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

The summer may be over, but our cowboy fun isn’t!

Cowboy Summer 2014


Turn and Burn: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel Review

by Selene



Tanna Barker is a world champion barrel racer. But her personal life has been less of a success, and she’s feeling adrift. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father has remarried, and sold the Texas ranch she called home. Now a rodeo injury has left the restless spitfire holed up in Muddy Gap, unsure what her next move should be.
Until she meets her match in a wild, wild cowboy

Veterinarian August Fletcher has always put his job first. He’s never found a woman who could handle his on-the-road lifestyle. But when sassy, sexy Tanna blows into town, he finally finds the woman of his fantasies. And there’s something between them, but she claims she’s been burned by love ’em and leave ’em road dogs before. How can Fletch prove that he’s in it for the long haul, and that their sizzling relationship is better than winning any rodeo medal? It’ll take some sweet persuasion to convince Tanna that Muddy Gap is where she belongs.


Selene’s review:

Delicious simmer… to hot boil!

Tanna Barker and August Fletcher are definitely a couple that know when to play coy and when to throw down. With such an incendiary initial meeting, these two are hard proof of lust at first sight.

After her unfortunate incident on horseback and the recent death of her mother, beautiful and feisty Tanna goes to Muddy Gap to find a temporary job while trying to overcome her newfound equinophobia, as well as find her place in life now that she can no longer barrel race. Fletch, a self-professed workaholic and very, very attractive veterinarian, is forced by his office assistant to take a much needed vacation. After their chance (second) meeting, sparks fly again, and though it takes them a while, they finally come together for a hot, fiery romance!

One of my favorite things about this novel is that it focuses on the couple and their developing relationship while the other characters merely play a supportive role. Another thing I love is that when they finally admit their genuine feelings for each other, they don’t drop everything (goals, work, friends, etc.) in their lives to be together; it is a very realistic portrayal of modern relationships.

As for their sexual chemistry, it is definitely off the charts! Someone as adventurous as Tanna is the perfect reciprocate for such a demanding man like Fletch.

Favorite passage:

Then Fletch stood on the rug. His hands hung by his sides. He looked gorgeous with that hot, turned-on male glaze in his eyes. The flush to his cheeks. His ragged breaths. The bulge in his jeans. Tanna nearly lost the ability to breathe when he said, “Come. Here.”

I swear my Kindle almost overheated…

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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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