Dec. 15, 2017

All Jacked Up (Rough Riders Book 8)

All Jacked Up (Rough Riders Book 8) is an enemies-to-lovers tale, but one that pulled all the feels!  AND I couldn't put it down!

Synopsis:

One hot-blooded cowgirl and one cool-headed businessman in a stripped-down, revved-up game of sexual truth or dare.

Rough Riders, Book 8

As the lone girl in the prolific McKay family, Keely McKay doesn’t need another man giving her orders. What she does need is a restoration specialist to help her open her physical therapy clinic—and that expert is none other than buttoned-down, uptight Jack Donohue—her brother’s best friend and a certified pain in her Wranglers.

Jack is this close to securing a career-defining project, until he learns his bachelor status puts him out of contention. When the notoriously hot-bodied-but-hot-tempered Keely begs him for help, he proposes a crazy idea; he’ll personally oversee her restoration—if she acts the part of his fiancée.

Their sizzling lust overtakes common sense and suddenly they’ve gone from from butting heads to knocking boots, but outside the bedroom they’re as mismatched as ever. The McKays remind Jack of the humble upbringing he left behind, and country girl Keely feels she doesn’t measure up to Jack’s big-city expectations.

As the dust settles, Jack and Keely worry they’re not fooling anyone but themselves. Can they stop pretending long enough to see that they’ve stumbled on to the real deal?  

Ceej’s Review:

All Jacked Up should have just been yet another enemies-to-lovers story for me, but it wasn’t.  Lorelei James keeps surprising me the more I read her books.

Since I first read about Keely, I’ve wanted her story.  And boy, did I get it.  I had always liked her.  But in this story?  I loved her.  My heart bled for her as well as soared with her.  I know all too well what it’s like to keep my personal life apart from my family life, to know what my family thinks and feels about me, to be surprised when I finally get the support I need without asking.  I admired her grit and her feistiness.  I appreciated her vulnerability and her self-consciousness.  I loved her enjoyment of her family.

As for Jack, I didn’t know what to think about him at first.  Admittedly, there were parts where I didn’t like him at all.  There was one scene where I wanted to storm in and grab him in a chokehold to force him to see what he was doing to Keely.  But I also felt his need to do things on his own.  When he came up with the “proposal” with Keely, we knew it was going to come back to bite him.  And honestly, underneath it all, I think he knew it, too.  It was fun to watch him blur the lines between pretend and reality.  I loved watching him fall.

All Jacked Up surprised me by yanking out the feels.  For the first time, the pang in my chest led to the tears in my eyes, the joy in my smile, and the laughter on my lips.  This book is seriously hot, but it also makes you feel.  I cannot wait for more from Lorelei James!

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