Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer….Selene’s review of Raising Kane by Lorelei James….

Cowboy Summer

Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer continues with Selene’s review of Raising Kane by Lorelei James….

Raising Kane Cover

Book links:

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She surrendered the reins. Now he’s raising the stakes.

When a patch of ice sends attorney Ginger Paulson head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son and her invalid father—until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up at the hospital, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s invasive charm and Built Ford Tough body.

For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule—hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help, and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.

After Kane throws out doctor’s orders and issues his own demands—her full sexual submission—Ginger realizes Kane’s caring nature extends beyond just fulfilling her physical needs.

Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past…toward a shared future?


Selene’s Review:

Very, very pleasantly surprised.

To be quite frank, Raising Kane was probably one of the books I looked forward to the least. But within just a few chapters, I was hooked and absolutely could not put it down!

Kane was such a shock, mainly because of his emotional transformation. Before, he did things only for his self-interest and couldn’t care about anyone but himself. But by the end of this book, he had more than cared for his Ginger, her son, and her father, as well as put everyone else’s needs first; generosity is probably one of the sexiest traits in a man. Though his dark good looks and big presence rank right up there, too.

Ginger I feel was very relatable. Most mothers, especially single ones at that, would understand her protectiveness and hesitancy to start a relationship with her son’s Big Buddy. But as it turns out, Kane was exactly what she needed – someone to take care of her both in and out of the bedroom. And take care of her he did…

The sex between these two was scorching hot!!! And the love between them was so natural and effortless. Another thing I loved about them is that both were in their late 30s, reminding the readers that love can be found at any age, with anyone.

Along with his twin brother Kade, Kane turned out to be one of my favorite McKays. I can’t wait to read this one again!




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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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