Read-Love-Blog’s Cowboy Summer….. Selene Reviews Saddled and Spurred: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel by Lorelei James

Cowboy Summer 2014

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Saddled and Spurred: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel by Lorelei James

Reviewed by Selene



This beauty is no greenhorn – and she’s about to rope the man of her dreams.

Cattleman Bran Turner is left shorthanded during busy calving season when a bull tramples his hired hand. Rural Wyoming isn’t exactly a hotbed of qualified candidates, and the only applicant for the position is the pampered town beauty, Harper Masterson. The curvy cowgirl gets under Bran’s skin at every turn, but with no other options, he reluctantly hires her.

When sexual sparks ignite, down-on-her-luck Harper enjoys convincing Bran that not only is she capable of pulling calves, feeding livestock, and handling backbreaking ranch chores, but she doesn’t mind getting down and dirty, either. Harper also discovers the hot-bodied cowboy isn’t all work and no horseplay…and he’s got more than a few tricks up his sleeve.

Bran will learn quickly that Harper is no country mouse-and that she might just have what it takes to stick around for the long haul.


Selene’s review:

Hot, sweet, and a great read!

Saddled and Spurred by Lorelei James has just a little bit of everything. A couple of things that stand out specifically in this book are the very relatable characters of Bran Turner and Harper Masterson.

Harper is an endearing ex-beauty queen who has never really found her way in life while sexy Bran Turner knows exactly how to run his life and business yet has never had much luck in love. This is definitely a couple that I found myself rooting for as they are the perfect complements in each other’s lives, as well as very deserving of happiness.

The things I love to read about, and this is something this author does remarkably well here, are the informative back stories and insight into the mental mindset of the protagonists. When Bran and Harper finally get together and when they finally wise up to where they belong, it’s so much sweeter because we have read about their trials and tribulations. Harper’s absentee parents, and siblings to an extent, make her crave security and stability while Bran’s loneliness helps him understand that he has a chance to change that permanently. And the sex between these two is equal parts sweet and spicy. YUM! This was definitely a feel-good story and I would for sure read it again.

Another thing I loved about this particular chapter in the series is meeting a few new characters that I have a feeling we will see again in the future.

Well done, Miz James.


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Book 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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