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Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer…..A Double feature of two Lorelei James stories reviewed by Selene

Cowboy Summer

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

Slow Ride Cover

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Synopsis:

Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own.

The only saving grace is that Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now?

Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he’s only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride’s good side, he’d better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her boots…fast.

 

Selene’s Review:

A very sweet (and spicy) short by Lorelei James, it was wonderful to see the newlyweds finally hitched, as well as the dynamics between them and their families. Not only that, it made me smile often how bad these two want each other, but what’s worse – how stubborn both of them are. That made for wonderful laughs!

Something that I’m glad James does (and what I believe she does well) is revisit couples from previous books and give us glimpses into future books. Seeing Cord McKay and AJ still hot for each other in this story was very refreshing and incredibly sexy and witnessing the little tiff between Brandt and Jesse only piqued my curiosity about the two.

This read won’t take you long… my only gripe was that it wasn’t longer!

4LovesRLBFour Loves

 

 

 

All Jacked Up cover

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Synopsis:

…Pulling off the ultimate con… if they can keep from pulling off their clothes.

Keely McKay knows Jack—and Jack Donohue is a certified pain in her Wranglers. The lone girl in the prolific McKay family, Keely needs another man giving her orders like she needs a hole in her boot. What she does need is a restoration specialist so she can open her physical therapy clinic—and prove she’s left her wild-child days behind. That means dealing with buttoned-down, uptight Jack.

Jack is this close to securing a career make-or-break project, until he learns his lack of marital status puts him out of contention. When the notoriously hot-tempered and hot-bodied Keely begs him for help, he proposes a crazy idea. He’ll oversee her project—if she acts the part of his loving fiancée.

Their sizzling lust makes it all too easy to go from butting heads to knocking boots—but outside the bedroom they’re as mismatched as ever. The McKays remind Jack of the humble upbringing he left behind, and cowgirl Keely feels she doesn’t measure up to Jack’s big-city lifestyle.

When the dust settles, Jack and Keely must face the fact they’re not fooling anyone but themselves—or they’ll risk losing the real deal

 

Selene’s Review:

Top 3 of the series. Hands down.

Even though Jack Donohue isn’t a sexy, smoldering McKay cowboy, this book had me lusting after him even more than Keely McKay did! There is just something about how a man wears a suit and his level of confidence that makes him downright sexy as all get-out.

Having already been introduced to both of these characters in previous books and already having knowledge of their mutual loathing of each other, I was anticipating their story with an unrivaled eagerness… and boy did it deliver!

To say Keely and Jack between the sheets is explosive would be putting it mildly. Their first kiss alone had me turning on my little fan and setting it to full blast on my face. Talk about scorching! There was not one moment between them that wasn’t totally and completely passion-filled; that’s what happens when true feelings are squelched and not allowed to surface.

This was just such an enjoyable read and one that I know I’ll be rereading for years to come.

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.

 

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