Strung Up by Lorelei James…ARC Review

Strung Up releases tomorrow!



From New York Times bestseller Lorelei James…

Rancher Creston Grant retreats from the world after he loses the love of his life….Can his former flame, rodeo cowboy Breck Christianson prove he’s a changed man who can give Cres a second chance at love?

My Review:

Strung Up is part of author Lorelei James’ Blacktop Cowboys series as well as novella number 14 in the 2016 1,001 Dark Nights line-up.  I was beyond excited for this story not just because I’m a huge Lorelei James fan but also because this is the first M/M novella in 1,001 Dark Night’s repertoire and I knew it was going to be phenomenal.  And, oh boy, was it ever!

From the very first page this is an emotional and touching story about lost love and second chances.  My heart broke for Cres and the love he lost tragically years earlier.  I wanted him to find love again so desperately and Breck could not have reappeared in his life at a better time.  What develops between them is real, emotional, intense, and beyond sexy.  Cres’ struggle with putting the past behind him and giving what he and Breck have found was touching and relatable on so many levels.  I loved Breck for having both the insight to give Cres the time he needed but also called him out when it was necessary.  He really become the partner Cres had always been looking for but was never able to truly find.

I also really enjoyed getting to see a few of the other characters form the series I have come to know and love.

Whether you’re new to Lorelei James or have been a long-time fan, this is a must read for all romance lovers!

Thank you, Ms. James, for a sexy, sweet, and amazing read!


Five Loves

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Book Links:

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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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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

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  2. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Thanks for the review!

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