As we are only two weeks away from the release of Hang Tough (Blacktop Cowboys Novel #8) by Lorelei James I decided to make my first #TBT review of one my favorite novels by James.
All Jacked Up is the eighth of James' Rough Riders series. Although it can be read as a standalone I urge everyone to start the series from the beginning so you have all the history . If you want to read just one of James' books then dive right in and be prepared to ignore the world around you until you reach the end. This book is one of those that I downloaded at midnight on my Nook and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning. The lack of sleep and dependence on coffee to get me through the work day was more than worth it.
All Jacked Up brings readers Keely and Jack's story.
After generations of male McKay's, Keely's parents were pleasantly shocked to have "birthed" the first girl. While growing up with five older brothers Keely earns the reputation as the "wild child". Now all grown up Keely is trying to find her own way and prove to herself that she can make her dreams succeed all on her own. Just when Keely thinks she has it all covered the tables are turned on her .
In order to build her physical therapy clinic in the historical building Keely has purchased, she is told she must work with a renovation specialist. The thought of someone standing between Keely and her dreams ruffles her feathers. That is until Keely comes face to face with the so called specialist. When Jack Donohue walks into her building she was so shocked you could have knocked her over with a feather.
After dealing with his business being stolen by his former business partner and his ex-girlfriend Jack Donohue has finally remade his so called perfect life. Jack has earned the reputation as a good business man and he has rebuilt his career. Jack's future seems to be burning bright until he discovers he is going to lose out in a deal of a lifetime because he isn't married. Frustrated about this obstacle but curious why Keely McKay is needing his restoration expertise Jack decides to meet with Keely and let her down gently.
Once face to face with gorgeous hot-tempered Keely, Jack has a crazy plan how they can help each other get what they both want. Appalled but intrigued Keely agrees to the plan to pose as an engaged couple. They both instantly realize that in order for this to work they have to act "in love". Which may be harder then they think since Keely's oldest brother is Jack's best friend and EVERYONE has had front row seats to how much they have always fought. In order to put on a good show they better doing some heavy duty acting. Only, is it really acting?????
The chemistry between Keely and Jack is explosive. Author Lorelei James has been feeding us bits and pieces of their interactions throughout her earlier books of the series. James has essentially been providing the readers foreplay and the slow build up has been worth the wait! Keely is my favorite character of all of James' novels. Keely is a strong kick a** woman who isn't ashamed of who she is or what she wants all the while deeply devoted to family, friends and community.
New York Times Best Selling author Lorelei James continually writes novels I stay up late to read. James writes Western Erotic, Contemporary Erotic and has published her first New Adult Novel (a spin off of the Rough Riders Series). Check out her website to learn more. loreleijames.com/
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All Jacked up earns : 5 Lattes