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Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Lorelei James
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Nov 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: amputated-leg, erotic-contemporary-western-romance
Read in November, 2010

3 ½ stars. If you’re in the mood for hot wild fun sex, this should work. It’s enjoyable. Relationship development is good.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
There was nothing insulting, none of my pet peeves. It works for what it is - erotic romance. There is a lot of sex, bossy caveman style. Cam gives a lot of orders for example he says: upstairs, now, get naked, wait for me. That’s the flavor. There is rear door activity and a ménage scene, two men and a woman. The first 60% of the book is getting to know each other and smokin’ hot sex. The last 40% is more of a story. It’s about growth and change through tragedy, insecurities, and family relationships.

This is one in the McKay family series. Each brother and one sister have their own book. But each can be read as a stand-alone.

Minor annoyance with the publisher Samhain: The cover is hot and really good. I love “her abs.” But the models don’t match the characters. Domini has white blond hair, cover girl has dark hair. It peeks out from under her hat. Cam has chest hair, cover guy has none. It disappoints me. Are there no models out there with chest hair?

STORY BRIEF:
Domini is an orphan from the Ukraine who now works as a chef in a Wyoming restaurant. Cam was a soldier and is now a deputy sheriff. One of his legs was amputated above the knee and he wears a prosthetic leg. He and Domini are attracted to each other but Cam won’t act on it because he’s embarrassed about his leg. He also likes rough sex and being dominant. He believes she wouldn’t like it. After months of frustrated desire, Domini finally tells Cam she wants to be his submissive – she had been drinking with girlfriends. So he takes her up on it, and they begin a hot and passionate affair. But Cam won’t let her see or touch his leg. He either blindfolds her or positions her in ways to ensure this.

During the last part of the book, things happen to other people which affect Domini and Cam. I’m being vague to avoid spoilers. Also, Domini has an insecurity about something.

DATA:
Story length: 276 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious swear words. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: 13. Estimated number of sex scene pages: 49. Setting: current day Sundance area, Wyoming. Copyright: 2010. Genre: erotic contemporary western romance, amputated leg.
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