Bullheaded Aging bull rider Cody Grainger needs bullfighter Johnny Arrow for than just protection in the ring Their bond of trust goes beyond the professional and into love but while their relationship holds up

  • Title: Bullheaded
  • Author: Catt Ford
  • ISBN: 9781623806262
  • Page: 207
  • Format: ebook
  • Aging bull rider Cody Grainger needs bullfighter Johnny Arrow for than just protection in the ring Their bond of trust goes beyond the professional and into love, but while their relationship holds up to the need for discretion imposed by their sport and repeatedly having to watch each other put themselves in the way of dangerous animals, other barriers still tear thAging bull rider Cody Grainger needs bullfighter Johnny Arrow for than just protection in the ring Their bond of trust goes beyond the professional and into love, but while their relationship holds up to the need for discretion imposed by their sport and repeatedly having to watch each other put themselves in the way of dangerous animals, other barriers still tear them apart.For one thing, Cody is ten years older than Johnny But instead of contemplating retirement, he focuses on winning the championship, desperate to stay on top Johnny is only beginning to find the professional recognition he craves When frustration leads Johnny to walk away, Cody s season slumps While they re apart, they both slowly realize they are meant to be together But machismo abounds in the sport of bull riding, and their pride might be an obstacle too big for love to overcome.

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    1. 4 stars. "Because he's too stupid to know when to quit." Travis spat on the ground."Imagine if he knew you were black AND gay," RJ said."Oh yeah, I'm not a real cowboy at all," Travis agreed instantly. "Like the bulls care if you're gay or whatever color you are.""They're equal-opportunity buckers." Johnny snickered as he and Travis knocked knuckles.At first he'd thought it was lightning, but Johnny had said it was a cloud ladder, something to do with the sky. Cody always thought of it as his ow [...]

    2. This was a difficult book for me to rate as some parts I loved and other parts not so much.The good.I quite liked the story itself. There was a level of realism in the journey that Cody and Johnny found themselves on. It was easy to understand the conflict they faced as they both found themselves at different stages in their lives and looked to find a common ground. The insight into the world of bull riders and bullfighters was interesting.The not so goodere was perhaps too much explanation of t [...]

    3. Wow, this was good!Two very interesting, sexy, complex main characters - a cast of partly quirky, partly engaging and also very interesting secondary characters (Cody's parents, R.J. and Travis, Dub and even Zane, Bobby Blue and March name a few).The romance part here was an exceptional one for your usual romance novel: we have an established couple who have some issues with each other. (view spoiler)[ Cody is a cocky guy who takes Jonny for granted. He dominates Jonny - he comes out on top most [...]

    4. If you know nothing about the sport of bull riding, but are interested, and you have a great love of M/M romance this is the book for you. You also need to have patience and a hard case on your e-reader for when you throw it across the room several times.First, I liked this book. It’s about cowboys and the rodeo, it’s hard not to like it. The author, does a tremendous job of detailing both the side of the bull rider, and that of the bull fighter. I was very impressed with the detail. I could [...]

    5. Let me start this review with a shallow comment, hehe! Initially I wanted to read this book because of the gorgeous cover. It's one of the best covers I have seen. However between the cover and the blurb I thought this book would be about Spanish bull fighters. But it's about these guys: This is a very engaging story about Cody and Johnny. Cody is a 32 yo bull rider that is at the top of his game. He is also an only child and as a result of his success he is a very self-centered and arrogant man [...]

    6. Story: 9First MC: 9Second MC: 9Secondary characters: 7Mystery: 3Sexual tension: 5Romance: 5Humor: 5Hotness: 6Product placement: 4Ridiculousness: 3Annoying: 2Suspence: 8Audio: 10 (12h 11min)To re-read: 7An established in the closet relationship; their journey towards compromise and acceptance.The book describes bull-riding in detail; towards the end I felt a fantom pain in my back and knees!

    7. This is a novel for grown folks. Cody and Johnny are in a long-term relationship -- they have been dating for the past two years. There are, however, some differences between them that eventually magnify in importance and overwhelm the strength of their love for each other. First of all, there is an age gap. Cody is 32 and Johnny is 23 years old, and Cody has done his fair share of living during his 32 years. Second, they are both a part of the National Bull Riders world, in which Cody is the be [...]

    8. 5 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress/What a wholesome book, I totally loved it and when the story didn’t go the “predicable” way, instead of putting me down, I loved it even more. For me this novel had it all. Everything you look for in a book was there; realist characters that you fell in love with, with their flaws and insecurities and big egos; a plot that was amazing from start to finish, hooking and griping and interesting beyond words; and an inc [...]

    9. 5 Stars - KAPOW!!I don’t like the closet or angst-filled books. Logically, I should have hated Bullheaded, by Catt Ford. Logic schmogic, I loved this book. Cody Grainger and Johnny Arrow are madly in love with each other. It’s undeniable. They are also wildly attracted to each other despite having been in a relationship for two years already. They should be completely happy. And they are, sort of. Johnny works as a bullfighter in the same circuit in which Cody is a bull rider. They are able [...]

    10. O.M.G. I haven't had a character provoke such a visceral reaction in a long while. About 30% in to the book, I legit thought that if Cody was in front of me I would've punched him in the face, and I'm not a violent person. What an entitled, cocky jerk. Ugh. But then I read on and ended up feeling much better about things. I think this was a really good book. It made me ponder the way we interact with loved ones and how sometimes we do or say things unthinkingly without realizing the consequences [...]

    11. A great book with a realistic story (even though I know nothing about bull fighting – it all made sense to me) and characters I loved. There were parts I liked more than others, but that doesn’t change the fact, that I really enjoyed this book! I would even love a sequel!

    12. This book was such a disappointment for me, I wanted to like this so much, because come on, who doesn't like hot cowboys. But it just never clicked for me, and there was just no spark between the two MCs but this IMOP. Cody who is 32 and a bull rider is cocky, full of himself, and plans his and everyone else's life around what he wants. Jonny on the other hand is 23 and a bullfighter, and he is the quite, steady as you go kind of guy, who is pulled along behind Cody. They have been working and l [...]

    13. 3.5Oh, another one of those love/hate books! Leaning more toward the loving this morning :DThe reason I'm leaning toward loving is the bull riding in this story. Catt Ford completely intrigued me regarding this sport. I've read many bull riding stories, but I never understood it or it's lifestyle until now. Having this knowledge really helped me be more generous and lenient in my feeling toward Johnny and Cody.Cody had me on constant kindle throwing alert, I really thought he was going to be an [...]

    14. Bullheaded is everything you wanted to know about bull riding, but you were afraid to ask. For those if us raised around it, it can be a little bit overkill. For those that haven't been, you will learn a lot. It also a romance about learning to adjust in a relationship and in life. 

    15. This was good, it was just really detailed about bullfighting and really really long. It could have ended at least 50 pages sooner and I would have been ok with that. But it was still a good read and I pretty much enjoyed it.

    16. So this book hits a little too close to home, of course not in a bad way as it’s just fabulous. But I knew these guys too well growing up. Reminded me of my childhood in so many ways. These were the boys (ok minus the gay bit as far as I knew) that I hung out with every summer. Watched the ego that placed them on the back of bulls week after week keeping their big heads stuck up their asses!Cody Grainger is at the top of his game. He has a commanding lead in the points for the NBR even at 32. [...]

    17. I really enjoyed this story, an exploration of the world of rodeo bull riding and its riders, bullfighters and stock contractors. I also really appreciated the introductory definitions provided by the author, without which I would have been lost. Johnny, a bullfighter, and Cody, a champion bull rider, lived together on Cody’s family’s ranch where they raised horses and bulls specifically for contracting for rodeo work. Cody’s mother had been a world champion bronco rider and now raises hor [...]

    18. REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT REVIEWS BY JESSEWAVE WHERE I RECEIVED THE BOOK AS A FREE REVIEWING COPYWow, that was a thrilling ride. Keep in mind that my knowledge of bullriding consists of seeing it on TV once or twice in my life and thinking something along the lines ¨C oh wow, these guys are crazy. So obviously I cannot know how well the writer did her research. All I can say is that everything pointed to her researching the setting really well. She gave us a brief [...]

    19. Anywhere from 3 to 5 starsThe title is so appropriate as these are some stubborn men. Cody's mom especially must have the patience of a saint as she constantly resists the urge to knock some sense into him. The blurb mentions that Cody is an aging bull rider which he is at 32. Read this book and you'll swear he's 102 as he's essentially browbeaten about retirement throughout. I personally think a man or woman should make their own decision about when they're ready to quit the game but whatever. [...]

    20. I loved this book! And there is so much to love about it, also the things I didn't expect to even like just a little bit.It's a story about bullfighting, and before even buying it (but after I read the first chapter on pre-view) I had to look up bullfighting on the Internet and watch some video-clips on youtube. I was intrigued by the blurb and what I had read in the first chapter, but once I started reading I came to like, and very much enjoy the bull riding parts, by the the riding scenes, the [...]

    21. Cela faisait un moment que je n'avais pas lu une romance MM se déroulant avec des cowboys, quoique pour être précise, nos héros sont un peu plus que ça. L'histoire se déroule dans le Monde du rodéo et plus précisément du Bill riding, il n'existe pas d'équivalent chez nous et heureusement que l'auteure a eu la présence d'esprit de mettre un lexique pour les néophytes. Ce terme s’applique à un rodéo très particulier, celui sur les taureaux et je dois dire que je me suis facilement [...]

    22. 3.5 HeartsCody and Johnny have been together for a while. Cody is a bull rider, and Johnny is a bullfighter. There is an age-gap of ten years, and Cody is resisting retirement, while Johnny is just starting to make a name for himself in the sport.Over the summer break, Cody starts to discuss his future with Johnny. He wants Johnny to settle down with him, and be his ranch hand, while he goes off and continues to ride, but Johnny has no intentions of giving up his job. Stubborn as Cody is, he thi [...]

    23. I ultimately really liked this book, although I was frustrated at the beginning. I found it rather unnecessarily detailed about the life in the rodeo. I've read rodeo stories that have nowhere near the detail level, the use of technical terms, the almost limited worldview. I also found Cody to be a pretty odious character. He was pretty much a stuck-up prick throughout and no way did he deserve Johnny, even if he ultimately listened and shared a little. I also found it a bit annoying that the ga [...]

    24. Ugh. 2.75. Cody was a self-centered jackass for far too much of this story. I didn't fully buy his sudden reformation. Another example of men who can't talk to each other, which has become one of my pet peeves of late. I found some of the phrasing to be vaguely homophobic in the way that anything graceful or delicate was described as "(almost) feminine." Really? Men can't be graceful without being feminine? I dug Zane. I want to know his story.This was rapidly heading for a 1-star or DNF for me [...]

    25. This was an interesting reading and I've learned many things about this sports.Cody and Johnny have a two years relationship, but marked by Cody's selfishness they have to find some balance in their life, if they want their love to survive. I really loved that Johnny was a Navajo and the meaning of his tatoo.

    26. This review is great and describes exactly what I liked and disliked about the book much more eloquently than I could manage. /review/show/

    27. 4.5 stars Catt Ford really knows her rodeo! I'll have to get more of her books set in the rodeo circuit. Fun read and a good story.

    28. I want to make one thing perfectly clear before I leave this review here. I did not hate this books. 3 Stars might seem low, but there is one simple yet overbearing reason for the rating. Cody.With how much I honestly loved Johnny, it was very VERY hard to even like Cody. I've been in this sort of relationship before. The kind where one person has all the power and they wield it selfishly. With that said, most of Cody's character development happens very last minute. Johnny's love is honest and [...]

    29. Originally posted at smexybooks/2013/05/review-Cody Grainger is at the top of his game when it comes to bull riding and he is ecstatic his lover, Johnny Arrow, is there to share it with him. Cody loves Johnny but their age difference has Cody often making decisions concerning their future without consulting Johnny. When Cody steps over the line one too many times, Johnny leaves Cody and it sends Cody into a tailspin.Johnny, ten years younger than Cody, is just starting to make a name for himself [...]

    30. Une couverture et un titre qui collent à la perfection à l’univers qui nous est offert dans ce bouquin ! L’arrogance. C’est exactement cela ! Que ce soit du côté bestial ou humain, l’arrogance est bien présente dans cette histoire ! Cody, ce Rider à l’ego surdimensionné est aussi têtu et arrogant que les bêtes féroces qu’il chevauche au cœur de l’arène !Encore un livre à côté duquel l’amoureuse de « Cow-boy » que je suis ne pouvait absolument pas passer Il a tous [...]

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