Review: Rode Hard, Put Up Wet by Lorelei James

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders #2)Title: Rode Hard, Put Up Wet
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing, LTD
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1599988364
Genre: Erotica
Release date: August 2008
Number of pages: 300



Workin up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin cowboy or two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: theirs won’t be strictly a working relationship. She’s the boss during the day, but once she’s corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough and ready participant in any leather-n-lace game Cash dreams up. Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin Macie’s every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma except this time, Gemma’s grabbed the bull by the horns and she’s playing for keeps. Summer’s going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.
My Thoughts
This is the second book in this erotica series and I discovered that cowboys are great at little ménage, plus they like to spice things up with some bondage now and them. Very steamy.
This book tells two stories at the same time. We all remember Cash from book one, he was a great friend of Colby, plus he’s older and usually got really hot and bothered arguing with Gemma. She is a widow trying to make her husband work all alone.
Gemma was really interested in Cash, but also afraid because the only men in her life was her husband and she’s older than him, making her feel really bad, but Cash is good at showing her exactly how he feels and how much her body is perfect beyond any younger beauty. I loved the sex scenes between these two, because Cash likes to play a little with bondage to make things hotter and Gemma had a fantasy of two guys at the same time and Cash made that happen for her by inviting Trent.
We were also introduced to Cash daughter, Macie and she sounds like a working girl that fight to get her own money and independency. She’s reconnecting with her father and stating a new life. After they went to live on Gemma’s ranch, she also got on a little hot romance with Carter McKay, he’s Colby younger brother and a true artist, very talented but the ranch job is not really for him so his trying to find his place on Earth.
I liked these two romances because we get a very different side from each one. But on one thing they are equal: love is bigger than anything and at the end HE were everywhere. Plus we got to see more from Colby during a visit on the ranch. And he’s brother is nothing like him.


Books in this Series

#1 – Long Hard Ride

#2 – Rode Hard, Put Up Wet

#3 – Cowgirl Up and Ride

#4 – Tied Up, Tied Down

#5 – Rough, Raw and Ready

#6 – Branded as Trouble

#6.5 – Strong, Silent Type

#7 – Shoulda Been a Cowboy

#8 – All Jacked Up

#9 – Raising Kane

#9.5 – Slow Ride

#10 – Cowgirls Don’t Cry

#11 – Chasin’ Eight

#12 – Cowboy Casanova

#13 – Kissin’ Tell

#14 – Gone Country (Expected publication: December 2012)

#15 – Redneck Romeo (Expected publication: May 2013)


“I know it’s stupid, but I’m just so crazy in love with her I wanted everyone to know it. To see how lucky I am. To brag that this…perfect woman is mine. That she picked me. That she loves me.”



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