Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer….Selene’s review of Cowgirls Don’t Cry by Lorelei James

Cowboy Summer

Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer continues with Selene’s review of Cowgirls Don’t Cry  by Lorelei James….

Cowgirls Don't Cry cover

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Good girls can play rough too…

Jessie McKay has accepted her marriage to Luke McKay wasn’t perfect. After two years of widowhood, she’s ready to kick up her bootheels—until Luke’s younger brother shows up to spoil her fun. But if Brandt thinks she’ll ever take orders from another McKay male, he’s got manure for brains.

Brandt McKay has avoided his sweet, sexy sister-in-law ever since the night he confessed his feelings for her weren’t the brotherly type. Unexpectedly faced with proof of Luke’s infidelity, Brandt is forced to ask for Jessie’s help in taking care of Luke’s young son. Jessie agrees on one condition—she wants Brandt’s boots exclusively under her bed for the duration.

The sexual heat that’s always simmered between them ignites. Brandt is determined to make the temporary situation permanent, proving to Jessie he’s a one-woman man. And Jessie is shaken by feelings she’s sworn never to have again for any man…especially not a McKay.



Selene’s Review:

Equal parts hot and sweet – I absolutely LOVED this book!!!

In previous installments, author James had given us glimpses into these two and their irregular relationship so I was definitely anticipating how they were going to work each other out… um, I mean, work it all out. Man, can Lorelei James do sexually charged energy like nobody’s business!

Brandt shoved my other favorite McKays out of the way and set himself up nice and high on the list. He is beyond sweet, romantic, incredibly sexy, honest, motivated, and mouth-wateringly intense. I’ll be honest though, I was briefly mad at him at the way he dropped deceased brother and ex-husband to Jessie Luke’s illegitimate son almost literally into her lap, shocking her to her core. But his honesty with her about the boy’s lineage and about needing her help was actually quite endearing. Also, his commitment to keep his hands to himself was muy sexy and genius as it made Jessie want what she couldn’t have.

My heart broke for Jessie McKay over and over and over – a miscarriage, the loss of an unfaithful husband, confusing feelings for her brother-in-law, no support from her family, and having to care for her late husband’s difficult son. In my opinion, she had every right to cry, whine, seethe, and finally look for a little damn fun in her life. Lucky for her, the love of her life was waiting for her to come around… and he sure did make her come around, if you know what I’m sayin’. YEE. HAW.

A side narrative in this book was concerning the tumultuous atmosphere among Casper and his wife Joan and their sons. I almost leaped out of my seat when we found out Joan left Casper once and for all! It was a long time coming and it began the much needed healing within the family. Beautifully written.

Cowgirls Don’t Cry was definitely one of my favorites and it is a book I highly recommend!


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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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