Raising Kane (Rough Riders Series #9)

Raising Kane (Rough Riders Series #9)

by Lorelei James


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She surrendered the reins. Now he’s raising the stakes.

When attorney Ginger Paulson slips head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son…until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s Built Ford Tough body.

For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule—hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.

Now Kane’s throwing out the doctor’s orders and issuing his own demands—her full sexual submission. Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past…toward a shared future?

Warning: Contains one hot hunk of cowboy manflesh who uses every sexual trick in the book to render a sassy, fast-talking attorney speechless and put a new twist on the term “binding arbitration.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941869482
Publisher: LJLA, LLC
Publication date: 03/09/2017
Series: Rough Riders Series , #9
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 292,415
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romances in the Rough Riders series, the Blacktop Cowboys® series, the Mastered series, the Need You series and the Legacy series.

Lorelei also writes dark, gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Her books in the Julie Collins and Mercy Gunderson series have won Shamus Awards and the Willa Cather Literary Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota.

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Raising Kane 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 675 reviews.
sharp1022 More than 1 year ago
Yet another great book to the series!! Although it is a little short compared to the other books. I love it! Kane and Ginger are great together and the book lets you know what is going on with the other family members you have read about. And they are multiplying like crazy!! Absolutely love this series, great job James!! Enjoy!
booklover1335 More than 1 year ago
Kane McKay was a man that almost single-handedly created the legendary bad boy image that the McKay men are known for. Yet throughout the Rough Riders series we've seen Kane transform himself into the man he decides he wants to be, which is more than a man known for his sexual exploits; a man who is ready for love and the responsibilities of having a family of his own....even if no one else believes that this leopard can change his spots. Ginger Paulson is a strong and independent woman who is an attorney, a single mother, and caretaker for her disabled father. She's got a lot on her plate and through determination, and lots of hard work she manages to successfully juggle it all without much help from anyone else. That is until she is forced to accept help after an accident has left her barely able to care for herself let alone her young son and father. For me Raising Kane was different than many of the other Rough Riders stories. I felt that it was a more mature love story than many of the others. Kane and Ginger are both in their mid thirties. They've been there and done that. In this story the hero and the heroine are both at a point in their lives where they know who they are and what they want, which is why this story felt more subdued and less intense than many of the other McKay stories. When I say that I don't mean it in a way that means the story was boring or bad, or less than the others, it just seemed...natural. Like how you would expect a real relationship to evolve, and I think that is where the beauty lies in Raising Kane. It seemed like a "real" love story. Even though I loved Kane as a hero, I did feel that much of his character growth happened outside of his own story (in previous Rough Riders stories).and I don't really know how I feel about that. In some respects I felt disappointed by this because the character who ended up dominating the story was Ginger, not Kane (at least IMO). Ginger is the character who had to learn to rely on others and accept love, but what about Kane? Because of his past sexual exploits and what we've been led to believe about him in previous RR stories I expected Kane to be more intense and demanding in the bedroom. But in the end he didn't really seem that much different than the other McKay men. I wanted Kane to push Ginger (not just tempt her) to give up control of at least this one aspect of her life and through these moments in the story to really learn to trust and accept his love. To realize that she's not alone and no longer has to do it all, that she has a partner who is willing to shoulder some of the burdens that she carries if she will only let him. That's what he offers her, but I felt that she still had a hard time believing that/him, even at the end of the story. There are several sweet and cherishable moments that I didn't expect from this hero and I loved that about this story. Kane's bond with Ginger's son is what any woman would wish for when trusting someone to help raise your child, mentor them, and provide a strong male role model. Add to that how he helps a Ginger's father, a disabled man keep his pride, and dignity, as well as realize his importance in their newly formed family and you have one perfect sigh worthy hero. In the end I think Raising Kane is another great addition to the McKay family and the Rough Riders series, and is definitely worth your time and money. Lorelei James is one of the best erotic romance write
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now read all the Rough Rider books and this one was my favorite. This book will make you laugh cry and smile. Great story.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Originally posted at: www.whippedcream2.blogspot.com ***** Like most women, I can't help but swoon when it comes to a sexy cowboy. There is something so appealing about a man who is comfortable in his own skin, preferring the gravel to concrete, flannel to satin. So it's a good thing that I have author Lorelei James when I'm desperate for a hero who wears a Stetson, drives a truck, and knows how to wrestle a steer, shoot a game of pool, or offer the lucky lady of his choice a wild night between the sheets. Raising Kane, the ninth book in her immensely popular Rough Riders series, doesn't disappoint. Making things even better is the fact that you don't have to have read the previous stories to follow. If you're new to the world of the sexy McKay men, you can dive right in. The blurb offers all the information you need to get started. When the sultry attorney Ginger hurts herself following a nasty tumble down the stairs, Kane steps in to care for her, her son, and her wheelchair bound father. Their attraction has been easy to deny in the past, as they've kept a safe distance following a kiss that neither has been able to forget. Now though, the gloves come off, and the result is some blazing action in the bedroom, dialogue that will make your ears steam, and a story that is as touching as it is sizzling. Kane is oh-so tasty as a cowboy who realizes it's time to settle down with the red head that can do better than him, while Ginger is relatable as a woman who has done for herself for so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be cherished and nurtured. When they're not tugging at your heart, their chemistry will make it race, and that is always a sure sign of an excellent erotic romance. The returning and secondary cast will make you want to come back for more of the series, which is to be expected when you've been introduced to Ms. James. Her dialogue is sharp, her pace is fast, and ability to create real situations that bring you into the story is unmatched. Although the focus is one Ginger and Kane, she sets up the next book in the Rough Riders series in Raising Kane, and I can't wait to see what surprises she has in store. This is definitely one series that cowboy fans don't want to miss. Be sure to put Raising Kane on your TBR list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably one of my favorites in the series. Kane, who was a former hell raiser, which apparently is a requirement for a McKay, becomes a sweet, caring man who takes on a single mother and her son. It's a very sweet story, the dialog is witty and provocative, the storyline interesting and of course, the sex is smokin' hot! Gotta love those McKay cowboys!!
Rabiosa69 More than 1 year ago
WOW! Talk about a sexy man. My number 2 character of this very sexy, page turning series of books. A must read!!!
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n2nook More than 1 year ago
Another excellent addition to Lorelei James's Rough Riders Series. Yes, be warned that it's quite erotic but has that great storyline laced with the most interesting characters. Not your typical cowboy love story, but so much more. :)
LadyIsis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better and better. I continue to love the glimpses into life on a ranch, all the hard work and hardship as well as how families come together and help each other. We have lost so much of that in our rush and scamper lives in the city. Don't get me wrong I love living near a big city, but I could be very happy living in the mountains near a creek with lots of trees and wold animals coming around. There isn't much more I can say about these books. They are well crafted with wonderful characters and the men and women from the previous stories pop in at such unexpected times and places. It truly is a series of books about a very close family and the joys and tragedies that they all face together.
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rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
Love this series..............Loved this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kane was another McKay man that needed to grow up. Ginger is perfect for him and they are a steamy, steamy couple!
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
Awesome book!
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Minnie_Medina More than 1 year ago
Well I think it was about time we got Kane to the mix. I think that from all the cousins he is the one who has learned the most. Not because it has boobs is yours to do as you want. Kane is trying to keep his distance from Ginger but she doesn't make it easy. And because his being burn by a Little Buddy's mamma once, he doesn't want a repeat performance. But as he passes more and more time with Hayden and learns more about Ginger his heart is engaged and he can't leave it behind. It is very heart wrenching seeing Kane struggle with himself and his feelings and with the things he has to do to keep them in his life. Again Lorelei has me keeping the Kleenex near.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very poor its just sex and that wasnt even in good taste
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lmsd66 More than 1 year ago
This series is absolutely fantastic. I've never disappointed with ANYTHING she has written! There are 16 books in all in the Rough Rider Series starting with the Long Hard Ride and ending with Cowboy Take Me Away. If you've never read anything by Lorelei James you really should. You have no idea what you're missing.
Joey44 More than 1 year ago
Kane McKay was trying to change his reputation of picking up women and drinking because he wanted to settle down and have a family. He worked from sun up to sun down on his family's ranch by doing every chore and became a mentor in the Little Buddy program. He is interested in his Little Buddy's mom but the program has a rule that he cannot have a relationship with her.  When she is out of commission when she falls down the stairs, Kane agrees to help take care of her, her elderly father and her son while she heals. They are attracted to each other so, being careful of Ginger's injuries, they have sex. However, Kane lets her know that he is the boss in the bedroom and wants her full sexual submission. This book has a lot of detailed sex scenes which I am not interesting in reading about.  Also it had mild BDSM which I REALLY don't like so after reading about a third of it, I put it away.  But I kept thinking about it for a few days and picked it up again.  I skimmed over the sex scenes and found I liked the story line and the characters - when they weren't in bed. If you like erotica and BDSM, you will like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago