Dec. 17, 2017

Raising Kane (Rough Riders Book 9)

Raising Kane (Rough Riders Book 9) is a tale of two people who fight insecurities, appearances, and find their way to love.


She surrendered the reins. Now he’s raising the stakes.

When attorney Ginger Paulson slips head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son…until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s Built Ford Tough body.

For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule—hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.

Now Kane’s throwing out the doctor’s orders and issuing his own demands—her full sexual submission. Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past…toward a shared future?

Ceej’s Review:

Raising Kane is yet another beautiful story about a misunderstood man and the woman he had silently craved.

There are so many things I enjoyed about this book.  Kane is a man who owns up to his past reputation and focuses on forging a life that he could be proud of.  Ginger is a woman who has a problem asking for help and focuses on taking care of others.  Who knew that a rough and rowdy playboy cowboy-rancher could become the model mentor in the Little Buddies program?  Who knew that the independent, responsible, and proper lawyer would fall in love with that cowboy-rancher?

The change in Kane from earlier books to this one is amazing.  To be completely honest, I didn’t like him before.  But in Raising Kane?  I just adore him.  The care he took in everything he did for Ginger and her family made me wish for a man like him.  The changes in Ginger within the book were amazing as well.  I understand her inability to ask for help as I do that as well.  But her capitulation inspired me.  Their individual insecurities reminded me that it's okay to have them, but I cannot let them rule my life or I will miss the wonderful things in front of me.

I cannot wait for more books from Lorelei James!  The feels hit me so hard in this book!  That one part that hit Kane?  I will admit that I cried.  I could swear I felt his pain and sorrow.  I want to say more, but I don't want to ruin it for those that have not read it yet.  But remember one thing from this review: this is one book that will be on my constant re-read list.

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