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Redneck Romeo

(Rough Riders #15)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  5,013 ratings  ·  323 reviews
The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.

Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a c
ebook, 355 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published June 1st 2013)
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Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Story Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 - I loved to have a rough ride on Dalton Stars!
Heroine Rating ~ 4 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Ending ~ 5 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

I have been a fan of LLJ’s for a looooong time but I admit I fell behind in this series. I’m so darn glad that I finally put all my other to read books behind to read this one.

I LOVED Dalton! He was so fucking sexy, romantic, forgiving, and relentless in his pursuit of winning Rory’s heart. I really fe
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Title: Redneck Romeo
Author: Lorelei James
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Western/Adult
Series: Book #15, Rough Riders series
Publication Date: June 18th, 2013


Wow. Just Wow! This book is absolutely a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! Like every reader of this wonderful series, I have my books that are my favs and I have to say Dalton's book is just high on that list right now. Out of all the books this was the most deeply intense and shocking!!

I won't give anything away with spoilers which is why this w
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Everything she’d ever wanted from him had been right there in his eyes…as he was about to marry her best friend.

Oh boy, where to start. Dalton Mckay messed up and he messed up good! 3 years ago he realized his fiancée wasn’t the woman for him. He looked into Rory’s eyes and realized she was the woman he needed to be with and he couldn’t carry on pretending with his bride to be for one minute longer! Problem was he happened to be at his own wedding at the time and Rory was the maid of honor. Awkw
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lorelei James has done it again!
No one and I mean NO ONE writes cowboys like she does!

I love LOVE LOVE the McKay/West’s… they are one of my favorite families I have EVER read about…

But Jesus the way they ganged up on Dalton on times… I wanted to smack every single of them.
There was one scene when they catch up for poker.
It’s Colby, Cord, Colt, Cam, Kane, Kade, Tell, Brandt, Keely, Ben, Gavin and maybe some others, that I can’t think of.
But they all attack Dalton and Gavin is the only one to
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I’ll admit I had a specific path in mind for Dalton and even though I knew it wasn’t going to come to pass, I wondered how I’d feel about this book, but in my heart I knew if anyone could make it all okay, it would be Lorelei James. I wasn’t wrong and while I should have expected it after Gone Country, I wasn’t prepared for the emotional upheaval that took Dalton away from his family, the family
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
“Want you, need you, have to have you. Goddamn, woman, the way you respond to me is such a fucking turn-on.”

Over the past few months when Dalton looked at her a certain way, or placed a kiss below her ear, or ran his finger down the inside of her arm, she sensed his satisfaction. His possession. She’d chalked it up to sex. Now she saw it for what it really was. Love that went beyond anything she’d ever thought any man could feel for her, let alone this man who owned her heart, body and soul.

Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 stars

REDNECK ROMEO has a lethal combination of heat and heart – and lots of it!

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Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 delicious stars!

This book made me blissfully happy. It certainly helps that Dalton is absolutely adorable. Enjoy!
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing

5 Stars! This is Lorelei James at her best! One of my favorites in the series! Loved loved loved Dalton!

May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
So sad that this is the next-to-the-last book in the series. The final book (Cowboy Take Me Away goes back in time to where it all started--Carson McKay and Carolyn West's story).

No big review here, just some thoughts:

Adored last-single-McKay standing, Dalton. Loved how he turned his life around; hated what his s.o.b. of a father put him through. Loved how he committed himself to winning back his childhood sweetheart. Loved his sincerity and lack of game playing.

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Loved how his brothers
Becky Condit
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lorelei James makes it look so easy. Her books are beautifully written, her characters so charmingly developed, and her stories are just intense, with no gaps or mistakes. Redneck Romeo, the fifteenth in a series, is my favorite, no question. They just get better and better.

Dalton and his story contained surprises, good ones and awful ones. I can’t even use my favorite quote here because it is a spoiler. And I have no idea whether this book can stand alone but I am pretty sure it is better read
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to SheLove2Read by: fans of the Rough Rider series
Shelves: 2013
While I enjoyed this tremendously more than Gone Country, I have to say Rory ruined this book for me. I totally got where she was coming from, even understood it at times, but in my opinion she led Dalton on throughout the entirety of the book.

Dalton is a great guy who's made some mistakes in his past, including one hurtful one, but he's matured and made a life for himself and knows what he wants. He's open and upfront and honest from the beginning, but Rory never lets him forget the past, cons
Great new addition to the Rough Riders series.

Dalton McKay sure has grown up since we've seen him last. He is no longer the immature, love em and leave em, fighting, cowboy we once new. No Dalton has matured into a funny, loving, knows what he wants and is gonna get it, well sculpted, knock you off you feet, and make your panties drop, sex-on-a-stick cowboy and he's all McKay!!

We've seen bits and pieces of Rory in Gone Country and I really liked and enjoyed reading about her. She know where she
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
What an end for the McKays! I don't really know where to start...

Dalton's story was so very different from what I thought it would be. He has done a lot of growing up and soul searching since we last saw him and it was nice to see a McKay that wasn't always the suave lover! Rory took a little for me to get used to because I wasn't such a fan of hers in Gone Country, but I loved their connection (and the sex between them wasn't bad at all!)

Part of the reason I love this series is the relationship
I think this series has definitely changed over the years, and the stories involving Casper's sons have been the angstiest. This book was heart-breaking in places and I cried a little at the bile that Casper spewed towards his children. I didn't realize the groundwork laid for this book until I started reading it; I cared so much about this story because Dalton has been in previous tales.

Was it everything I hoped for? Well, Dalton was more than I hoped for. He was hell-bent on getting Rory to ac
Absolutely, hands-down, my FAVORITE ROUGH RIDERS of the series! I loved this story SO MUCH. I had a feeling I was going to love reading about Dalton after he pulled that intervention on Ben in Cowboy Casanova and boy, did I ever. WOW. What a story! This one, to me, does not at ALL follow the typical RR formula. He knows he wants Rory from the beginning and does not for one second falter in that pursuit. And OMG, the romance. Redneck Romeo is RIGHT. He is so incredibly romantic and sweet and char ...more
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Don't throw tomatoes at me, but I didn't love this one as much as I love the rest of this series. Dalton - total sweetheart, bad boy that you just adore like all of James' leading men, but I wasn't a fan of Rory. I didn't particularly like her as a character in Gavin's book when he ended up with Rory's mom, and she didn't redeem herself for me in this book. I can't get over how she handled the job interview situation. I don't care what all your boyfriend is dealing with, you don't lie to him abo ...more
Kari Kaz
Aug 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: cowboy-west
3.5 stars
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
The title, REDNECK ROMEO kind of makes me chuckle, but the main man; Dalton McKay is no laughing matter, he is sex personified.

‘I might’ve dozed off in that puffy bed, which is heavenly by the way.’

‘Which is ironic since we’re gonna sin like motherfuckers in it.’

Okay! I am totally down with sinning!

Dalton McKay has a bad reputation and he’s a bit devilish when it comes to women. He’s great for a one-night stand, but not the one you should go to when you are looking for forever, unless your
Jessica Ingro
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret I absolutely adore a Lorelei James book, especially when it comes to the McKay's. I was not disappointed in this one at all.

Dalton is a loveable guy who is completely misunderstood. I felt sorry for all the trials he had to endure and how misunderstood he was. I especially felt sorry for him because the one person he loved continued to believe he was someone other than he was. Rory was not the heroine I had hoped her to be. She was stubborn and childish. I know she's supposed to
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have been following the McKay / West family for a long while. Well fifteen books as of this one. I have my favorite characters and favorite books, as well as those I am not particularly fond of. I have an expectation when reading these stories and I was afraid I would be bored with them by now.

I almost put this one aside. I knew this was the last McKay to tame, I knew the history with Dalton and Rory for the most part. I even figured out what our major conflict was going to be early on (Prett

Wendy ❤ erotica!
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lendable
Wow. I loved this book. Love the series. Kind of sad see it end. Yes, it was like the others in the series, but the storyline was good. Casper was always the dickhead, but wow, he was really below the lower than dirt line. No pun intended.

Dalton, the last single wild McKay male. Rory, wow, it's been years. She's finished college w/a degree, trying to find what she really wants to do in life w/her degree. Sierra, all grown up and actually stays in touch w/Dalton. So a family issue brings Dalton b
5+ Stars!

I absolutely loved this book! The premise was perfect and Dalton McKay was just the type of redeeming hero I adore. The romance felt realistic and was perfectly paced since Dalton and Rory had such a trying history. I was a bit surprised when I first read the prologue but it was a great move that literally changed Dalton as a person/character. Let me just say the family aspect was spot on and terrifically done by LJ. I loved those scenes and in the Ben/Dalton scene you can see the chang
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
This cover is scrumptious!

4.5 Stars but I'm bumping it up to 5

I really really don't want this series to end. Kyler (Cord & A.Js oldest) growing up quick. He's already driving! Maybe we'll see a new series with the next generation of McKays! *wishful thinking...maybe*

Anyway, back to Dalton! He's not the guy we all thought he was, there's more to him than fightin', drinkin, gamblin' & man-whorin' around. He's had time to put his life in perspective and figure out some really importan
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

Is it just me or this was one of the more emotional books in this series?

Not your regular rodeo McKays but your more vulnerable stripped down raw and rebuilt anew. What a heartbreaking childhood Dalton had. His constant anchor from childhood, Rory, was his saving grace. His damaged self esteem, loathing and doubt took him away just to face his demons again.

My heart ached seeing cowboys hurt for their loved ones let alone Brandt and Tell. When they said blood is thicker than water, the
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was a surprise for me. I had a expectation for Dalton and even though I was excited I was expecting not to love it as much as I do the others, I've got to say I absolutely loved it. The Dalton you know from other RR book isn't the same character he's totally changed for the better.
I love that he's a romantic and does show Rory at every opportunity.
I could understand Rory holding back when she's be burned by him many times.
I really liked that Rory didn't compromise her career choices
I loved Dalton! The wounded good guy who falls hard is one of my favorite heroes. The twist here, he's fallen from the beginning and he is just trying to prove his sincerity. Rory, had been burned before and she doesn't want to go through it again and yet, she can't resist her first love. Their story was so sweet! This book made me feel good and I was sorry to finish it, even though I stayed up way too late to that.
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of the rough riders series. I liked this book a lot but I didn't love it!!!! I don't know why exactly. I expected something more from the hero and Heroine. Anyway it is still a really good book. I am DYING to read about Boone and Sierra.... Please please tell me there is a book about them!!!!!
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c, w-az
6,000 locations: only about one third plot; more than a third comprised of boring, repetitive, dramatic sex and other filler; the remainder was needed to list all seven billion members of the McKay family and their offspring.
The youngest McKay for his generation had always been an afterthought or a negative thought - but Dalton brings his version of the real McKay to

Read: August 17, 2013
Rating: 4.5 stars actually
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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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Rough Riders (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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