Stripped Down by Lorelei James…ARC Review




Never challenge a cowboy to a little naughty competition…
A flirty game of sexual truth or dare between best man, Wynton Grant, and maid of honor, Melissa Lockhart during their BFF’s wedding reception results in a steamy hookup.

But their plans for a one and done change when a family crisis leaves Wyn shorthanded at the Grant Ranch. Experienced horsewoman Mel volunteers to help out and gets way more than she bargained for living under the same roof as the sexy rancher. Playing house has never appealed to Wyn…until now.

But the feisty redhead is keeping secrets and Wyn’s not above stripping her bare—body and soul—to get to the bottom of it…


My Review:

Stripped Down is novella number 12 in the 1,001 Dark Nights 2015 lineup. All I have to say is: yeeehaw! This book was hold-on-for-the-ride-of-your-life emotional, sexy, and hot as hell. I loved it!

What starts out as an innocent enough proposition for some loving between the sheets turns into way more when fate, the fickle lady, throws a wrench in both Melissa Lockhart and Wynton Grant’s sexy plans. Neither one was looking for a long-term. Neither one believed love would find a way into their hearts. They both carried baggage of their own and they both had given up on the whole marriage thing. But it bears repeating that fate, that fickle lady, has a plan for these two…and what a plan it would be.

I’m not even sure where to begin in telling you all what I loved about this story. There was just so much! Ms. James always does such an incredible job of connecting the reader to her characters and this was no exception. Both Wynton and Melissa are beautifully multi-faceted and have so many layers making up who they are. The both have wonderful strengths and weaknesses making them so enjoyable to read. Together their mutual outlook on their sex lives is so hot, sexy, and incredibly fresh to read. They are honest with who they are when it comes to what they want from a partner and that just makes for some delicious scenes. I loved their lust for one another and for pleasure. Add to that some stressing and seriously emotional occurrences and the physical attraction they feel for each other grows deeper and deeper with each day they spend together. It was so wonderful to see unfold and I was pulling for these two from the very first kiss.

I won’t spoil anything for you but I will tell you that Ms. James gives an ending that will leave you grinning from ear to ear!

Indeed, be ready to buckle up for one heck of a delicious ride! Thank you, Ms. James, for another stellar addition of the sexy Blacktop Cowboys and the wonderul 1,001 Dark Nights!


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Book links:

Amazon  |  1,001 Dark Nights



About the author:

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

From Lorelei: “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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