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Rode Hard, Put Up Wet: Rough Riders, Book 2 | [Lorelei James]

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet: Rough Riders, Book 2

Workin' up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin' cowboyor two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: Theirs wont be strictly a working relationship. She's the boss during the day, but once she's corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak....
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Workin' up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin' cowboyor two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: Theirs wont be strictly a working relationship. She's the boss during the day, but once she's corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control, even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough-and-ready participant in any leather-'n'-lace game Cash dreams up. Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter

McKay doggin Macie's every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma. Except this time, Gemmas grabbed the bull by the horns and shes playing for keeps. Summers going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.

©2008 Lorelei James (P)2013 Insatiable Press Limited, LLC

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    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 07-16-14
    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 07-16-14

    Avid reader for 45 years

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    "Almost Good Older Woman/Younger Cowboy Romance"

    I had great hopes for a modern western drama about an 40+ widow (Gemma) finding love for a 2nd time with a 30+ hot cowboy (Cash) and his daughter (Macie) who he barely knows. Unfortunately, Cash immediately demands total sexual dominance from Gemma, an independent ranch owner who hired Cash as her foreman. When Gemma agrees without reservation to become a doormat, I wanted to scream and started to loose interest. Of course, Cash isn't quite so open-minded about sexual freedom when his 22 year old daughter Macie starts dating a part-time ranch hand/artist. I enjoyed listening as Cash learns to build a relationship with his grown daughter, Gemma becomes friendly with Macie, Cash learns to work with the guy dating Macie and Macie becomes more confident. There were some fun sex scenes but too many involved domination, hitting, and bondage of women. I can't help thinking: if getting tied up & beaten was that much fun, the men would be wanting the treatment, not dishing it out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Conchita Ames, Spain 03-21-14
    Conchita Ames, Spain 03-21-14

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Flippin noras, it just keeps getting better!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rode Hard, Put Up Wet to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but the audio was amazing. As I said in my previous review of book 1, Lorelai James' amazing writing skills are just so off the charts, I think that print and audio would be just as good either way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I hate spoilers and to be honest as I'm going through this whole series I'm having a hard time "disliking" anyone! The series is blowing me away fantastic!


    What about Rebeca Estrella’s performance did you like?

    What's not to like about Rebeca Estrella, she totally complements the amazing writing. She is absolutely, hands down amazing with both female and male voices. The books are so good I don't think anyone could ruin them, but Rebeca is so good that in my opinion she ADDS to the quality if that is at all possible!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, DOWNLOADED book 3 immediately!


    Any additional comments?

    Give this series a chance even though it's a bit "strong" in content, the quality makes up for it a thousand-fold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 03-05-14
    Kristin 03-05-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Desenesizing !!!"

    Just kind of seemed like there wasn't much of a story and all sex and after a while it just got old. I seriously started fast forwarding through the sex. Who does that, right?

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-11-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-11-14 Member Since 2009

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Put up Wet ! Yep that's about the jist of it :)"
    Any additional comments?

    With Rode Hard Put Up Wet we of course get all-kinds-of-ways hot and steamy cowboy lovin but here we also get the added bonus of a two-four. As in 2 couples finding love and passion in 1 sexy story and how great is that....

    We met our first couple; Gemma and Big Cash Crow in LONG HARD RIDE and although they’re older in the traditional sense (30’s & 40’s) both still very much have the “it” factor when it comes to spice in the bedroom. I loved their story and definitely preferred it out of the two. Cash even gave me a couple of *sigh* moments when he finally turned the lights on and opened his eyes… Their romance is about second chances, no matter what stage of life you’re in.

    Explosive, impulsive, selfish, jealous, unsure, intense and at times downright annoying; Cash’s daughter Macie and self-centered artist Carter McKay as our second couple personified young love. This pair was all over the place with their emotions and a ton of fun to watch as I never knew what they were going to do next. I had a seriously tough time liking Carter though --as Macie often says “He’s a dumbass” Finding him immature and for the most part just an idiot. Cash on the other hand is all MAN...

    Widow Gemma Jansen is looking for someone to help manage her ranch, luckily she knows just the sweet cowboy for the job. Cash Big Crow has just retired from the rodeo circuit and is looking to reconnect with his grown daughter Macie. Going to work for Gemma might be just the answer everyone’s looking for. Giving Cash and Macie the opportunity to settle in one place and get to know each other and Gemma the hired hand she needs. Of course before Cash agrees he has a few non-negotiable conditions; theres won’t be a strictly working relationship, Gemma might be the boss lady during the day but once in the bedroom Cash is going to be in charge, no questions asked.

    To complete our foursome we’re also introduced to ranch hand and I’m too sexy for my boots/tortured artist Carter McKay. He takes one look at Macie and realizes he’s found his perfect muse. The artist in him begging to paint her, sculpt her and just plain have her. This doesn’t sit well with Cash, he knows all to well the reputations of those hard living, womanizing McKay boys and there ain’t no way one of them is getting near his daughter. Oh theres sure to be fun and games and even a few dust ups at the Bar-9 this summer.

    As much as I enjoyed this it certainly wasn’t my favourite in the series and it took me a while to figure out why I was having a harder time connecting with this story. But with 2 couples and 4 POV’s it just wasn’t as tight. And with all the switching back and forth neither couple ever felt complete. Anyways, a very small gripe for another great instalment......

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    DK 03-10-14
    DK 03-10-14 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "This Series is My Guilty Pleasure...Like Chocolate"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I love this series and would love it more if the stories were deeper. However, it is not...each book has some cowboy/ranch stuff but the series is mostly superficial, gritty, romance and sex. The details don't always match up but, who cares? Not me...it is my guilty pleasure!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting is the cowboy artist, Carter. I don't think I've ever come across that mix.

    The 'least interesting' - it is difficult to keep all the brothers straight as they all have names that start with 'C'.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She is o.k. - but as I'm listening to them back to back I realize she doesn't have much range.


    Did Rode Hard, Put Up Wet inspire you to do anything?

    Summary:

    Workin' up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin' cowboy or two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: Theirs wont be strictly a working relationship. She's the boss during the day, but once she's corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control, even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough-and-ready participant in any leather-'n'-lace game Cash dreams up.

    Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin Macie's every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma. Except this time, Gemmas grabbed the bull by the horns and shes playing for keeps. Summers going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.


    Any additional comments?

    NOTE: Adult themes and language....NOT a sweet romance.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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