Released: June 14, 2015
Published by Self Published
“For long time lovers of the series (like me!), this is a must read.” ~ Under the Covers
Another look back in time to the origins of some of my favorite heroes in romance. Yes, after the epic story of Carson McKay and Carolyn West in COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY, Ms. James goes back in time to show us how Calvin McKay and Kimi West got together.
I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that twins Calvin and Carson McKay ended up marrying the West sisters. I had already fallen in love with Carolyn, and it was fun to see the differences between the brothers as well as the sisters.
LONG TIME GONE gives us that glimpse. And where COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY was more tumultuous and heart wrenching, LONG TIME GONE was easy going, a slow burn that once it gets going it quickly sparks.
Calvin falls in lust with Kimi at first sight when he meets her just before his brother’s wedding. At the time she was a week shy of 17. She may be young, but she knows what she wants. She has a big personality with a side of rebel. She’s been repressed by her family and just wants to forge her path on her own. Even if that path leads her away from home. Or maybe in hopes of that.
Calvin shocked me with his cool and calm demeanor, his patience and his determination to get the girl he had his heart set on. Kimi doesn’t make things easy but somehow Calvin is just that strong, silent type that works perfectly to reel her in and tame her. They are almost complete opposites and complement each other so well. Reading these stories now almost makes me forget about any of their interactions I’ve read in the series. And definitely makes me want to do a whole series re-read!
For long time lovers of the series (like me!), this is a must read. Everything you love from Ms. James is here, and I can’t help but want to gobble up anything new about the McKays to fit in my puzzle. For new fans? It may just be a glimpse into the big McKay world that you MUST get into. This might just be the best western erotic series out there. So do yourself a favor and pick it up right away.
Now the elephant in the room? The Boone and Sierra story excerpt. I refuse to read it, because it will only highten my anticipation and I don’t think I can handle that right now. But if you don’t mind the itchy grabby paws it’ll give you by reading it, then go for it! Ms. James gave us some exciting news about the “placement” of this story in the Rough Riders universe. I think you’ll be happy with the news, as much as I am.
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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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