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 ...more
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 ...more
Author: Lorelei James
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Western/Adult
Series: Book #15, Rough Riders series
Publication Date: June 18th, 2013
5 BUCKING STARS!!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Review copy provided for an honest review
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 ...more
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.
REDNECK ROMEO has a lethal combination of heat and heart – and lots of it!
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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.
Loved how his brothers ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Was it everything I hoped for? Well, Dalton was more than I hoped for. He was hell-bent on getting Rory to ac ...more
❝ ‘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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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)...is 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Read: August 17, 2013
Rating: 4.5 stars actually
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