Dec. 13, 2017

Shoulda Been A Cowboy (Rough Riders Book 7)

Shoulda Been A Cowboy (Rough Riders Book 7) is a tale of struggle, pain, and undeniable love.


The bigger they are, the harder they fall—in love.

Rough Riders, Book 7

Soldier Cameron McKay has found his niche, and it ain’t ropin’ steers and wearin’ spurs. His deputy sheriff job—and the injuries that ended his military career—keep him right where he wants to be: off the ranch and away from his family’s pity. His darkest war memories are on lockdown, leaving him skeptical he’ll ever find a woman that wants a man who’s less than whole.

Orphaned in the Ukraine at age eleven, Domini Katzinski has had to control every aspect of her life since emigrating to the U.S. Watching others’ relationships crumble has convinced her to focus on the short-term—and find a take-charge man to whom she can relinquish total sexual control. Cam fits the bill: gorgeous, with a brooding vulnerability no one else seems to see.

Once Cam gets over his surprise that sweet, shy Domini wants to be dominated, he’s back to issuing orders. Their passion burns as hot as a rocket-propelled grenade—and if Domini has her way, it’ll be a one-shot deal.

Cam is ready to launch a full-out sensual assault to make her his, but when tragedy strikes, he’ll have to keep their past demons from blowing their future together all to hell…

Ceej’s Review:

Shoulda Been A Cowboy is a book that resonated with me.  No, I’m not a disabled war hero or a Ukrainian orphan.  But the scars I have, both physical and emotional, helped me understand Cam and Domini even more.

I really enjoyed this book.  Just like the other books I’ve read by Lorelei James, this book isn’t about one person being too stubborn or too difficult.  This shows the reticence, the stubbornness, the struggles of both of them.  I must say that Cam’s “proposal” was a shock and while it answered one prayer, I wished that he was completely honest with Domini right at that time.  Although, it made me understand Domini’s actions even more.  How many times have we wished our significant others were upfront?  I know I have done so, many times.  I figure it would save a lot of heartache and doubt. 

Also, I understood Cam’s reasoning.  It’s hard to know what to say or do to someone when they often present a timid or rabbit-like demeanor and worry that they would run.  I also understood his personal demons.  I have similar ones.

At the end of it, this became my favorite Lorelei James story so far.  It hit a lot of emotional points for me and gave me some more insight into others.  This made me grateful.

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