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Friday, February 18, 2011

Cowgirls Don’t Cry by Lorelei James

Cowgirls Don’t Cry by Lorelei James
Publishing: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (322 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Canterbury Bell

Jessie McKay has accepted her marriage to Luke McKay wasn’t perfect. After two years of widowhood, she’s ready to kick up her bootheels—until Luke’s younger brother shows up to spoil her fun. But if Brandt thinks she’ll ever take orders from another McKay male, he’s got manure for brains.

Brandt McKay has avoided his sweet, sexy sister-in-law ever since the night he confessed his feelings for her weren’t the brotherly type. Unexpectedly faced with proof of Luke’s infidelity, Brandt is forced to ask for Jessie’s help in taking care of Luke’s young son. Jessie agrees on one condition—she wants Brandt’s boots exclusively under her bed for the duration.

The sexual heat that’s always simmered between them ignites. Brandt is determined to make the temporary situation permanent, proving to Jessie he’s a one-woman man. And Jessie is shaken by feelings she’s sworn never to have again for any man…especially not a McKay.

The McKay family is a long running series of stories that only get better with each new coupling. With every story the conflict, the passion and the emotional connection simmers and smolders until it finally erupts into an explosive and stunning lifelong love affair.

Brandt McKay has loved Jessie since the first time he saw her. Unfortunately, his brother Luke saw her too. Since then, his brother married her, cheated on her and died on her. One unpredictable night Brandt confesses his feeling for Jessie and their friendly relationship hits the skids. When Brandt presents Jessie with his brother’s illegitimate son, he suggests they take care of the child together. Is she ready for another McKay brother in her life and is he ready to accept that her feelings have not changed towards him?

Brandt and Jessie's story a simply lovely one of two people coming to terms with their feeling for one another and committing to each other under the strangest of circumstances. As with all the Rough Riders stories, the entire McKay family is accounted for as well as more insight into the life of Brandt and Jessie and the animosity towards her from his family. Jessie and Brandt are simple folks just looking for their happily ever after and the conversations they have along with their quiet moments are what make this story a special one.

Lorelei James has built a wonderful story from the first book to this newest one that will keep you waiting for the next installment. The stories are seamless and captivating without being repetitive. I love these stories and hope with every new introduction to a McKay man, there is the possibility of another story.

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