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Rough Ride (The Roughnecks #1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  182 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
The Roughnecks Series (Erotic Romance)

You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier
ebook, 145 pages
Published May 6th 2012 by Turquoise Morning Press (first published May 2012)
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Apr 27, 2012 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!! Seriously, i expected hot and sexy but not laugh out loud funny!!!! Ms. Ford, you seriously hit on a GOLDMINE when you decided to write a trilogy based on triplet brothers who happen to be oil field ROUGHNECKS!!! Rough Ride brought together a nice mix of dirty, hot, smexing and a really sweet story! Your writing rocks Ms. Ford, and i cannot wait to read about Jacob and Flora in the next book!
Mandi Schreiner
Apr 24, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
For the past seven months, Lane has been in the small town of Apple Trail, Arkansas helping his two brothers renovate a manor house, in which one of his brothers and girlfriend will eventually move into. Due to his mother’s death and keeping a dark secret from his brothers for many years, Lane feels guilt over the whole matter, and tries to be part of the family. But he feels edgy and can’t wait to get back to his own house, hours away from Arkansas. But the one distraction he has comes in the f ...more
Apr 26, 2012 Marquetta rated it really liked it
Lane is in Apple Trail, Arkansas working with his brothers. Lane works hard; from sun up to sun down so that he can avoid being too close to his brothers and revealing a secret that he's been holding onto since their mother's death. When he's not working, Lane is silently lusting after the trailer park manager, Gretchen. She is not his type - she's petite, blond, cute and happy. But there is something about Gretchen that Lane is drawn to. He's determined not to give into the attraction but what ...more
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Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Rough Ride is the first book in Keri Ford’s new The Roughnecks series. We first met the Iverson triplets (yes, TRIPLETS) and their baby brother, Grant, in Satisfying Her Tastes. Grant came to town to reclaim his family’s homestead and plans on bringing his brothers in to help him with the property. The four have been scattered across the United States and its Grant’s wish to get them all in one place they will hopefully love and want to stay.

Lane Iverson
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May 20, 2012 The BookChick rated it really liked it
Shelves: lendable
I enjoyed the story but two factors kept me from loving it and giving it 5 stars:
(1) Lane seemed to wallow in unnecesary guilt. I understand respecting his mother's wishes but he didn't have to hold onto her secret after her death. Sure, his brothers would have been mad but he could have spared himself a whole lot of inner turmoil if he had just told them sooner.

(2) Lane and Gretchen never professed to love each other. The ending to the story just seemed like they feel into the comfortable of "
May 12, 2012 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I really like this author and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books. Looks like most of what she has written so far is shorter stuff. I really enjoyed all of the characters in this one. The brothers are fantastic and so are Gretchen's friends...very well done.
OH!!! and the sexting in the hospital is one of the best scenes I've ever read....
Sep 25, 2012 Jill rated it it was amazing
I love finding a new great author! Her style is similar to Kristen Ashley's, but different. I love the small town feel and I think she fleshes out her characters well, just wish they were longer... On to Jacob...
Jun 04, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it
Loved this read! Love that the guys are tripletts. Too cool! The writing is good the characters (the guys) are to die for and the girl is just what he needs. Great read!
Nikki Brandyberry
Apr 26, 2012 Nikki Brandyberry rated it it was amazing
Lane knows Apple Trail isn’t home. It can’t be. The secret that he carries weighs to heavily on him to be around his family for long. Get in, do the job and leave. That’s all Lane wants to do. Except he can’t seem to shake the girl who owns the park where he is staying while he’s helping his brother drill for oil. Gretchen is always around, always there and Lane can’t help but notice the small beauty and her larger than life personality.

Trying to move on from the death of her husband, Gretchen s
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Lane makes Gretchen crazy, but in an entirely unexpected and good way. In a way she hasn’t felt for another man in a long time. His good looks and quiet manner have her all tied up in knots and wanting to get to know him better. In order to get what she wants, Gretchen will have to make an aggressive first move and put herself out there for the first time in a while. With a little help from her friends, Gretchen finally makes a move a
May 07, 2012 Katya rated it really liked it
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Apr 25, 2012 Kelly % Books-n-Kisses rated it really liked it
Rough Ride is book 1 in Keri Ford’s new series The Roughnecks and takes us back to the quiet little town of Apple Trail. The Roughneck series is a spin off of Keri’s Apple Trail series which I LOVED!!! If you haven’t read the Apple Trail series find more about it here Okay back to Lane...

Lane is one tough cookie. He loves his brothers more than anything, but being so close to them is tough. Lane has been keep a secret from his brothers. A secret that ma
May 14, 2012 Sally rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic
Rough Ride is the first book in The Roughnecks series and is the story of Gretchen Jones who owns a trailer park and is the landlady to Lane Iverson who is in town to help his brothers renovate and prepare his family's land for finding oil.

Lane has always felt guilty over never telling his brother's the truth about when his mother died years previously and that guilt is now keeping him from being with his family and making a home for himself.

For the last several months that he has been in town,
Aug 13, 2012 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
This cover is so freaking hot! The book matches! Wowser. This book has been on my to buy list since it came out and I finally got it. Let’s just say, the next two will not take that long for me to grab. Lane has been in Apple Trail helping his brothers renovate a manor and clear it out for drilling. He is consumed by guilt from keeping a secret from his brothers. He isn’t staying, can’t live with the guilt. Then, he finally gives in to his attraction to Gretchen and everything changes, but will ...more
Stephanie Collins
May 08, 2012 Stephanie Collins rated it it was amazing
Rare 5 for me but it was a sweet story! :-)

Thanks Nikki for bringing this to my attn!
May 07, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 stars. Loved the female characters!
Dahlia (yadkny)
Jun 18, 2012 Dahlia (yadkny) added it
Recommends it for: Contemp Romance Lovers
Review posted @ The Long and Short Reviews
Heather Mckenna
Apr 27, 2012 Heather Mckenna rated it it was amazing
I have loved every book by Keri, and this is no different!!
Jul 15, 2012 Rae rated it really liked it
Sexy and emotional read. Love story done right. Can't wait to read more by Keri Ford!
May 05, 2017 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked Lane & Gretchen's story. It was a cute, funny story with brief sadness. I didn't like that Grant's name kept being put instead if Lane's. That throws off the flow of the story

I liked Land & Gretchen's story. It was cute, funny and a little sexy with brief sadness. Editing could have been better. Grant's name kept being put in place of Lane's. It throws off the flow of the story. I didn't read the other books in this series but I probably will because I like the characters.
May 07, 2012 Lesley rated it liked it
Shelves: after-fifty
I found Rough Ride a little confusing despite the very non-complex story line. Lane and his two triplet brothers are working with their younger brother Grant helping him as he sets up home with his pregnant girlfriend. Lane is desperate to finish and move away as he has a family secret that he believes will destroy their close knit family unit.

Gretchen a young widow, is the owner of the trailer park Lane is staying at. Lane and Gretchen have been lusting after one another for a while but lane re
Roughnecks, book 1
Lane and Gretchen's story.

Lane is the youngest triplet and also has a younger brother, who has moved back to their hometown to renovate the manor with the help of his brothers so he and his pregnant girlfriend can start their family. He has withheld information from his brothers for years & the guilt has pushed him further away than he's ever wanted to be.

Gretchen owns and manages the trailer park that Lane is temporarily residing in. She's had a crush on him since the day
May 11, 2012 Helyce rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this short story. Lane and Gretchen have great chemistry and watching Lane fight his feelings as Gretchen kinda throws herself into his path was very entertaining. I also enjoyed the strong familial thread between Lane and his brothers. Gretchen's close relationship to her gal pals Flora and Tonya provided much humor as well.

I thought the "secret" that Lane was harboring which caused him so much guilt and grief was really weak and a bit unbelievable in many ways because the auth
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Keri Ford's Rough Rider is a cute small town erotic romance. Laughter and steamy, though short, smexy scenes make for an engaging read as we watch our hero and heroine attempt to find solid footing in their relationship. While I did enjoy the story, I did find the secret our hero Lane was hiding to be weak and the revealing even weaker. The secondary characters-mainly our heroines girlfriends, to be the be the high point of the book. Even one needs bffs like this and I look forward to reading ab ...more
I like this one because of the characters and the fact that they're living what seem to be very ordinary lives punctuated with the drama of simply being loyal, having family all up in your business and working too many hours. It isn't fancy dudes who own penthouses and rescue fair maidens from their :yawn: boring lives, but rather hot dude helping out his family while trying to figure out his next step and renting a trailer from a lady who is cute and stubborn and just lost in a big way and toge ...more
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Aug 13, 2012 Anne Dirty Girls' Good Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
The last few chapters were weak for me, but the rest of the book made up for it. It reminds me a bit of the Neighbor From Hell series, it's just a little bit over the top, but enjoyable. I liked the characters. I got tired of the drama, but the sex was hot and the friendship between Gretchen and her friends was very entertaining.
Susan Qualls
May 31, 2016 Susan Qualls rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book.

I book was good and I liked that you could see more books based on the town and its people. I love a good series and this book kicked off the start of a good one. I plan to read more of this series. I highly recommend this book as a good read. SQ
May 09, 2012 Wminbc rated it liked it
Yikes...the flip flopping back and forth was giving me a complex...and I would have liked a bit more lovin in between the arguments. But, good short read and I believe Flora and Jacobs book will be good...she is a hoot!
Amber Cooper
I enjoyed this book but kind myself confused from time to time when the main character "lane" was referred to as "grant" ( which is his brother. I started to wonder if Gretchen was messing with both brothers
3.5 stars. Cute, sweet, funny & hot. Well written good start to trilogy.
Stephanie Williams
awesome book can't wait to read the others
Jan 30, 2013 Rashida rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
So this big secret that was driving Lane away was nonsense and not very interesting. Gretchen and her friends were the best part of the book. I wanted Lane to fight harder for her. The ending seemed rushed and just okay. The whole book was just okay.
Joanna R
Jan 27, 2013 Joanna R rated it liked it
I liked the story and the characters but I can't say it really stood out compared to bother books with similar themes. I'm going to read the series though. 3.5 stars
Kim Kavanagh-Delaney
It was okay, but lacked real depth and a story. The cover in no way depicts the story.
Jun 10, 2012 Kelly rated it liked it
Lane just need to make a decision. He was so wishey washey it drove me crazy
Aug 20, 2012 ✼Danielle✼ rated it really liked it
Lane and Gretchen

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Apr 27, 2012 MaggieReadsRom rated it really liked it
4,5 stars - Review coming shortly
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Keri Ford brings sexy contemporary romance to the American South. With a sprinkling of men in suits and women in high heels, you’ll most likely find four-wheeler riding, ball cap wearing fellas trying to sweet-talk sundress wearing ladies in Keri’s books. Raised in the country in South Arkansas, Keri shares this flavor of life in her books. Glass of sweet tea at your elbow while you read is not re ...more
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