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Hang Tough

(Blacktop Cowboys #8)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,709 ratings  ·  241 reviews
Tobin Hale knew that it would raise eyebrows when he moved in with octogenarian Garnet Evans, but he didn’t see another way to protect her from the son who’s railroading her out of her own home. He just didn’t realize it would raise hackles with Jade—Garnet’s fiery, beautiful granddaughter.

Jade Evans doesn’t care that Tobin is the hottest man she’s ever seen; his rugged
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Berkley Books
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
We are together and that makes you mine. I take care of what's mine. From the smallest things to the biggest. Now close your eyes and pucker up, baby, 'cause I am gonna rock your world.”

Nice guys don't always finish last.

Tobin Hale has always been known as the nice guy in his small town, the boy scout that's perpetually friend zoned by women that crave someone with more edge. Leaving town to seek the career he wants may be his answer to everything, but before that he has one
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tobin is at crossroads in his life. He's been working at the Split Rock Ranch as a ranch hand, and under utilizing his specialties in farm animal reproductive and genetic research. Also, he's watched as each of his friends found love, and settled down, while Tobin, unfortunately, remains alone. Leaving Muddy Gap for those reasons becomes an imperative.

He's all set to take a job in Cheyanne when his favorite Mud Lilly, Garnet, needs his assistance and protection. Seems like Garnet's stunts (Wavi
RachelW (BamaGal)
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I've always enjoyed this series more than LJ's "Rough Riders" series, and this was no exception. Cute, sweet, hit a lot of my happy buttons.

Tobin has been a staple in the series, the ultimate nice guy who has had to watch all his buddies get the girl. He and Jade were both likable characters, they interacted in a humorous and realistic way, and the first half or so of the book was one long delicious foreplay in their relationship and romance. I did have a bit of an issue once the sex
Oh, how I've missed this series! It was such a BLAST to journey back to Muddy Gap! Tobin and Jade's story was so sweet and simply swoon-tastic! Mouth-watering cowboys, crazy Mud Lilies, and a budding romance that will make you sigh over and over again.

HANG TOUGH was a sexy and uplifting journey of two lost souls brought together by a crazy, loving, old soul. I laughed, I teared up, and yet, you couldn't wipe the smile off of my face.

It's sweet, charming, and undeniably steamy! If you thought yo
Heather andrews
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tobin, sometimes has to be the semi-responsible one in the relationship, “because your grandma will be up here at any moment. I’d rather not get caught grinding on you with my tongue in your mouth.” I really loved Jade, the girl was snarky, and when she was drunk, entertaining as hell, "he grinned and shed his pants. Jade’s eyes zeroed in on his ***k. Her mouth dropped open and the condom fell out. “Tobin. Is that what women mean when they say, ‘He’s hung like a horse’?” I loved this book from s ...more
April Pawless
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG I love Tobin, I have been waiting for his book since forever. I have always loved him and his relationship with the Mudlillies. This book did not disappoint. It is very well written the story flows nicely and the characters are 100% real. I can not wait till the next book in this series comes out. As always Mrs. James wrote a great book.
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
Hang Tough (Blacktop Cowboys #8) by Lorelei James When Tobin Hale stepped in to stop Garnet Evans’s son from railroading her out of her own home, he knew moving in with his favorite Mud Lily could be seen as strange. But nothing prepared him for the arrival of Garnet’s fiery, beautiful granddaughter, Jade—or her assumption that he’s up to no good...   While Tobin might be the hottest man Jade Evans has ever seen, his physical attributes won’t distract her from protecting her grandma from his sw ...more
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Holy, hot cowboy! Hang Tough (A Blacktop Cowboys Novel) is another AMAZING story by New York Times Bestselling author Lorelei James. Tobin and Jade are a normally extraordinary couple who faced real life in a real way. They learned that assumptions are often wrong and love can be found where you least expect it.

This fun, lighthearted story with hot sex, a charming (and nice!) cowboy and a sweet (and shy!) city girl hit all of the requireme
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all the men of the Blacktop Cowboys series, but Tobin may have just shot straight to the top of my list. His perfect combination of sweet, thoughtful boy-next-door charm and Alpha sexiness makes him practically perfect, in my opinion. His love and genuine affection for the Mud Lilies has always made him appealing, but now I know there's so much more to love about him. Just as he's fixing to leave Muddy Gap to pursue work in his chosen field, his friend Garnet Evans, asks for his help. The ...more
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a funny, sexy romance!
I found myself being drawn into the story and I absolutely fell in love with the characters!
Brilliant writing and wonderful story line!
Pam Nelson
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Hang Tough Stars

I loved the Mud Lilies they are a HOOT!

Tobin and Jade cracked me up at the beginning, I know Jade was supposed to be shy and all but she really wasn’t. I do love that when she was passionate she was on fire.

Tobin was fierce for Garnet think her granddaughter was going to come in and report back to her father that Garnet needed to be in a nursing home or something like that. But it wasn’t like that I think Jade just needed to get away and being around her grandmother was exact
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Another fun and sexy story from Lorelei James! It was great to see Tobin meet the woman he needed, one who appreciated his "good boy " charm but recognized that he was that and so much more And meeting Jade was wonderful! She added spice and fun to the Muddy Gap crew. And you can never go wrong with more Mud Lillies!!!
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hang Tough is an enemies to lovers romance that I quite enjoyed. It was at times funny, at times dirty and other times serious. I love how the author was able to jungle all these things pretty evenly without bogging down the story. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who loves romance.

ARC provided by author but that has not influenced my review
Sandy S
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 1, 2016

When Tobin Hale stepped in to stop Garnet Evans’s son from railroading her out of her own home, he knew moving in with his favorite Mud Lily could be seen as strange. But nothing prepared him for the arrival of Garnet’s fiery, beautiful granddaughter, Jade—or her assumption that he’s up to no good...

While Tobin might be the hottest man Jade Evans has ever seen, his physical attributes won’t distract her from protecting her grandma from his sweet-talk
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me start this off by saying that I've been looking forward to Tobin getting his HEA for far too long now, and James delivered the perfect match for him in Jade. These two were combustible right from the very start, but they also had an insta-love thing going as well that actually totally worked for them given their personalities. I can't say that I was surprised by the hidden depths Tobin had in all honesty, because I always thought that man was far more complicated than he seemed. I'm just ...more
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jeep-diva
Tobin Hale had one foot out of Muddy Gap. He’s underemployed and realizes he’s going to have to move on to find a better job using his degrees. He needs to get on with his personal life also. He’s watched everyone around him find love and he wants that too. In the small, rural community of Muddy Gap there is no one for him. He’s very torn about leaving because he’s happy at the ranch.
Tobin is such a sweet guy. He’s great with the Mud Lilies, a group of wonderful women fifty years his elder. He’s
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Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and sultry, cowboys do it right…

If Tobin Hale is a ‘nice’ guy, sign me up! I love this author’s cowboys. Not only are they sexy as sin but they are ‘salt of the earth’ - loyal, solid, trustworthy and loving. I laugh as I write this as it sounds like I’m describing a puppy or something. In truth, what it should reflect is unconditional love and support, and no one embodies those traits more than Tobin. He is at a crossroads but even as he tries to move forward in his own life he can’t help
1. So. Damn. Disappointed. I have been waiting for Tobin's story - for him to get his HEA - and this is what I get? Come on, LJ; the plot, the characters, the writing was just weak overall and this was one of my least favorite in the Blacktop Cowboys series. Tobin Hale deserved better. WE, the loyal BTC fans, deserved better!

2. I LOVED Tobin before this book and although he had his moments here; he was sort of blah, boring and very Alpha-lite. I figured after the advice from Renner, we would get
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great story by Lorelei James! Wish I knew one of these alpha males who also has a sweet, caring side to him. Tobin stands up and defends anyone he sees getting a raw deal, whether it's one of the Mud Lillies (you MUST read this series just for this sassy group of older ladies), his brother, or Jade, who he doesn't like at first but quickly falls in love with.

My only issue with the book was that it wasn't longer. Hopefully, there'll be more books in the BLACKTOP COWBOYS series that will g
Kerry Pruett
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great installment of the Blacktop Cowboys of Muddy Gap. It is an uplifting story of a wonderful outrageous lady that brings together two lovely young people. If you are new to the series you will fall in love with the Mud Lillies, and if you are not new then you know you are in for a lot of belly laughs. Lorelei's characters are so real that you feel like you are reading about your own family and friends. Another great book to add to my collection of books to keep and reread over again.
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Could not put this book down! I've been waiting a long time for Tobin's story and was tickled pink when it involved the granddaughter of a Mud Lilly! (thank you Lorelei James!) The glitter, sparkle, wit and outrageous humor, that winds itself through each and every book is in abundance with our getting to know Garnett and her granddaughter Jade. This was such a fun read right from the first sentence. If you haven't read the BTC Series... you really really NEED to. You'll love each and every book ...more
Melinda Hennies
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tobin and Jade's story is sizzling hot!!!!! Tobin is Mr Nice guy who helps everyone....Jade thinks he is using her Grandma G so her dad had her go and watch...Sparks fly but it takes awhile for them to come full blow attraction.....
Tobin is genuine the nicest and hardest working cowboy..Jade is looking for a bit if herself and doesn't trust easy.
Tobin and Jade belong together and find sometimes it is in front of your face.....
Excellent Read!!!
***5 ‘God, it’s good to be back in Muddy Gap’ Stars***

Now this right here is why I love Lorelei James. We have a sweet, sassy and smexy as hell romance with a heaping helping of well intentioned, if not a little over the top, meddling from a cast of characters that I can’t help but love and adore.

Hang Tough starts almost right after Wrapped and Strapped ends and Tobin is at a crossroads in his life. He’s loved his time at the Split Rock, but needs more and has taken steps to attain what he i
Debra Taylor
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Hang Tough is a hot and sexy romance that had me involved from page one. As usual, Lorelei James did a fantastic job on this book.

This feel good story had everything that I love; great characters, steamy passion and sarcastic wit. Like always with this author, it was wonderfully written and easily captivating. At first Tobin and Jade did not get along at all. They bickered and went at each other yet all the while there was this simmering passion between them that was impossible to miss. The sex
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I love that Lorelei James gives us charterers that feel like your best friend. They are always so real! She did it again with Hang Tough! I Loved it!
Tobin Hale is ready to move on but he has one thing left to do before he leaves town, and that is to stop Garnet Evans’s son from sending her somewhere else! So he moves in to keep it from happening. What came next was not what he thought would be coming. Garnet’s fiery, beautiful granddaughter, Jade and she thinks he is up to no good...

Jade is ask
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tobin Hale is the sweet, shy cowboy who is looking to make a change in his life; he is ready for more than just being a cowboy he wants to use his degree for more. But when his favorite Mud Lilly is looking to get the boot from her home into a retirement home he decides to move in with her to stop anyone from making her move.

Jade is working multiple jobs and no of them is what she wants, so when her Dad asks her to go spend time with her Grandmother in Wyoming for a month to make sure she is wel
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am a HUGE fan of both the Blacktop Cowboy and Rough Riders series. Lorelei James has made both these series crossovers exceptional. In this latest Blacktop Cowboy, Tobin finally gets his story told.
Tobin has been with us since the beginning of this series and for those of us diehards, I couldn't WAIT to read his story.
Tobin is a great friend to the 'Mud Lillies', and to Ms. G in particular. When he hears that her son may be forcing her to move to an assisted living facility, he moved in with h
Nov 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library-rental, dnf
I'm sad to write this but I'm DNF'ing at 48%. I'm so BORED with the story. No connection with the characters, the story felt weak, just not for me.
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James never fails to provide steamy reads in her Black Top series. Every installment in this series is searingly hot. Most importantly, it never lacks a good storyline and always filled with humor and good romance.

We finally get Tobin who was suppose to leave town looking for a new job. But after a plea from his favorite Mud Lilly, Garnet, he could not refuse but help out. The plan is to stay to protect her from her family who wants to send her away. With her granddaughter now in the picture

Amanda Kramer
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One thing I've always enjoyed about Lorelei James' books is the detail that the secondary characters get. They aren't just in the background making noise and filling gaps. In this book we get to know quiet Tobin, who up until now has been the go-to man, the reliable friend, the quiet nice one. And we're introduced to Jade. More importantly (well, to me), we get a glimpse further inside the Mud Lilies. If you haven't read the rest of the books in the Blacktop Cowboys series, turn around and do it ...more
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