Thursday, July 7, 2011

Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James

Title:  Long Hard Ride
Author: Lorelei James
My Rating: B-

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Rough Riders #1
Main Characters: Colby & Channing
Release Date: May 2007
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $4.24
Borders- $4.24
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
One lucky woman…three sexy cowboys…she’s in for the ride of her life!

Channing Kinkaid itches for a change; a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Determined to shed her inhibitions and embrace the steamier, seamier side of life, she sets her sights on hooking up with a real chaps-and-spurs-wearing cowboy.

Enter Colby McKay—bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. From the moment he sets lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows he’s found the woman who’s up to the challenge of cutting loose. What rough and rowdy cowboy could resist a no-holds-barred sexual romp with a sassy young thing starring as his personal buckle bunny?

Intrigued by Channing’s bold proposition of horsing around on the road, Colby impulsively sweetens the deal; sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in the bedrolls of his rodeo traveling partners, Trevor and Edgard.

Although Channing’s secretly longed to be the sole focus of more than one man’s passions, Colby’s demand for complete submission behind closed doors will test her willful nature.

Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio? Or will the cowboys have to break out the bullropes and piggin’ string to break in this headstrong filly?

My Review:
I really, really had a hard time with this book and Channing's character at first. The fact that she hops out of bed with one guy and immediately hops into bed with another 3 guys just so she can continue traveling with the rodeo circuit bugged the heck out of me. They call them "buckle bunny's" and I really had an issue respecting this one enough to enjoy the book. But gradually that began to change and by the halfway point in the book, I was starting to get into and enjoy the story. 

While I never grew to adore Channing, I did love all the guys in this book...Colby, Trevor, and Edgard. Colby's character was so sweet and sensitive wheel at the same time, he was seriously sexy and possessive. He has Dom tendencies and they came out in an incredible way in this book. Trevor is just an all-around sweetheart. The guy that you love to love. And Edgard broke my heart- unrequited love at its finest. Three hot, sexy cowboys...YUM!

While this book didn't do it for me for the first half of the book, it did end up being a really great erotic read. I am looking forward to reading more of this series by Lorelei James.


Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

I'm so happy to see that you stuck it out to read this book even though the beginning didn't capture your attention fully because you couldn't respect the main character. I've never read anything by Lorelei James but I have several of her books on my TBR list because I've heard so many people talk about how great her books are. I need to get one of her books in my hands soon. :-)

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I have a few of these (I think it is a series) but haven't cracked them open yet. They look interesting...