Wednesday, March 9, 2011

REVIEW: Corralled by Lorelei James

3 Floozies
GoodReads.com Blurb: First in a new series about some hard-riding rodeo cowboys...and the women who can rein them in.
Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has been rehabilitating injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you fall for the man.
So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two different men: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider. Lainie feels guilty about her two-timing, but it doesn't keep her from doubling her fun-that is until Hank catches her with Kyle.
She's shocked that Hank isn't mad. But she's more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her-in every way-she knows that she's going to have to choose the one man who can give her the ride of her life...



Man, what a disappointment!  I love me some Lorelei James and her Sexy Wyoming Up-for-Anything Cowboys AND their ropes but this one just fell short!

I read this book because I want to read Saddled and Spurred.  I know, I can just read Saddled and Spurred but I have a OCD problem where I HAVE to read to the books in order.  I read the Black Dagger Brotherhood books out of order and was confused as all get up.  I read the Rough Riders series out of order and was beyond confused as to who was married to whom and yada yada yada.  So, I read them in order now.

And this book did NOT live up to the expectation I have for Ms. James erotic novels.  Oh, don't get me wrong, there was a lot, A LOT, of eroticism, but, (are you sitting down?) too much!  The book failed to give a decent background story of the guys in proper timing.  You learn a lot about Laine but not enough about Kyle and Hank.  I just don't get the "Hey, we're hot cowboys and wanna take you on a 3 week sex session, wanna cum?  I-I mean come?"  There was little plot and when you throw in so much sex, no matter how hot, I feel like I'm describing hustler magazine to blind person.

I liked Laine.  I liked the dichotomy between her past and her profession and the growing she does during the book.  The incident at the EBR tent towards the end of the book and the subsequent events that take place really brought the book up a few Floozies.  I was prepared to give this book 1 Floozy *shakes head in shame* but, when Hank gives the boss man a What For after all that went down then follows Laine and his heart to Cheyenne I fell in love with them.  I love a good menage but when there isn't a decent background and/or plot it gets old and I just want the bonding between the hero and heroine to start.  It was a shock for me to get all the way through 80% of the book before I was invested. Definitely not the norm for a Lorelei James book!

I LOVED Kyle, and wanna read more about my Norse God Cowboy, maybe that could be the title of his book.  Will it be with Celia?  One can only hope, she is such a spitfire, I love her!  And regardless of my feelings of this book, I will read Saddled and Spurred.  I can already tell by the great excerpts floating around that it has a stronger plot and more in depth characters!

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