I received Pickup Men in exchange for a fair and honest review. This was a hard one to read. Not because of the romance, even though it was pure frustration, I can deal with that. The hard part for me was the prejudice and hatred. That’s not uncommon in M/M Romance, or any LGBT book because unfortunately, that’s reality. The scenario that this book posed however brought the ‘Mom’ in me out in full force.Before anyone even thinks that I am bashing the author for writing the characters the way she did, I’m not. I think one of the main reasons why I started, and continue reading M/M Romances is because tough issues are handled and I like being thrown outside my comfort zone from time to time. I think it’s a good thing to ‘feel’ when you read a book, no matter what that emotion is.The great thing about Pickup Men was that there was enough good to balance the bad. Tripp and Marty were true opposites when it came to support from loved ones. I loved Marty’s family and his friends were amazing. I’m kind of glad that this one is going to be a series because I really would enjoy getting to know some of these guys a little better.It would have been really easy to hate Tripp for the way he treated Marty. He came a long way by the end of the book and even though he stumbled along and had a few set backs I was still rooting for him regardless. I’ll be watching for the next book in the Pickup Men series and hopefully they’ll include at least some glimpses of Marty and Tripp because I just felt like their story wasn’t quite over yet. I guess only L.C. Chase knows for sure.