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Cowgirl Up and Ride (Rough Riders #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  11,517 Ratings  ·  558 Reviews
Ridin the edge of lust is fun until someone falls in love.

A Rough Riders book.

Goody-two boots AJ Foster has waited her entire life for her dream cowboy Cord McKay to see her as more than the neighbor girl in pigtails. Now that she s old enough to stake her claim on him, she s pulling out all the sexual stops and riding hell-bent for leather straight for his libido.

ebook, 298 pages
Published March 2008 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Aug 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Dina by: Melissab
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Jul 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance and fans of the Rough Riders series
I loved this book-- my favorite of the Rough Riders series so far! I couldn't put this one down, and it even made me cry at the ending. It was wickedly hot, even raunchy at times, yet there was really a decent story going on too.

AJ Foster has had her eye on sexy cowboy rancher Cord McKay for years, but he barely notices her. He's 13 years older than her, and only thinks of her as his younger sister's best friend (if he thinks of her at all) or as his young son's one time babysitter. But now AJ'
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Cowgirl up and Ride is number 3 in the Rough Rider series and I have to tell you, I LOVED this book. I felt like the first 2 books in the series were just about sex, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I never felt connected to or invested in the characters. That is not the case with this book! AJ and Cord’s story began many, many years before the events in this book, and it was one of sacrifice, devotion and acceptance of ones self.

I felt that the secondary story, revolving around Colt’s d
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts: FYI, this isn't so much a review as me an outlet for me to gather my thoughts & explain my rating.

I didn't have many problems with CGU&R but the ones I did unfortunately affected my rating & overall enjoyment. First, I absolutely loved AJ. She was smart, courageous & had a great sense of humor. I also loved how she wasn't satisfied to settle for second best. She knew what she wanted & if Cord wasn't willing to give it to her, he could fuck off & she'd be okay
5+ stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM/Ménage

“Cowboy Take Me Away”.....Cowgirl Up and Ride is another flaming hot read in Lorelei James’ spectacularly fun, wickedly erotic Rough Riders series that just keeps getting better and better!

Wise and responsible beyond her years, virgin good-girl-next-ranch Amy Jo “AJ” Foster has been in love with the oldest McKay brother, divorced rancher Cord McKay, since she was 5 years old. She’s waited patiently for 17 years for her dream cowboy to fi

Opening Line:" Amy Jo Foster had loved Cord McKay her entire life."

Yeehaw, another smoking hot instalment from the Roughriders. This is book 3 in the series and my favourite so far. As usual our couple has all kinds-of-ways hot and sexy lovin going on but between the erotic interludes theres also a really romantic love story unfolding too. Yup I fell hard for tough, gruff, single dad cowboy Cord McKay and enjoyed his struggle with the sweet and much younger, little Mi
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Who doesn't love a hot, sexy, brooding, horny cowboy?! I know I do! And so does AJ Foster! She's loved him her whole life...

God, she loved this man. She loved his gruff, sweet, thoughtful sides. And his edgy side. She wasn't in love with the perfect Cord McKay she's been fantasizing over forever, but the real flesh and blood man. The real man. Flaws and all.

These books are pure smut. This was pretty much a sex scene marathon with a loose story line bumbling along in the background. But if yo
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

Oh dear lord McKays!!!... one minute I want to join in the hot people sandwich parties BUT then I realize how many people participate in those sandwiches...

but THEN I realize there is no wrong loving in McKay land

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In this story we get love story of ugly duckling AJ Foster and Cord McKay (with a cute adorable baby bay Ky).

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AJ's family owned the farm next to McKay's since forever and has been in love with Cord since he saved her when she was five. While home
Jul 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: My Friends here who love the Rough Rider series!
Holy Cow this series keeps getting better and better. Not only do we have two main characters that is easy to care about and root for, we get to continue to witness the lives of the McKay family.
Amy Jo Foster has been in love with Cord McKay her whole life. Unfortunately for her, he has always thought of her as his little sister's best friend.
Amy is innocent in many ways. She is often relied on by her older sister and other's often view her as responsible and usually always doing the right thin
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Robert by: Sherri Needs A Maid
Porn can’t compare to erotica. Don’t get me wrong. Porn is good. The sweating, heaving bodies thrusting against each other make the average male pale in comparison. I’m male, so I dig that shit. Although not so much the inadequate comparison. But erotica opens up a world of possibilities. It allows you to imagine blond chesty females with breasts the size of beach balls, or athletic redheaded women in pink thongs and ponytails, or raven haired cuties in fishnet stockings and garter belts and not ...more
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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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  • Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders, #2)
  • Tied Up, Tied Down (Rough Riders, #4)
  • Rough, Raw and Ready (Rough Riders, #5)
  • Branded as Trouble (Rough Riders, #6)
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  • All Jacked Up  (Rough Riders #8)
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“Umm. Wow. Did it grow? Because it looks bigger."

"Kissin' your red-hot love flower made this stem grow big and hard just for you, baby doll."

AJ managed to meet his eyes. "Love flower?"

"Thought maybe you wanted some kinda sweet-talkin' love words first.”
“Should I tell her that I can’t sleep, I can’t eat and I miss talkin’ to her? Or just sittin’ with her? That I miss the secret way she smiles at me? That I constantly think about the way she smells, the taste of her mouth, the feel of her skin, and the sound of her laughter?” 24 likes
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