Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review: Corralled by Lorelei James

From the author's website:
Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has been rehabilitating injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you fall for the man.

So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two different men: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider. Lainie feels guilty about her two-timing, but it doesn't keep her from doubling her fun-that is until Hank catches her with Kyle.

She's shocked that Hank isn't mad. But she's more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her-in every way-she knows that she's going to have to choose the one man who can give her the ride of her life.


Confession: I've been on kind of a "cowboy kick". I'd heard good things about Corralled and thought I'd check it out.

Two words: Yea Haw!!

This was a super sexy read with a great storyline to boot (<---cowboy humor, tee hee) I liked Lainey, she was a smart heroine who was at a crossroads in her life, although she didn't know it at first. She's a rodeo med tech, working two different circuits, and she's dating someone on each circuit, Hank and Kyle. What she doesn't realize, and they don't know (because of some confusion with nicknames) is that they're best friends.

I gotta tell you, as soon as the three of them figured out what was going on, all I had to say was, "please, please let them decide to share"....and oh my lawd they sure did! When Lainie was put on "involuntary vacation" by her boss, she decided to go for it and decided to tag along with both men on the rodeo circuit. I loved the back-and-forth between Kyle and Hank as they bickered for Lainie's affections. The way the relationship played out worked for me - in addition to it being super hot, it was interesting to read about the cowboys and rodeo life.

The secondary characters? Two thumbs up - I liked them. Lainie's friend Tanna, a barrell racer, and Hank's sister Celia were both fun chicks I wouldn't mind hanging out with. Lainie's relationship with her mother added another layer to a great storyline. I wouldn't mind seeing a story for either Tanna or Celia, and I could see a story hinted at for Hank's brother Abe.

This is a series I will definitely be keeping up with!

My Rating:


  1. Miss Doreen would NOT be able to declare this book Cowboy Menage Free.

  2. Ohhhhhh what a review! Great job Patti! Hope all is well honey!

  3. You had me at cowboy! I want, I want, I want!

  4. LOVED this book. So good.

  5. This was my first Lorelei James book and it was a very good one to start with. I agree, I'll keep up with this series too!

  6. Cowboys, yum yum, I like those for sure :D I will keep this one in mind for sure

  7. Hey,

    I know I've been MIA...but I'm trying to get a book done for the national this year...but I'm taking a breather and I'm making a few blog hops to see what's happing with all my friends...time to get caught up.

    Oh, good review! Very nice!
    It's one I'll have to to find the time to read it is another thing!

    LOL and big hugs

  8. Yes, this one was super hot indeed! Like you I liked the cowboy and rodeo stuff. And Lainey was a great heroine. I hope we don't have to wait too long for the next installment! :)

  9. I don't want this book. I need this book.

  10. I have this book in the stacks Patti Yea Haw!! lol

    Even though Miss Doreen wouldn't approve, I'm looking forward to the read.

    Thanks for sharing Patti, great review!

  11. I've never been into cowboys, but this series has gotten so much love, that I'm going to have to try it one day.

  12. Chris: LOL - she certainly would not!

    Cecile: Thanks honey - you too!

    Danielle: It was good - do you read cowboys?

    KC: I had my fingers and toes crossed and was not disappointed :)

    Mandi: Very well put ;)

    ChiaPop: Really? I didn't know that.

    Julie: Can't wait to see what's next by Lorelei James!

    Blodeuedd: Oh, yes, definitely add this to your TBR!

    Hawk: Good luck getting it done :)Thanks for stopping by!

    Janna: I genuinely liked Lainey, she was fun.

    Eyre: Oh, yes, you do :)

    Lea: Read it - soooo good!

    Colette: I've only gotten into cowboys recently, and I likey ;)