Review: Long Time Gone by Lorelei James

Review: Long Time Gone by Lorelei James
Long Time Gone

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: June 14, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western
Published by Self Published
Pages: 129
Format: eBook
 

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“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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longhardrideBook 1 RODEHARDBook 2 cowgirlupBook 3 Tied-Up, Tied-DownBook 4
Rough, Raw, and ReadyBook 5 Branded-asTroubleBook 6 Strong Silent TypeBook 6.5 Shoulda-Been-a-CowboyBook 7
All-Jacked-UpBook 8 Raising-KaneBook 9 Slow RideBook 9.5 Cowgirls-Don't-CryBook 10
Chasin'-EightBook 11 Cowboy-CasanovaBook 12 Kissin'-TellBook 13 Gone-CountryBook 14
short-ridesBook 14.5 redneck-romeoBook 15 COWBOYTAKEMEAWAYBook 16 longtimegoneBook 16.5

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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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Dana

Any idea when we might finally get the Sierra and Boone story??

Under the Covers Book Blog

I believe it’s set for February.

Timitra

I’m getting it soon…can’t wait! Thanks for the review Francesca!

Under the Covers Book Blog

Yay!!!!!

Elizabeth

She writes such amazing stories!

Under the Covers Book Blog

Absolutely true!

Amy R

I’m looking forward to reading this and I can’t wait for Sierra and Boone’s story, it feels like we’ve been waiting forever for it.

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