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(the two books are signed by Lorelei James)
In celebration of the release of ONE NIGHT RODEO we are chatting about some of our favorite things in the Blacktop Cowboy series.
One Night Rodeo is a story about two people who we have followed through the entire series. They finally get a chance to stop being side characters and take center stage. The build up with them has been a three book journey so far. I for one can’t wait to see their performance. There is so much chemistry between them, it’s guaranteed to be explosive!
I loved Harper and Bran’s story because they seemed like such a mismatched pair and OMG the fainting goat scene, funniest moment EVER in a roamance book. I can’t wait for Kyle and Celia’s story becauuse these two have been dancing around each other for years and I feel it in my bones that they are going to be an one of the most explosive couples Lorelei has ever written!
KcLu (and DITTO from Gennie G):
I for one fell in love with Kyle in book one, and he hasn’t let my heart go. I absolutely loved the candle wax scene in Corralled. It was beyond hot to mix the elements of hot and cold to get that much pleasure!!! And LAWD that teaser at the end of Wrangled and Tangled has been driving me crazy since I read it. Lorelei James is a sadistic genius for doing that to us. LOL
i’ll just say I will never forget where I was when I read the fainting goat scene. sitting in bio class, sneaking reading cause I could wait to class was over. When I read the goat scene I totally busted out laughing and absolutely nothing’s funny in anatomy and physiology.
I love the entire series. It has all the Lorelei James magic, but is totally different than the Rough Rider series. Tierney and Renner have some great tit for tats in Wrangled and Tangled. Bran and Harper are incredible together. Hank, Lanie and Kyle had all those melt the plastic on my kindle scenes.
I have been waiting for Kyle’s HEA since Corralled. He needed to grow and mature some in Corralled, but he still stole my heart and ladies in One Night Rodeo he became one of my all time favorite LJ characters.
Omg I loved Harper and Bran, and those fainting goats are hilarious!!! I’ll never forget chatting with the hubby after reading that book and he told me that he wanted to get some special goats when we get some property! I busted out laughing and asked him if he was talking about fainting goats. He couldn’t figure out how I knew about them since I don’t know much about livestock. He told me if wanted to run around screaming Boo at them. He is so weird!!! I told him if we got the goats I was naming them Harper and Bran!!
I would have to say that Saddled and Spurred is my favorite. I love Bran and Harper. I love Harper’s spirit to get things done. She doesn’t get by on her looks but her work ethic. I still see her waving to Bran as they check fence lines as they ride the ATVs. And the scene where he is trying really hard not to see her asleep in his bed only in her bra and panties. Such memorable scenes in my mind.
My thoughts about One Night Rodeo are a lot like Rhayne’s –We’ve gotten to know both characters, and knowing Lorelei was going to pair them, made it that much harder to wait because HOW could she put the two people who CAN’T get along with each other as the PERFECT pair. I can look back on all the snide remarks made by both of them over the last few books and you knew fireworks of the good and bad kind would happen before we got their HEA. I honestly didn’t know how she could pull this one off. BUT, as usual, it was brilliant how it all came together.
The INFAMOUS Goat scene (thank you Slick)
“Bran grabbed her sleeve, forcing her to look at him. “What in the hell is goin’ on with you?” “What is wrong with me? What is wrong with your goats? They’re evil! And they’re laughing at me! Look at their smug little goat faces! Go on. Look at them!”
― Lorelei James, Saddled and Spurred
What do you love about the Blacktop Cowboys series?
(i.e. which book, character, quote or in general)
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About the series
Barrel racer Celia Lawson knows better than to tangle with bull rider Kyle Gilchrist. The sexy cowboy’s love ‘em and leave ‘em ways have earned him a reputation on the rodeo circuit, and he’s always seen her as his best friend’s kid sister. But after one wild, tequila-fueled night, Celia wakes up to find out she’s gotten herself hitched—to a man she never should have married!
When Celia insists on an annulment, Kyle has no good reason to say no—except he isn’t ready to let go of his new bride. But then Kyle inherits a sprawling Wyoming ranch, and seizes the opportunity to enlist Celia’s help. She agrees to lend a hand—with two conditions: He has to get up to speed as a rancher within six months; then they’ll get a divorce. And their marriage will be in name only.
Kyle gives in to Celia’s demand, yet he’s ready to prove to her he has what it takes to turn their one night rodeo into a lifetime of love….
The West was not so wild for Janie Fitzhugh. Living with her rancher husband, Abe Lawson, in rural Wyoming nearly broke her spirit, so she left. But eight years later, she returns to Muddy Gap to take a job at a new resort. When an unexpected danger arises, Abe seizes the chance to protect Janie and prove he’s a changed man.
Janie’s employer at the Split Rock Ranch and Resort, Renner Jackson, has gotten himself tangled up in a devil’s bargain trying to finish the construction. His new partner’s daughter, Tierney Pratt, is a spoiled daddy’s girl and off-limits–no matter how drop-dead gorgeous she is. But Tierney’s got her own secret reasons for keeping the rough-and-tumble cowboy at a distance.
When things get down and dirty at the resort, Abe and Renner must saddle up and fight to rope in the women they can’t imagine living without.
Cattleman Bran Turner is left shorthanded during busy calving season when a bull tramples his hired hand. Rural Wyoming isn’t exactly a hotbed of qualified candidates, and the only applicant for the position is the pampered town beauty, Harper Masterson. The curvy cowgirl gets under Bran’s skin at every turn, but with no other options, he reluctantly hires her.
When sexual sparks ignite, down-on-her-luck Harper enjoys convincing Bran that not only is she capable of pulling calves, feeding live-stock, and handling backbreaking ranch chores, but she doesn’t mind getting down and dirty, either. Harper also discovers the hotbodied cowboy isn’t all work and no horseplay…and he’s got more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Bran will learn quickly that Harper is no country mouse—and that she might just have what it takes to stick around for the long haul.
Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has been rehabilitating injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn’t mean you fall for the man.
So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two different men: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider. Lainie feels guilty about her two-timing, but it doesn’t keep her from doubling her fun-that is until Hank catches her with Kyle.
She’s shocked that Hank isn’t mad. But she’s more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her-in every way-she knows that she’s going to have to choose the one man who can give her the ride of her life.