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Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders Series #1)

Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders Series #1)

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by Lorelei James

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Channing Kinkaid itches for a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Enter Colby McKaybull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. He knows hes found a woman whos up to the challenge of cutting loose. Intrigued by Channings bold proposition to "horse around" on the road, Colby proposes sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in those of his two rodeo


Channing Kinkaid itches for a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Enter Colby McKaybull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. He knows hes found a woman whos up to the challenge of cutting loose. Intrigued by Channings bold proposition to "horse around" on the road, Colby proposes sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in those of his two rodeo traveling partners. Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio?

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Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
Rough Riders Series , #1
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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

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Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1533 reviews.
agent-orange More than 1 year ago
I down loaded this book to read while I was on vacation out West, not really sure what to expect. Once I got into this book, I couldn't stop until I had read all of the books in the Rough Riders and related Wild West series by Lorelei James. I can't wait until the next ebook comes out this summer. The characters draw you in with their real life situations, and problems. The sex scenes were hot. I've never been attracted to the cowboy type, but I'm ready to move to Wyoming and check them out for myself now. But, honestly, it wasn't the sex that drew me to the subsequent books, it was the characters and the family dynamic that evolved through each of the plots. Very entertaining.
mischif More than 1 year ago
Channing is a great character, full of spunk, and sassy as can be. Colby thinks he can tame her, but she's the one doing the taming. The whole story was incredible to me I loved it from the first page, and couldn't put it down. I read this book in about four hours, and enjoyed every minute of it. Trevor, and Edgard's relationship was really hot, and I wish things would have worked out differently for them, and I loved the reality of the entire story. The only thing I hated about this book was that it ended. I would love to keep reading thier story beyond their H.E.A. The entire series is great, and will have you heated up in no time, and the books don't have the dull lulls that other books have, and keep you interested from page one to the end. I hope others enjoy this series as much as I did. A wonderful read, and reread. Enjoy. This is book 1, book 2 is Rode hard put up wet, book 3 Cowgirl up and ride, book 4 Tied up tied down, book 5 Rough raw and ready, book 6 Branded as trouble.
imINTObooks More than 1 year ago
From page 1 I was sucked in. The book SEEPS of sexuality. If you aren't sexually open minded then this book is NOT for you. You have been warned. All I can say is that I have NEVER read anything so intense. I think I wouldn't mind switching places with Channing. I mean come on those cowboys were absolutely YUMMOliscious! I'm definitely getting the second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though I'm still half way through the series, I have to say that this is my favortie one! It is definitely not your typical novel, which is why I love it so much! Its super steaming with great sex scenes, and three wonderful cowboys. I love how daring Channing gets throughout the novel, especially with Colby. Trevor and Ed's relationship was so heartwrenching that you can't help but root for them. This is the most graphic one out of the first four that I have read, so if you are turned off by this book, I would still suggest you read the remaining books because they are more tamed.
SamanthaP More than 1 year ago
**Warning** this book may be too hot for the average reader! Very unconventional love story about a city girl from Boston travelling with 3 Hot cowboys on the Rodeo circuit, where nothing is what it seams. There's some exploration, a whole lot of sharing and plenty of hot cowboy lovin!! Some scenes made me blush cause they were just too intense. But this book wasn't great just because of the naked cowboys. The characters jump off the page and you love each and everyone of them. This had a sound plot with great character development. Lorelei sets the bar high for Romantica writers. I can't wait to read the rest of the series cause I could not put this one down.
Charmed47 More than 1 year ago
This is a great start to a great series. You can read them out of order and they still make sense and you want to read them all. So many times erotic romance has no plot, no story , and no love connection. This series has it all. This got a little to down and dirty even for me at times, but always had a come back to why. This is not for faint of heart concerning sex. But the story is awesome. Keep em coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first of the series and the first book by Lorelei James that I've read. The storyline pulls you in immediately and you fall in love with the characters. Ms James weaves such wonderful stories that you don't want the book to end and have to say goodbye to the characters. The sex is very hot and well written without being crass. Ms James certainly has the cowboy way down pat and her knowledge of rodeo and rough stock is impressive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading Fifty Shades trilogy I found this series and thought I would read the first one and see if I liked it cause I LOVE me some Cowboys! I Love this book. A little more erotic than Fifty Shades, but also has a good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book i love the way that the two main characters fall in love. i also love the fact that after this one it goes into all the other characters in the book plus more
I-Luv-2-ReadAB More than 1 year ago
Wow!! I loved this book! It was not only sex...sex...sex...but it also had a story line. Don't get me wrong it certainly had some "steamy" scenes, but they were GREAT "steamy" scenes. I loved this book and I can't wait to get started on the 2nd book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I was not really into the story, but once the steamy scenes started I was hooked. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series. It's nice to read a romance that pushes the bounderies of 'normal' emotional and physical love.
sharp1022 More than 1 year ago
This book is a great start to a hopefully great series. The love story blended in with what I would think life on the rodeo circuit would be like. I would recommend this book and I have already downloaded the next to my nook. And just so you know this book has very hot sex and very hot cowboys. Enjoy!!
bawoggie More than 1 year ago
Can't get enough of the McKay family!
Partri65 More than 1 year ago
This first book in the Rough Rider Series introduced me to some aspects of rodeo that hadn't occurred to me - such as the sex aspect. Apparently, there's plenty of it. It also begins the story of the members of the McKay family, which is comprised of some very hot cowboys who like to be in charge. The writing is good,the characters are interesting, and the sex is vigorous and varied. It is a good beginning to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! Hot sexual encounters galore. But it does actually have a plot to it not just sex. I found it a very good read and couldn't wait to start the next book in the series.
Book_ReaderKP More than 1 year ago
I finished the Fifty Shades of Gray Trilogy and wanted to read something else along those lines. I also enjoy rodeos, cowboys, and western type romances. This book covered all of the above, I am now reading the second book in the series, it is a good book also.
Corinne_Alexander4 More than 1 year ago
Even though this book is over 500 pages long I read it in a day. Very sexy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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So Hot!
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caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
RATING 4.5 STARS Long Hard Ride is book one in the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James. This is my very first book by Lorelei James. I’ve had it for awhile and have been dying to get to it. I loved it. The heat factor was through the roof which I anticipated, one particular scene which was perhaps one of the hottest scenes I have ever read. But I did deduct one half a point because in the beginning, I didn’t particularly like the way Colby treated Channing at times. She didn’t seem to mind. But I still struggled with it just a bit. Colby McKay, Trevor Glanzer and Edgard Mancuso travel together for the rodeo. Each participates in different events, Trevor and Edgard are partners in some events and Colby rides broncos and bulls both. They share a horse trailer, a truck, and their women. Colby has been noticing Channing, he can’t seem to keep her off his mind. So when she finds herself stranded, he makes her a deal she can’t refuse. Channing Kinkaid was brought up privileged and expected to live up to her family’s expectations. But the life they wanted for her was suffocating her. So she decided to follow the rodeo for awhile. The man she was with turned out to be a cheating liar and just when she didn’t know what she was going to do next, Colby made her an offer. She could travel with them, but she would be in their bed, ‘all’ their beds. She would fulfill every fantasy she could ever dream up. All she had to do was say yes. Channing wasn’t the only one running from something or the only one with secrets. All three, Colby, Trevor and Edgard, have families that want something from them they aren’t willing to give. And they are all hiding secrets. Colby and Channing’s encounters are definitely boiling hot. Their time together is supposed to have an ending date. But hearts become involved. Neither of them admit to how they are feeling which creates problems. So will they walk away as planned when the ending date approaches? Or will they find a way to stay in each other’s lives? As I said, this was chock full of sexy times but we also see the characters transform. They are forced to decide just what is important to them, what they really want in their lives. I loved that Channing finally found acceptance with some of the other women she met, especially Gemma. For the first time ever she really felt like she belonged. As we meet some of the secondary characters involved, I see hints of some of the future books. I can’t wait to read book two, Rode Hard, Put Up Wet, which will be Gemma and Cash’s story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lorelei James' Rough Rider series is delicious. I've read Long Hard Ride five times! I know I'll continue to read it once a year. I am impatiently waiting for Doc Monroe and Chet & Remy West's story.....