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Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders) Paperback – August 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Rough Riders (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599988364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599988368
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

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

Customer Reviews

Hot cowboys, great love stories!
I love cowboys
This makes it easier when the book ends because by then the characters feel like you know them and you can't wait until they start the next chapter of their lives.
Terri Doughty
I love the characters and the story lines.
littleone

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By C. Dionne VINE VOICE on July 23, 2008
Format: Kindle Edition
Gemma Jansen's struggling to take care of her ranch on her own while continuing to supply animals for the rodeos. Only none of the promoters seem to want to use any of her animals and none of them can give her a reason why. She's in need of a ranch foreman and believes she knows the perfect man for the job.

Cash Big Crow has quit the rodeo and now takes odd jobs to earn a living. Gemma's offer of a job as foreman at her ranch isn't exactly the job of his dreams - though a more permanent home and someplace he can spend the summer getting to know his adult daughter is appealing. The perk to taking the job is going to be a stipulation he insists upon - she's the boss during the day, but at night, he's in charge.

Gemma's very attracted to Cash, however she's also quite a bit older than he is and a widow to boot. She's not entirely sure she's ready to move on but she definitely needs his help. The last thing she expects is the unbelievable jealousy she feels when she first sees Cash with another woman - imagine her surprise when she learns that the `other woman' is actually his daughter, Maci. She hadn't even known that Cash had a daughter.

Gemma's offer of a job gives Cash the opportunity to settle in one place and get to know his daughter without having to constantly be looking for work. The one big problem with the whole situation as far as he can see is the mutual interest between Maci and Carter, a cowboy/artist living and working at Gemma's ranch. Cash knows exactly what he wants, even if he's not ready to admit to his feelings; he just never guessed his own daughter would possess the same passionate nature as he.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. McEntire on July 15, 2008
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After reading Long Hard Ride, the first book of the Rough Riders series I was hooked on western romance. The story continued with Gemma and Cash who we met in the first book. There was a connection with Gemma and Cash but Gemma was not ready to move on after her husband of 25+ years passed away. I really enjoyed reading about Gemma finding love again in her late 40's with Cash. Cash is 10 years younger than Gemma and has a grown daughter of his own to deal with. Her story with Carter McKay was just a bonus in this book. If you love hot western romance you won't be dissapointed in this book or any other of the Rough Riders series.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jane TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 8, 2009
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STORY BRIEF:
Gemma is a widow who owns a ranch in Wyoming. Cash has been in love with her for two years, but she was not interested. Finally she realizes she wants to be with him. She offers him a job as foreman on her ranch. He agrees but only if it includes being in her bed. She agrees. They have a lot of great sex. As a teenager, Cash got someone pregnant. They agreed not to marry and went their separate ways. The mother recently died, and Cash wants to spend time with his now 22-year-old daughter Macie. Macie comes to live on the ranch with Gemma and Cash. She's an excellent cook and gets a job in the local diner. She also falls in love with Carter, who is working on the ranch for the summer. Carter is an artist and wants to sculpt and paint Macie. They too have a lot of great sex.

REVIEWER'S OPINION:
I'm not sure how I feel. The story and characters were good. The erotic scenes were better than good. I think I wasn't emotionally pulled in as much as I would like. But it was still good, especially if you're looking for erotic romance. Sex acts include men with men, ménage with 2 men and 1 woman, rear door activity, light bondage and spanking.

DATA:
Story length: 292 pages. Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: 15. Total number of sex scene pages: 71. Setting: current day western US, mostly Wyoming. Copyright: 2008. Genre: erotic contemporary western romance.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Terri Doughty on November 16, 2008
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This book is a two for one. Not that it's two separate stories or novels but that two couples find love and their lives are intertwined with each other.

Gemma Jansen is a widow. Her husband use to supply rough stock for rodeos and she tried to continue doing this. For some reason, no one will give her a contract. She's pretty sure that it was due to her last foreman and she's looking to hire a new one. She knows who she wants to hire. They've been friends for years and last year he was ready to make it more but Gemma wasn't. Now, Gemma is willing to take the chance, if Cash Big Crow is still willing.

Cash has been on the rodeo circuit for years. It's finally caught up with him and he's no longer participating in the events but working the stock. He's been offered jobs at different ranches but he turns them all down. He's just not interested. This summer, he's being joined by his 22 year old daughter Macie. They don't really know each other but they want to try. Cash was 16 to Macie's mother's 26 when Macie was born. Her mother drug Macie all over and never gave her any real stability. When Gemma offers Cash the foreman's job on her ranch, he agrees if she can meet his two conditions. The first is that Macie is allowed to live on the ranch for as long she likes. The other is that while Gemma may be his boss, after work hours, she'll be in his bed and he'll be in charge.

Macie is looking forward to really getting to know her dad. She's never had this opportunity before and wants it to work out. She recently lost her job as a waitress when a guy put his hands where they didn't belong and she dumped a pitch of tea on him.
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More About the Author

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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