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Short Rides (Rough Riders) [Kindle Edition]

Lorelei James
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Short Rides is an anthology compilation of two novellas and one short story in the Rough Riders world. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories, but are a peek into favorite character's lives after the happily ever after...

The stories included in the Short Rides anthology are:

King of Hearts* -- Deputy Cam McKay deals with a murder/suicide case on Valentine's Day.

Rough Road -- Chassie, Trevor and Edgard Glanzer spend a romantic weekend away from the ranch and kids celebrating their anniversary...only to return home to face their biggest challenge yet.

All Knocked Up -- Keely and Jack Donohue are having a baby. Given Keely's raging pregnancy hormones, will Jack need to wear a cup in the delivery room?

*previously published in the Guns and Roses anthology in 2012

Product Details

  • File Size: 345 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0988823527
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: LJLA, LLC (April 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CA6KE3U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,044 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED it! April 9, 2013
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Short Rides is a collection of three short stories by Lorelei James featuring characters from her Rough Riders series. If you haven't read the series, you will be lost reading these shorts. These are an excellent addition to an already fantastic series. I'm so happy we got a glimpse into the lives of these families again. It's my hope that we have many, many, many more of these Short Rides to look forward to! Enjoy, I know I did twice...already!

King Of Hearts 4.5 stars

When this short story was originally published in the Guns and Roses Anthology I remember thinking how different it was from Lorelei's other Rough Rider books. I liked it but it kind of burst my happy McKay bubble because of the gruesome crime Cameron McKay had to deal with on Valentine's Day. Upon re-reading itI realized it is different, but the key point that even if you want to be miserable the McKay family isn't going to let you do it alone. I love that Colt came to Cameron's rescue, that he gave Cam advice that he really didn't want but needed to hear. Most of all I loved that Cameron who never wanted a wife and children came to understand how important they are to him and how much he relies and needs them. I also love the little snippet of Dr. Joely Monroe with Chet and Remy and my mind has been working overtime on those three ever since!

King Of Hearts is a great reminder that no matter how big and tough you are, you need a soft place to land and people who will love you no matter what. Cameron McKay got that lesson and it's one we can all benefit from, thanks L!

Rough Road 10 freakin' stars (okay so we don't have 5 will have to do)

I was so excited when Lorelei announced that Chassie, Trevor, and Edgar would be included in this anthology.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Parenthood.... McKay style April 10, 2013
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Loved how all three of these shorts showed the ups and downs of parenthood.

Rough Road -- Chassie, Trevor and Edgard Glanzer know they live an unorthodox life style but the love they all have for each other and their 3 kids has been enough. Now that their oldest has started school the unfortunate aspect of bigotry had affected there family. We get a glimpse of how these 3 not only keep a healthy sex life with 3 kids but also how they are going to have to deal with the prejudices their children face.

All Knocked Up -- Wild child and short fused Keely is pregnant. I am amazed that Jack lived for the 9 months. There were some very touching moments and also some funny ones that all have to deal with childbirth and what a woman's body and mind goes through afterwards. Love that we got to experience Keely's first birth her..

King of Hearts -- Deputy Cam McKay is called to a murder/suicide of Jim and Teresa Swensen. It's one of the worst things he had ever seen. When both sets up parents get there they are understandably very upset and things come to blows. The father of Jim asks Cam why he never helped his son with his PTSD. That since he had been thru so much himself he should have helped his boy. Cam had no idea that Jim had been in the services and feels extremely guilty over this. He also wonders if one day he will do the same thing to his family. He refuses to go home but Domitri sends Colt after him to bring him home to her and his children who are his greatest healers. This was a very short read but it sure packed an emotion punch and brought tears to my eyes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A winning Tri-Fecta April 13, 2013
By K M O
Format:Kindle Edition
Normally, I don't give 5 stars to short stories, but in this case, I wish I could give it more. Cam, Chassie, and Keely have all had their own books in the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James, but we are gifted with a look into their lives as they work, have and raise children, suffer the ups and downs of lifestyle choices, and the importance of "couple time" as well as family time. Each story is heart tugging and will MAKE. YOU. CRY. but you also get lots of joy and laugh out loud moments that endear us to the McKay clan even more.
We also get a taste of some characters who we know will star in future books. One in particular you will NOT want to miss.
1) If you are not already reading this series, WHY?
2) If you are a fan of the series, you DO NOT want to miss out on this peek into the lives of some of our favorite characters. Keely pregnant is a sight to behold, ornery, and funny as hell.
Nothing short about these short stories. They are tall on plot, love, compassion, loyalty, sex, emotions, and laughter. Lorelei does a fantastic job with each one and I'm so glad she decided to write them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Great Stories! April 10, 2013
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I absolutely loved this follow up with the characters from previous books in this series. How can you not just love the way that this family always sticks together?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, Funny, Sweetly Charming April 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Lorelei James has done it again! Short Rides brings us up to date on her Rough Riders series with 3 short stories featuring Cam/Domini, Chassie/Edgard/Trevor, and Keely/Jack. Not meant as stand alones these shorts keep us in the McKay family loop. All of the love, courage and emotions we have gotten from Ms James in her series comes rushing back and takes you right into the family fold once again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and emotional visits with beloved characters! April 12, 2013
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Short Rides (Rough Riders)This is a wonderful collection of short stories involving the McKay and West families from the Rough Riders series. It was so nice to catch up with some of my favorite characters.

King of Hearts takes place during a tough day on the job for Deputy Cam McKay. There is only one way for him to get through it but it takes his wife Domini to help him figure it out!

Rough Road gives us a glimpse into the lives of Chassie, Trevor and Edgard. I love this triad and was so thrilled that their relationship has become all I hoped it would be. Showing how this family deals with the issue of their son being bullied because of their choices brought tears to my eyes.

All Knocked Up is about Keely and Jack finally becoming parents. Fun, feisty Keely always makes me laugh and Jack is still the right man for her! Their journey is a joy to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 11 days ago by vicky
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
Another wonderful Rough Riders book. Giving us more juicy details to where their previous books ended. Thank you Lorelei James!
Published 12 days ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Lorelei James work!
Published 12 days ago by Patallnatural
5.0 out of 5 stars Love them all
Collection of three short stories of the McKay family. Love them all.
Published 14 days ago by Lynn Kutz
5.0 out of 5 stars Lorelei James' "Rough Riders" series is the best. Characters are real
Lorelei James' "Rough Riders" series is the best. Characters are real, stories and emotionally engaging and you can not do better than James. Read more
Published 19 days ago by N. Cavness
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great visits with well loved characters.
Published 22 days ago by ReadToLive/LiveToRead
I love all her books have never been disappointed. I just finished the last one in the Rough Riders series so I was very sad going to miss all the McKay family!
Published 1 month ago by Connie
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect book
I don't have enough adjectives to really explain how great this book is....I am hooked on the entire series of the McKay family and all the hot sex, great,drama and good family... Read more
Published 1 month ago by LindaT
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything but short...
There was nothing short about the scenes in this book!!! I still have saddle burns!!! I am really going to move to Sundance!!! If there are any hot McKays left!!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by MsDery
5.0 out of 5 stars storyline
I loved the revisit to some of my fave characters. It is nice to be given a brief but wonderful look at characters as they have grown as a family and as a person. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kwilliams
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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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