Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys Series #1)

Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys Series #1)

by Lorelei James
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Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 292 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just wanted you to be aware that this is only 263 pages and I paid $9.99 for it. The second book in the series, "Saddled and Spurred" is only 259 pages. I'm sure it is a good read as I love Lorelei James but I feel ripped off on the price. B&N needs to put the amount of page numbers in description. For that much money, I expected a pretty long read based on content/prices in the "Rough Riders" series. Thanks.
booklover1335 More than 1 year ago
Corralled is the first book in Lorelei James's new Blacktop Cowboy series. This was one of my most anticipated reads this year because I am completely and utterly devoted and in love with her Rough Riders series. I've come to expect an emotional and compelling read that goes well beyond what you might expect from an erotic romance. Yes, these books are hot, hot, hot, but it's the emotion and the characters that drive the story which make her love scenes beyond compare. She's my favorite contemporary erotic romance writer for a reason, and Corralled is her most sexually driven erotic romance yet. Corralled is a m/f/m ménage, however it is unlike most that are being written today. No matter how well written and convincing a ménage plot is there is always a thought where I wonder if a committed and loving relationship between two alpha males and one female can really work without jealousies and problems. Corralled presents that dilemma to the reader, and it's not all copacetic. Hank and Kyle are two very alpha and possessive cowboys who agree to share her, but neither sees this as a long term solution. Each wants Lainie for themselves..alone. And in the end Lainie does have stronger feelings and falls in love with just one of them. But the reader is left guessing which one she might choose until one special scene towards the end of the book after they all make love together, where Lainie reveals her feelings to the one not chosen. I loved that the complexities and realities of a ménage relationship were addressed in Corralled. I loved that in the end Lainie fell "in love" with only one of them, even though she will always love the other as well. Most of the story is told through their sexual encounters because the men compete with each other through their intimate time with Lainie as a way to show their love and affection for her. However that is not the only thing this book is about. The heart of the book it is not about sex, but about Lainie and everyone she has relationships with in her life.most of them slightly dysfunctional. Her relationship with her mother is strained; her relationship with her mentor and employer is not all that she believes and trusts in, her relationship and growing feelings with Hank and Kyle and how she at first chooses to avoid making a choice and her missing relationship with the father who died a rodeo icon. Lainie's journey in Corralled is short, but intense, and yes very sexual. However, I wish that there would have been a few more scenes between Lainie, Hank and Kyle outside of the love scenes. I also wished that the story would have begun when she first started her relationship with each man instead of at the point that Kyle and Hank found out about each other. Would it have made a difference to the story? Probably not, it's just a pet peeve of mine to not be there as a reader when the hero and heroine start their journey towards love (unless it's a reunion story). These are just two issues that I had in an otherwise great romance with cowboy heroes that are definitely hard to choose between. Lainie was one lucky lady :) Corralled will not disappoint fans of Lorelei James and is a promising beginning to a series that I hope becomes as beloved as her Rough Riders.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has worked with injured cowboys for years. She knows to ignore the hunks and their seductive manners as she performs her rehabilitation. Her refrain is: don't let herself fall for cowboys. Thus she is stunned after being so successful ignoring them; Lainie is attracted to Hank Lawson the bullfighter and Kyle Gilchrist the bull rider. She enjoys both men, but also feels guilty that she sees each behind the stout back of the other. That is until judgment day comes when Hank finds her stepping out with Kyle. Neither Hank nor Kyle seem upset and in fact are buddies. Each wants her, but Lanie is reluctant as she knows she should choose which cowboy she prefers riding on into the sunset. The first Blacktop Cowboys romance is a lighthearted frolic starring three strong protagonists and plenty of bull. The story line is fast-paced as Hank and Kyle compete as friendly rivals for the affection and love of Lainie, who has rodeo baggage that holds her somewhat back. Readers will be Corralled with the need to know who she chose; that is if she selects either. Harriet Klausner
Charmed47 More than 1 year ago
I liked it just okay. It isnt near as good as the other series. Just didnt feel the connection of the characters, like her other books. But I will keep reading her books, she is a fantastic writer.
Little_Fish More than 1 year ago
These "Blacktop Cowboys" really get under your skin & into your imagination. "Corralled" is the story of Melanie (Lainie), a medical tech who takes care of injured bull riders on the circuit. She encounters Hank & Kyle - two very different cowboys, but ALL cowboy. This is a great intro story - with great emotion, hot times & lots to think on. . . Can't wait for Book 2.
Katy_Beth More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and having read other menege books before I like the different way this one approached the subject. Lorelei James has a way of really drawing you and making you really care about what happens to all the characters in the story. While the s*x is hot, the story is what is compelling and keeps you interested. I hated to put the book down. Lots of interesting twists as well to keep you on the edge of your seat. I really recommend this great book and can't wait for the next one.
_Michelle_ More than 1 year ago
It's Lorelei James y'all. What else do I need to say? Corralled was so much more than I expected. I expected hot cowboys and a strong heroine I could identify with. I expected the fun story and the way Lorelei James pulls me into her world with ease. But knowing it was a ménage story, I also had the expectation that the two best friends would be eager to share lovely heroine, Laney, and that they would be a united front in bringing her over to the dark side. Not so much. And frankly, that was refreshing. These two childhood best friends discover they are both dating the same girl. She won't choose so they come up with the idea of sharing, ménage style. The only thing is, neither really wants to share her. Neither thinks that a polyamorous marriage is in their future. They expect her to pick one of them. Competitiveness ensues. Jealousy abounds. There are most definitely hot ménage encounters which they all enjoy (especially Lainie), but unlike all the other ménage stories I've read, the focus is on the one on one moments. There were so many unexpected surprises to this story. So many twists and turns that took the book far from where I expected it to go. I hesitate to even give a summery, sending you to the publisher's description instead; for fear that I will spoil any of the fun. Suffice it to say, two cowboys team up to spend three weeks traveling the rodeo circuit and wooing med tech Lainie Capshaw, the daughter of a famed bull rider who died on the horns of his ride when she was eight. Lainie never expected to date one cowboy, much less two. And don't expect her to choose, because she just can't. All three find themselves at a crossroad in their lives. Together they unearth their individual pasts and confront their present lives in order to make a choice for their future. Expect to be sucked in, blush, scream in frustration, cheer in celebration, be surprised and be satisfied. Corralled is as wild and unpredictable as a buckin' bronc. Enjoy!
n2nook More than 1 year ago
Another excellent weekend read!!! Lorelei James has another winner book series beginning here with Corralled. The story line and characters keep the pages turning with thrills, chills, and handfuls of lust turned love to boot. I just finished reading all the books in her Rough Riders series and without a doubt this series is going to be right up there with the got to reads. I've already put the next book due out in March 2011 on my wish list. Warning... as a reader you'll not be able to read just one book by this author.
Nay-Nay73 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, def. will read again. Developed characters, sexy scenes ;), and pulled many different emotions while Lorelei....keep'em coming girl can't wait for the next one! Ride' em cowgirl! lol!
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rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
Love Lorelei James and everything she writes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE and trust everything Lorelei puts out. Her writing styles from her western/cowboy to her fighter/mma is remarkably different. However, amazing at the same time. It takes a brilliant writer to be so diverse in her styles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my what a great book. If i could give it a ten star rating i would.
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Great characters, great writing, and not over done. Thanks for writing such a great book and I cant wait to read the next book in the series!
Buukie More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Lorelei James books, some more than others but I haven't been disappointed in any of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read 3 of Lorelei James books in the Blacktop Cowboy Series and I have loved everyone of them.
13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
I am so Jealous! Wish I had a situation where two hot, fine cowboys were in love with me. What are the chances that they would be friends? Hank gets the lady and hopefully Kyle will get a woman later. Celia maybe? Got to read this book and then the rest in the series.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
Lainie Capshaw is torn between two men. Hank Lawson a bull fighter and Kyle Gilchrist a bull rider. Since they work different circuits in the rodeo she is dating them both. They find out and decide to share Lainie as both of them try to win her. Very sexy erotic read.
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lbassin More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the rough riders series so I was glad to see another cowboy series by this author. This was a very good book. I enjoyed it. It looks like we won't get glimpses of how this couple does after this book. I am really like that about the rough riders series you can see how stuff gets worked out and couples continue working on their relationships after their book. I hope maybe that will happen later in the series. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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