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Wrangled and Tangled (Blacktop Cowboys #3)

4.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,992 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
New in the Blacktop Cowboy series. Janie Fitzhugh and Abe Lawson have long been divorced and living apart. Now she's back in town, a changed woman-making cattleman Abe want to wrangle an invitation to her bed...

To get his dream ranch, Renner Jackson has partnered with spoiled daddy's girl Tierney Pratt. She thinks she can handle this cowboy, but Renner won't make it easy.
Paperback, 322 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Signet
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Oh yeah! That about sums it up for me. Wrangled and Tangled is one sexy two-fer for the price of one. Two super hot couples (divorced rancher Abe Lawson and his ex-wife Janie Fitzhugh--older, wiser and reuniting for a possible second chance at love; and Split Rock Ranch and Resort owner Renner Jackson and brainiac financial whiz Tierney Pratt who initially get on each other's nerves) make this book positively sizzle. The story mainly revolves around the two couples and the opening of Muddy Gap, ...more
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SHE HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!! I HONESTLY do not know how, NYT Best Seller, Lorelei James keeps doing it, but every new book is a masterpiece, blending an incredible story line, sexy alpha cowboys and strong women, plus luvin' so smokin' hot you'll be stocking up on batteries!!!

GOOD GAWD!!! Lorelei James has been teasing me with Renner and Abe for a while now...and once again she has made me
Loved it and it kept me up late finishing it! This series is getting as good as her Rough Rider series. Loved all the characters especially Renner and Abe. Loved the two love stories for the price of one and I didn't feel cheated because they weaved together so well. The romance and connections between the two sets of lovers was so raw and real, angry at times, as well as, sugar sweet. Lorelei James's cowboys are my ideals!!, gallant and knightly; possessive and alpha; and oh so charming.

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5 Stars!Another winner!

Not one, but two sizzling romances, lucky us. I really enjoyed Abe and Janie's story, but the one that clinched it for me was Renner and Tierney's; fun, sensual, and explosive...KABOOM!!

The story transitions nicely from the two couple's smokin' hot separate relationships, into the main one that centers around the Split Rock Ranch. Some laugh out loud moments with the ladies from Bernice's Beauty Barn, when they educate Tierney on the male anatomy. We are introduced to Tobi
Nov 05, 2011 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Story Rating 5 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 5 stars
Heat Level 4.5 stars
Overall Rating 5 stars

As with all the LLJ's book's I've read, LLJ's wrote another Amazing HOT read for me. She can take a simple home town story and just weave magic into it. It grabbed me right from the start and never let go.

In this book you get two love stories rolled into one book. Both stories I enjoyed equally the same. Let me tell you there was some SCORCHING love scenes going on with both couples s
Jun 15, 2012 Wminbc rated it it was amazing
I loved this story...and this image is sooo perfect for this book!


Mmmmmmm, Renner....even his spit (chew) didn't turn me off!!

This book about Abe and Janie...was soooo not about them at all! While they were in this book, Renner and Tierney STOLE the show! I loved, loved, loved Renner. His grit and "real cowboy" ways were so hawt and his plain talking, straight shooting attitude spoke directly to me.

Recalling some 20 years ago, before I met my true love, I was the disfunctional dater! I did not
Nov 11, 2011 Jess rated it it was amazing
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

It’s kind of rare to find a story when two separate romantic story lines are put together in the same book, and neither one suffered for it. Three of the characters are all brought together at the Split Rock Ranch for a combined storyline surrounding the resort, but we get two very distinct relationship story lines for the four lead characters: Abe and Janie, ex’s who never stopped loving each other, but have both changed over the years and Renner and Tie
Nov 15, 2011 Searock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, and at times, I really, really liked it, so it gets 3.75 stars from me.

I wait for Lorelei James’ books like an addict awaits her connection. I’ve read every book since pretty early on in the Rough Rider series so I am familiar with the families involved and dive right in. I am hooked on James’ simple sexy style which is always a fun, fast read for me. I adore having the sense of place already established so that no matter who the leads are, I am immediately connected to them.
Nov 09, 2011 Holly rated it it was amazing
I have to say nobody writes a hot, sexy, nekkid cowboy like LJ - and I absolutely love her for it!! I loved this story, this is the third installment in the Blacktop Cowboys series and one of my favorite things about it is the fact that it was 2 stories in one book. We got to watch the relationships of Renner & Tierney and Abe & Janie both evolve at the same time. Who wouldn't want twice as much delicious cowboy love!!??? I have to admit that I wasn't sure about Janie & Abe, only bec ...more
Nov 18, 2014 ~V~ rated it really liked it
This one was super sweet!! It just baffles me how the first book in each of her cowboy series could be so awful (that is obviously my own personal opinion because plenty of people loved them, i just wasn't one of them) and the rest of the books can be so good! The last book and this one are perfect examples of what i love about Lorelei James' books and why i keep coming back for more! They're sweet, romantic, emotional, and super sexy....very much on the smutty side but still good! There are eve ...more
Kellie G.
Aug 11, 2012 Kellie G. rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! This series just gets better and better!! Tierney & Renner are my favorite couple! Perfect, explosive chemistry!
Nov 19, 2011 Anna rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Lover of hot cowboys. Fans of Lorelei James.
This is a story of two couples (Renner and Tierney, and Jane and Abe), lots of sex and some suspense. I give one star to books I don’t finish. I couldn’t finish this one because I am fed up with the same kind of female characters.

I have read and enjoyed lots of Lorelei James books. But in this novel I snipped, I got fed up with sassy, smart-mouthed, independent, self-reliant female characters. In this book I had a feeling that all female characters in Lorelei James books look the same. But in th
Nov 11, 2011 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, e-book, erotica
This book was so much fun to read and I think it was because it was like a too-fer, as in 2 couples end up with their HEA, which lead to all sorts of hot sex!

First we have Abe and Janie, who were divorced, but never really stopped loving each other. Instead they let their pride get in the way. This time around pride was still a sticking point, but they were actually talking and sometimes yelling with each other. The yelling was a good thing as it let them get some festering issues out of the way
Suzie Quint
Jun 16, 2014 Suzie Quint rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica
Lorelei James' writing is always good, but for a number of reasons, I wasn't enthralled with this. The major problem I think was the two parallel stories. I didn't like having to shift gears and, for me, that kept me from investing heavily in either couple. Another thing I noticed, which had me scratching my head, was there were scenes that weren't there that I thought should be. There's a bit where Abe nearly freezes because he's stuck in a field most of the night, but it's told in narrative af ...more
Nov 10, 2011 Anita rated it really liked it
Another great read in this series. Read most of this today - started it last night. Loved the tension between sexy Wyoming cowboy Renner and city girl Tierney. He thought she was some spoiled daddy's girl and she thought he was an jerk (to put it kindly). The more they fought the more the sparks flew. Finally giving away to many firsts for Tierney. Abe and Janie finally got to settle things between them - nothing like a stalker to stir some things up. Can't wait for the next book!
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Nov 04, 2011 Sophie [at] Book Suburbia rated it it was amazing
After a year full of EXCELLENT books, I had to wait aprox. 304 days to read the one, I could finally call EPIC. Not only for the flawless writing, but for the absolutely gorgeous love story built behind it.

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Dec 17, 2015 Medavis66 rated it really liked it
This book contained two main stories, Janie and Abe along with Tierney and Renner. I would've preferred two shorter books, novellas even, to having them combined. Sometimes I was just getting into one situation and the next chapter was the other couple. That became annoying many times. I did like both stories, just not the way they were presented. I was glad Janie and Abe got back together, as it seemed they should've worked things out before but might have been too young and immature (as well a ...more
Dec 28, 2011 MelissaB rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed both romances in this book!
I love the way this series is progressing. I found myself empathizing with both Heroines, even though they are very different. I am always amazed at the character development this author dedicates herself to. I find each character unique and compelling. Enough, that I want to continue to know about them as the series progresses. She's masterful at giving you snippets of new leads. I am thinking I want to see Tobin's story in another book! :D

The book itself, seemed the perfect length, I tend to w
Nov 01, 2011 Leagh rated it it was amazing
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Simply amazing! The perfect balance of emotion, passion, and story to make this a story you don't want to miss.

Janie and Abe have been divorced for many years now. They married young and when the going got tough Janie took off and Abe let her go. Abe has always regretted his decision to do that and now that Janie is back in town he is determined to win her back and he isn't going to let his second chance go without a fight.

Renner Jackson has been forced to partner with Tierney Pratt in order to
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Apr 11, 2012 Book Binge rated it really liked it
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Abe and Janie got married very young and though they loved each other they had a serious communication problem. On top of that Abe was stuck in his ways and wanted to keep his ranch exactly how it had been when his parents ran it. Janie kind of felt like it wasn’t really her ranch or her house – that she was just a visitor there. Eventually Janie, instead of talking to Abe, left. They divorced and Janie left Wyoming. Though Abe never stopped loving Janie he went on his way and ultimately decided ...more
Nov 02, 2011 Booklover1335 rated it really liked it
Wrangled and Tangled is the third book in Ms. James' Blacktop Cowboys series and features her own brand of sexy cowboys that fans have come to love and she rewards readers with not one, but two couples which means double the fun! I had expected this book to be Abe Lawson and his ex-wife Janie Fitzhugh’s story, but we get a bonus with the additional love story of Renner Jackson and Tierney Pratt of the Split Rock Ranch.

Janie and Abe fell madly in love when they were both young and not necessarily
P.A. Lassiter
Feb 08, 2013 P.A. Lassiter rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Wrangled and Tangled, the third in Lorelei James' Blacktop Cowboys series, tells the story of two cowboys and the women they love. Some readers might find this series a bit repetitive--lonely cowboy finds girl, loses girl, wins girl back--but what I enjoy about the books is the milieu of western ranch living and the adjuncts to that, including rodeos, animal husbandry, and small towns that exist to support their outlying citizens.

If Lorelei James isn't a rancher, she's certainly spent a lot of
Two should have been novellas distractedly combined.

Janie and Abe, they were once married. She has been gone for a few years but when offered a job in Split Rock she jumps at it. Abe is trying to deal with his ex being so near. It's pretty obvious from the start that they still have pretty deep feelings for one another.

A lot of the book is Tierney and Renner. I liked them individually but as a couple there way something missing.

The back and forth, switching between he couples just got annoying t
Sep 12, 2015 Marye rated it it was ok
This is the 3rd book in Blacktop Cowboy Series. It is also the weakest IMO. The chemistry between the couples was lacking. Their personalities were boring. The sex was so-so. The background stories were just alright. The best part of the book was the Ladies down at the Salon!
*4++ Stars*

I really enjoyed this book! What a sweet two-fer! Janie and Abe had a history, but they had both grown up since then. They still loved each other though and getting back together was not only hot, it showed how much they changed - for the better! Tierney and Renner were opposites attracting until they exploded! Neither was what they appeared on the outside, at least Tierney wasn't what Renner expected in many, many ways. Renner was all bossy, hot cowboy even if he was also a smart bus
Nov 11, 2015 Ro rated it liked it
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3.5 stars
The book focused more on Renner and Tierney than Abe and Janie, which could have been confusing but worked as a two-for-one book.
I found this book interesting, but half way through the book I was very bored. So I had to stop reading it and started the next book. "One Night Rodeo" and I finished that within a day. it kept my interest.
Oct 04, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
This was a dual romance in the continuation of the characters in a small Wyoming town. This time, the Split Rock Ranch is open to the public for business, and the narrative revolves around the characters invested in its success. The first romance is between ex-spouses Janie & Abe. Janie comes back to Wyoming to be the manager of the Split Rock. She lives on the ranch, but she is then in a car accident and later attacked while on ranch property. Abe Lawson steps in to protect her for whoever ...more
This one started out really strong for me. Engaging characters and good writing. Plus two romances! Then...ickiness (view spoiler) But I could cut a little slack there as there weren't really any lines crossed, y'know ...more
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Lorelei James is New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary erotic westerns and erotic romances. She lives in western South Dakota.
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“The more she stared, the happier his dick was to swell with pride, doing a stellar flagpole imitation.

About a year later, Tierney dragged her gaze away from his groin and looked him in the eye. "This is why I was against casual Thursdays. There's always that one person who takes it too far.”
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