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Monday 6 August 2012

ARC Review: One Night Rodeo by Lorelei James

One Night Rodeo
by Lorelei James
(Blacktop Cowboys # 4)

I have two confessions to make. First, I've been in love with Kyle Gilchrist since I first read Corralled. I guess that had a lot to do with the fact that I saw him as the bad boy in the series. Rough, raw and dirty. And second, I think I may have had a crush on Celia Lawson for almost as long. She's the type of heroine I love to read about!

Of course I've wanted them to have a book since the ending of book one and now here they are. I think I may say this every time after I finish a book in this series but, this is my favorite book in the Blacktop Cowboys series so far....and by far! It wasn't what I expected at all in a way, and it exceeded all my expectations!

I don't really want to ruin the book for you and tell you what happens by doing a recap of the story. I was in for lots of surprises and enjoyed every single one of them. So just let me tell you that I saw a whole new side of Kyle that was sweet and vulnerable and made me want to cuddle up to him and hug him, not just jump his bones until he begged me to stop. Yes, he's still hard ass Kyle, rough and dirty Kyle and very alpha Kyle. But he also showed he can be romantic, a protector, a rock to lean on, understanding, comforting, vulnerable, and hurt.

I had no idea everything he had to go through in his life and for him to be the man he is today after having that in his past, still being positive and a good person...just makes you give him more credit for what he's achieved and the person he's become.

The path that he had to take in this book was both easy and hard at the same time. One day he had nothing and the next he had everything he'd ever wanted. And sometimes, that's not easy to deal with either. People will still make mistakes and things can't be perfect.

But enough about Kyle...lets talk about Celia. Celia was also not what I expected. Yeah she's a tough chick but she's not what she always shows others. She's had issues with her relationship with her brothers that she never brought up before, she's insecure about her looks although she tries to portray an air of confidence. She can be easily hurt and then she holds it in.

I think Kyle was the perfect man to love her from the inside out and the outside in. He loves everything about her and is not afraid to show her. And Celia does the same for him. They are truly the perfect complement to each other. That doesn't mean they are perfect as individuals but that makes them so much better. 

Favorite Quotes:
"Oh yes, little wifey mine, we'll be having sex.  Lots and lots of sex.  Sweet sex, raunchy sex, shower sex, sex on the floor, sex against the wall, sex in bed, sex in the truck, sex in the barn, sex on the tractor, and sex on this table." He smacked it hard.
Her silver eyes went wide.
"And in case that wasn't clear, I'll say it plain.  I like sex.  A lot of sex.  Morning, noon and night."

"That tongue of yours is an awesome alarm clock."

*ARC provided by publisher
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Landry Breaux said...

What a fantastic, enthusiastic review! You would have convinced me to read this book even if I had never heard of Lorelei James. But I do know that she is a great author gifted in the "creating hot cowboys" skill. I am SURE that this is a winner!!!

Timitra said...

Great review Francesca...this line seems to be everyone's fav "Oh yes, little wifey mine..." This is the second review I've read for the day and that was the reviewer's fav line as well!

Nancy Devault said...

Wow, can't wait to read. I've read some of her other books and they are pretty good.

Maria D. said...

Great review! WooHoo can't wait to get a copy of this one!

Susan W. said...

I do believe that might end up being my favorite quote too! Wow!!!

Kathleen O said...

Oh this book will most defiently be ending up on my tbr shelf...

Sophia Rose said...

I haven't read this series yet, but your review has me eager too.

Thanks for sharing!

Francesca said...

Thank you all! I hope you are all now comfy home reading this!

Timitra and Susan, that was a great line ;)


Tyraa said...

Great review Fran! Kyle I so sexy, I can't wait to get my hands on him I mean on the book

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

love, love, love the sound of this!