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“sony”Talthor wrote this review Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love the cowboys. Like the mckays more”marla d wrote this review Tuesday, March 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I’d been wanting to try Lorelei James and when I found this book that is cowboys AND ménage, I knew I had to give it a shot. I’m really glad that I did! It had its flaws, sure, but overall I really enjoyed the story. It’s got exciting rodeo action and romance that’s both heartwarming and very hot. It’s pretty light hearted and there’s no suspense plot angle or anything, it’s just about the characters and their daily lives.
There was a time when I felt the relationship they’d entered into was unhealthy, but even all three of them noticed when things weren’t working making the story feel all the more realistic. There were a few slow moments, and some awkward and sad moments, but it’s all worth it - especially the last five chapters. They were utterly compelling and took you on a wild ride of emotions.
As you would expect, there were of course some predictable moments, but in the big picture, more things happened that I hadn’t anticipated (at least not fully) than things I had, which I always appreciate. It went in a slightly different direction that I guessed and I liked how things finally played out. There were some threats in the end that I kind of wish were carried out though.
We were also introduced to several other characters that are featured in future installments of the series, so I’m looking forward to those. I especially look forward to seeing Hank’s sister, Celia’s story as she had developed a quick bond with Lainie.
I think my biggest complaint about the book is that the love scenes were a little crude for my taste and there were moments that made me uncomfortable. There’s a point where pain and pleasure meet, but that point shouldn’t be when trying a new position or when all parties are actually trying to be gentle. It probably won’t bother most people, but it was a little frustrating for me. Just my two cents on that.”
“Lanie Capshaw is a physical therapist, who travels with the rodeo. She is having a relationship with two different cowboys. When the truth comes out and the cowboys find out she is mortified. For one reason she is not the type of girl to two time and she feels bad because she really like both guys. So she walks away from both. Well they decide to share her because the have been friends for years. And this story is a little different that most threesome's. I think you will agree. Lanie falls in love. I was shocked at who she falls for. It was a good story.”July L wrote this review Wednesday, September 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3.5, actually. After the first part, maybe 3/4 way in, the story began to get really good. That's when lots of the heavy, steamy sex slowed down, too. Really, this author is much too focused on that! Her stories could be wonderful without so much of it.
Lainie Capshaw, the only daughter of a man who died riding bull at the rodeo circuit, works as the only female medical tech along the circuit at the rodeos. Her pay, the hours, the respect she gets - everything is awful, but she loves what she does. In her work, she has met and become involved, sexually, with two men (Kyle Gilchrist and Hank Lawson) - without either of them knowing about the other. they're best friends but follow different rodeo circuits and when they find out what's happened, their offer to Lainie is amazing, but she says okay. Eventually, she chooses one man to love totally, but has to go through a lot before that happens. For those who can stand all the sex, the story is a good one.”
“This was a pretty good book with lots of hot sex and sexy cowboys. There was a little more angst with the main characters than I would like but it doesn't affect the story in a negative way. I did like the look into the life of a rodeo cowboy, they truly are nomads. It is a hard and difficult life that so many can never make pay. I like the threesome as well as the other characters that were introduced in the story. The head, Bryce Westfield, of the EBS needs to be taken and horse whipped. He is a despicable character and I also hope that Ace Newharth gets what he deserves in a future book. Men like those need justice done to them with a firm hand and good long stick. I look forward to reading future books. ”Lady Isis wrote this review Tuesday, April 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Reviewed by Fran & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
If you follow my reviews you may know of my cowboy obsession, mainly because of the wonderful author that is Lorelei James and her Rough Riders series. So I've been wanting to start this series for a while but it keeps getting pushed back, probably due to time reasons. Needless to say when I noticed that this bad boy was available on audiobook earlier this week I jumped on it and started it right away like a crack addict needing her next fix.
I knew this series was a bit different so I went in with an open mind and no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. At first I could only say that I was soooo jealous of Lainie. I mean, she's dating two hot cowboys at the same time! That is until she gets caught, and they turn out to be old buddies. But neither one of them want to give her up, so there's only option from there. They can share her for the duration of Cowboy Christmas (an event, not actual Christmas). Kyle is a bull rider, Hank is a bull fighter. They will be traveling and hitting as many rodeos as they can and they are taking Lainie along with them for some extra spicy entertainment.
Note to self and others (since I'm listening to the audiobook) DO NOT LISTEN WHILE DRIVING. This book may give you ideas that can be dangerous while driving and may cause swerving, sudden breaking and missed lights. In one word: HAWT! There was a bit of romance building up in the middle of all that hotness as well.
I actually liked this first book more than I liked the first book of the Rough Riders series, so I'm hoping for bigger and more promising things to come! I can't wait to get caught up!! Bring on the sexy cowboys ;)
"You bring out my untamed side."
"Darlin' that was the wrong thing to say. You'll take whatever we decide to dish out. Now, strip!"”
“The first in the Blacktop Cowboys series and honestly a bit of a disappointment when compared to the Rough Riders. The character lack that snarky spark of other and I just wasn't feeling the romantic connection between Lainie and Hank. Oh and by the way where in the heck did Kyle go? He needs his own book.”Linsey wrote this review Monday, December 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This one was too much like Chance's story”sam b wrote this review Friday, December 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was an okay story I was so hoping for Kyle but Hank got the girl. A little different then what I usually read from Lorelei but still good writing. I really enjoyed all the steamy parts hehehe and the way she described to whole rodeo scene makes me want to go to one right now.. ”Hawaiianwahine00 wrote this review Thursday, November 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No