Tripped Out by Lorelei James…ARC Review

Tripped Out releases TOMORROW!



Where there’s smoke…

Stirling Gradsky abandoned the corporate rat race for a more laidback lifestyle. So it’s ironic she’s partnered with a hard-bodied, know-it-all scientist who treats her like a stoner instead of a stone cold business woman capable of running a large scale marijuana farm. Dr. Hot and Tattooed with the big…brain needs to stop sampling their product; he’s under the half-baked idea that he’s the boss.

Dr. Liam Argent’s doctorate isn’t in chemistry, but from the moment he meets his sexy new coworker, there’s enough heat between them to short out all the grow lights in the greenhouse. First item on his agenda? Clearing up the sassy, blunt blonde’s hazy notion that she’s in charge.

Sparks fly as their attraction blazes. But can they weed out their differences without getting burned?


My Review:

Tripped Out is part of author Lorelei James’ Blacktop Cowboys series and is novella number 15 in the 2017 1,001 Dark Nights lineup and let me just say….this story is SO flipping GOOD!

I love when an author decides to write a story involving some sort of interesting or left of main stream subject, especially when it involves a career choice.  In this case, both of our main characters work in a field that was so fascinating to read about: the marijuana farm industry. It was so thought-provoking and amazing and I really did learn a lot about the ins and outs of what goes on.  It was so cool!  Who know how much work went into this mixture of horticulture and chemistry?  Loved learning about it!

Of course, adding to that were two phenomenal characters and an enemies to lovers layer that had me devouring the words on every page.  Stirling is a no-nonsense gal I loved.  She’s worked hard to overcome obstacles from her past and to get to where she is today.  I admired her tenacity and chutzpah. Liam, aka Dr. Hottie, is just as awesome a character and was the perfect match for our girl Stirling.  He’s also had to work damn hard to be where he is today and he is so passionate about what he does. Together, the chemistry and attraction between them is undeniable and when they finally give in to their feelings, it’s delicious.  These two were smoking hot (pun intended lol!).

Whether you’re a long-time fan of Ms. James, or this is your first taste, I know you’ll love Tripped Out as much as I did!

Five Loves

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. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Sounds like a trip! 😉 Thanks for the review!

  2. Kathy Valentine says:

    Another awesome review Jillian!! Shared on my socials!!

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