Rough Riders - Cowgirl Up and Ride

Author: Lorelei James

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: March 18,2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: EBOOK

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Amy Jo Foster has loved Cord McKay, in one way or another, since she was five years old. For her, he is the epitome of a knight in shining armor. As she grew from girl to woman, so did her feelings for the gruff and hardened rancher. She has been his little sister's best friend, his son's baby-sitter and now, she intends to show him she is all woman. Can her love heal his jaded heart or will AJ walk away from her dream of love?

Cord McKay knows all too well the pain of heartbreak and shattered dreams.  The only positive result of his marriage is his energetic son Ky. When his ex-wife decides she wants to see their son, he is hard-pressed to say no. Now, with more time on his hands then he knows what to do with, Cord finds himself attracted to a beauty at the local bar. What he discovers is that the girl he has known his whole life, is all woman and he wants that woman in his bed or anywhere he can get her. However, this McKay has given up on Happily Ever After. He's just looking for a good time and AJ, it seems, may be the one to give it to him. But can he love her body and not the woman herself?


As AJ and Cord embark on this sexual journey, they both begin to question if passion is all they share. Sometimes, the greatest gifts are the ones right in front of you.


Ms. Lorelei James delivers another scorchingly hot entry in her ROUGH RIDERS SERIES that left me breathless and wanting more of the sexy and utterly rugged McKay men right away. Her cowboys are real and gruff, while remaining complex and totally male.


Cord McKay is no exception; of all the brothers and cousins, he is the one most at home on the ranch and the hardest one of them, for sure. His pain is real, but he has accepted what life has dealt him. Using his inner strength and deep convictions to guide him, he discovers a life with which he can be comfortable, even though he has chosen to forego another relationship.


Amy Jo "AJ" Foster is a force to be reckoned with in this tale of unrequited love. She knows what she wants and she goes for it with a gusto and drive that is completely endearing. I couldn't help but cheer her on as she leads Cord on a merry chase. She is just what he needs; she loves the land and his ranch almost as much as he does. She works hard and plays hard, spicing up Cord's somewhat dull and repetitive existence.


Perfectly matched, Cord and AJ take center stage and had me believing that anything was possible when powerful emotions are coupled with witty and fun dialogue. COWGIRL UP AND RIDE is a sexually charged and incredibly emotional story that is a fabulous addition to an already well-written and received series. Ms. James manages to outdo herself with each book, making COWGIRL UP AND RIDE a must have read. BRAVO! Ms. James, I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Jenn L

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