Blog Tour - 2021, Cowboy Romance, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Cowboy Bites A Rough Riders Cookbook by Lorelei James and Suzanne M Johnson

Saddle up and get ready to ride again with the infamous McKay family!

Cowboy Bites, an all new project with short stories featuring fan favorite McKay couples and filled with recipes shared through your favorite characters from New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne M. Johnson, is available now!

New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James has whipped up six brand new Rough Riders short stories featuring fan favorite couples—Cord and AJ, Colby and Channing, Keely and Jack, Colt and India, Carter and Macie, and Boone and Sierra.

These slice of life tales are the perfect accompaniment to USA Today Bestselling author Suzanne Johnson’s delicious, down home recipes—family fare created to share round the table with love, laughter, and plenty of second helpings.

So kick off your boots, hang up your hat and prepare to stay awhile as you’re entertained and tantalized with Cowboy Bites!

Download your copy today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3592c0n Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/CowboyBites Apple Books: http://apple.co/3ohI2c5 Kobo: http://bit.ly/38gCs4s Nook: http://bit.ly/2KUhsaT Google Play: http://bit.ly/35cMrpi

Add to Cowboy Bites Goodreads: http://bit.ly/3baVT0r

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About Lorelei

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys® series, steamy romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series and Want You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand-alone novels and novellas. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei also writes gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Both she and her alter ego live in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made their empty nest more interesting.

Connect with Lorelei

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About Suzanne

USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Johnson is family trained, a south Georgia native who’s been cooking all of her life, creating not only some really unique food, but precious memories that re-occur every time she smells something simmering in the oven. In all of her books, Suzanne shows that making a delicious meal doesn’t have to be complicated–it just has to be made with love. So go ahead, don’t be bashful, dive right in. Who knows? You might just make a few memories of your own.

Connect with Suzanne

Website: http://southernbitsandbites.com Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JVmBOP Facebook: https://bit.ly/2K5k44S Instagram: https://bit.ly/2IEAJLC

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New Release – Cowboy Bites by Lorelei James and Suzanne M. Johnson

Saddle up and get ready to ride again with the infamous McKay family!

Cowboy Bites, an all new project with short stories featuring fan favorite McKay couples and filled with recipes shared through your favorite characters from New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne M. Johnson, is available now!

New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James has whipped up six brand new Rough Riders short stories featuring fan favorite couples—Cord and AJ, Colby and Channing, Keely and Jack, Colt and India, Carter and Macie, and Boone and Sierra.

These slice of life tales are the perfect accompaniment to USA Today Bestselling author Suzanne Johnson’s delicious, down home recipes—family fare created to share round the table with love, laughter, and plenty of second helpings.

So kick off your boots, hang up your hat and prepare to stay awhile as you’re entertained and tantalized with Cowboy Bites!

 

Download your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3592c0n
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/CowboyBites
Apple Books: http://apple.co/3ohI2c5
Kobo: http://bit.ly/38gCs4s
Nook: http://bit.ly/2KUhsaT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/35cMrpi

Add to Cowboy Bites Goodreads: http://bit.ly/3baVT0r

About Lorelei

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys® series, steamy romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series and Want You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand-alone novels and novellas. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei also writes gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Both she and her alter ego live in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made their empty nest more interesting.

 

Connect with Lorelei

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3f8sB0W
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2MLdj6k
Twitter: https://bit.ly/2XMRgm0
Receive text messages when Lorelei has a new release: https://bit.ly/2zhkmQY
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https://loreleijames.com
Website: http://www.loreleijames.com

 

About Suzanne

USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Johnson is family trained, a south Georgia native who’s been cooking all of her life, creating not only some really unique food, but precious memories that re-occur every time she smells something simmering in the oven. In all of her books, Suzanne shows that making a delicious meal doesn’t have to be complicated–it just has to be made with love. So go ahead, don’t be bashful, dive right in. Who knows? You might just make a few memories of your own.

 

Connect with Suzanne

Website: http://southernbitsandbites.com
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JVmBOP
Facebook: https://bit.ly/2K5k44S
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2IEAJLC

 

 

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Review – Cowboy Bites: A Rough Riders Cookbook by Lorelei James and Suzanne M. Johnson

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Cowboy Bites; A Rough Riders Cookbook 
(A cookbook/short story compilation within a series)

Publication Date: February 23, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Cookbook/Short Story/Cowboy Romance

Authors: Lorelei James and Suzanne M Johnson

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Catch up with the McKay’s and fill up with delicious western dishes.

With a short story each from Cord and AJ, Carter and Macie, Colby and Channing, Keely and Jack, Colt and India (from the Rough Rider series) and Sierra and Boone (from the Legacy series) you get a peek into each couple and their married life along with their booming new families.

We get a “taste” of country dishes from each families perspective while their daily lives move right along. Cowboy Bites give us everything from appetisers to main courses to fun desserts and tasty liquor treats. This entire book is fun and utterly delicious and I adored catching up with all of my favorite McKay’s while they experienced daily living.

My favorite moments reminding me so much of times raising my own children or when my husband admitted his own defeat in times he may have messed up. I was laughing right along with each of those precious memories.

As for the recipes enclosed, I always sway towards anything sweet so my favorite recipes were; Sierra’s Brownies—yum!! and The Slutty Mermaid as the yummiest beverage—delicious!!

Synopsis:

Saddle up and get ready to ride again with the infamous McKay family!

New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James has whipped up six brand new Rough Riders short stories featuring fan favorite couples—Cord and AJ, Colby and Channing, Keely and Jack, Colt and India, Carter and Macie, and Boone and Sierra.

These slice of life tales are the perfect accompaniment to USA Today Bestselling author Suzanne Johnson’s delicious, down home recipes—family fare created to share round the table with love, laughter, and plenty of second helpings.

So kick off your boots, hang up your hat and prepare to stay awhile as you’re entertained and tantalized with Cowboy Bites!

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Blog Tour – Want You to Want Me by Lorelei James

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“Deliciously real, modern, hot, and funny.”
—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

Want You to Want Me, a sexy friends-to-lovers contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James is available now!

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Hockey player Gabriella “Gabi” Welk spent her life in pursuit of championships, but she has little to show for it besides dusty trophies and second-place medals. Now her career consists of several part-time jobs to make ends meet. When Gabi gets a chance at her dream job, she swallows her pride and asks her nemesis—smart, sexy and savvy Nolan Lund—for help.

Since being named future CEO of Lund Industries, Nolan has tried hard to overcome his reputation as a fun-loving playboy and ladies’ man. For the first time ever, he’s more focused on the company than his personal life. He spends his free time at the ice rink his brother owns, cheering on his niece at her hockey games…and watching Gabriella Welk, the superstar athlete and assistant coach who gets under his skin in a way he can’t ignore. He’s shocked when Gabi agrees to trade a favor for a favor.

They have little in common besides their mutual mistrust, but between family crises and sibling rivalries, Nolan and Gabi realize they want to be more than just friends—much more.

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Download your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3c2p2rE
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2RuWcbD
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/wantyoutowantme
Nook: https://bit.ly/2XoOVhd
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2y89Ydf
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RuNpGD

Add WANT YOU TO WANT ME to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/34yNM8A

Review

Read Kay’s Review: Want You To Want Me

 

 

 

Excerpt

“What?”
“The first random text you sent me. Christ. That might’ve been the corniest joke I’d ever heard, but I laughed my ass off for like five minutes. I’d had a shit day, I was still at work, feeling alone and pissy, and then your text pinged. For a brief shining moment, I knew someone in the world was thinking about me.”
“For real?” she whispered.
“Absolutely for real.” I let my lips brush the top of her ear. “I kept it casual and friendly. Biding my time until . . .”
“Until what?”
“Until I could make it clear to you that I intended to take friendly to a whole new level with us.” Feathering my mouth between her cheekbone and her ear, I murmured, “So tell me, Gabriella, when was I supposed to do that this week? When you came to me in a panic on Monday? When I texted you and asked if you had time for lunch on Tuesday and you turned me down? Or when I stopped by the rink last night and you sent me packing? Or tonight when I stormed into the men’s locker room because I worried you were really hurt?”
“You . . .” A shiver rolled through her. “Stop whispering in my ear, goddammit, it’s making it hard to think.”
She rolled her shoulder—to get closer or to get away from me? I froze. Waiting. When she stayed put, I had the answer I needed.
And looky there, she’d also given me better access to that tempting neck. “Jesus, you smell good.”
“It’s just lotion.”
“It’s just you,” I half growled. “Have I mentioned that you were fucking magnificent on the ice tonight?”
“No . . . Oh god, that feels . . .” She moaned as I planted soft kisses down the front of her throat.
“Mmm. I want to do this all night. But I won’t, because you have a big day tomorrow. And I won’t add to your stress of that by keeping on about this, but we both know it’s been building toward this.”I nuzzled the skin below her ear. “Am I wrong?”
“No.”

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Meet Lorelei James

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys® series, steamy romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series and Want You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand-alone novels and novellas. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei also writes gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Both she and her alter ego live in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made their empty nest more interesting.

Connect with Lorelei

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3f8sB0W
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2MLdj6k
Twitter: https://bit.ly/2XMRgm0
Receive text messages when Lorelei has a new release: https://bit.ly/2zhkmQY
Subscribe to Lorelei’s Blog: https://bit.ly/2zhKY4m
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New Release – Want You To Want Me by Lorelei James

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Want You to Want Me, an all new slow burn enemies to lovers standalone from New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James is available now!

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Hockey player Gabriella “Gabi” Welk spent her life in pursuit of championships, but she has little to show for it besides dusty trophies and second-place medals. Now her career consists of several part-time jobs to make ends meet. When Gabi gets a chance at her dream job, she swallows her pride and asks her nemesis—smart, sexy and savvy Nolan Lund—for help.

Since being named future CEO of Lund Industries, Nolan has tried hard to overcome his reputation as a fun-loving playboy and ladies’ man. For the first time ever, he’s more focused on the company than his personal life. He spends his free time at the ice rink his brother owns, cheering on his niece at her hockey games…and watching Gabriella Welk, the superstar athlete and assistant coach who gets under his skin in a way he can’t ignore. He’s shocked when Gabi agrees to trade a favor for a favor.

They have little in common besides their mutual mistrust, but between family crises and sibling rivalries, Nolan and Gabi realize they want to be more than just friends—much more.

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Download your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3c2p2rE
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2RuWcbD
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/wantyoutowantme
Nook: https://bit.ly/2XoOVhd
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2y89Ydf
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RuNpGD

Add WANT YOU TO WANT ME to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/34yNM8A

Review

Read Kay’s Review: Want You To Want Me

 

 

 

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Meet Lorelei James

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys® series, steamy romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series and Want You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand-alone novels and novellas. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei also writes gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Both she and her alter ego live in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made their empty nest more interesting.

Connect with Lorelei

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3f8sB0W
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2MLdj6k
Twitter: https://bit.ly/2XMRgm0
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Subscribe to Lorelei’s Blog: https://bit.ly/2zhKY4m
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Review – Want You To Want Me by Lorelei James

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Want You To Want Me; Want You #2
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lorelei James

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A slow burn, frenemies to lovers book. Want You To Want Me is the kind of book that will give you all the warm fuzzies. Nolan Lund and Gabi Welk are two unlikeliest souls to ever hook up, but when destiny makes that decision up for them there is a lot more in common than people give them credit for.

Nolan Lund is the second child, known as the playboy, never take anything seriously, even called “the spare” by his own grandfather. How do you work harder than “Stonewall” Jackson, his oldest brother who’s won championship cups in hockey and is still expected to come back and take over the company–except when he didn’t do that last part. So when it came time for Nolan to step up and contribute to LI Nolan really wasn’t taken seriously by his family either. No matter how many hours he worked, no matter what input he gave, he was given a pat on the head and then shuffled out of the room. It seemed like Nolan was running in circles.

Gabi Welk spent her life working towards the Olympics and when she finally retired, she found herself shuffling between part-time coaching jobs just to make a living. It wasn’t exactly what her future dreams consisted of. When she’s given a lead on a broadcasting job it’s one that could change her entire life, but it’s also one she has to keep to herself due to NDA requirements. The further she gets in the application process the more excited she gets, but the harder it is to keep it to herself. If she gets the job it could affect more than just her she isn’t sure when life became so difficult.

Nolan the known social butterfly befriends Gabi who appears gruff and anti-social, but that is until you get to know them. You find that somewhere along the way she’s become more aloof after retiring from the Olympics and she actually misses the comradery of being on a team. Nolan too has been working so much lately that he used to be known to have a different woman on his arm every weekend, but lately he’s gone solo and held back, that is until he begins hanging out with Gabi. These two befriend one another at a time when they are both at a crossroads in their lives and they develop a friendship. A deep and competitive friendship that is really run to read. It opened them both up to who they really are inside, exposing those soft underbellies that is really attractive to a person, before getting all nekkid.

While they didn’t talk about business, per say, they talked about everything else. They found each other at a time when the world was crazy around them. When they were both surrounded by family, co-workers, friends, etc…they were basically alone and yet they had each other and their connection grew stronger. This story is beautiful and Lorelei once again blew me away at how deeply she ingrains her characters into my life.

Another aspect I loved about Want You to Want Me or really about any of the books in the Want You or Need You series is how Lorelei brings a special cause to light in each book. In this particular book it focused on the LGBTQ community. Whatever cause she has the Lund family raising awareness of she does it with sensitivity and it’s always thought provoking enough to raise a discussion in our household.

Interconnected with the Need You series, Want You To Want Me can be read as a standalone, but understanding the Lund world might be more enjoyable if you’ve read some of the prior books. However, Lorelei James is an excellent author and never leaves you wanting for information so if this is your first dive into this series it can be read as a standalone.

The best take away from Want You To Want Me, Nolan loves everything about Gabi and doesn’t want her to change to fit into his billionaire world. Her gruff, sports, sweaty body – it does it for him. There are preconceived notions from the world he lives in just as much as the one she’s from and Gabi adores the metrosexual, fancy pants man that Nolan is too. They are both very comfortable in their own skins and the beautiful thing is they appreciate each other for what they are. That is real love.

Synopsis:

The new sexy contemporary romance in New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James’s Want You series, set in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Hockey player Gabriella “Gabi” Welk spent her life in pursuit of championships, but she has little to show for it besides dusty trophies and second-place medals. Now her career consists of several part-time jobs to make ends meet. When Gabi gets a chance at her dream job, she swallows her pride and asks her nemesis–smart, sexy and savvy Nolan Lund–for help.

Since being named future CEO of Lund Industries, Nolan has tried hard to overcome his reputation as a fun-loving playboy and ladies’ man. For the first time ever, he’s more focused on the company than his personal life. He spends his free time at the ice rink his brother owns, cheering on his niece at her hockey games…and watching Gabriella Welk, the superstar athlete and assistant coach who gets under his skin in a way he can’t ignore. He’s shocked when Gabi agrees to trade a favor for a favor.

They have little in common besides their mutual mistrust, but between family crises and sibling rivalries, Nolan and Gabi realize they want to be more than just friends–much more.

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Blog Tour – Silver-Tongued Devil by Lorelei James

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“Silas and Dinah are dynamite!”
— Lexi Blake, New York Times bestselling author

SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL, an all-new sexy, historical standalone romance with all-the-feels from the fan-favorite Rough Riders Series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, is out now!

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Their love story sparked a brushfire that grew into the legacy of Lorelei James’s Rough Riders series. This standalone historical romance is a prequel to the McKay family saga.

The West doesn’t get much wilder than Silas McKay. He’s earned his cowboy reputation not just as a rancher, but as a brawling card sharp who’s short on cash but long on charm. And just as soon as he claps eyes on the pretty new schoolteacher? Well, Dinah Thompson is about to discover what courtin’s like McKay-style—sweet, hot and passionate.

Luckily, Dinah’s got the sass and sense to stand up to Silas’s shenanigans. She relocated to rural Wyoming to teach and become a self-reliant woman, not to spend her nights dreaming about that blue-eyed rogue and his ranchwork honed-body. But Silas McKay’s powerful appeal and tempting promises convince Dinah to recklessly go all in with him.

When Silas’s long-standing rivalry with Zeke West puts Dinah, Silas and his twin brother Jonas in danger, each one is forced to make difficult decisions about taking a chance to build their legacy . . . and a love that transcends time.

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Meet Lorelei James

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Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys® series, steamy romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series and Want You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand-alone novels and novellas. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei also writes gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Both she and her alter ego live in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made their empty nest more interesting.

Connect with Lorelei

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3f8sB0W
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2MLdj6k
Twitter: https://bit.ly/2XMRgm0
Receive text messages when Lorelei has a new release:
https://bit.ly/2zhkmQY
Subscribe to Lorelei’s Blog: https://bit.ly/2zhKY4m
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Website: www.loreleijames.com

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Review – Silver-Tongued Devil by Lorelei James

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Silver-Tongued Devil; Rough Rider Origin Novel 
(An origin standalone within a series)

by: Lorelei James

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Whether you are a Lorelei James fan, a historical romance fan, a fan of just a well written story, or looking for a new series because this is the where it all begins. Silver-Tongued Devil is the origins of the McKay Rough Riders series and although it may be the last book written it is the beginning of where the families McKay and West began.

I began reading Lorelei James years ago and was instantly hooked. The Rough Rider series became one of my instant buy everything Lorelei ever wrote and also forever has been a one-click author, so of course to have the origins of where this family came from is a feeling of pure giddiness that is basically indescribable.

It does not matter what time Lorelei writes the McKay family in; the 1800’s, the 1900’s, or even the 3000’s (yes, I’d love to see one of my favorite families living in the future) the point is the McKay’s are timeless, Lorelei’s writing is flawless, and I can truly never get enough.

Silver-Tongued Devil takes us back to the wild west. Back to a time when towns were just forming, there was such a thing as courting, and you worked hard for every little thing you had. Silas and Jonas McKay are twin boys who lost their parents young, but moved from the east towards the west and learned different skills along the way. This helped them survive once they finally settled on the spot that would become the McKay homestead. For Silas his dream of owning a ranch and the land needed to maintain the cattle actually coming to fruition. While Jonas was a deputy, which wasn’t necessarily his dream or his long term goal, but for now he was happy looking after his trouble making brother.

Dinah Thompson came out west looking to start over once she lost her parents. As a school teacher and nurse helping out the local doc she was content with her arrangement until Silas began courting her. Dreams of marriage and what could be made her wish time would move faster and also slow down all at once. She loved getting to know Silas’s land, setting up his home and especially getting to know him. If only he’d stay away from trouble everything would be perfect.

While Jonas is also in love with a particular woman, his love is a bit tricker to profess in polite society.  I’ll leave as a statement for you to ponder and discover for yourself when you pick up the book.

The McKay’s and the West’s have been feuding it feels like forever. You hear about it in multiple Rough Rider novels and you get to the bottom of where the animosity stems from here. A lot of questions are answered and just like Lorelei is known for, she doesn’t leave anything unturned. This is a gorgeous book that is not only rich and full of a time long gone, but also full of feisty McKay history. I could read her books forever and I know you will love this one!

Synopsis:

Their love story sparked a brushfire that grew into the legacy of Lorelei James’s Rough Riders series. This standalone historical romance is a prequel to the McKay family saga.

The West doesn’t get much wilder than Silas McKay. He’s earned his cowboy reputation not just as a rancher, but as a brawling card sharp who’s short on cash but long on charm. And just as soon as he claps eyes on the pretty new schoolteacher? Well, Dinah Thompson is about to discover what courtin’s like McKay-style—sweet, hot and passionate.

Luckily, Dinah’s got the sass and sense to stand up to Silas’s shenanigans. She relocated to rural Wyoming to teach and become a self-reliant woman, not to spend her nights dreaming about that blue-eyed rogue and his ranchwork honed-body. But Silas McKay’s powerful appeal and tempting promises convince Dinah to recklessly go all in with him.

When Silas’s long-standing rivalry with Zeke West puts Dinah, Silas and his twin brother Jonas in danger, each one is forced to make difficult decisions about taking a chance to build their legacy . . . and a love that transcends time.

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New Release – Silver-Tonged Devil by Lorelei James

Their love story sparked a brushfire that grew into the legacy of Lorelei James’s Rough Riders series. This standalone historical romance is a prequel to the McKay family saga.

SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL, an all new historical romance standalone in the Rough Rider, McKay Family Saga from New York Times bestselling author, Lorelei James is available now!

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The West doesn’t get much wilder than Silas McKay. He’s earned his cowboy reputation not just as a rancher, but as a brawling card sharp who’s short on cash but long on charm. And just as soon as he claps eyes on the pretty new schoolteacher? Well, Dinah Thompson is about to discover what courtin’s like McKay-style—sweet, hot and passionate.

Luckily, Dinah’s got the sass and sense to stand up to Silas’s shenanigans. She relocated to rural Wyoming to teach and become a self-reliant woman, not to spend her nights dreaming about that blue-eyed rogue and his ranchwork honed-body. But Silas McKay’s powerful appeal and tempting promises convince Dinah to recklessly go all in with him.

When Silas’s long-standing rivalry with Zeke West puts Dinah, Silas and his twin brother Jonas in danger, each one is forced to make difficult decisions about taking a chance to build their legacy . . . and a love that transcends time.

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Meet Lorelei James
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Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys® series, steamy romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series and Want You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand-alone novels and novellas. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei also writes gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Both she and her alter ego live in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made their empty nest more interesting.

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Book Reviews, Cowboy Romance, Release Day/New Release

New Release – Spun Out by Lorelei James

New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James returns for another wild ride in Wyoming with a new Blacktop Cowboys® novel in
SPUN OUT!!

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Kindle — https://amazon.com/spunout

 

Years in the Army equipped Bailey Masterson for many things: target shooting, rappelling off cliffs, dodging grenades. She’s lived through horrors that still give her nightmares. But nothing in Bailey’s life-or-death training prepared her for caring for the tiny terror that is five-year-old Olivia Hale. Or how to control her raging attraction to Olivia’s father, Streeter, the rugged, green-eyed cattle rancher who undermines her every move even when he stars in her dreams.

Streeter Hale has room for only two things in his life: his daughter and his job. He doesn’t date. He doesn’t get attached. Not anymore. So not only is Streeter stunned by Olivia’s improved behavior after just a few days with Bailey, he’s downright floored by his immediate attraction to the woman. But with secrets in her eyes and a body that doesn’t quit, Streeter begins to worry that Bailey Masterson might just be the one woman to heal his fractured family and broken heart.

One thing’s for sure–these two wrecked souls are spinning out of control as they desperately try not to fall in love…

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Read Kay’s Review: Spun Out

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Lorelei JamesLorelei 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 cowgirl boots.

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Book Reviews, Cowboy Romance

Review – Spun Out by Lorelei James

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Spun Out; Blacktop Cowboys #10 (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: October 27, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Lorelei James is not only a one-click author for me, but one of my all time favorite authors. Every reason why to both of those reasons is contained in Spun Out. Her books contain every element that make her characters and stories come to life and feel like I’ve come home. Filled with emotion, passion, meaning, and people you won’t soon forget Spun Out is a book you need to read.

Although this is the last book in the Blacktop series, Spun Out is different than the previous books (and I say that in the best way possible) and can be read as a complete standalone. Yes, there are mentions of previous characters, but Lorelei fills in the blanks of who they are (because even for myself, it’s been a few years since I’ve read some of the books and I needed a refresher so don’t worry because you will be able to follow along).

Streeter Hale (next to his brother Tobin) is probably one of my favorite characters in this series. He’s a single father raising a strong-willed, intelligent child, Olivia. Between losing his wife, his livelihood (which included a falling out with his father and older brother), and raising his daughter with almost “Sheldon Cooper” like needs, he barely makes it through the day. When Bailey, Harper’s sister, arrives for the summer and tells all the parents who live at Split Rock Resort that their child are out of control (he’s somewhat thankful it’s not just his, but at the same time knows something must be done). The parents make a decision and decide that Bailey is just the woman to wrangle their kids in.

Sergeant Bailey Masterson is straightforward, to the point, and I love that she sees not only her one nephew, Gage, who is third born getting lost in the mix of his family, and she makes special time with him, but also that she understands Olivia, Streeter’s daughter right off the bat and doesn’t discount her as a brat (well maybe headstrong, but somehow she sort of admires it). When Bailey is asked to begin a Boot Camp for the children who live at Split Rock Resort, she isn’t quite sure is she is qualified, but when they offer her free housing where she isn’t living with her sister, husband, and four children anymore, the deal doesn’t sound half bad. Besides if it means getting not only her nephews and the other children to behave better, it has to be a win-win.

Living next to the hot, single dad and his precocious daughter isn’t exactly what Bailey had in mind, but she makes the best of it, especially as the summer moves forward and her living arrangements come with benefits.

Bailey and Streeter together are so hot…I think what makes it combustible is how Bailey helps Streeter find himself again. He’s been lost for so long that she brings his self confidence and personality to the light. She is sort of instrumental for several people in finding themselves and that is her gift. I’m not sure she is entirely aware of it, but she doesn’t share too much about herself and I’m not going to give away as to why she keeps it locked up tight.

Spun Out is the conclusion to a great series, and like I said above, it is different than the others, but in the best possible way. I really hope Lorelei continues with the next generation of Split Rock children (you get the chance to meet and know several, like Olivia, in this book), but time and her muse will show us what direction she will take us.

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – BRAND NEW 1001 DARK NIGHTS BUNDLES (20-24)

We are celebrating the release of 5 amazing bundles (20-24) from 1001 Dark Nights!

Each bundle features novellas from 4 bestselling authors. The bundles released today, and you can grab your copies by going to the links below. Check out the book trailer!

1001 Dark Nights Bundle 20

Featuring: Rebecca Zanetti, Kristen Ashley, Larissa Ione, and Laura Kaye

About this Bundle:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti, Kristen Ashley, Larissa Ione, and Laura Kaye.

Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners.

BLAZE ERUPTING: Scorpius Syndrome/A Brigade Novella by Rebecca Zanetti
Hugh Johnson is nobody’s hero, and the idea of being in the limelight makes him want to growl. He takes care of his brothers, does his job, and enjoys a mellow evening hanging with his hound dog and watching the sports channel. So when sweet and sexy Ellie Smithers from his college chemistry class asks him to save millions of people from a nuclear meltdown, he doggedly steps forward while telling himself that the world hasn’t changed and he can go back to his relaxing life. One look at Ellie and excitement doesn’t seem so bad.

ROUGH RIDE: A Chaos Novella by Kristen Ashley
Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice.
But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe…and fell down on that job.

HAWKYN: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione
As a special class of earthbound guardian angel called Memitim, Hawkyn is charged with protecting those whose lives are woven into the fabric of the future. His success is legendary, so when he’s given a serial killer to watch over, he sees no reason for that to change. But Hawkyn’s own future is jeopardized after he breaks the rules and rescues a beautiful woman from the killer’s clutches, setting off an explosive, demonic game of cat and mouse that pits brother against brother and that won’t end until someone dies.

RIDE DIRTY: A Raven Riders Novella by Laura Kaye
Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders’ Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.
Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted.

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

Purchase your copy of BUNDLE 20 today!

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Check out the authors:

Rebecca Zanetti | Kristen Ashley | Larissa Ione | Laura Kaye

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1001 Dark Nights Bundle 21

Featuring: Joanna Wylde, Jennifer Probst, Elisabeth Naughton, and Carrie Ann Ryan

About this Bundle:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Joanna Wylde, Jennifer Probst, Elisabeth Naughton, and Carrie Ann Ryan.

Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners.

ROME’S CHANCE: A Reapers MC Novella by Joanna Wylde
Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her. She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. Randi Whittaker was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away.
The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do.
When she came around a third time, he’d had enough. Randi had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his.

THE MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENT: A Marriage to a Billionaire Novella by Jennifer Probst
Caterina Victoria Windsor fled her family winery after a humiliating broken engagement, and spent the past year in Italy rebuilding her world. But when Ripley Savage shows up with a plan to bring her back home, and an outrageous demand for her to marry him, she has no choice but to return to face her past. But when simple attraction begins to run deeper, Cat has to decide if she’s strong enough to trust again…and strong enough to stay…

SURRENDER: A House of Sin Novella by Elisabeth Naughton
The leaders of my House want her dead. The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup. I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own. Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.
Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders…

INKED NIGHTS: A Montgomery Ink Novella by Carrie Ann Ryan
Tattoo artist, Derek Hawkins knows the rules:
One night a month.
No last names.
No promises.
Olivia Madison has her own rules:
Don’t fall in love.
No commitment.
Never tell Derek the truth.
When their worlds crash into each other however, Derek and Olivia will have to face what they fought to ignore as well as the connection they tried to forget.

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

Purchase your copy of BUNDLE 21 today!

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Joanna Wylde | Jennifer Probst | Elisabeth Naughton | Carrie Ann Ryan

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1001 Dark Nights Bundle 22

Featuring: Rachel Van Dyken, Lexi Blake, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and J. Kenner

About this Bundle:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Rachel Van Dyken, Lexi Blake, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and J. Kenner.

Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners.

ENVY: An Eagle Elite Novella by Rachel Van Dyken
Every family has rules, the mafia just has more….
Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to.
Do not make eye contact unless you want to die.
And above all else, do not fall in love.
Renee Cassani’s future is set.
Her betrothal is set.
Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set.
Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that.
He’s a man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
And he only wants one thing.
Her.
Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying.
Good thing Vic has a firm hand.

PROTECTED: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake
Years before, Wade Rycroft fell in love with Geneva Harris, the smartest girl in his class. The rodeo star and the shy academic made for an odd pair but their chemistry was undeniable. They made plans to get married after high school but when Genny left him standing in the rain, he joined the Army and vowed to leave that life behind. Genny married the town’s golden boy, and Wade knew that he couldn’t go home again.
Fifteen years later, Wade returns to his Texas hometown for his brother’s wedding and walks into a storm of scandal. Genny’s marriage has dissolved and the town has turned against her. But when someone tries to kill his old love, Wade can’t refuse to help her.

THE PRINCE: A Wicked Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.
Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.

PLEASE ME: A Stark Ever After Novella by Julie Kenner
Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return.
I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

Purchase your copy of BUNDLE 22 today!

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Check out the authors:

Rachel Van Dyken | Lexi Blake | Jennifer L. Armentrout | J. Kenner

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1001 Dark Nights Bundle 23

Featuring: Lorelei James, Kylie Scott, Donna Grant, and Kristen Proby

About this Bundle:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Lorelei James, Kylie Scott, Donna Grant, and Kristen Proby.

Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners.

WOUND TIGHT: A Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® Crossover by Lorelei James
Bull rider Justin Donohue spent his youth hell-bent on winning world championships. After hitting the big 4-0, Justin takes a job at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School, where he immediately locks horns (and lips) with the sexy, sassy Callie—a 22-year-old cowgirl set on seducing him.
From the moment Callie Morgan encounters the hot-as-fire new ranch hand, she knows his gruff manner is an attempt to mask his attraction to her. But she’s never backed down from a challenge, especially not when Justin’s actions speak louder than his denials.

STRONG: A Stage Dive Novella by Kylie Scott
As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

DRAGON NIGHT: A Dark Kings Novella by Donna Grant
There has never been a hunt that Dorian has lost. With his sights set on a relic the Dragon Kings need to battle an ancient foe, he won’t let anything stand in his way – especially not the beautiful owner. Alexandra Sheridan is smart and cautious. Yet the attraction between them is impossible to deny – or ignore. But is it a road Dorian dares to travel down again?

TEMPTING BROOKE: A Big Sky Novella by Kristen Proby
Brooke’s Blooms has taken Cunningham Falls by surprise. This store is Brooke Henderson’s deepest joy, and it means everything to her, which shows in how completely she and her little shop have been embraced by the small community of Cunningham Falls.
So, when her landlord dies and Brody Chabot saunters through her door, announcing that the building has been sold, and will soon be demolished, Brooke knows that she’s in for the fight of her life. But she hasn’t gotten this far by sitting back and quietly doing what she’s told. Brooke has no intention of losing this fight, no matter how tempting Brody’s smile — and body — is.

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

Purchase your copy of BUNDLE 23 today!

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Lorelei James | Kylie Scott | Donna Grant | Kristen Proby

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1001 Dark Nights Bundle 24

Featuring: Heather Graham, K. Bromberg, Kendall Ryan, and Gena Showalter

About this Bundle:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Heather Graham, K. Bromberg, Kendall Ryan, and Gena Showalter.

Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners.

HAUNTED BE THE HOLIDAYS: A Krewe of Hunters Novella by Heather Graham
It’s Halloween at the Global Tower Theatre, a fantastic and historic theater owned by Adam Harrison and run by spouses of Krewe members. During a special performance, a strange actor makes an appearance in the middle of the show, warning of dire events if his murder is not solved before another holiday rolls around.
Dakota McCoy and Brodie McFadden dive into the mystery. Both have a special talent for dealing with ghosts, but this one is proving elusive. With the help of Brodie’s diva mother and his ever-patient father—who were killed together when a stage chandelier fell upon them—Dakota and Brodie set out to solve the case. If they can’t solve the murder quickly, there will be no Thanksgiving for the Krewe…

CONTROL: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg
Control is something Desi Whitman abhors. Why live life in black and white perfection when you can messily color outside the lines?
But when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel.

HUNKY HEARTBREAKERS: A Whiskey Kisses Novella by Kendall Ryan
Everything’s bigger in Texas. And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite. Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share it with.
When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. She’s a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his company’s recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down.

THE DARKEST CAPTIVE: A Lords of the Underworld Novella by Gena Showalter
For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything. Then he met her.
Former demon turned human femme fatale — Legion Honey — sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow.
Galen’s hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her.

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

Purchase your copy of BUNDLE 24 today!

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Check out the authors:

Heather Graham | K. Bromberg | Kendall Ryan | Gena Showalter


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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Release Day/New Release

New Release – I Want You Back by Lorelei James

New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James kicks-off her Want You Series with a Lund family cousin hot enough to melt the ice and mend a broken heart in
I WANT YOU BACK!!

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Kindle — https://amzn.to/2RRTP4L

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Former NHL star Jaxson Lund has returned to the Twin Cities, but he’s at loose ends, unsure if he belongs at Lund Industries, or where he stands with Lucy, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Mimi. Despite the signs she’d like to leave him in the penalty box, the attraction burning between them reinforces his determination to prove that he deserves a second chance…

Lucy Quade is in a good place with a steady job, a nice apartment, and a well-adjusted daughter, which is why she’s hesitant when Jax insists on co-parenting. It’s not that Lucy doesn’t trust Jax…she’s just unconvinced he can handle multiple responsibilities when he’s been singularly focused on playing hockey. But when issues arise with Mimi, Lucy’s shocked at how levelheaded and paternal he acts, giving her a glimpse of the Jax she used to know, the sexy, sweet man she fell for years ago.

Once Lucy lets her guard down, Jax goes all in to show her how good they are together, but will their past remain too large an obstacle to ever overcome?

Kindle — https://amzn.to/2RRTP4L

Read Kay’s Review: I Want You Back

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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 cowgirl boots.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – I Want You Back by Lorelei James

I Want You Back; Want You #1 (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: March 12, 2019 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Lorelei James always sets the bar high and with I Want You Back she has once again blown me away. The second chance story between Jaxson Lund and Lucy Quade is not only a story between two jilted lovers, but also a story about their precocious daughter, Mimi, a story about reconnecting with family, and a story about rebuilding a new life upon a lot of burned ashes.

I once heard that falling off the wayward path isn’t done in just one step. It begins with stepping off the trail, yes, but since you have the opportunity to step right back on the path it’s easy to right your wrong. However, the more you commit that act, hence stepping off the path again and again, eventually that trail you’ve taken gets further and further away. It eventually leads to more bad decisions until it becomes the norm of your everyday life. The good news is you always have the opportunity to find your way back from the wayward path, but just like stepping off wasn’t done in one step, neither is finding your way back.

What exactly am I talking about?

Jaxson Lund had stepped off the path and didn’t like the man he had become. He hid it well because no one in his family knew, nor his teammates, or even the media had caught wind of the mess he’d made of his life. However, once he decided to wake up and finally make a change, he began by walking that long road towards the man he used to be. What kept him up nights, he worried if it was too late and all the damage he had caused would be forgiven. Would the people in his life forgive all the wrongs he had done while he had living on the wrong path?

Lucy Quade had been a single mom since the day Mimi, their daughter, had been born. Jaxson made her life miserable most of the time given he was an absent father, an alcoholic, and self-absorbed. There was a point early on in their relationship when she had loved him, but it also hadn’t surprised when Jaxson proved her right knowing that all men cheat and all men leave. When Jaxson retired from hockey and moved back to Minnesota full time, she wasn’t sure how their strained relationship would factor into spending time with their daughter. She wasn’t about to dwell on the how’s and why’s he seemed different than all the other times he’d attempted to visit in the past, but frankly she was tired of arguing and perhaps she owed it to their daughter to get along.

This is a beautiful story of redemption, not only in Jaxson’s life, but for those IN his life. Let’s face it, we all get wiser, or should, as we age. We learn from mistakes and grow from those mistakes. I Want You Back is so much more than just a love story. The title is the perfect homage to everything the journey of the story leads the reader on. Getting back to a better you. Getting back to better relationships. Getting back to a better work life. Getting back to parenthood. Getting back the love you’ve missed. Just getting back to you. Jaxson and Lucy want to get back to each other, but it’s a tangled road that they both have to walk alone before they can reach the same destination.

One last note…One of my favorite scenes is when Mimi is acting out, basically being a demon child, because let’s face it, those of us with children, who’ve watched children, even been around children know what those moments are like. Children, even good children can turn into satan and we don’t want them anywhere near us, but unfortunately we are the adult and have to deal with the demonic child. In I Want You Back in this particular moment of frustration Mimi bursts into tears and cries for her mommy after being all kinds of hellish for poor Jaxson. Jax is smacked with the ugly truth that even though he may love his child he doesn’t like her very much and he silently wishes for his mommy too. I’ve personally had moments with my own children such as these and I love my children dearly, did I always like their behavior…eh. Lorelei brings her characters into my house where I have lived these tiny moments and that is why her books are so special to me. Her writing is family.

Thank you Lorelei James for making me part of your family!!

 

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Book Reviews, Features, New Releases, This and That

A Hot Summer of Releases

Released The Summer of 2018

UNFORTUNATELY I haven’t been able to recap New Releases like I have in the past. Things like a new job and summer adventures just didn’t allow me spare time these past few months, but I’d like to take a moment to recap some of my favorite books that were published this summer, just in case you missed them the first go round.

One of the best series that I read this summer is full of laughter, sexy hot men, and meddling townsfolk (look back to the laughter comment once again) was by Vanessa Vale. Her Montana Small Town Romance series had it all. Adventure, laughter, steamy romance, and lovable characters that had me itching for each new book. Read them all and you won’t be disappointed.

Montana Small Town Romance series 

by Vanessa Vale

Small town romance with heat. This series is funny, sexy and just a super easy contemporary romance read.

Montana Fire
Jane West’s life is perfectly average. Perfectly boring.

Until Ty Strickland—Grade-A, smoking hot firefighter—moves in down the street. Then things get a little exciting, and not in the good, panty-melting sort of way. Not only does someone want her dead (seriously), she has to wrangle her out-of-control desires where the new neighbor is concerned, and convince her boss at the small town’s only adult toy store—who meddles in Jane’s love life—to leave the new hose-wielding hottie off her matchmaking radar.

But it’s not all chaos and pancakes. There’s Ty. And his smoking hot body. Smoking hot kisses. He’s burning the walls around her heart to nothing but ash. And she just might be falling in love…if she can stay alive long enough.

Montana Ice
It may be below zero, but Jack & Veronica heat things up.

Veronica Miller is a plumber on a mission—buy out her dad and the family business is finally hers. One big, handsome problem stands in her way. And it’s not a clogged toilet.

Jack Reid is the boy she crushed on in high school. Ten years ago, he broke her heart and skipped town. But now he’s back, and he’s definitely no longer a boy. He’s all man—and he’d really like for Veronica to check out his pipe.

Forced to being roommates, Jack and Veronica have to work through a decade of baggage, disappointment, wanting and unrequited lust.
Even though Veronica’s heart hasn’t yet forgiven Jack, they’ll need more than a pillow berm down the middle of the bed to keep them apart.

Montana Heat
Emma Hardy hasn’t been able to forget Sam Carter, or his incredible kiss in the elevator. Sadly, he rocked her world (and her libido), then calmly walked away, quit his job, and disappeared for two months.

Not exactly the hot kiss follow-up she’d been hoping for.

But Sam was busy making plans. Plans that include the two of them and picking up where they left off.

This time, nothing will stop them.

Montana Wild
Violet Miller is a teacher savoring her summer break until she’s been called in as emergency reinforcements—of the dating kind. She volunteers to help an old flame by pretending to be his girlfriend. In Alaska. At a family reunion. Since the guy is a handsome, lumberjack-sized doctor she’s never quite forgotten, faking a relationship won’t be hard work—while wishing for more.

Mike Ostranski is a desperate man on vacation. His mother wants grandchildren and sees a crazy Alaskan woman as a candidate for daughter-in-law. Mike needs Violet by his side to deflect the lady’s advances.

A week in Alaska as boyfriend and girlfriend should be easy for them. They grew up together, even had a brief fling. What could possibly go wrong?

Montana Mine
Daphne Lane leads an uncomplicated life as a travel journalist. After spending a week visiting her crazy Aunt Velma in Montana, she’s more than ready to escape to her next assignment. But Fate has other plans in the form of JT McCade, a sexy detective with a sensitive trigger finger.

Pulling over a car for speeding should’ve been quick and easy for JT. Hand over a ticket and move on to his summer vacation. But Daphne was a force of nature and destroys his plans. When he finds himself on a road trip across the west with Daphne and three other women, he doesn’t know what hit him. Oh yeah, Daphne Lane in a vintage RV.

Can JT and Daphne survive everything three geriatric matchmakers dish out on this road trip from hell?? Will the insanity lead Daphne to the one place she’s never really been…home.

♥Published: Summer 2018♥

Lauren Blakely owes me kleenex with this next book. I may get teary or choked up while reading, but Unbreak My Heart had me weeping throughout the entire book. I had to stop reading multiple times because I couldn’t see the words swimming in front of my bleary eyeballs. This book broke me and then unbroke me. It was just that good.


Unbreak My Heart

by Lauren Blakely

From #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a new standalone romance as you’ve never seen her before. Filled with raw emotion, heartbreak, hope, and humor, UNBREAK MY HEART explores how to heal, how to live, and how to love.

I didn’t break her heart, and she didn’t break mine — we broke each other’s.

I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she’s returned . . . but I’m not the guy I was before.

Beautiful, kind, and loving, she’s the same — my hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night.

There’s so much I have to put back in place now that I’m alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I’m sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more.

She says she’ll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it.

That’s the chance I have to take.

Paperback 300 pages

♥Published: July 6th 2018♥

Lorelei James is the queen of Cowboy Romance. Her sexy men in tight wrangler jeans are the stuff of my cowboy fantasities. And Racked and Stacked delivered on every level. The main characters were introduced a few books back and whew…did they dislike one another. Lorelei always knows when the timing is right to release all that passion….mmmm yum hold on for it in Racked and Stacked.


Racked and Stacked

by Lorelei James

Opposites don’t just attract in the West–they sizzle–and Wyoming has never been hotter than in the latest sexy Blacktop Cowboys® novel.

Growing up with three older brothers, Larissa “Riss” Thorpe defines the term tomboy–a moniker that never mattered to her until she crossed paths with sexy cowboy player Ike Palmer. Seeing him in action on the road, Riss can tell that Ike prefers his women soft-spoken and feminine. And since Riss is obviously not his type, it’s unlikely that they’ll mix business and pleasure when they’re in close quarters together.

Former cattle broker Ike Palmer was ready for a new chapter in his life as a stock contractor when he started working with Riss, a sassy truck driver who gets under his skin at every turn. But Riss is unlike any woman he’s ever met and her candor inflames him in the most unexpected ways.

After circumstances force a truce between them, Riss and Ike will have to choose to maintain the stubbornness that keeps them apart or take a chance on the fiery attraction that could lead to something more…

ebook 352 pages

♥Published: August 7th 2018♥

 

The first book in a new series, the Rockwell Legacy, The Rebel set the stage for a new family to fall in love with. The Rockwell family has lived in the mountain lodge for years, but will their legacy remain with their father’s health failing? Time will tell and this series is going to be so good.


The Rebel; The Rockwell Legacy #1

by Jennifer Bernard

A passionate new series from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard …

Every family has its rebel … and its secrets.

Deep in the Cascade mountains, the Rockwell family has been running historic Rocky Peak Lodge for generations. But now, that legacy is at risk of disappearing forever.

Kai, always the rebel, would rather risk his life as a rescue paramedic than deal with his impossible father, “Mad Max” Rockwell. Only one thing could bring him home—a real threat to his family’s legacy. Especially in the form of a beautiful woman.

Nurse Nicole Davidson never pictured herself as a spy. All she wants is security for her disabled sister. Get some inside intel for a friend’s real estate group while working for surly Max? She can do that. Until the outrageously sexy Kai Rockwell shows up and sets everything on fire—most especially her.

Equally determined, equally passionate about protecting their families, Kai and Nicole don’t know if they should be enemies or lovers. All they know is they can’t resist each other…no matter the price.

ebook

♥Published: September 4th 2018♥

The first book in the the series, The Theory of Unrequited, was just the beginning. The beginning of the puzzle that was AJ and Evan. The Solution to Unrequited begins to fill in what the picture of the puzzle looks like between AJ and Evan. That puzzle still isn’t finished by the end of the book. There are still more pieces to fill in until we see the whole picture. AJ and Evan’s story isn’t complete and my heart is waiting in anticipation until the next release. It’s heartbreaking, maddening, and soulful to watch these two, and yet I can’t wait to finish the puzzle.


The Solution to Unrequited; The Science of Unrequited #2

by Len Webster

The Solution of Unrequited, Book Two in The Science of Unrequited: The Story of AJ & Evan.

Atomic number: 33
Name of chemical element: Arsenic
Symbol: As

Every solution has a poisonous flaw … even between best friends.

The agreement: Fall break together.
The struggle: A road trip from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
The reason: To find a way back into each other’s lives.
The issue: AJ’s not ready to let Evan reclaim the parts of her he made his.
The hindrance: Connecticut.

ebook, 281 pages

♥Published: July 11th 2018♥

Memento Mori – “Remember that you must die”.
First of all, you know I adore Lexi Blake. Secondly, this book is filled with crossovers and I love crossovers so hard!!  Lexi took bits from almost every series she has been a part of and that fed my crossover addiction like the good dealer she is. I was basically bouncing in my seat while I read each new crossover reference. I’d say I need help, but I adore it, so please keep it up Lexi! Also, did I mention I was giddy over this release? Memento Mori is so good it is everything I expected from a Lexi Blake novel and so much more..

Memento Mori (Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten #1)

by Lexi Blake

Six men with no memories of the past
One leader with no hope for the future

A man without a past

Jax woke up in a lab, his memories erased, and his mind reprogrammed to serve a mad woman’s will. After being liberated from his prison, he pledged himself to the only thing he truly knows-his team. Six men who lost everything they were. They must make certain no one else gets their hands on the drugs that stole their lives, all while hiding from every intelligence organization on the planet. The trail has led him to an unforgiving mountainside and a beautiful wilderness expert who may be his only hope of finding the truth.

A woman with a bright future

River Lee knows her way around the Colorado wilderness. She’s finally found a home in a place called Bliss after years lost in darkness. The nature guide prefers to show her clients the beauty found in the land, but she also knows the secrets the mountains hold. When she meets Jax, something about the troubled man calls to her. She agrees to lead him to the site of an abandoned government facility hidden deep in the forest. She never dreamed she was stepping into the middle of a battlefield.

A love that could heal a broken soul

Spending time with River, Jax discovers a peace he’s never known. Their passion unlocks a side of himself he didn’t even know he was missing. When an old enemy makes his first move, Jax and River find themselves fighting for their lives. But when his past is revealed, will River be caught in the crosshairs of a global conspiracy?

ebook, 452 pages

♥Published: August 28th 2018♥

 

*All book synopsis’ given by Goodreads

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Blog Tour – Wound Tight

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lorelei James, comes WOUND TIGHT, a new crossover novella in her Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

About WOUND TIGHT:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorelei James comes a crossover story in her Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® series…

A May-December romance hotter than the 4th of July…

Bull rider Justin Donohue spent his youth hell-bent on winning world championships. After hitting the big 4-0, Justin takes a job at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School, where he immediately locks horns (and lips) with the sexy, sassy Callie—a 22-year-old cowgirl set on seducing him. Discovering their age difference doesn’t deter Callie; neither does Justin’s warning that she deserves more than a busted-up former rodeo cowboy.

From the moment Callie Morgan encounters the hot-as-fire new ranch hand, she knows his gruff manner is an attempt to mask his attraction to her. But she’s never backed down from a challenge, especially not when Justin’s actions speak louder than his denials. Callie doesn’t give a damn that he’s older than her or what others might think of their relationship. The uptight cowboy needs to relax and she’ll do whatever it takes to loosen him up, proving there are no age restrictions when it comes to lust…or to falling in love.

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Excerpt:

Justin paced in Callie’s camper, wondering if this phone call was really necessary.

Maybe he should just spring it on his brother the next time Jack was in Denver. Show up with Callie, like it was no big deal that he’d fallen in love.

But it was a big deal. A huge deal.

The past two months had been amazing. Getting to know Callie on a platonic level and then sharing the type of intimacy with her that he never thought he’d find. Not just the sex, although that blew his freakin’ mind every damn time, but just being with his sweet, sassy, sexy cowgirl. Doing normal couple things. Sharing meals. Sitting by the bonfire, drinking beer and swapping life stories with their coworkers. Curling up together watching TV on her rare nights off. Talking about everything, laughing about nothing, making love until they collapsed in a sweaty, sated pile and fell asleep in each other’s arms. Justin was so gone for her that he even looked forward to doing laundry, grocery shopping and cleaning the camper with her.

Crazy to think he’d almost passed this up out of concern that he and Callie wouldn’t have anything in common except their mutual lust. But she hadn’t lied about being able to read him. She knew when he needed space and she could pull him out of his brooding thoughts like no one else had ever bothered to try.

The one wrinkle in their relationship was Callie refused to talk about their future, probably because she believed they didn’t have one. Early on she’d promised him that she wasn’t expecting long term—that she fully believed that he’d just move on to the next job in the next town. Any time he’d tried to broach the subject with her, she’d distracted him with her mouth or her smokin’ hot body. And he’d let himself be distracted because his woman was very inventive in her dirty distraction techniques. But time was running out to tell her how he felt about her and ask for the chance to build a future with her. He still hadn’t shared the fact that he had a hefty bank account, not out of fear she’d start to use him for his money, but fear that she’d see the gap in their financial statuses as a bigger issue than the gap in their ages and use it as an excuse to leave him.

Christ. He didn’t know what he’d do if she left him.

Then you’d better figure out a way to make her want to stay with you.

About Lorelei James:

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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New Release – Wound Tight

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lorelei James, comes WOUND TIGHT, a new crossover novella in her Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

About WOUND TIGHT:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorelei James comes a crossover story in her Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® series…

A May-December romance hotter than the 4th of July…

Bull rider Justin Donohue spent his youth hell-bent on winning world championships. After hitting the big 4-0, Justin takes a job at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School, where he immediately locks horns (and lips) with the sexy, sassy Callie—a 22-year-old cowgirl set on seducing him. Discovering their age difference doesn’t deter Callie; neither does Justin’s warning that she deserves more than a busted-up former rodeo cowboy.

From the moment Callie Morgan encounters the hot-as-fire new ranch hand, she knows his gruff manner is an attempt to mask his attraction to her. But she’s never backed down from a challenge, especially not when Justin’s actions speak louder than his denials. Callie doesn’t give a damn that he’s older than her or what others might think of their relationship. The uptight cowboy needs to relax and she’ll do whatever it takes to loosen him up, proving there are no age restrictions when it comes to lust…or to falling in love.

Grab your copy of WOUND TIGHT today!

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EXCERPT:

“Have you seen the new ranch hand?” Callie gushed to her coworker Svetlana.

Svetlana—aka Lana—took a break from mopping and looked at Callie. “I cannot keep up with all of the new hires,” she said with a sniff.

“Oh, come on. How could you have missed him? I swear his hotness even made Mrs. Gradsky blush—and she’s been surrounded by good-lookin’ cowboys her whole life.”

“Did our boss lady catch you drooling over this man?”

“God no. I was literally hiding in the bushes outside the office as I picked up trash.” Callie sighed. “I had to stay still even when I wanted to break the damn branches to get a better look at that killer ass of his.”

“You were checking out his…?”

Her mind supplied “package” but virgin Lana would blush ten shades of crimson if Callie admitted that. Instead she said, “Behind? Of course. Such a hardship, watching that perfect cowboy butt sauntering away from me. But he did me a solid before he disappeared inside the office. He turned around and his frontside was just as delicious as his backside.” She whistled. “The man has it going on. Dark blond hair, vivid green eyes, great smile.” Amazing smile. Even from thirty feet away the man oozed charisma.

“You are what my mama used to call boy crazy,” Lana said.

“I’m not interested in boys. I’m interested in men.” Not that a man like him would take interest in her, especially not when she was covered in dust after a full day of doing grunt work.

“You are certain this new ranch hand is not married?” Lana asked.

“I assume not since he’s living in the bunkhouse with the rest of the hired hands.”

“How do you know that?”

Because curiosity had gotten the better of her. Despite Lana’s claims there were too many new hires, there actually weren’t. The Gradskys paid their employees very well, so employee turnover at the rodeo school or the ranch associated with the school was nearly nonexistent. When a new school session started there was an influx of students and parents, but the local staff only increased by two or three. And in the year she’d worked there, none of the hires had looked like him.

“Cal-lee,” Lana accused, stretching out her name. “You followed him.”

“I noticed him and another guy hauling some stuff from the parking lot into the bunkhouse.” She frowned. “He didn’t have much, now that I think about it.”

“Probably because he got kicked out of wherever he was living before. If he’s that good looking the guy’s probably a major player.” Her eyes took on a mean glint. “I hope if he cheated on his wife she took him for everything and he has to start over with nothing.”

Lana assumed the worst about everyone—men especially. Which made zero sense since she’d never had a boyfriend.

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About Lorelei James:

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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Review – Wound Tight

Wound Tight; A Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® Crossover (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: September 7, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

Another hit for Lorelei James! This was a wonderful novella that blended both of her sexy cowboy worlds that not only had a rich storyline on its own, but also caught up with some favorite past characters from her Rough Rider and Blacktop Cowboys® novels.

Justin Donahue (brother of Jack Donahue and brother-in-law to Keely McKay-Rough Riders) has been a professional bull rider. Why do I say “has been”, well, Justin has hit the big 4-0 and riding isn’t exactly a sport for a man long in the tooth. What’s a busted up cowboy do when he isn’t sure what to do with his life? When you can no longer do, you teach. He isn’t at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School (Blacktop Cowboys®) for long when he meets Callie Morgan, a woman who knows what she wants and her sexy-take-charge lifestyle is something that ignites his fire. She’s a spark he didn’t know he was missing, but he also isn’t sure he deserves her bright flame in his busted up life.

Callie Morgan hasn’t exactly had an easy life, but she isn’t complaining. Hard work and determination will help her reach her goals and once summer is done she will be ready to begin a new path. Right now though–once she sees the new staff arrive at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School she can’t take her eyes off one sexy cowboy. She may work hard, but she never said life wasn’t worth living if she also didn’t allow for a little fun and Justin Donahue looked exactly like the fun she needed to include in her summer plans.

Justin has never met a woman like Callie in his whole life. No holds barred, no filter, and no strings attached sex. What magical land did he land in? What he can’t wrap his head around is why she wants him and his old man a**? She has him spinning and questioning everything he ever knew. He is basically wound tight.

Callie knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. She wants Justin and doesn’t understand why he is hesitating, but perhaps if she can break through his issues then this may be the best summer either one has ever dreamed of.

Wound Tight is filled with sass, sexy swagger, and tons of cowboy charm that is everything I enjoy when I read Lorelei James.

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New Release – Racked and Stacked

New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James brings us her highly anticipated next installment in the Blacktop Cowboys® series.
Opposites don’t just attract in the West–they sizzle–and Wyoming has never been hotter than in her latest sexy novel
RACKED AND STACKED!!

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Growing up with three older brothers, Larissa “Riss” Thorpe defines the term tomboy–a moniker that never mattered to her until she crossed paths with sexy cowboy playboy, Ike Palmer. His declaration that he prefers his women soft and feminine is the one benefit to becoming his business partner. Since Riss is obviously not his type, there’s little chance they’ll mix business and pleasure when they’re in close quarters on the road together.

Former cattle broker Ike Palmer was ready for a new chapter in his life when he partnered with Riss, a contrary redhead who lords her mechanical abilities over him at every turn. Ike raised his three younger sisters; he knows a thing or three about how women work. The problem is…Riss is unlike any woman he’s ever met.

With the odds stacked against them, Riss and Ike will have to choose between the stubbornness that keeps them apart and the fiery attraction that could lead to something more…

Read Kay’s Review: Racked and Stacked

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.

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Review – Racked and Stacked

Racked and Stacked; Blacktop Cowboys #9 (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: July 29, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

An enemies to lovers, nursemaid/roommate to lovers, work together to lovers novel. Yes, this sounds like a lot in one novel, but when you know that Larissa “Riss” Thorpe and Ike Palmer have been building to this storyline, like an eruptive volcano, than this novel is perfect.

Their obvious hate, which they had to call a truce to, all in the name of their best friends wedding since they were the best man and maid of honor. For those who haven’t read the previous novels in the Blacktop series, Lorelei James isn’t one to leave you hanging, (although I do highly recommend reading the other books because Lorelei is a master in her field) but back to my point of discovering Riss and Ike’s hate for one another like most things in life it stems from a lot of misconceptions and grudges best left in the past.

However, with their truce firmly in place and working together in the name of their wedding duties, for the first time ever Rissa and Ike both begin seeing each other through new eyes vs. the antagonistic goggles they’d been wearing for years. They shed a lot of misconceptions once their instant hate barbs and deflections go away

Now to add to the storyline, because theirs is a juicy bit of fodder that has been building for years, just ask the Mud Lillies who has the best backstory for these two, this whole enemies to lovers bit is just the cherry on top of a delicious Lorelei sundae. Her worlds are lush, character rich and always leave you feeling rode eight ways till Sunday and hung up wet and I love every moment since I’m back on Monday begging for more!

So, as I was saying, Larissa “Riss” Thorpe is known for her independent, stubborn, tomboy streak which runs a mile wide. As one of a few women in the trucking industry she’s worked hard and taken no prisoners to get where she’s at. It’s probably why Ike’s easy demeanor known as “Palmer the Charmer” irritates her so much. She’s clawed her way into everything she’s ever owned and done while Mr. Easy-Go-Lucky just has to charm his way into what he wants and life’s a breeze. She hates him on principle alone.

If only Riss knew the truth.

Ike isn’t the man everyone believes he is. His easy going personality is just that a personality that he puts on, especially when Riss is around. She brings something out in him and it’s something he can’t define, but he is hoping she can help him because Palmer the Charmer needs the get up and go that Riss has going on in her life. Perhaps having her under his roof is the inspiration he needs because, yes, if there wasn’t one more layer added to this book, it’s the nursemaid/roommate factor.

Riss has a serious accident that requires someone to care for her and due to the predicament that Ike has put himself in (don’t worry, I won’t give everything away, you’ll need to read why and how this all takes place) he is the perfect choice to become the one to help her out. As it turns out Ike also becomes the perfect choice to help Riss out when she is in a tight spot with her employer.

Two souls down on their luck breathe life back into each other, unknownst to those poor souls how much their differences would mean and inspire one another when they crossed paths so long ago. Racked and Stacked is beautiful, funny, sexy and Lorelei James excellent!!

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Release Day-Tripped Out

IT’S LIVE! 

Tripped Out: A Blacktop Cowboys® Novella by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lorelei James 

Blurb:

Where there’s smoke…

Stirling Gradsky abandoned the corporate rat race for a more laidback lifestyle. So it’s ironic she’s stuck working 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 cannabis operation. 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 lights in the grow house. 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?

This book will only be available for 90 days! So pick it up now before it’s gone in a puff of smoke 😏 

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About the Author:

Lorelei James is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of erotic westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys series, erotic romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand alone novels and novellas. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made life more interesting during these first empty nest years…

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Book Reviews

Tripped Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tripped Out; Blacktop Coyboys’  (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: September 6, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Upon receiving this book to review it came with a warning of sorts that it was different than Lorelei’s previous books. I would expect nothing less because even as I look forward to a familiar writing style when it comes to reading one of my favorite authors, like slipping on a pair of my favorite shoes, I also expect that an author, as well seasoned as Lorelei, to make the journey interesting and she did not disappoint.

Tripped Out is everything Lorelei James is well known for delivering. It is full of humor, the sizzling heat that builds up to the point where I want to rip the clothes off of each character myself because I can no longer stand it (Lorelei is a master at the slow burn and then BAM she always delivers), fantastic secondary characters, and a sweet follow up on family members because once I’ve fallen in love with her characters I always have to know what is happening in their lives.

Tripped Out introduces us to Stirling Gradsky in the midst of a customer tour. A tour of her large scale cannabis operation. What makes this tour different? She’s leading the group into the sexy-know-it-all-stubborn-scientist’s Dr. Liam Argent’s private workspace. A place she’s been specifically told never to take anyone. As a matter of fact it wasn’t long ago that she was even allowed into his work area.

Stirling and Liam have a twisted ongoing practical prank going on between them where neither one will admit it exists yet neither one will concede either. Stirling should be furious over some of the pranks Liam has pulled over the past 10 months they have worked together, instead she’s been silently impressed. Not that she would ever tell him that. She doesn’t like that he keeps secrets. Secrets mean trouble which spells money loss in the weed industry.

Dr. Liam Argent was hired on by Stirling’s brother, Macon, the silent partner to Stirlings’ living loud partnership. The snag he didn’t expect is working alongside the irritating and sexy Stirling. Liam was burned in his former job so he doesn’t like sharing his work with anyone, no matter how much she gets under his skin. She lights up every one of his triggers. She’s smart, feisty, and doesn’t let anything stand in her way of getting what she wants, especially him. He should stay away because the last time he was involved it cost him everything he’d worked for. He knows he should stay away, but does he want to.

Liam and Stirling may be perfect for each other as long as they don’t burn one another to get what they want.

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Book Reviews

I Need More of This Series

When I Need You; The Need You Series (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: July 15, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Rules.
Pro athletes live by the rules. Work hard. Play hard. It’s how they become pro athletes.
Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has lived by his rules to get where he has in his professional life. More importantly he has stuck to his dating rules;
1) No single mothers
2) No cheerleaders
3) No medical personnel
to avoid the pitfalls he’s seen so many succumb to in the social world of a failing career.
Jensen has never deviated from them, so it makes little to no sense when he meets Rowan Michaels and she breaks every single rule.
Every. Single. One.
And yet he can’t seem to stay away. Rowan is feisty, sexy, strong, and everything Jensen should stay away from, but he just can’t.

Rowan Michaels is a Vikings cheerleader while working as an athletic trainer at the U of M. To top off her busy schedule she is raising her six year old son alone. Being a single mom is a struggle most days, but she has made it work.
She doesn’t allow distractions, especially large distractions in the form of someone like Jensen Lund, her across the hall neighbor. He falls into the category of; never date an athlete, been there done that, have the six year old daily reminder running around thank you very much.
She also is reminded of the antiquated no-fraternization policy between athletes and cheerleaders and she needs her job to support her son, unlike Jensen who has enough money to support half of Minnesota. Jensen is completely hands off, if only he wasn’t so sweet, compassionate, and just yummy to look at. Why couldn’t he be a jerk?

No matter how much Rowan tries to push Jensen away, he continues to stay in her sights. She gives him purpose, something he hasn’t felt off the football field. Something he has been searching for and didn’t even know he’d find in the woman he’d have to break all of his rules to find. Together they have to decide if their love and friendship are worth risking their jobs, something they’ve both worked their entire lives striving to achieve.
Their love story is a buildup worth savoring to the very end. I hated to see the last page of the book because it meant I had to leave. Trust me, you won’t want to leave either.

Lorelei James does not disappoint when you revisit a family involved romance. From the moment you begin reading you are back in the world she has created and you know you are home with the Lund family. I always look forward to catching up with past characters and catching what new characters could potentially have a story in the future. She seamlessly works every character in while developing the new storyline, so you are not ripped out of what is happening, yet you are also salivating for more.
I never get enough reading Lorelei  James and I look forward to all the possibilities I see on the horizon for more Lund novels.

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Book Reviews, New Releases, Release Day/New Release

All You Need – Release Day

IT’S LIVE!

A hockey romance burns up the ice in the third sexy Need You novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series.

PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend.

On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl

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Book Reviews, New Releases

Releasing This April

Releasing This April

Spring is in the air. The birds are singing, the flowers are beginning to bloom. Now is the perfect time to find your next new love.

There are so many book birthday’s on the first Tuesday this month, I can hardly wait to celebrate them all:

All You Need  (The Need You Series #3)

by Lorelei James

PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend.

On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl…

Kindle Edition, 368 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4 2017♥

Unbroken; The Collective

by Riley Edwards

Season One
No one is safe as a killer goes on a killing spree. Will The Collective stop him in time? Will you? Featured authors in order of appearance- Riley Edwards, Erin Trejo, Ellie Masters, Elias Raven, Chris Genovese, and Carver Pike

Unbroken – A second chance at love story – Episode 1
Five years after my husband’s brutal murder, I am still trying to piece my life back together.
A series of disastrous events sends, not only my life but my son’s life into peril. With everything spiraling out of control, and our safety on the line, I have no choice but to ask my longtime friend, Reid for help.

I realize my mistake too late. Reid is all in, and is taking over my life completely. He looks at me like a woman, not a widow or a mother. He makes we wish for things I know I shouldn’t have.

Just when he opens my eyes to the world around me, and I see the man that has been standing right in front of me all these years – it’s too late. One kiss is all I am allowed before my life takes another painful twist and all thoughts of happiness are torn from my reach.

*This book ends in a CLIFFHANGER. Part Two of Unbroken will be released JUNE 13, 2017.

eBook, 189 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4th 2017♥



Wild Ride; Black Knights, Inc.

by Julie Ann Walker


The hero we’ve been waiting for…Ethan “Ozzie” Sykes
Former Navy SEAL

Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop.

In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured―now he’s stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he’s tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who’s been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha’s beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie’s losing his desire to keep her at bay. Ozzie’s tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best-and worst―person to share his secrets with…


Kindle Edition, 384 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4 2017♥

The Castle (Endgame #3)

by Skye Warren

I’m safe in the ivory tower Gabriel Miller made for me. That’s what he says. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army of enemies held back by these walls.

Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel Miller my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?

There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.

No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.

Kindle Edition, 183 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4 2017♥

How can it get any better??? A duo writing team, a sexy baseball player, and so much more…

Mister Moneybags

by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

I met Bianca in an elevator.
She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.
She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.
Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.
So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.
I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.
I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.
And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.
Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Kindle Edition, 300 pages

♥Expected publication: April 10 2017♥



More Than Want You (More Than Words)

by Shayla Black

I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success—my brother. I’ll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who’s just his type.

Sassy College senior Keeley Kent accepts my challenge to learn how to become Griff’s perfect girlfriend. But somewhere between the makeover and the witty conversation, I’m having trouble resisting her. The quirky dreamer is everything I usually don’t tolerate. But she’s beyond charming. I more than want her; I’m desperate to own her. I’m not even sure how drastic I’m willing to get to make her mine—but I’m about to find out.

Kindle Edition

♥Expected publication: April 11 2017♥


The Player

by K. Bromberg

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?

eBook

♥Expected publication: April 17 2017♥

To complete the budding month of spring, there is nothing hotter than men on bikes and spies with big…guns.

Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2)

by Laura Kaye

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

ebook, 480 pages

♥Expected publication: April 25th 2017♥

Arranged (Masters and Mercenaries #13.5)

by Lexi Blake

Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Cambridge-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…

Kindle Edition, 120 pages

♥Expected publication: April 25th 2017♥

 

*All book synopsis’ given by GoodReads

Book Reviews

You Need To Read This Series

All You Need; The Need You Series (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: March 19, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Lorelei never fails to leave me with a huge book hangover. Her mastery of the written word creates believable characters that wrap around your heart, nestle in, and take up residence. She is the queen of love stories.

Axl “The Hammer” Hammerquist is supposed to turn his image around, according to his new agent. There is only one little snag. A hot little snag, Annika Lund. She just happened to be the kindling to his fire, not exactly what he had in mind to tame his wild image, but his agent had other ideas. Annika, aka Attila, seemed to ignite everything inside him and practically melted the ice he skated upon for a living. Maybe he could trust her with his secrets and they could actually speak the same language for once.

Annika Lund, termed the Iron Princess, is a hard-ass business woman who typically dominated the business world, yet when she came face to face with one Swedish hockey player, Ax-hell Hammerquist, she seemed to lose her mind. Unable to say no to his agent’s request to be set up as his fake girlfriend she finds herself in the one place she has a hard time wearing her iron facade. Axl works his way under her skin as their fake relationship takes on more meaning to them both. Before they both know it they are in too deep speaking a common language, love, but can they survive the fallout of their fake relationship to make things real?

Meet up with the entire Lund family for catch up and potential meddling. Also see glimpses into potential family members where future novels may arise. (At least a huge fan can always hope.) A sure thing, Jensen Lund is up next, in When I Need You, releasing this summer, July 2017.

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Book Reviews, Cowboy Romance

I Love a Strong, Sweetheart, Sexy Cowboy

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Hang Tough; A Blacktop Cowboys’ Novel (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)

This review is from: December 12, 2016 By Kay Daniels (eReader Edition-Goodreads)

I apologize for not writing this review sooner. I read Hang Tough over a month ago and I somehow lost track of it in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle. So without further ado, on with the review……

Hang Tough is the eighth novel in the Blacktop Cowboy series. Lorelei has a few novellas tucked in among the full length novels, but this particular book focuses on Tobin Hale, a real sweetheart of a cowboy who has been long overdue to meet his perfect mate. As a matter of fact Lorelei about did all of us faithful readers in at the end of her last novel (Wrapped and Strapped) when Tobin announced he was leaving. That sweet man leave?! He couldn’t leave. What he needed was a swift kick in the pants and then he needed love and he needed it fast.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, Lorelei didn’t disappoint. She found Tobin the perfect girl.

Tobin was tired of living his life in a holding pattern, watching everyone else move on with theirs. He had plans which involved moving on and out of Muddy Gap. But before Tobin could leave town, Garnet asked the young cowboy for help and it just so happens that Tobin has a soft spot for all of the Mudlillies. A group of rambunctious women who also happen to cause havoc all over town. Garnet is desperate and Tobin is just helping out his friend, or so he keeps telling himself. When Garnet’s family gets wind of a young cowboy moving in with her, well, it doesn’t take long before Jade Evans, the granddaughter of the infamous Mudlilly, shows up in town. However, Jade believes the sexy, young cowboy is there to take advantage of her grandmother and Jade will go down swinging defending her grandmothers honor even if Garnet tries everything to keep those two apart. Jade and Tobin just don’t realize that the harder Garnet tries to keep them apart the more they want to be together.

This book was such a pleasure to read. A complete cat and mouse game of watching two “kids” trying not to get caught as they test their boundaries. They are both caught in a game they didn’t even know they were playing and it was a complete joy to read.

Tobin has always been a favorite character of mine and I was so happy that he finally received his happily ever after, that will also keep him around in the series.

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Book Reviews

A Beautiful Story of Redemption

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Strung Up; A Blacktop Cowboys’ Novella (1001 Dark Nights)
This review is from: September 19,2016 By Kayreader (Kindle Edition)

by Lorelei James (Author)

Strung Up is the 10th book within the Blacktop Cowboys’ series and this is the third book for the Grant family within that series. Unlike Lorelei’s Rough Rider series that centered around the McKay family, the Blacktop series typically touches on the cowboy that either hits the blacktop by way of the rodeo, stockman, or sales. What has been great with this series is that no matter what is eating up the blacktop under the cowboy’s wheels, they eventually find their way home to a common berth.

Cres Grant is the youngest of his brothers, whom you get to know better in the previous novella’s Roped In and Stripped Down. However, what I love most about Lorelei’s writing is her knack to incorporate prior characters into the story so flawlessly that it is an integral part of the story and not just a quick update like a band-aid that needs to quickly be pulled off so she can move on to the main story line. Even though you might have met Cres before this is the first real glimpse into his private life. Lorelei doesn’t pull any punches when the story first begins. You are pulled immediately into Cres Grant’s world where he has just lost his long time lover in an accident. Years go by and Cres is still just living day to day. Thanks to some intervention by his family he finally is drug, pretty much kicking and blustering, out of the house. He finally concedes to a night out, but Cres never expected to run into an old flame.

Meet Breck Christianson and BAM! WHACK! What is Lorelei trying to do to me? So I have to admit I didn’t remember Breck, but from what I’d been reading even before the book came out, several readers mentioned that they weren’t happy that Cres would be paired up with Breck. Those comments intrigued me since I seriously couldn’t remember Breck, so instead of going back and rereading the books to see if Breck really was a total dick I went into the story blind and I was blown away with how much Breck’s story moved me. Breck’s fall to the very pit of life is heartbreaking to read. Actually his life goes beyond falling into a pit, it goes to hell, but it says a lot about a man in how he picks himself back up after he falls so far and comes out on the other side. I hope anyone who felt he wasn’t good enough for Cres can now agree that Breck is an amazing man.

Strung Up is a beautiful story of redemption. Two broken men who both needed a big do over. A complete reset. A chance to heal.

The love scenes are hot, but I expected nothing less from Ms. James. Aside from the steamy hotness, the story itself is just a beautifully crafted story. It will make you believe not only in love, but also in second chances.

Strung Up is the first all M/M romance for Lorelei James.

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Book Reviews

A New Must Read in the Need You Series! p.s. You’ll fall in love with Walker Lund ❤

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Just What I Needed (The Need You Series Book 2)
This review is from: August 2, 2016 By kayreader  (Kindle Edition)

A second book, told in first POV, in a hot new contemporary series by Lorelei James. This book catapulted my love for the hard working outdoorsy man right back to the top of my heartthrob list. The Lund men have proven to have it all whether they don a suit or wear flannel. I need a Lund man in my life.

Trinity Carlson is completely relatable. I found myself thinking, “This is me. I feel the exact same way.”
Trinity is quirky, funny and like many of us, full of self-doubt. She’s an artist and sold numerous paintings, sculptures, mixed media; you name it and Trinity has a hard time locking down her one true specific art craft. Yet, every time she is commissioned she wonders if she is good enough. Her history and background don’t help squash those feelings, but I’d like to believe it’s a human trait we all share. Whether you are a lawyer, a baker, a swimsuit model, or a stay at home mother it is a battle we all face. At some point we stop and ask, “Am I good enough?”

Walker Lund is my new favorite book boyfriend. The rough hands, the man-bun, and his soft beard. The man screams hot, sexy male. Yet, underneath the rough exterior is a gentle heart, of what I believe, is the sweetest Lund of the family.
Walker runs a construction business with a partner that is not a fellow family member. He feels he is the black sheep of the Lund family tree because of his choices that led him down a different path than his brothers/sisters/cousins, but as you get to know him you see that he is the one that everyone in the family turns to when they need help. Walker Lund is swoon worthy on every level and checks off every box for hunky, hot and down right panty-melting. I’m really hoping Lorelei knows him personally and this entire story is actually a biography. ~Sigh~ A girl can wish.

The sexual tension between Walker and Trinity was enough to pretty much melt my iPad. Roting for these two was easy and I couldn’t stop reading once I started. If you read the first book (which you don’t have to because this book reads easy on its own) you will love catching up with the entire Lund family. Lorelei has a knack for building families you can’t wait to catch glimpses of.

Walker Lund
My favorite new book boyfriend ❤ Did someone order a lumbersexual, man-bun, blue eyed, bearded, Norse God?

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Book Reviews

Enthralled with What You Need. It was exactly what I needed in a book!

What You Need (The Need You Series Book 1) 

This review is from: July 2, 2016 By kayreader  (Kindle Edition)

A girl with a wild past looking for a stable future. A shy, geeky, yet sexy man looking for some fun. This is not your typical hero/heroine book. Brady Lund is the CFO of his families multi-billionaire run corporation. He doesn’t have time for fun. His meddling family has different ideas. They are concerned for his well-being and want to see him loosen up, loosen his tie, loosen something, anything. Brady knows his family means well, but he can find his own fun. He just chooses not to. Until he meets Lennox.

Lennox Greene didn’t grow up in the most stable of homes. As a matter of fact she’s still trying to figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Currently she works as a temp at Lund Industries. She’s been working hard to build a better future than what she left in her past. It’s not like she’s not running from it. Jogging maybe. So if a sexy, executive asks her to engage in a few of her wild habits from her past it still counts as moving forward, right?

Lennox’s wild past may be just what Brady needs. Brady may be the stable guy Lennox is looking for. However, are they looking for the same things at the same time?

This is a delicious story that had me reading every word until I had to finish the book. I then had to reread it because I loved these characters that much.

Lorelei has a beautiful way of writing a billionaire that is extremely relatable to the point that I’m crying over his insecurities. This book is full of small moments that made a huge impact for me personally. I needed Kleenex by my side during numerous scenes, so be prepared.

Pick up What You Need and you won’t be disappointed.

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