Cowgirl Up and Ride

Book 3 of the Rough Riders Series

Ridin’ the edge of lust is fun…until someone falls in love. 

For years, goody-two boots AJ Foster wished her dream man Cord McKay would see her beyond the girl in pigtails. Now that she’s old enough to stake her claim on him, she challenges the cowboy to teach her how to ride—and she doesn’t mean horses.

Saddled with running the McKay ranch, dealing with the wild behavior of his brother and cousins, and raising his young son alone, divorced rancher Cord has sworn off all women. Yet AJ’s innocence and sexual curiosity is a temptation he can’t resist.

From the start of their bedroom games, they’re both aware the pull between them goes deeper than just smokin’ hot sex. Although the sexy cowgirl sets his blood ablaze, Cord is determined to withstand AJ’s efforts to lasso his battered heart. But AJ isn’t willing to settle for less than the whole shootin’ match with her western knight.

Sweet AJ has the power to heal—or heel—the gruff cowboy…unless Cord’s pride keeps him from admitting their relationship is more than a simple roll in the hay.

(March 27, 2015)
300 pages
ISBN: 978-1941869918

Praise for Cowgirl Up and Ride »

  • The sex scenes between Cord and AJ are hot, hot, hot. This one is fraught with emotion as well as fun and filled with family…It’s a whole new level of writing…and this author proves that with each word she puts on paper.

    The Good, The Bad and The Unread

  • From the first pages the chemistry sizzles and we’re taken on a no holds barred ride into some super hot sexual shenanigans…with Cowgirl Up And Ride; we’re offered an open door into the hearts and minds of a very big family…From beginning to end I couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want to leave AJ, Cord or any of the amazing people in this book.

    Fallen Angels Reviews, Recommended Read

  • Perfectly matched, Cord and AJ take center stage and had me believing that anything was possible when powerful emotions are coupled with witty and fun dialogue. COWGIRL UP AND RIDE is a sexually charged and incredibly emotional story that is a fabulous addition to an already well-written and received series. Ms. James manages to outdo herself with each book…

    Romance Junkies

  • The love scenes between Cord and AJ burn the pages…a lot of depth to all of the characters and they really draw you in. If you love strong and sexy cowboys, this is the book for you.

    The Romance Studio

  • The characters of AJ and Cord are well rounded and intense…blistering hot when it comes to their physical relationship. The story is filled with many great recurring and new secondary characters, many of which add great depth to the book and series.

    Literary Nymphs 

  • Keep the fire extinguisher nearby because Cowgirl Up and Ride is a scorching read…Lorelei James crafts impressible characters…Her excellent cast makes this story flow well, creating a great read.

    Coffee Time Romance

Excerpt »

Cord hadn’t known what’d happen tonight. Hadn’t been entirely sure she’d even be here. He hadn’t expected AJ to ask him to teach her about sex and he sure as hell hadn’t expected her to be a virgin.

A virgin.

Sweet baby Jesus. Had he ever been with a virgin?

Not that he recalled.

So why was he considering bedding the virginal AJ? She knew nothing about taking and giving pleasure. In truth, who was he to talk? Cord hadn’t been in a steady sexual relationship since his ex-wife left him. Sure, in the last couple of years he’d slaked his lust on rare occasions, but did that qualify him to teach her?

Hell yes. Actually, it offered the perfect chance to prove to AJ (and himself) that screaming-raw-hot sex owed nothing to love—just to lust and opportunity, both of which’d been sadly lacking in his life lately. With Ky gone for the next few weeks…and AJ home temporarily…it was a win/win situation for them both.

Plus, being the first man to stroke that baby soft skin everywhere, to fuck that tight pussy with his fingers, his tongue, his cock. Those possibilities stirred primitive instincts he’d never believed he owned.

Cord heard bootsteps to his left. He watched AJ’s approach with open appreciation. Damn. Her ample breasts swayed provocatively. Every roll of her slender hips sent the miniscule white skirt brushing across the tops of her thighs. Would she move that sinuously under him? On top of him? On her knees before him?

“I thought you might’ve changed your mind,” he said softly.

“Not at all. It’s just…” Her gaze flicked from him, to the cab of his pickup, to the tailgate and back to him. “Where are we doing this?”

“Baby doll, I ain’t gonna throw you up against my truck and fuck you senseless for your first time.” He grinned. “But that don’t mean it ain’t a future possibility.”

AJ stared at him with those beautiful big silvery eyes.

“C’mere. Can’t touch you when you’re standin’ so far away.”

Cord offered his hand and walked backward until they were hidden in the space where the cab of his truck ended and the truck bed of his diesel pickup started. He curled his hands around her face, bringing her lush mouth to his.

She started to twine her arms around his neck. Cord growled, “Keep those hands by your side ’til I say otherwise.”


He brushed his lips back and forth over the curved warmth of hers, then kissed a path to the tempting mole. A couple of light tongue flicks and he returned to her succulent mouth.

AJ’s breathing was erratic. She’d licked her lips, leaving them moist and slightly parted. Cord darted his tongue inside, groaning at the sweet taste of mint and AJ. He angled her head, nibbling, licking, coaxing her tongue to play with his. She let him do whatever he wanted, but she wasn’t the eager participant he’d anticipated. “You gonna kiss me back, AJ?”

Her eyes were a stormy gray. “Not if you don’t let me use my hands.”

“Fine. You can use—”

Then her hands were gripping his hair and she smashed her mouth to his.

No gentle exploratory kiss; she thrust her tongue in and devoured him. Tasting, sucking, God, biting, taking him to a whole new level of need with her hunger. AJ held nothing back, she kept kissing him harder, urging his mouth open wider, feeding him long, deep, wet kisses, touching his face, tugging his hair when he attempted to move away, stoking the fire higher until he was afraid he’d combust in his Wranglers.

Cord ripped his mouth free. “To think I was crazy about your mouth before I knew you could use your mouth like this.”

(March 27, 2015)
300 pages
ISBN: 978-1941869918

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