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Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders) [Kindle Edition]

Lorelei James
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)

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Book Description

One lucky woman…three sexy cowboys…she’s in for the ride of her life!

Channing Kinkaid itches for a change; a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Determined to shed her inhibitions and embrace the steamier, seamier side of life, she sets her sights on hooking up with a real chaps-and-spurs-wearing cowboy.

Enter Colby McKay—bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. From the moment he sets lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows he’s found the woman who’s up to the challenge of cutting loose. What rough and rowdy cowboy could resist a no-holds-barred sexual romp with a sassy young thing starring as his personal buckle bunny?

Intrigued by Channing’s bold proposition of horsing around on the road, Colby impulsively sweetens the deal; sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in the bedrolls of his rodeo traveling partners, Trevor and Edgard.

Although Channing’s secretly longed to be the sole focus of more than one man’s passions, Colby’s demand for complete submission behind closed doors will test her willful nature.

Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio? Or will the cowboys have to break out the bullropes and piggin’ string to break in this headstrong filly?

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About the Author

Lorelei James is the author of the popular Rough Riders series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (May 1, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000R93E34
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,816 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This ain't your mother's romance novel March 14, 2008
I fell away from reading romance novels after marriage and kids took front and center. Recently I needed to remember what romance was about again and found Lorelei James Rough Rider series ("Long Hard Ride" and "Rode, Hard, Put Up Wet" currently available - "Cowgirl Up and Ride" due next week!) and discovered a world of difference in modern romance novels. For those of us who are past the vestile virgin age, these are such a refreshing change with mature topics and frank sex scenes. But beyond the racier storylines, Lorelei James weaves a heart-touching story of love and romance with real men and women we can relate to. This series centers on the McKay family and friends. In Long Hard Ride, we are taken for a tour of the rodeo circuit with drop dead sexy Colby McKay, his two equally hot friends, and how Channing Kinkaid becomes the woman Colby McKay can't just "love and leave."
Honestly these characters and story lines are so well written you will feel that twinge of sorrow when you finish the book because it feels like saying goodbye to friends. I'm so excited the series will continue and I'll once again be visitng the McKay Ranch. Don't just buy this book - buy the whole series now because you will want more - trust me!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies! December 4, 2007
Format:Kindle Edition
Channing has struggled her entire life to be the person her mother and father desire. Fun loving and mischievous, she is stifled in the society where her parents are so comfortable. Always on the outside looking in, Channing just wants one summer of freedom; freedom to be what she wants, when she wants, especially when those wants include a sexy cowboy who promises to fulfill all of her fantasies. Add in his two sinfully erotic roommates and Channing's dreams just might be fulfilled.

Colby McKay has been watching and waiting for Channing Kinkaid to set her sights on him. Desiring her like none before, he sits back and allows her to come to him. And she does. With a proposition as bold as the wind, Channing promises to fulfill all of his needs, even those that include sharing her with his fellow rodeo roommates. Colby doesn't count on coming to yearn for Channing to be his alone. What happens when the rodeo season ends?

LONG HARD RIDE hogtied me and would not let me go until I read every bit of this delightfully sexy tale. I am fascinated by the rodeo circuit and I really liked how Ms. James took the reader into the workings and politics of how rodeos are run and managed. I found myself immersed and anxious when reading scenes of bull riding and calf roping. Channing's characterization could be any young woman yearning for a bit of fun before starting a new life and job. She is brassy and sassy, and I adored her independence. Colby, in turn, made me melt when he smiled. And when he smiled at Channing I knew his frisky, no holds barred kind of loving was headed her way.

Lorelei James has written a bold novel with LONG HARD RIDE. Sinfully erotic, poignant at times, and basically just plain wonderful, LONG HARD RIDE is simply delightful. Hang on to your cowboy hats because this book is scorching hot!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A HOT summer read! July 17, 2008
By dzdlb
I purchased this book largely on the overall strength of the current reviews. I wasn't disappointed! I thought Channing perhaps fell into Colby and Co.'s bed a tad too easily (e.g. the initial "test")but didn't feel it strained anything but the very outside edge of believability. Please note there is some m/m action (in addition to m/f/m)but although it's not generally my thing, I thought it was well written and hot. All-in-all, a pleasing and erotic summer-read!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start here with this book...warning you wont stop LOL February 1, 2010
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This is Book 1.
I never really fancied myself a cowboy loving romance reader but, uhm that has totally changed and James' Rough Rider series has changed my ways. I absolutely adore this series. I have now read all the books and I need to come back now and review them all.
This book is a wonderful introduction to the Wild West er Wild McKay family.
These characters you will fall in love with. The one thing that I totally love about this series is that you get introduced to Channing, Colby, Trevor and Ed but after this book is done, they still continue to make appearances in the other books. Of course not in the extreme detail of their own story but I just love how the author gets you invested into the characters and then doesn't just drop them. I love how you get the chance to keep up to date with them and see how they are progressing along in life.

Okay so the sex is hot, the menage is awesome, the erotica writing is smoking, the alpha males are mouthwatering and the romance is dreamy. Big fan of this book and this series. I would just suggest if you are gonna try out this series, start here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hot? YES! Substance? Not so much... July 9, 2011
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HOT! While I really enjoyed reading this 'way hotter then expected' book, considering the length I thought there would be more story to it. The 'steamy' descriptions were some of the best I've read when it comes to erotica but I decided to give it a 3 star rating because the characters fell flat for me. The accent was distracting and I never fell for the relationship between the main couple. BUT I would still recommend it if you're looking for a book with great description of EVERY possible position
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
I absolutely adored this book. Loved the characters and the build up to their relationship especially, and the delicious dynamics at work between them all.
Published 9 hours ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars It was One Long Amazing Ride!!!
I knew this book was going to an 18+ kind of book...and oooooh it was oooooh soooo much more!!! Read more
Published 8 days ago by Susan M. Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivated
This book had me in the first paragraph. Fun fun read not toooo graphic for me anyway. Give it a try yeehaw
Published 13 days ago by pam swope
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 4.5 Stars
Channing Kinkaid is a city girl who is sick of her privileged life and not being good enough for her parents. She decides to leave what she knows and join the rodeo circuit. Read more
Published 13 days ago by KaiSarks
5.0 out of 5 stars better than 50 shades!!!
Loved this book! I thought 50shades was amazing but change up businessman with cowboy.... Need I say anymore? This book kept me interested wanting to read!
Published 15 days ago by kimmerjeab
4.0 out of 5 stars What the title says
this is a good book and a great series. Lorelei James is a great author for those us that like erotic books that have more in them than just sex.
Published 25 days ago by Snowyskys aka bookaholic
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, Hot Read
Loved the book but this isn't the typical romance novel. The storyline I felt was very good and the characters as well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and wild!
Long Hard Ride is a great book. A hot cowboy that knows how to show someone a wild time. Several hot cowboys to go along for the ride! I love it!
Published 1 month ago by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars The cowboy got the girl and the girl found her life
I fell in love with the rough riders series after reading this book in 1 day. I loved Channing and Colby and their story.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I enjoyed the story although I thought it was a little long winded. The sex scenes were great, that's why I gave it 4 stars out of 5. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Diane Granzow
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Lorelei James is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of erotic westerns: the Rough Riders series, the Blacktop Cowboys series, and the erotic romances in the Mastered series. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota.

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