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Tied Up, Tied Down (Rough Riders #4)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  10,332 Ratings  ·  411 Reviews
The strongest bonds are the ones unseen

Businesswoman Skylar Ellison is firmly in control of her life. So getting tangled up with a sexy Wyoming cowboy-and conceiving a baby in the parking lot of a honky-tonk wasn't in her plan. Since it appears the daddy has taken off for greener pastures, the only thing to do is pull up her bootstraps and carry on alone.

Cattle rancher Kad
Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published July 8th 2008 by Samhain (first published July 2008)
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Jul 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance with that whole cowboy thing
I know I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but when it comes to Lorelei James's "Rough Rider" series, the lady can do no wrong! If you enjoy some hot romance featuring sexy, lovable cowboys who sometimes need some taming from the women in their lives, then this series is a no-brainer! I just love the rowdy McKay boys and their West cousins and the whole big, boisterous, nosy family, but I think (so far) Kade McKay has to be my favorite hero of the bunch. He's just a wonderful combinati ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jill by: Wendy

Seriously, is there anything hotter than a man with a baby?
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Perhaps one thing....
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Despite my love of westerns and cowboys (historical and contemporary) this was pretty much an average 3-star read for me. Unfortunately there were just too many little problems.

For instance, after being apart for a year, the hero, Kade and the heroine, Skylar meet again and decide within a few minutes to get together again. And Kade's
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Where can I find me some rope?!?

I’ve really started enjoying this series and those sexy Wyoming cowboys! And thankfully, with the last couple books I’ve found the stories to be not only burn up the pages hot, but also sweet and romantic and the storylines more believable than the earlier books.

Tied Up, Tied Down is the tale of Kade McKay and Skylar Ellison who we met back in Cowgirl Up and Ride, when Kade learned that his wayward brother, Kane, had managed to insult yet another woman with his
5+ stars – Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica/BDSM

Boy Howdy, Lord Have Mercy...There’s a sexy-as-sin cowboy back in town ladies, and his name’s Kade McKay! When it comes to the wildly erotic and fabulously fun Rough Riders series, I swear that Lorelei James can do no wrong. Tied Up, Tied Down is another smokin’ hot winner and my very favorite book of the series so far.

Cowboy Kade McKay exemplifies the perfect combination and balance of all-around sweet, good guy character with potently sexy, a
Aug 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Auntee, Shawna
I just have one thing to say: I want to marry Kade and have his babies! :)


(Thanks for introducing me to this yummy cowboy, Shawna!)
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
"Kiss me. I love the way you kiss me. Like I'm the only thing in the world."

"When I'm kissin' you, sweetheart you are the only thing in my world"

Sweet, sexy, gorgeous Kade McKay, you are somethin' else. What a man! *drool*
Opening Line: "Skylar Ellison hated being naked in public"

Giddy-Up, another smoking hot read from Lorelei James’s Roughrider series. This is book 4 and as usual theres all kinds of hot and sexy lovemakin goin on. Its also been tied together again with an awesome story; encompassing ranch life, love, heartache, the occasional dust up and of course family. You know real life kinda stuff. I’m finding this series seriously addictive and almost impossible to put down. It seems I’ve fallen hard for th
Jul 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Fourth book in Lorelei James' Rough Rider series. And it's a good one, though not my favorite of the series...I think the first book is still my favorite.

Tied Up, Tied Down picks up on a storyline that started in the previous book, Cowgirl Up and Ride, where Kade McKay got involved with Skylar Ellison. Skylar had gone on a date with Kade's twin brother Kane and he deserted her. So when she sees Kade on the street, she thinks it's Kane and verbally accosts him. For whatever reason, Kade plays alo
Tied Up, Tied Down is definitely my favorite Rough Riders book so far. This one was not at all like the previous three because this one, while still being erotica, actually seemed to focus more on the romance. It focused on the relationship between Kade McKay and Skylar Ellison. You got to see them grow as people, individually but also together; you got to see them struggle to be family not just for themselves but for their precious baby girl while still trying to come to terms with their feelin ...more
May 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book as much as the others but was only able to give it 4 stars simply because I wanted to punch Skylar in the face!!! I mean seriously, Kade McKay is about as perfect as a man can get. He cooks, cleans, gets up in the night with the baby, is smokin' hot and has just enough sexual kink to get my blood boiling, and this is all after he has worked the ranch all day, IMO it takes Skylar WWWWWWWAAAAAAAAYYYY to long to realize how awesome he is. Towards the end of the book, Kade tells In ...more
Emily May
Jun 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, romance, 2011
From back of book:

Warning: this book contains no holes barred kinky sex scenes, wicked rope play, blunt language, and yowza! lots of hot cowboy nekkidness.

This is the second book I've read in the Rough Riders series and, luckily for me, they don't seem to need to be read in order so far. I really enjoyed the book, both the erotic aspect and the touching story behind it but I still think it's my least favourite of the two I've read (the other being Rode Hard, Put Up Wet). I thought it was hot and
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Kade McKay has come back from 12 months to find that he has a 3 month daughter by the Skyler the woman who had brocken up with him a year ago when she found out he was deceiving her. But Kade is determined to get her back, in the 12 months he has been gone he is still just in love with her as when he left, and seeing her with his baby makes him even more adament. But Sky has been burnt before and is reluctant to let him back into her heart.

Kade McKay has pretty much got to be the perfect man. He
May 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 5 star rating is all for Kade, I just LOVED him to pieces! Now Skylar on the other hand I had some problems with. She pist me off more than once during this story but in the end redeemed herself. I look forwards to continuing this series with Rough Raw and Ready in the VERY near future.
Enjoyed this 265 page, trade paperback, set in present day Wyoming. Definitely erotic with smokin' hot scenes between the h/h. I don't understand the whole dominance in the bedroom thing, but went with it for the plot.

Skylar Ellison was the owner/creator of a successful business (creams, lotions, etc). She was used to running her life, her business, taking care of her family--sister, etc. I didn't feel she was too bossy. She was strong as she had to rely on herself.

Kade McKay was a good-lookin
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

SO THAT'S IT!!! I have found my favorite McKay - Kade(the rest of the McKay/West books will have to work hard at taking that spot away from him)

Kade returns from a year of mental recuperation after a hellish year only to discover that in the year that he's been gone he got himself a 3month old daughter. A baby that was a result of comfort sex in the parking lot of a honky-tonk... tehehehehe

Now Kade must work hard to prove his love and breakthrough the sky high walls that Sky built around her hea
Mar 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011-read
This is the fifth rough riders book I have read, and all the others have been four and five star reads for me, so I think the fact that I didn't like this one says way more about *me* than about the book or the series (I still plan to read the rest as I love James' voice!). That said, if you are new to the series, I would start with Cowgirl Up and Ride as it's the most "mainstream" and is an easy book to fall in love with. A lot of readers apparently also find Tied Up, Tied Down a great introduc ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
I think "Tied Up, Tied Down" might just be my favorite in Lorelei James' Rough Riders series. Yes, there's bondage, but it's so lovingly done and Kade is so careful with Skylar's fears and sexuality that it almost makes me want to grab a lasso myself!!

Skylar is ALWAYS in control. After losing both parents to cancer, she had to deal with an unstable sister who lived a self-destructive life via booze and drugs. At least here sister's clean now, and she and Skylar have both opened businesses in a s
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Slick's Review posted 3/18/12 on Guilty Pleasures

From the minute Kade McKay burst into a scene in Cowgirl Up and Ride, I was a goner for that man. As much as I adore all the McKay men, for me Kade has always been just a little bit different and his personality reminds me of my husband of almost 25 years. So, when Didi asked if we were interested in reviewing the Rough Riders series, I jumped up and down and shouted “me, me, I want to review Tied Up, Tied Down!” Let me tell you it was a huge sacr

5 Stars! My favorite book of the series…love Kade McKay!! What a man. Lover, father, protector, friend. He is perfect! Now if he can just convince Skylar to marry him, he could be her husband too! Great chemistry and passionate, hot sex! The desire that these two have for each other is undeniable. Yes Skylar, Kade is worth fighting for!! The overall story was terrific with involvement from the entire McKay/West clan and Skylar’s sister India. Again the author gives us sneak peek of what the futu
Re-read September 2015

There is nothing hotter than a guy who's good with kids.

And Kade, well, just say he's good with kids. And ropes.

It was sweet, hot and a great installation in the Rough Rider series. They are awesome contemporary romances and on the smutty side too!

I mix and match and read one, and then another and then I go back. There are so many people to keep track off that I'm lost anyway.
Ivana Azap Feješ
Good one, enjoyed it more than Cowgirl Up and Ride (Rough Riders, #3).
Steamy, hot, need-the-cold-shower-after-reading-it book :D
Recommendations for the one that need wild ride with one sexy as hell McKay cowboy ;)
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

I love me some Kade McKay. He's gotta be the sweetest of these rough and tough ranchers in the Rough Rider series. The romance of Kade and Skylar starts out towards the end of the third book when Skylar mistakes him for his womanizing twin brother Kane. Instead of correcting his identity to her, he plays the part of Kane but makes things right with Skylar....until she finds out he's been lying to her. This is only after a night of crazy unprotected sex..... She dumps him.

Enter this book- she's
Dec 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
This is one I will definitely read again in the future. Kade was so incredibly yummy, sweet, sexy and determined. And reading his interactions with his daughter Eliza? *SWOON*

My only complaint about the book is the heroine's stubbornness and refusing to be Kade's fully until the very end. Have a man ask you to marry him nearly every day, putting up with your hissy fits and your mood swings, being a total dream father to your child...what's NOT to love? When Kade told the heroine's sister that "m
I love Kade! I mean seriously... Can I get me one of these McKay/West men!! LJ sure knows how to write her cowboys...Amen!!
Was ok

The story was pleasant and the main characters were decent, but after the initial start of the story I thought things would pick up they really didn't. The story as a whole was pretty boring. There wasn't too much conflict in the story. Even the sex scenes weren't all that hot.
Penny Watson
Sep 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finally jumped into the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James. Lots of folks on Goodreads are reading them, and the covers look intriguing. I decided to start with Tied Up, Tied Down even though it's #4 in the series.....the book blurb appealed to me (M/F sex with the H/h instead of mega-multiple-partner stuff like some of the other ones--I was in the mood for a more "old-fashioned" story instead of menage-arama this time). Here are some observations.....

1) You need an Excel spreadsheet to keep
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
What happens when you put together a sexy cowboy who knows his way around ropes, an uptight, control freak businesswoman and a secret baby? One hell of a ride!

Skylar Ellison was the victim of a trick that caused Kade McKay to wish he wasn’t such a dumbass in the first place. But he just couldn’t resist the Sky’s charm any more than he could stop himself from spending one night in her arms.

That one heated moment soon became a baby and with Kade missing in action to take care of some business, Sky
Jul 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Skylar Ellison believes she is dating Kade McKay. When she finds out that it's really Kane McKay the identical brother she feels betrayed and breaks it off. Three month later she finds out she is pregnant. After a half hearted attempt to locate Kane she deceides to have the baby alone. She is a successful business woman and is used to making all her own decisions. After being gone for one year Kane comes back to town to discover he is a father. He moves in with Skylar because he wants to be part ...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
Sep 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Western Romance Fans, Erotic Romance Fans, Lorelei James Fans
Shelves: erotic
Can Lorelei James do any wrong? I think not! because holly nekkid cowboy, this is another hot hot hot book!!!

Kade, hurting from a family tragedy (Dags death) and Sky's rejection after finding out about his lying ways, takes a job working the family's remote part of the ranch for 12 months where he has no communication with anyone. So when Sky tries to get a hold of him to tell him she's pregnant, she's told from Kane he's gone and to try again next summer.

It's not until Kade returns and finds o
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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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Other Books in the Series

Rough Riders (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1)
  • Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders, #2)
  • Cowgirl Up and Ride (Rough Riders, #3)
  • Rough, Raw and Ready (Rough Riders, #5)
  • Branded as Trouble (Rough Riders, #6)
  • Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Rough Riders, #7)
  • All Jacked Up  (Rough Riders #8)
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