Sunday, January 27, 2013

Gone Country by Lorelei James { Review }

Gone Country
{ Rough Rider Series #14}
by Lorelei James

Kindle Edition, 
Published December 11th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

She’s a little bit country, and he’s…not.

Arizona businessman and long-lost McKay love child Gavin Daniels has been awarded sole custody of his teenage daughter Sierra for one year. In order to steer Sierra back on track after a brush with the law, he pulls up stakes and heads to Wyoming, looking for support from his ranching family...even if he isn’t sure where they fit in the McKay dynamic. He’s prepared for every contingency with the move: the less-than-enthusiastic response from his daughter, learning to run his corporation remotely, but he’s thrown for a loop when his new housemate, Rielle, is a whole lot sexier, funnier and sassier than he remembered.

Rielle Wetzler has finally overcome the stigma of having hippie parents and being a young single mother. In the two years since she sold her ailing B&B to Gavin Daniels, she’s become financially stable running the homespun businesses she loves. But now Gavin is in Sundance to claim the house that’s rightfully his. Although Rielle knew this day would come, she isn’t prepared to leave the home she built for herself and her now-grown daughter. And to further complicate matters, her long-dormant libido is definitely not ready to live with this newly buff Gavin—who isn’t a cowboy, but has the take-charge attitude to prove he’s all McKay.

Sharing a roof, their troubles and their triumphs is too much temptation, and before long, Gavin and Rielle are sharing a bed. But sharing their hearts and lives forever? That’s a whole ’nother ball of wax.

Warning: Contains a feisty, independent heroine who doesn’t need a man to take care of her needs outside the bedroom and a sweet, sexy and bossy hero who’s up to the challenge of proving her wrong

First Line(s): " Sierra Daniels. Please stand."

Favorite Line(s): "Bullshit," Charlie spat. "I've been married to Vi thirty-eight years and not once, even when we hit rough patches, did I consider climbing into another woman's bed. A man loves a woman, he loves her. Period. He cares for her and he protects her. Not because that's his job but because he oughta want to."


"...Like I said, my dad had a lot of great qualities, but he wasn't much of a family man."

"Then in my opinion, he wasn't much of a man," Charlie said.

My Review: Gone Country was lacking missing a lot of the steamy hot sex scenes we have come to expect for the Rough Rider series. Don't get me wrong the book was hot in parts but over all I would use the word sweet for it's content. 

I enjoyed the more adult relationship between Rielle and Gavin. They both were/are single parents of grown ( mostly) girls and they never allowed themselves to be first. First spot always went to their girls. Now that the girls are grown and Gavin is back in Wyoming could there be something more? Can they allow themselves to be first in their own lives? 

These two were endearing and at times I felt my heart strings being torn in all kinds of directions. Gone Country takes you on a wild roller coaster throughout the story, one you are sad to see end.

Lorelei James remains one of my go to authors. Is it June yet? That is when Redneck Romeo comes out.. Dalton's story! 
:::: swoon :::::

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You can find Lorelei James here

Until next time... Happy Reading!

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