Review: Slow Ride by Lorelei James

Slow Ride (Rough Riders, #9.5)Title: Slow Ride
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook freebie from Amazon
ISBN: 1609283015
Genre: Erotica
Release date: November 9th 2010
Number of pages: 82

Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own. The only saving grace is that Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now?

Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he’s only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride’s good side, he’d better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her boots…fast.


Photobucket

Is Keely and jack marriage day and there’s everything going on. Keely is afraid of the future and gets butterflies in her belly that makes her almost give up and elope. But the party was the best thing. We got to see all the other couples and how they stay happy a couple of years later, plus all the babies these women decided to have. It’s like a little army!!
 
But the best part is the waiting and how Jack managed to get Keely all hot and still wants to wait. A big Buuuuuuuu for him, but really good. The waiting made everything more sweet.
Photobucket

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)

Advertisements

Review: Raising Kane by Lorelei James

Raising Kane  (Rough Riders, #9)Title: Raising Kane
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1609280636
Genre: Erotica
Release date: July 2010
Number of pages: 200

When a patch of ice sends attorney Ginger Paulson head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son and her invalid father – until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up at the hospital, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s invasive charm and Built Ford Tough body.
For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule – hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help, and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.
After Kane throws out doctor’s orders and issues his own demands – her full sexual submission – Ginger realizes Kane’s caring nature extends beyond just fulfilling her physical needs.
Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past – toward a shared future?


Photobucket

I’m loving this series and this book was a good surprise, especially since I didn’t had Kane as high on the McKay list. After he changed his name and all the partying, especially after the way he treated Skylar. Not the best person in the family, but he’s been kinda missing in the books and didn’t get that much vibe about it.
 
Ginger is a great woman and I felt bad when I realized she would end up with Kane, but they are actually great together. Ginger is a strong woman, works hard and is also raising a boy, plus lives with her father after he got in accident and is currently in a wheelchair. She’s like a super woman and needed a greet guy, but Kane was the perfect for her and he’s sweet and calm, things the family needed.
 
Kane likes Ginger, but since he’s responsible for her boy in a big brother, little brother place. So the relationship is no go from the beginning and every one still thinks he’s a batboy.
 
I liked these two together and Kane really changed a lot from those days of wild parties. He’s so good with kids and a very honorable guy, this was a good book.
 
Photobucket

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)

Review: All Jacked Up by Lorelei James

All Jacked Up  (Rough Riders #8)Title: All Jacked Up
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1605046841
Genre: Erotica
Release date: November 2009
Number of pages: 251

Keely McKay knows Jack—and Jack Donohue is a certified pain in her Wranglers. The lone girl in the prolific McKay family, Keely needs another man giving her orders like she needs a hole in her boot. What she does need is a restoration specialist so she can open her physical therapy clinic—and prove she’s left her wild-child days behind. That means dealing with buttoned-down, uptight Jack.
Jack is this close to securing a career make-or-break project, until he learns his lack of marital status puts him out of contention. When the notoriously hot-tempered and hot-bodied Keely begs him for help, he proposes a crazy idea. He’ll oversee her project—if she acts the part of his loving fiancée.
Their sizzling lust makes it all too easy to go from butting heads to knocking boots—but outside the bedroom they’re as mismatched as ever. The McKays remind Jack of the humble upbringing he left behind, and cowgirl Keely feels she doesn’t measure up to Jack’s big-city lifestyle.
When the dust settles, Jack and Keely must face the fact they’re not fooling anyone but themselves—or they’ll risk losing the real deal.


Photobucket

This is Keely book and she’s being waiting for her happy ending since book one and it was not a surprise for me when jack finally managed to get her.
 
This was such a good book and Jack is really good in the bedroom, or the floor. He’s definitely has charm when you through the exterior of polished greatness. Keely is a great girl and has no problem in creating a mess, she has five older brothers and had to stand up for herself.
 
The relationship between these two is growing since the last three books, but I never realized jack was so good, it was kinda boring to me compared to the cowboys, but he’s a good person and deserved to have a nice ad normal life after what his ex-fiancé did to him.
 
It was fun how these two decided to pretend an engagement to help in Jack’s job and how everything ended so good. Sparks fly and these two are great in getting back together.
Photobucket

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)

Review: Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Lorelei James

Title: Shoulda Been a Cowboy
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain
Format: ebook
ISBN: 160504654X
Genre: Erotica
Release date: August 2009
Number of pages: 234
The bigger they are, the harder they fall-in love. Rough Riders, Book 7 Soldier Cameron McKay has found his niche, and it ain’t ropin’ steers and wearin’ spurs. His deputy sheriff job, plus battle injuries that ended his military career, keep him right where he wants to be: Off the ranch and away from his family’s pity. His darkest war memories are on lockdown, leaving him skeptical he’ll ever find a woman who wants a man who’s less than whole. Domini Katzinski has had to control every aspect of her life since age eleven, when she was orphaned in the Ukraine. Watching others’ relationships crumble has convinced her to focus on the short-term and find a take-charge man to whom she can relinquish total sexual control. Cam fits the bill: gorgeous, with a brooding vulnerability no one else seems to see. Plus, he has his own handcuffs. Once Cam gets over his surprise that sweet, shy Domini wants to be dominated, he is back to issuing orders. Their passion is as hot as a rocket-propelled grenade-and if Domini has her way, it’s a one-shot deal. Cam wants more, and launches a full-out sensual assault…until tragedy strikes, forcing him to change tactics as he tries to keep past demons from blowing their future together all to hell… Warning: this book contains down and dirty games of good cop/bad cop, salty language, sweet ‘n hot lovin’, ménage a trois, and hooah a hero packin’ serious heat.

Photobucket

 
This was a strange book at first because Cam was not around on the last few and since his injury I don’t know what to think about him and now he has a job and a house but it’s afraid to get close to people.
 
We met Domini, but only passing and she sounds like such a sweet girl that I didn’t thought it was right to put her with Cam, but after a couple of chapters I realized that she’s is so much better.
 
Domini is a strong and very capable girl, but she suffered in her original country and decided to take a chance on the US, her life is definitely better now, but things were not so great until a couple of months back and she’s still trying to help people. Sweet to the extreme.
 
I’m not gonna say anything about the ménage, because I honestly think is was not necessary, but I liked how Domini managed to canvince Cam to let go and enjoy life in town and with his family without worrying about what people would think. Plus the sex between these two was really awesome and I didn’t expected Cam being so Dominant.
Photobucket

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)

Review: Strong, Silent Type by Lorelei James

Strong, Silent Type (Rough Riders #6.5)Title: Strong, Silent Type
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1605045217
Genre: Erotica
Release date: May 2009
Number of pages: 81

Wyoming rancher Quinn McKay thought he’d only have to bide time until his levelheaded wife came to her senses and called a halt to this “trial separation”. He never believed the marital rough patch would drag on for a coon’s age.

Libby McKay knew when she married the gruff, laid-back cowboy that he wasn’t prone to blathering about his feelings. But three months have passed and her stubborn-as-a-mule husband is still living by himself in the horse trailer. It seems he’d rather hold onto his pride than hold onto her.

Quinn realizes Libby is determined to move on if he doesn’t loosen his tongue and he’ll lose the only woman he’s ever loved. In a last-ditch effort to keep her in his life, he offers her one weekend of uninterrupted sexual decadence.

Reigniting the passion is easy. The hard part comes after the sheets have cooled and they find out if what remains is strong enough to survive past mistakes.


Photobucket

 
I’m disappointed because this couple was only maintained passing in a couple of books and now they only get a novella to solve their problems. This was not enough for me and I want more form Quinn and Libby.
 
She’s sweet and a great housewife, but is unhappy with her marriage and feels like a failure because she can’t get pregnant, so the relationship is hanging by a breath. I liked Quinn but he needed to be more upfront with his feelings and desires. The marriage is really boring at the moment.
 
I liked how Libby handled things because the present was not a good moment for these tow and they needed a good push in the right direction. Quinn living in a trailer helped him put perspective in things of his life and appreciate Libby better.
 
Libby was a bit obsessed with having a baby and was suffocating Quinn, but talking was not the greatest thing between these two and the fresh start helped them find reasoning within their problems.
Photobucket

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)

Review: Branded as Trouble by Lorelei James

Branded as Trouble (Rough Riders #6)Title: Branded as Trouble
Author:  Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 160504458X
Genre: Erotica
Release date: March 2009
Number of pages: 339
As a walking advertisement for the tattoo shop she’s set up in a small Wyoming town, India Ellison is well acquainted with preconceived notions. Despite the odd looks, life is good. She’s clean and sober, dotes on her sister’s kids and, best of all, spends most of her free time with her best buddy, Colt McKay. Reformed bad boy Colt never expected three years of sobriety to lead to three years of abstinence. Curbing his craving for booze and random sexual encounters, however, is nothing compared to the ever-increasing craving for his hot-tempered, hot-bodied best friend, India. Too bad she’s his A.A. sponsor. Too bad she hasn’t a clue that he’s been head-over-bootheels in love with her from day one. After an unexpected, steamy interlude, all India can think about is riding the sexy cowboy instead of her motorcycle. Or are they risking their friendship for a fling that could burn them both?

Photobucket

We met Colt since the second book and watched as he struggled to overcome the alcohol problem after a series of mistakes and Dag death really affected him while all the rest of the family was more worried about themselves. It’s really interesting for me to see the two troublemaker together in this book after three years as best friends the actually decided to jump in a relationship.

Never saw them together actually, because Colt is wild and I though he needed a nice girl to balance him, but after Lorelei started in the emotions and I realized the best person for him is really India, they spent some many times together and know a lot about the other that the only thing missing was the sex, and oh boy that was amazing.

The interesting part was how the family don’t know Colt at all and India made them aware that he was suffering and things were really difficult and they didn’t help any moment, it’s really strange because they always bond and only Kade and Keely were supportive.

Since India suffered and her life was really difficult and the overdose made her stop and start over. So now she has a tattoo shop in this little town, so she’s kinda of a stranger to the town. Colt helped her and was the perfect guy.

This book was really good and the sex was ohm. Loved how Colt and India finally found their way in this life.

Photobucket

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)

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.

Photobucket
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.

Photobucket

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)