"You're going to need two things before you sit down to read Shoulda Been a Cowboy: a fan for the heat and a box of tissues for the tears. I can't remember the last book that had me swinging from one emotion to the next more times than I could count. Lorelei James creates her stories and characters with such raw realism. If you're thinking that Rough Riders has to be losing some of its shine with seven books in the series, you'd be wrong...Shoulda Been a Cowboy is the best book yet...one of the best books I've read all year..."
--Fallen Angels Reviews, Recommended Read
"Sigh...I have been waiting for Cam's story for a few books now, and the wait was definitely worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed how Ms. James tied this 'non cowboy' into the rest of the family and dealt with all the issues that would come from being injured while serving our country. Domini was just the type of strong woman he needed to move to the next stage of his life. I think Shoulda Been A Cowboy is the best of the seven Rough Riders books to date..."
--Joyfully Reviewed, Recommended Read
"Pacing was perfect and the plot was diverse...The author delves into some controversial issues as well as tragic ones and blends them into the romance superbly. The ending was everything I had hoped for..."
--The Romance Studio
"Shoulda Been A Cowboy is a long and deeply satisfying read. Every single word was needed to build such a richly told tale, with appealing main characters and lots of old friends, scorchingly hot love scenes, and a glorious romance between a couple that faces more obstacles than a military roadblock. If there was a category above Best Book, that's where I would put Shoulda Been A Cowboy. I cannot recommend it highly enough!"
--Whipped Cream Reviews, Book of the Week
"A wild, sexy and very emotional read, SHOULDA BEEN A COWBOY had me lassoed from the very first page. Cam and Domini are both wounded characters, with all the emotional baggage that comes from surviving incredible adversity, but they are both also strong and determined to make the best of the hand that life dealt them. I loved watching both of them overcome their pasts and work on building a future..."
Soldier Cameron McKay has found his niche, and it ain’t ropin’ steers and wearin’ spurs. His deputy sheriff job, plus battle injuries that ended his military career, keep him right where he wants to be.
Domini Katzinski has had to control every aspect of her life since age eleven, when she was orphaned in the Ukraine. Watching others’ relationships crumble has convinced her to focus on the short-term and find a take-charge man to whom she can relinquish sexual control. Cam fits the bill with a brooding vulnerability no one else seems to see. Plus, he has his own handcuffs.