Never challenge a cowboy to a little naughty competition…
A flirty game of sexual truth or dare between best man, Wynton Grant, and maid of honor, Melissa Lockhart during their BFF’s wedding reception results in a steamy hookup.
But their plans for a one and done change when a family crisis leaves Wyn shorthanded at the Grant Ranch. Experienced horsewoman Mel volunteers to help out and gets way more than she bargained for living under the same roof as the sexy rancher. Playing house has never appealed to Wyn…until now.
But the feisty redhead is keeping secrets and Wyn’s not above stripping her bare—body and soul—to get to the bottom of it…
Lorelei James’ Blacktop Cowboys & Rough Rider series are two of my favorite contemporary romance/erotica western series. Ever since picking up my first Rough Rider novel I was hooked. She has a way of bringing the characters to life that I found myself so invested in them and their stories that I actually considered visiting Wyoming just to see if these amazing people really existed and of course she writes some of the steamiest, I need a cold shower sex scenes around and Stripped Down is no different.
From the first page I was hooked and liked both Wyn and Mel right off the bat, something that doesn’t always happen. What I loved about both of them was their blunt honesty about who they are and their sexuality. There was no posturing or bullshitting from either of them, at least when it came to the fact that they were attracted to each other. They are both so comfortable in their own skins that there is no reason for it. The chemistry between them is hot from the start and as the story progresses I could actually see just how well suited they were together, in every way. And yes, the sex is hot!
The writing, as always, was well done and engaging and though I did figure out what was going to happen once we learned what Mel’s big “secret” was, it was the aftermath that surprised me a little and I loved how it all turned out. Though I will admit that I am a little disappointed that we don’t get to hear about the Muddy Gap crew, it was fun to catch up with Sutton and London and get to learn a little more about Cres, who I hope will get his own story down the road???
The Bottom Line: Another great story by one of my favorite authors!
~ ARC provided by Inkslinger via Evermore Books ~
Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances.
Lorelei's books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer's choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family...and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.