Splage's Reviews > Wrangled and Tangled
by Lorelei James (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: 2011-read, alpha, bicker-bicker-bicker, boss-employee-work-together, contemporary, couldn-t-put-down, cowboys-ranching-farming, epilogue-totally-fab, favorite-books, fight-their-connection, funny, had-earlier-relationship-broke-up, heiress, hero-heroine-virgin-innocent, hot-cover, sex-erotica, sex-erotica-backdoor, sex-erotica-hard-sex
I loved that the two stories were opposite, Abe and Janie were exes that broke up for the right reasons 8 years earlier (not that hearts weren't broken at the time). They loved each other, but didn't fit together at that time in their lives- they both needed to grow up and go out on their own. Janie needed to find her professional side and experience the big world. Abe needed to realize the mold of his parent's life was not what would work for him and Janie. She broke his heart and left him and he was too stubborn to follow. And best of all Abe learned to get his freak on by finding out what he liked in the bedroom which were toys, domination, and lots of fun, sexy play. I would have loved to see the old girlfriend from book 2 make an appearance. She was such a bitch, but I learned from this book that she expanded Abe's mind with her kink and would have loved to see Janie's claws come out and fight for Abe. Also what was up with Janie's crazy stalker and accidents, the story line just disappeared. I wish LL would have either expanded it or dropped it entirely.
Renner and Tierney were like oil and water, which so worked for me. They both made the wrong assumptions about each other, especially him of her. He thought she was daddy's little girl that was given everything and he didn't like her watching his every move. Once they got together they were like dynamite, they had such chemistry and just exploded when they finally connected and relieved the tension. I loved how Renner got to give Tierney all her firsts, it meant so much to both of them. Tierney became a different person because of Renner. (view spoiler)[The transformation started with her throwing a drink in his face and ended with her standing on her own and doing what she wanted with her life and not what her father expected. They were so good for each other. (hide spoiler)]
I love how Lorelei knows exactly what I want when it comes to sexual tension and hot love scenes. She has the right build up, the right words- not over the top with crudeness, but the perfect mixture of explicitness and tender love words. She gives just enough detail to get you stirred up, but not cringing with overly described body parts. She has the perfect amount of love scenes that it doesn't feel like sex scene after sex scene that are pages long. Sometimes they are short and interrupted and sometimes long with the perfect "happy endings". Also no menage in this one, which doesn't bother me, but I know some people don't like.
There were touching moments between both couples. (view spoiler)[Abe's speech to Janie about how she destroyed him was so deserving, she was a selfish brat and I am glad Abe made her realize it because they were so good together the second time. I also loved how Renner stood up for Tierney against her father, he was such a strong wonderful cowboy! Best scene (although there were many): Tierney and Celia in the bar taunting the group of cowboys with their dancing, body selections on their tequilla shots, and sexy innuendos and descriptive words about what they liked. Tierney and Renner's scene that resulted from bar was beyond hot! (hide spoiler)]
I can't wait for the next book, One Night Rodeo. Lorelei gave a sneaky, little glimpse at the end of WaT and left out who got married. Kyle and Celia are my guess and I think their story will be amazing. Celia reminds me a little bit of Keely from LL's Rough Riders series...the wild child!