Cowgirl Up and Ride

Book 3 of the Rough Riders Series

A no-strings-attached arrangement should have been easy.  Except he can’t seem to stay away from her.

AJ Foster has loved Cord McKay her entire life. From the moment he’d rescued her after falling off her horse, she’d imagined the tall dark and handsome man as her very own prince charming. But even now that she’s an adult, past pigtails and ponies, her sexy, grumpy neighbor ignores her.

Divorced rancher Cord McKay is committed to two things: his young son and the family ranch. He has no time for women—especially not his little sister’s best friend who has grown into the definition of female temptation. Besides, the thirteen-year age difference between them means he’s too old for her . . . right?

But one reckless night, AJ suggests a secret summer fling and Cord can’t resist, as long as she abides by one rule: he’s in charge. Nothing could have prepared innocent AJ for the dirty-talking, growly cowboy whose hidden sweetness is as addictive as his expert touch.

As the summer ends, stubborn Cord believes he can withstand AJ’s efforts to break through his defenses, but AJ is determined to win the single dad’s heart no matter what it takes.


(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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