Review: Shoulda Been A Cowboy by Lorelei James

Posted May 23, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Shoulda Been A Cowboy by Lorelei James
Shoulda Been A Cowboy
by Lorelei James

4 Stars


Released: August 2009
Series: Rough Riders #7
Published by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 240

Domini and Cam…. Where to start. This was a weird one for me. At times I loved it, at times it was meh. But I think in the end it’s a good story.

Cam has wanted Domini for 2 years, but he doesn’t make a move because he thinks she can’t handle his dark sexual needs. And then he finds out that’s exactly what she wants. And these two are pretty hot, in a BDSM/dom kinda way (that aspect is pretty light IMO).

But Cam still has hang ups. He lost a leg during war, and still has a complex about that. He won’t let Domini in right away, just as he hasn’t let his family in.  At the same time, Domini has had a rough life and has issues of her own. In a way, they’re both broken and it just works.

I didn’t like Cam as much as I thought I would, though. I found myself thinking he was a bit of an ass sometimes, especially because of how he was treating Anton. I understand they all of a sudden found themselves with a ready made and full grown family, but I still didn’t really like his attitude, at least in that aspect.

I also didn’t like how/why they ended up married. At least the outspoken reason. They both wanted it, but neither one would say anything. And also how the wedding happened. I thought the threesome in this book was completely unnecessary, and wish that wasn’t in the book. I never thought I’d say that!

I really enjoyed the bits we saw of the other MacKays. I’m really looking forward to Jack/Keely’s book, they seemed to have SPARKS. Jessie and Brandt will probably end up together. I’m excited to keep reading this series.

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About Lorelei James

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.

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