Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders Series #1)

Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders Series #1)

by Lorelei James


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ISBN-13: 9780988823594
Publisher: LJLA, LLC
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Series: Rough Riders Series , #1
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 140,889
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lorelei James is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of erotic westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys series, erotic romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand alone novels and novellas. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota--yes, by choice--with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made life more interesting during these first empty nest years...

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Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1541 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.
onyx95 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Running away from home, responsibilities and obligations, Channing Kinkaid hooked up with the rodeo circuit. Finding the wrong person the first time through, Channing wasn¿t sure if she should take Colby McKay¿s offer seriously. The conditions for him and his friends (Trevor Glanzer & Edgard Mancuso) to take her along were of a sexual nature and all seemed to be in agreement of the terms, at first.Book 1 ¿.. Heard of books that were mostly all about the sex, this one actually has a half way decent set of characters and story line to go along with it. Wasn¿t sure about Colby at first, but he grew on me by the end. I liked the strong silent Edgard and wanted a bit more of him (think he shares a story with Trevor later), unfortunately Trevor was a bit of a flake. I liked Cash and Gemma though so I will be looking for a copy of ¿Rode Hard, Put up Wet¿
buzzkiss on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I don't know this was going to be mostly porn.
amf0001 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I've been through a bad patch lately with erotic romances, and so the fact that I could finish this one gives it 3 stars, though really, that's a generous rating. I never really liked the 2 main characters, or rather I could tolerate Colby, the rodeo star, but Channing, the heroine who just didnt' want to be a private school teacher, didn't work for me. I think meeting 2 guys and giving the both head within the first 15 pages was a bit too much for me. And also, oddly, I found the sex was too clinical for me, it didn't really work on a sensual level , and there was a lot of it - I kept thinking, didn't they just do this 5 hours ago? Who wants that much sex in that little time... There was a m/m scene, which apparently is ground breaking, but the threesomes were all strictly hetero (which I just find unbelievable - what, two men are lying with a woman between them and never so much as accidentally touch? All threesomes with 2 women have the women interacting...) It did have very nice descriptions of the rodeo world (of which I know nothing) which felt authentic. I was given this book, and I was happy to get is as a gift but don't know how much I would want to buy another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best reads I've ever read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
Wow wow WOW! This sucker was hot hot HOT! This was steamy erotica all the way. Not only that, there was a great story happening too. Awesome read. Hot, naughty fun! I liked the main characters Channing and Colby, they have a whole instant lust thing happening. It jumps right in, the story and intentions are introduced and we're off. They're fun together, exploring things, and having a good time. You can see their feelings subtly growing in the midst of the sexual exploration for Channing and it was fun watching them fall for each other. There are obstacles, ups and downs, personal things they're dealing with and I like how it all mixes together. I liked Colby's friends Trevor and Edgard as well. There were all kinds of different dynamics happening and I enjoyed watching them play out. The writing was really good. There's enough character development that you know everyone's deal and it keeps the story moving along. There's a good pace and everything flowed well. I liked the heat, the bits of drama, and the tension. It was a good story and I found it super entertaining. I was in the mood for a hot sexy read and that is exactly what I got. And when I say sexy I mean it is SCHORCHING HOT, take a cold shower, fan yourself, holy wow hot. There are lots of different players involved and oh yes, there is ménage. Get ready for a wild sexy time ride! Long Hard Ride was a totally enjoyable, extremely sexy story with likable characters that was super fun to read. You want naughty and steamy erotica, this is it! I'm looking forward to more of the Rough Rider series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After finishing the 16th and final book in the Rough Riders series, I have to write and review the first one. If you're on the fence, go for it. This book is more than just erotic fiction. It's about love. It'll hook you for a long, hard ride that will take you to book 16 and the spin off series.