Author: Lorelei James
Reviewer: Jen Twimom
World champion steer wrestler Sutton Grant was severely injured for the second time. He made a pack with God if he survived, he wouldn’t go back, and now he’s trying to figure out what to do with his life and how to tell his ranching family about his decision.
London Gradsky was dumped by her wrangler boyfriend for a Texas beauty queen. Even though he didn’t rock her world, she’s mad and hurt. When Sutton, the man who bought her temperamental horse, Dial, from her parents, shows up and asks for her help training him, London agrees, only if he’ll pretend to be her boyfriend for the summer circuit.
Roped In is a fun, sexy novella, which can be read standalone from Ms. James’ Blacktop Cowboys series. Sutton and London share an immediate attraction. They are both are very forward and blunt, speaking openly and honestly about their desires, which makes for a fast-paced story and hot and heavy sex. It’s refreshing although, sometimes the frank discussions felt almost too much. There were only a few misunderstandings between the pair, but nothing that made my eyes roll. Overall, Roped In was an enjoyable love story.
World champion bulldogger Sutton Grant works hard on the road, but his quiet charm has earned the nickname “The Saint” because he’s never been the love ‘em and leave ‘em type with the ladies. When he’s sidelined by an injury, he needs help keeping his horse in competition shape, but he fears trying to sweet-talk premier horse trainer London Gradsky is a losing proposition–because the woman sorta despises him.
London is humiliated when her boyfriend dumps her for a rodeo queen. What makes the situation worse? She’s forced to see the lovebirds on the rodeo circuit every weekend. In an attempt to save face, London agrees to assist the notoriously mild, but ruggedly handsome Sutton Grant with his horse training problem on one condition: Sutton has to pretend to be her new boyfriend.
But make believe doesn’t last long between the sassy cowgirl and the laid-back bulldogger. When the attraction between them ignites, London learns that sexy Sutton is no Saint when that bedroom door closes; he’s the red-hot lover she’s always dreamed of.
The more time they spend together, the more Sutton realizes he wouldn’t mind being roped and tied to the rough and tumble cowgirl for real…
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Series: Blacktop Cowboys #6.5, 1,001 Dark Nights #9
Genre: Contemporary Cowboy Romance
Format(s): paperback (136 pages), e-book
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds
Roped In (Blacktop Cowboys / 1,001 Dark Nights Story)