Nov. 15, 2017

Rode Hard (Rough Riders Book 2)

Rode Hard (Rough Riders Book 2) is my second experience with Lorelei James’s books and wow!


Workin’ up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin’ cowboy….

Widowed, struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down former bull rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: it won’t be a strictly working relationship. She’s the boss during the day, but once she’s corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots.

Meanwhile, Carter McKay is spending his summer at the Bar 9 Ranch preparing for an art show. But he’s definitely not prepared for the immediate visceral connection he feels to Cash’s sexy and sassy daughter Macie Honeycutt. Lust flares between them and Macie proves she’s up for any dirty fun and games that sweet and wild Carter dreams up.

Gemma struggles with her feelings for Cash–except this time, Cash has grabbed the bull by the horns. He has to convince Gemma he’s playing for keeps.
The more time Macie spends with Carter the harder she falls for him. But will the brooding artist understand that trust is just as important as love?

It’s going to be a long, hot summer in Wyoming.

Warning: this book contains explicit sex nine ways ’til Sunday, inventive rope play, graphic language, ménage a trois, and all sorts of fun and kinky cowboy stuff.

*previously released from Samhain Publishing in 2007 as Rode Hard, Put Up Wet

My Review:

This was quite the book!  I admit that I started reading it without reading the synopsis.  With this series, it seems to be an awesome way to approach books by Lorelei James.  I was surprised when this wasn’t a story about one couple falling in love, but two, and I enjoyed it so much!

Gemma and Cash made a couple that never failed to squeeze my heart.  Both with sorrow in their hearts, but willing to open it up.  I loved watching them work around insecurities and fall in love.

Carter and Macie were so young and made mistakes like any young couple does.  It made me immensely happy to watch them find their way through their issues and fall in love as well.

This was the first book I’ve read where I got to watch a man fall in love with such an amazing and strong-willed woman (who happened to be a minute older than he), then turn around and watch his daughter fall in love with a man she would have never thought to find, and part of the McKay family, no less.  As I read each book, I fall more and more for Lorelei James’s work.  I seriously cannot wait for more!

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