Ms. Lorelei James, I humbly kiss your cowgirl boots!
The Rough Riders is one of my very favo5+ stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM/Ménage
Ms. Lorelei James, I humbly kiss your cowgirl boots!
The Rough Riders is one of my very favorite erotic romance series and the books just keep getting impossibly better. I thought Cowgirl Up and Ride couldn’t be topped, but then Tied Up, Tied Down proved me wrong. I once again believed that the bar was set so high that it couldn’t be beat, but I should have known better because Rough, Raw and Ready IMO is the best yet.
Ever since Long Hard Ride introduced hot rodeo circuit cowboys and roping partners Trevor Glanzer and Edgard Mancuso, who were lovers in secret and ultimately driven apart, I’ve been anxiously awaiting their reunion story, and boy does it pack an emotional, erotic wallop.
“...Torn between the love he has...and the love he’s always wanted.”
Chassie and Trevor Glanzer are newly, happily married and working hard to try and make a go of her family’s neglected, struggling ranch. Even though they’re stressed financially and Chassie lives with the knowledge (and country gossip) of her husband’s wild sexual past and numerous ménage escapades from his former rodeo circuit days, their marriage is solid and she believes wholeheartedly in his love and devotion to her.
But when Trevor’s former best friend, rodeo roping partner, and secret lover, hot-as-sin Brazilian cowboy Edgard, shows up unexpectedly and is determined to win Trevor back—things get all kinds of shook up for the happily married couple, especially for Chassie who was completely in the dark about her husband’s man lovin’ days with Edgard.
Chassie thought she knew everything there was to know about Trevor’s past sexual exploits, yet she never anticipated that his long denied and deep-rooted love for another man would come between them. But she’s not giving up on her husband or their marriage without a fight, and she’s willing to use rather unconventional methods to save their love.
Unlike a lot of ménage tales that are about the characters wanting to dip their hands in the threesome cookie jar to sample something on the naughty, forbidden menu, this story is thought provoking and actually focuses on the emotion and motivation behind the character’s decisions and the consequences of their choices.
Chassie’s brother Dag, who died in a tragic alcohol related ranch accident, suffered from depression related to his closet homosexual lifestyle, and Chassie lives with the constant regret of wondering how things might have turned out differently had she confronted him about hiding his true sexuality. She knows Trevor loves her, but if he denies the part of himself that loves and longs for Edgard, can he ever be honest, truly happy, whole, and totally committed to her? And if Chassie can’t accept the part of Trevor that loves and needs Edgard, then does she really love him? Can Chassie, Trevor, and Edgard find a way to turn their friendship, passion, and love into a unified, lasting relationship that makes them all happy, and that can stand against the scrutiny, judgment, and intolerance of others?
I loved all three flawed, yet lovable characters in this story, and the emotional intensity and passion between them is palpable and realistic. Chassie and Trevor’s love is deep and heartfelt, and the multitude of unresolved feelings (desire, longing, anger, love, and regret) between Trevor and Edgard are believable and powerful. Even the friendship, respect, and ultimately love that develops between Chassie and Edgard is sweet and touching. Chassie is such a great heroine; she’s sweet, strong, caring, understanding, wise, and a real spitfire, and she manages to hold her own with two stubborn, hardheaded, alpha cowboys.
I love ménage stories, and the fact that this is a m/m/f ménage that features some habanero hot sex between two deliciously buff, yummy, studtastic cowboys made me feel totally Christmas morning giddy! Add a spirited, relatable, endearing heroine to the mix, and it’s just an all around delectable treat in my book!
It’s a scorching hawt and emotionally moving romance that tugs the heartstrings—and that will have you turning down the A/C and daydreaming about being the center of a hunktastic Trevgard cowboy yumgasm sandwich! I can’t wait for the next installment in this amazingly good, smokin’ hot series! Big 5 spurs (I mean stars)!
Boy Howdy, Lord Have Mercy...There’s a sexy-as-sin cowboy back in town ladies, and his name’s Kade5+ stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM
Boy Howdy, Lord Have Mercy...There’s a sexy-as-sin cowboy back in town ladies, and his name’s Kade McKay! When it comes to the wildly erotic and fabulously fun Rough Riders series, I swear that Lorelei James can do no wrong. Tied Up, Tied Down is another smokin’ hot winner and my very favorite book of the series so far.
Cowboy Kade McKay exemplifies the perfect combination and balance of all-around sweet, good guy character with potently sexy, alpha dominating bedroom demeanor. He’s absolutely drool-worthy, swoon-worthy, and just flat-out every other kind of worthy! Kade’s got an official place on my very own contemporary romance “stud mantel hall of fame”, right alongside yummy heroes like Flat-Out Sexy’s Elec Monroe, Smooth Talking Stranger’s Jack Travis, Gone Too Far’s Sam Starrett, Talk Me Down’s Ben Lawson, Virgin River’s Jack Sheridan, and Sugar Daddy’s Gage Travis.
It’s a highly enjoyable, decadently erotic, and pleasurably sweet romantic read! If you love sexy, tender cowboys, feisty, headstrong heroines, and lots and lots of raunchy nekkid fun and wickedly hot sex, then this one’s a perfect pick! I give it big 5 stars!
“Cowboy Take Me Away”.....Cowgirl Up and Ride is another flaming hot read in Lorelei James’5+ stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM/Ménage
“Cowboy Take Me Away”.....Cowgirl Up and Ride is another flaming hot read in Lorelei James’ spectacularly fun, wickedly erotic Rough Riders series that just keeps getting better and better!
Wise and responsible beyond her years, virgin good-girl-next-ranch Amy Jo “AJ” Foster has been in love with the oldest McKay brother, divorced rancher Cord McKay, since she was 5 years old. She’s waited patiently for 17 years for her dream cowboy to finally take notice and to see her as more than just his kid sister’s best friend and his son Ky’s babysitter. Now that AJ’s 22 and Cord’s 35, she figures she’s waited for him to come around on his own long enough and pulls out all her sexy cowgirl seduction tricks to get him into bed, and to hopefully win his heart forever!
AJ might be sweet and innocent in the ways of sex, but she’s staunchly determined to have Cord in every way, even if it means submitting to his dominance and control and indulging all of his wild, fun, kinky fantasies. Cord was burned by his ex-wife and has sworn off all emotional involvement with women, so he figures that a hot, short-term fling with the young, vivacious, eager AJ is the perfect way to satiate his deprived libido without any serious emotional entanglement. But then he’s totally blindsided by the depth of his feelings for AJ. Will Cord be able to get past his fears, stubbornness, and alpha cowboy male pride and express to AJ how he feels before it’s too late?
It’s an entertaining, deliciously raunchy, and pleasantly sweet erotic and romantic read! If you love sexy alpha cowboys, spirited cowgirls, and lots of nekkid fun and smokin’ hot sex, then this one’s definitely for you! Big 5 stars! ...more
H-O-T, HOT, hot...I LOVED this book!! I enjoyed this second installment in James’ potently e5 stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM/Ménage
H-O-T, HOT, hot...I LOVED this book!! I enjoyed this second installment in James’ potently erotic, fun Rough Riders series as much as, if not more than, Long Hard Ride, which is saying a whole hell of a lot considering how much I loved that one. While Rode Hard, Put Up Wet still has lots of yummy, kinky sex in a delicious variety of ways and positions, including some light bondage and spanking, a (dream) m/m/m nekkid cowboy threesome, a m/f/m ménage, and plenty of anal play, the emotional aspect of the story runs much deeper than in the previous book.
This time around there are two main romances: second-chance lovers 48-year-old widow Gemma Jansen and 38-year-old retired rodeo’er Cash Big Crow and young lovers 26-year-old struggling artist Carter McKay and 22-year-old spitfire Indian princess Macie Honeycutt (which sounds like a Bond-girl name to me, but whatever). All the relationships in this story, including Cash and his long-lost estranged daughter Macie and the McKay siblings, are about regrets, second chances and fresh starts, emotional healing, forgiveness, and understanding, and James does a wonderful job of balancing the romantic and relationship development with smokin’ hot, explicit sex.
I’ve heard this series just gets better and better, so I guess there’s a lot to look forward to! If you love yummy cowboy heroes, feisty cowgirl heroines, great romance, wickedly erotic sex, and sweet HEAs, then do yourself a favor and read this book! Big 5 stars!...more
HOLY COWBOY!!!! There's not much else to add that hasn't already been said in lots of other5 stars - Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM/Ménage
HOLY COWBOY!!!! There's not much else to add that hasn't already been said in lots of other reviews, so I'll just advise having a cold beverage and fan handy before reading this one! WOWZA!!
Three sexy-as-sin cowboys, a feisty, smart, headstrong, likable citygirl/cowgirl-wanna-be, a nice story, good writing, and lots and lots of steamy sex, including light bondage, D/s, ménage, and some hot cowboy man-lovin'...yummy...what's not to love?...more
I read this in the Wild Ride anthology, and it's a smokin' hot, touching story of a husband who takes desperate m5 stars – Contemporary Erotic Romance
I read this in the Wild Ride anthology, and it's a smokin' hot, touching story of a husband who takes desperate measures to save his marriage before it's too late...by demanding a no holds barred weekend of raw, raunchy, uninhibited sex and emotional reconnection from his estranged wife. 5 stars!...more
Buckling Down by Moira Keith is just..."okay". The story was fairly brief with a somewhat choppy pace3 ½-4 stars – Contemporary/Western Erotic Romance
Buckling Down by Moira Keith is just..."okay". The story was fairly brief with a somewhat choppy pace, the heat factor was much milder than I thought (and hoped) it would be with only one very short sex scene, and the writing seemed a bit amateurish. It just didn't seem like it fit within an erotic anthology, especially one that features an author as strong as Lorelei James. 2 stars.
Strong, Silent Type by Lorelei James is a smokin' hot, touching story of a husband who takes desperate measures to save his marriage before it's too late...by demanding a no holds barred weekend of raw, raunchy, uninhibited sex and emotional reconnection from his estranged wife. This is another emotional, erotic punch from Lorelei James that demonstrates why she's one of the very best in the genre. 5 stars!
The Real Deal by Niki Green is a hot, fun, quickie read about a sexy, demanding alpha cowboy who finds his former fiancée, who left him suddenly and without explanation three years before, working in an erotic burlesque show and isn't letting her get away from him this time around. 3 ½ stars.
Lorelei James can do no wrong with the Rough Riders series. Seriously, every book gets big 5 stars5+ stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM
Lorelei James can do no wrong with the Rough Riders series. Seriously, every book gets big 5 stars and I think they can't possibly get any better. But then much to my heart's content, she proves me wrong. Branded As Trouble is another winner and the sweetest romance in the series so far. I loved everything about it: the great writing, the likable characters, the real life drama, the strong, emotional connection between the H/H, and especially the scorching H-O-T eroticism! Another big 5 stars! Ms. James, my hat's off to you, once again!...more
Whew boy! LJ’s wildly sexy Rough Riders series, with its hunky, dominating, pant-inducing, studli5+ stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM
Whew boy! LJ’s wildly sexy Rough Riders series, with its hunky, dominating, pant-inducing, studlicious cowboys, makes me smile, laugh, cry, and fan myself in utter erotic glee every single time. Kane McKay is another yummy, to die (and drop panties) for hero, and he and strong, independent lawyer Ginger are pure fire together. Raising Kane is another smokin’ hot, hawt, HOT read and one of my favorites of the series.
I just loved Kane’s sweet and soft side and the way he was so nurturing, caring, and protective of Ginger and her son Hayden, but then all alpha, dominating, and demanding in the bedroom...YOWZA! Kane joins his twin Kade from Tied Up, Tied Down for my favorite McKay man.
It’s an entertaining, wickedly erotic read that’s emotional, funny, touching, yet deliciously raunchy with a hero who’s equally tender and dominating, a heroine who’s stubborn, strong, and genuine, and an adorable kid who adds to the story, rather than detracts. There’s plenty of nekkid fun, naughty rope play, and scorching hot sex, but there’s also lots of heart, which is what makes this series so fantastic. Big 5 sweet, studtastic stars!
Here’s my Kane (or any of the yummy McKay men for that matter):
Oh poor, poor Keely. You married a doting, sexy-as-sin stud who wants to romance you off your feet by whisking yo4 stars – Contemporary Erotic Romance
Oh poor, poor Keely. You married a doting, sexy-as-sin stud who wants to romance you off your feet by whisking you to the exotic island of Tahiti to give you the perfect, memorable wedding night of your life and two weeks of pampered honeymoon bliss, including a secluded villa on your very own private beach, and you’re too much of a horny spoiled b*tch to appreciate it?!?! Jack, please drop Bratty Keely back at the airport, and I’ll be your devoted island love slave whom you can romance, wine, dine, and beach sixty-nine to your heart’s content! *naughty grin*
Okay seriously, I really like Jack and Keely together, but I thought it was ridiculous that she acted like such a snitty, ungrateful nympho about Jack wanting to wait until they’d reached their island honeymoon destination to have sex for the first time as a married couple so he could give her an unforgettable, romantic wedding night. I was also disappointed that we weren’t given any steamy details of their night together after so much tension and buildup. Still, it’s a cute, entertaining read, and I love me some Rough Riders....more