close to daring fate is significant. Simon isn’t one to hide, once he realizes the truth about himself, but he pays for it in mental anguish and emotional pain. The one thing he learns to rely on is Jacky's love and support, even though that is something he never even knew he could get from a man. Once Simon and Jacky get tog ...more
Fernanda Parente
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing just like all Andrew Grey's books
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This review is of the audiobook version of this book, and as such, narrator John Solo deserves a shout-out at the beginning for bringing this sweet tale of a young bull rider to life.

In typical Andrew Grey fashion, this story is a sweet romance that focuses on Simon “the Frizz” Frizzell who wants to be a bull rider more than anything. His ultra-conservative Christian parents, however, want to keep him under their wing. They own and operate a string of Christian bookstores and have plans for Sim
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This book gives a little bit of a look at what goes on on the rodeo circuit, so if you like books on rodeo romance, this book is for you. If you like to see your characters grow some this book is for you and it’s one of the reasons I’d recommend it. Also if you read the first book and loved like I did, I'd recommend reading this one too just to catch up with Ryan and Dante. I love seeing them again.
Got to about 43% and gave up. I do wonder if Andrew Grey churned out fewer books per year the quality would improve (we can only pray that it would). This is the book that sealed my indifference towards Andrew Grey and as a result I don't think I will every buy/read another book by him.

Aine Massie
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, m-m-romance, romance
A Daring Ride is the wonderful sequel to A Wild Ride! And while it could be read alone, reading books #1 would make the story much richer. I love seeing the guys from A Wild Ride :c)

Getting swept up in the story is a given, but watching as Jacky fights for the relationship they both want while Simon fears his family and the fall-out of their views on homosexuality is both heartening and heart-wrenching. The chemistry is immediate, but the relationship is a thing in progress . . . a beautiful th
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I really liked Jacky in A Wild Ride, he was a really good friend. So for him to get his own story was great! He meets Simon at a rodeo after seeing him ride a bull and do amazing well for an unknown. They meet up at a bar and have a night together. Simon has known hes gay for years, but his family own a string of Christian book stores, and are very strict in their beliefs. Simon is so confused, hes very attracted to Jacky but hes been brought up to believe that its wrong. Jacky has fallen in lov ...more
3.5 stars

This was an enjoyable follow up to A Wild Ride and Simon/Frizz and Jacky make a good couple, but it lacked some of the passion of the first book. It was nice catching up with Dante and Ryan as they help Simon and Jacky out.

I enjoy Andrew Grey's writing style and liked the story overall. Simon's struggle to accept and make a life for himself, even at the cost of losing his family made for good drama, and his relationship with Jacky was sweet and sexy. There were, however, some aspects o
Lisa The Novel Approach
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, cowboys
I am fully invested in this series and I can’t wait to see who is going to be featured in the next one. I would highly recommend this book if you love reading about cowboys, bull riders and two young men finding love in places they never thought were possible. It might be wild or it could be daring, but it will always be entertaining. This is one series you don’t want to miss.

You can read the rest of Jackie's review at The Novel Approach
Gennie Gee
Sep 12, 2013 rated it liked it
I hate rating this book a 3, but there were editing mistakes that just pulled me out of the story. I love Simon and Jacky and this has all the elements of the perfect Andrew Grey story, but I couldn't get past the lack of cohesion in parts.
Ericka Walden
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5**** I love it when I have a smile on my face after reading a book!
Cathy Brockman
I love this series and this book was amazing!.I adored Simon and Jacky. I fell in love with Jacky in the first book and couldn't wait to see more of him and his story.
Simon is from a prominent family and a very religious one. His mom doesn't allow him to follow his dream to be a bull rider or work the rodeo circuit because she lost a brother to it. However, nothing can hold him back from his dreams. He meets Dante one of his idols and it changes his life. Dante introduces him to Jacky and they h
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love cowboy books and this was no exception! Simon is a bull rider who is in the closet, hiding both his sexuality and his bull-riding from his ultra-conservative and religious parents. He meets Jacky, Ryan, and Dante at a rodeo and sparks fly with Jacky. He starts to completely reevaluate everything he's been taught, realizing that homosexuality isn't the dirty sin he's been taught it to be and that maybe he can live his life with another man. The actions of his father made me a little sick, ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
The romance was good but between the animal stuff, “spurring the bull”, and the religion stuff (which is my own personal pet peeve) I couldn’t really enjoy it.
Kevin Orth
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice sequel

There is a lot in this second volume to take in. Life comes at us every which way. The best laid plans rarely ever come to pass. We are all well served to accept life as it comes to us and love each other even when we don't particularly understand.
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I simply love reading about these Bullriders, especially as the story of Dante and Ryan continues on to this second installment, A Daring Ride. This one features Ryan's best friend, Jacky, who I learned to like in that first book. Here he is just the same Jacky, a devil-may-care kind of guy who has a soft spot for anything in chaps and rides bulls. He meets Simon, an up-and-coming young bull rider who fate drops on their table at a bar
Becky Condit
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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“It’s not the end of the world, Dad,” Simon said softly. “For a long time I thought it was, but Jacky showed me that I can be gay and be loved.” He held Jacky’s hand. “He loves me, Dad, and that’s what counts. See, I think I figured it out. It’s all about the love. That’s what you always taught all of us.”

A Daring Ride is the second book in Andrew Grey’s Bullriders series, but works just fine as a sta
T.M. Smith
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Daring Ride is book two in The Bullriders series, this book can be read by itself, but I’d suggest reading book one (A Wild Ride) first so that you’ll be familiar with those characters that make an appearance in this book as well. Like Jacky!

Simon Frizzell is a fledgling bull rider. He’s good at it and he loves it, but fears telling his parents. Frizzell is a household name known to many people as the moniker of a well known Christian bookstore chain. It doesn’t help his cause that his mother
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: m/m fans, finding love
Simon has been sneaking away riding bulls for a while now. He knows that his family won’t approve what he does. He is right, but after talking to them they give him a chance to do what he wants to do.

While he was at the bull riding he met Dante and Ryan from the first book. Dante is retired like it said at the end of the first book, but he did ride much to Ryan’s dismay. Afterwards Simon “The Frizz” and his best friend Garner hit one of the bars were he not only got to talk to Dante and Ryan, b
Amber Fueston
Jan 27, 2015 rated it liked it
While I didn't have quite the passion for this one as I did the first book in the series it was a good solid 3-STARS for me.

Simon a.k.a Frizz is the son of a christian book store owner but rather than go into the family business he wants to be a bull rider. After an event one night he meets Jacky and finally acts on the feelings hes had for so long, but he really struggles with his belief system and the thought of his family finding out that he is gay. When he goes to live and work with Dante an
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Daring Ride is the second book in the Bullriders series by author Andrew Grey. This is my first time reading this series; I was not lost at all. I really like how Mr. Grey handles the coming out of Frizz. It is done well, it doesn’t bang us over the head, and I loved how thoughtful it was.
Frizz is a rebel in his family. He wants to ride bulls not work in the family book store. He is brave and doesn’t even see it. He is gay in a conservative Christian home. This causes much strife throughout th
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-contemporary
This was an enjoyable story with likable characters. Simon is the typical naive slightly confused about being gay and Jacky the out and proud friend of the ranch owner. I liked Simon although hesitant was also determined to make his own choices. He wasn't swayed by either his parents or Jacky but tried very hard to figure out what was right for him. He really wasn't one to hide in the closet either despite the problems it caused, but that didn't feel like something Jacky pressed on him. I wasn't ...more
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Daring Ride ... The story of Simon ( Frizz ) and Jacky. Simon is a bull rider, comes a conservative family and He is afraid of revealing his secret of being a bull rider but more afraid of them knowing He is gay. Jacky has no problem with being out and has the support of his friends and family. They meet at a rodeo competition and hit it off. Simon returned home but needs more training and informs his family , he is leaving to pursue a career full time ... He happens to go live and work to Dan ...more
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you liked Dante and Ryan in "A Wild Ride," you should love reading about Ryan's rodeo-fan best-friend Jacky's story.

Jacky falls for a new, young bull-rider who is just finding his way, both in growing up and being an adult and in his sexuality. Of course the road to true love is not a smooth one as Jacky has experienced heartache due to a closeted lover--who ended up married but still cruising-- before. And Simon is definitely a risk since he's grown up trying to be a good son to his strongly
3.5 Stars

I felt so bad for Simon when his dad found out he was gay, but I thought he handled it splendidly. Parents are supposed to love their children and support them. Religion can be so divisive, though. I am glad that, after his parents calmed down a bit that they were more accepting, even if they didn't agree.

I remember having a conversation with my mother when I was 19 or so when she mentioned that one of her sister's kids was gay and what a shame it was that said kid (who was an adult) w
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