Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer…..Selene’s Review of Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James

Cowboy Summer

Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer continues with Selene’s review of  Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James 

Cowgirl Up and Ride Cover

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…Ridin’ the edge of lust is fun—until someone falls in love.

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.

Divorced rancher Cord has sworn off all women…until innocent AJ suggests he teach her how to ride bareback—and he realizes she doesn’t mean horses or bulls. Between his responsibilities running his massive ranch, missing his young son and dealing with the sexual shenanigans of his brother and cousins, Cord is more than willing to take AJ up on her offer. On a trial basis.

The fun and games tie them both up in knots. AJ isn’t willing to settle for less than the whole shootin’ match with her western knight. But for Cord, even though the sexy cowgirl sets his blood ablaze, he’s determined to resist her efforts to lasso his battered heart.

Sweet, determined AJ has the power to heal—or heel—the gruff cowboy…unless Cord’s pride keeps him from admitting their relationship is more than a simple roll in the hay.



Selene’s Review:

Yum, yum, and…oh yes, YUM!

Cord McKay and Amy Jo Foster have had very few and far between moments in the past, mainly because he’s her best friend Keely’s big brother, a full-time father, and 13 years her senior. But once new name and new attitude AJ decides she’s going to seduce Cord into teaching her anything and everything in between the sheets, he doesn’t have a shot in Wyoming to resist.

This book is definitely in the top 3 of the series for me. The sex between the two is too hot to handle and the build-up to their story made the anticipation to their long-awaited union absolutely delicious. Their insecurities, his age and her inexperience, made me root for them even more – we learn throughout the novel what each has had to overcome in order to be where they are and to deserve the love that without a doubt they each are worthy of.

Very rarely do I ever speak aloud while reading a book but I’ll admit here and now that when AJ was flaunting her sassy ass and rocking that come-hither look directly at her cowboy fantasy, I yelled out, “Get it, girl!” Nothing makes me want to cheer a heroine on more than when she sheds her shy-violet persona and goes after what she wants.

And don’t get me started on Cord McKay. Wooo-eeeee! That man sure does know his way around a ranch, but better yet… a woman’s body. *growl* And he’s an awesome father to boot! I’ll say it again and again: TRIPLE YUM!

I highly suggest this book to readers, even if you haven’t read the other two in the Rough Riders series.


5LovesRLBFive Loves


From author website:

A bit about me: When I’m not squirreled away behind my laptop writing fun, sexy, contemporary erotic romances set in the modern day Wild West, I can be found reading everything under the sun, practicing yoga until I’m a pretzel, shootin’ my .22, watching the Professional Bull Riders tour on Versus, and running a kid’s taxi service, all in the guise of avoiding housework and rustlin’ up vittles.

Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.




  1. Kristine R says:

    This is and probably will always be my favorite rough rider book

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