Friday, December 28, 2012

Review: Gone Country by Lorelei James

Goodreads Summary:

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

My Thoughts:

First, I love the country setting and the hominess of this series.  Second, I love the strong family ties of the MaKay’s and West’s.  Third I adore Lorelei James and her writing style.

Gone Country is #14 in the Rough Riders series.  If you have not checked out this series, you need to get on it…fast!

Gavin Daniels is no country man that’s for sure.  He wears freaking loafers while walking through cow crap!  Get the boy some boots!!!  He may not have the McKay last name, but he is a McKay through bread!  Astonishing good looks, dark hair—piercing blue eyes, charming, loving, smart and a wonderful father!  The biggest difference between Gavin and his kin is he’s NOT a playboy that needs reigned in.  He’s ripe for the pickin’.

And pickin’ is what Rielle Wetzler wants to do!  I so admired Ree!  She’s a self-made woman, smart, independent, so utterly self-sufficient, beautiful and an awesome mom! 

There is not much drama in this book at all.  It’s a gradual getting to know you love story with some serious hot bedroomness!

This book was different for me that the others just because Gavin didn’t really have the faults to relate to like the other McKay men.  Those faults of theirs sucked me in to their stories.

What really sucked me into this story was the sub-story of the book.  Gavin’s daughter Sierra and Boone West (who she’s not related to by blood but they do have the same aunts).  Sierra, 16 and Boone 18 had a storyline that drew me in hook-line and sinker!  I wanted to know more.  When the POV switched back to Gavin or Rielle—I got frustrated and wanted it to go back to S & B!  I want to know what happened!!!  I definitely feel spinoffs coming for Rough Riders 5billion7hundered90eight!  LOL!  Sierra and Boone need a story and Rory (Rielle’s daughter) and Dalton (Gavin’s cousin).  BRING IT!

Overall, love the McKay MEN!!  If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend reading it!  It is very erotic with lots of bad boy cowboys!  Start at #1 (which is one of my favorites of the series) and keep on movin’!


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