Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer Return….Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James reviewed by Selene

Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer RETURNS! 

Cowboy Summer 2014

Happy Saturday and Happy First Day of Summer! Welcome to the return of Read-Love-Blog’s Summer of Cowboys!

I am SO happy to have my dear friend and guest reviewer, Selene, here every week for some cowboy loving fun!

She will be stopping by each week with a new review from the cowboy lovin’ Lorelei James’ books….totally delish! Enjoy!


Cowboy Take Me Away Review

by Selene


The final Rough Riders book.
Settle in for the hot McKay romance that started it all…

The moment Carson McKay saw the sexy blonde at the dance hall, he wanted to throw her over his saddle and gallop hell-bent toward the closest church. Given his reputation as a lover and a fighter-not necessarily in that order-it wasn’t surprising she gave him the cold shoulder. But he hadn’t expected the mean right hook when he tried to steal a kiss.

Carolyn West might look sweet and innocent, but she’s no fool. The good-looking cowboy with the heart-stopping smile didn’t really want to marry her; he just wanted to take her for a test ride. But when he kisses her a second time, she doesn’t fight her burning attraction to him…until she learns he’s one of the McKay cowboys she’s been warned about.

Carson doesn’t care about the long-standing feud between their families; he knows that Carolyn was meant to be his. And the more intimate they become, the more Carolyn sees the real man behind the wild cowboy reputation-a man who wants the same forever kind of love she does…and who will lead her into a love story that spans fifty years.

Warning: Crazy, hot, sexy and sweet–good girl meets bad boy cowboy and they prove lust can last a lifetime.



Selene’s review:

Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. LOVE!

As a reader very invested in the Rough Riders series (I’ve literally read each book 3-4 times), I cannot think of a better way for the series to have ended. Rock ‘em, sock ‘em, Miz Lorelei James! Cowboy Take Me Away is funny, heartbreaking, nostalgic, endearing, shocking, and, without a shadow of a doubt, insanely friggin’ hot.

After being thrown from her husband’s horse and sustaining a serious head injury, Carolyn McKay is rushed to the hospital where she is placed into a medically-induced coma. Carson, feeling helpless and scared, refuses to let their children see her as it might risk her already dwindled health. Their five boys and one girl are none too happy about being denied their right to see their mother and this begins a trip down memory lane for the couple.

To say theirs was a whirlwind romance would be putting it lightly; Carolyn West and Carson McKay were putty for each other within minutes… and it couldn’t have been any sweeter! Some of the best (and worst) qualities of their offspring are very apparent in the couple we better familiarize ourselves with in this novel. And that overwhelmingly sexy charm oozing out of every single McKay is almost outdone by them wild West women! Since Tied Up, Tied Down, I had been chomping at the bit to see how Cal and the “blonde tornado” Kimi (brother to Carson, sister to Carolyn, and parents to the wonder twins Kade and Kane *growl*) got together. Miz James did not disappoint! Those two are truly some wicked scene-stealers.

I have to admit that reading this book was equal parts crying and trying to cool myself off from all of those shmexy downhome tumbles; to channel Carolyn’s Catholic upbringing… LORD HAVE MERCY!!! Woo. E. Now, Caro and Carson may not be quite as kinky as their rather inventive offspring, but they sure do know how to get the job done. And their tender moments have just as much steam as their, erm… rougher rides.

The pacing of this story also could not be more perfect. To be honest, I can never have enough sex scenes, especially by this author, but there are those break-your-heart moments, too… and plenty of them. Between memories where we get to see all of our favorite characters as youngins and the not-as-perfect-as-we-thought relationship between Carson and Caro, we also get to revisit spouses and extended family from prior books. One thing we the readers can always take away from this series is a strong sense of family.

To be able to see how it all started was such a pleasure and a privilege. This final chapter succeeded beautifully in bringing the story full circle and knowing that all of the characters the fans of this series have come to love are living their lives happily within this world, makes ours kind of… complete.

5LovesRLBFive Loves


Buy links:

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About the author:

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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