Review: Rough, Raw, and Ready by Lorelei James

Rough, Raw, and Ready (Rough Riders #5)Title: Rough, Raw, and Ready
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1605042307
Genre: Erotica
Release date: November 2008 
Number of pages: 297

Chassie West Glanzer hasn’t been a stranger to drama and tragedy. A year of wedded bliss to sexy-as-sin cowboy Trevor Glanzer has brought her the happiness and contentment she never thought she’d find, and mellowed Trevor’s rodeo wanderlust. Then Trevor’s old roping partner ambles up the driveway—and Chassie’s life changes drastically.
Trevor never expected to see Edgard Mancuso again, after it became clear he couldn’t be the man Edgard needed. Now Edgard is back from Brazil to sort out their tangled past, and Trevor is plagued with feelings he thought he’d buried over three years ago. Although Trevor is hat-over-bootheels in love with his sweet, feisty wife, the sense his life is missing a piece has always gnawed at him.
Chassie’s shock that Edgard and Trevor were once lovers turns to fear of losing her husband. Or worse, fear that Trevor will stay with her only out of a sense of duty. Yet as the three of them spend time together, the sins of the past blur and fade, leaving raw emotion—and unbridled passion.
Passion that could heal…or cause irreparable damage to their future.

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Since Long Hard Ride we are familiar with Edgard and Trevor relationship, but they separated after Edgard left to Brazil. The thing is Trevor is afraid of this side of him, he still enjoy women, but also has affection and the sex with Edgard is really good. I had no problem with this relationship, but after the way Trevor reacted when he realized Edgard was leaving him and he did nothing to get him back, I seriously think he’s screwed up.
 
Now we have this story years after they separated and Edgard is back, but Trevor is married. Yes, he’s married and actually happy about it, not suffering because he lost the biggest thing of his life, so for me not a good sign of love. Chassie is a perfect girl and is of course related to the famous McKay’s, but only through the mother side and she lost her brother and father with lest than a year of difference.
 
She suffered, he suffered but they look fine and the sex is good, so Edgard coming along for me was a bit unnecessary and he could found another person. I understand he never got over losing Trevor, but at first the strange arrangement between these three was forceful, especially after known Edgard was 100% gay and now out of nothing he’s attracted to a woman.
 
The sex scenes was really good, but the emotions was not my thing. I usually enjoy threesomes and like books that talk about the theme naturally, my only problem was really with Trevor.

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SERIES IN ORDER

#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)

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