Friday, November 4, 2011
Lorelei James' "Saddled and Spurred: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel"
Yee-Ha Ride'm Cowgirl! OMG, Singe the Pages Hot!
Liberty, Harper, and Bailey weren't fortunate to possess the luxuries of having a normal upbringing. Being knee-deep with the tarnished reputation, Dawn, their mother had so graciously bestowed upon them.
Having an affair with a well-known patron of Muddy Gap, Wyoming, who happened to be married at the time, Dawn's own boss. After running off with him, she left her daughters to fend for themselves. In the interim of this travesty from occurring, Liberty had already enrolled herself into the military, and has been deployed to Afghanistan. Which meant Harper, had no choice to quit college, and resume the roll of caregiver to Bailey, the youngest child.
Harper was going to make sure Bailey received every opportunity life had to offer, all of what she wasn't privileged to accept. Even if that meant having several jobs to secure that future.
Everything was going as planned, they would stay in Muddy Gap, until Bailey decided which college to attend once she graduated high school. Yet a wrecking-ball crashed into Harper's well devised plan, when she was dismissed from one of her part-time jobs (The Tan Your Hide Beauty Emporium). Thanks to the lousy economy, jobs in Muddy Gap were scarce and few.
Once Harper arrived home, she quickly assessed her options, unfortunately she couldn't go to Buckeye Joe's for a bartender job 'cause Susan's husband ran off with her mother. Let's not forget Ralph at the C-Mart who solicited obscene sexual favors to Harper if she worked for him. Giving her the day-shift as a reward for satisfying his hunger in bed. And being a bartender in Rawlins or any other town nearby, being fondled, pinched, and propositioned every night wasn't exactly what Harper had in mind. She was literally at her wits end.
Then fate reared its head, Celia, Harper's best friend, called when she had a break from the CRA. Harper didn't want to rehash her disappointment onto Celia, especially if she was having some good fortune on the road, and be a jinx for her instead. But usually as good friends go, they normally already know something is wrong without you uttering one word. Celia finally pries the lid off of Harper's secret. Celia promises to call Harper back, and hopefully has a solution for her.
Celia's brothers Hank & Abe's best friend, Bran Turner owns his own ranch, and has been in dire need of some help since his ranch-hand was injured on the job. Celia makes a quick phone call to Bran, explaining to him she has the perfect ranch-hand in mind, and that person will be at his front door within the hour. Hanging up on Bran before he could answer.
When Harper arrives at Bran's ranch, he's absolutely flabbergasted to see the former Beauty Queen at his front door. The same woman he has been attracted to since their early childhood, at the time she was considered jail-bait if he succumbed to his well-hidden desire. How in the world was Bran going to work side-by-side with Harper? Especially since he cannot focus on anything but her when she's around.
With Harper's sassiness and determination, eventually Bran's well-devised plan will be SHOT to H*LL. Once he's gotten a taste of her, he wouldn't be able to have enough. The chemistry between them was ELECTRIFYINGLY RED-HOT!! Harper trusted Bran to no avail, & yet all she wanted from him was DEVOTION & AN UNDENYING LOVE.
BUT WILL THAT BE ENOUGH TO MAKE HARPER STAY & NOT LEAVE WITH BAILEY WHEN SHE GRADUATES?
This was my first novel written by Ms. James, and I know I've said this before, but I truly wish to completely pursue it, IT DEFINIATELY WON'T BE MY LAST!!
When it CANNOT get any HOTTER, I'm KNOCKED OFF BALANCED BY A FIREBALL THROWN MY WAY, COURTSEY OF MS. JAMES.
NO ONE CAN WRITE EROTIC, UNADULTERED PLEASURES THAN SHE. WELL DONE MS. JAMES THIS NOVEL DESERVES NOTHING SHORT OF A 10 STAR RATING!!!