It’s been a while since I’ve read a Rough Riders book. I’ve read the entire series, but somehow I let the last book, Cowboy Casanova slip right by me and I don’t know how that happened. It’s
Chase’s Ben’s book!!! I fail as a Rough Riders fan. I considered reading it real quick before I read Kissin’ Tell but since I don’t like to rush my cowboys I decided to wait until I have time to savor Chase Ben…err I mean the book.
I’m not going to lie, I have my favorite McKays. But I have to admit, the McKay cousins haven’t always thrilled me so I was really hoping Tell McKay would bring it. He already had a strike against him because I sometimes dislike heroes and heroines who suffer from middle child syndrome. It rarely works for me. So poor ol’ Tell had his work cut out for him. As it turns out, he was up for the challenge and he turned on the McKay charm and had me at the lube in the shower. (He had me before that, but I just love how the lube turns up in weird places in Lorelei James’s books.)
Tell had a huge crush on Georgia in high school but she belonged to another. She pretty much walked all over him, taking advantage of Tell’s obvious admiration for her and although it hurt, Tell allowed her to do it time and time again.
Georgia didn’t have many friends in high school. She was a cheerleader but was in the shadow of her outgoing, popular twin brother, and her shyness was mostly mistaken for bitchiness. Her boyfriend was controlling and so she wasn’t even able to choose her own project partners in school because of his jealousy.
10 years later Georgia is back in town on business. She’s divorced from her high school sweetheart who will be attending their high school reunion with his current wife/Georgia’s former best friend. She doesn’t exactly receive a warm welcome as most of her classmates still see her as the stuck up cheerleader from high school.
Tell isn’t that scrawny, awkward high school kid anymore. He’s a hot McKay man with women falling all over themselves trying to get his attention. Like most of the McKay men, he’s taken full advantage and enjoyed some good times. But when Georgia walks back into his life, he sees his chance to live out a few teenage fantasies. Georgia needs a hot date for the reunion, and he’s happy to oblige…for a price of course. McKay men always negotiate terms. He’ll escort her to the reunion if she’ll spend some time between the sheets with him. Since Tell is a super-hottie, Georgia decides it’s a win-win deal. But of course, things get complicated, feelings get confused and before you know it, they’re in love. <3
After reading so many books in this series I figure at some point it’s going to get old, less exciting and the surprise lube won’t surprise me anymore. It hasn’t happened yet. Kissin’ Tell gave the same “take me away” feeling I love about this series and the surprise lube, made me laugh out loud this time. Oh Tell McKay, you devil you. 🙂
There are three things I look forward to from this series. Family, emotional angst, and the super hot sex. Kissin’ Tell brought all three. We see McKay’s popping in here and there with lots of kiddos in tow. I know some readers tire of this, but I love romance novels with big families and I do not get tired of the meddling family members as our hero and heroine work out their relationship kinks.
The emotional angst is not too over the top this time. Georgia and Tell both know the pain of losing a sibling and both struggle with some parental issues. There is some sadness, but for the most part this eventually brings Tell and Georgia together. It’s mostly miscommunication and misunderstanding that keep them apart and because their relationship is based on sex in the beginning and Georgia has no intention of staying in Sundance once her job there is done.
Do I even have to mention the sex is hot? This is a given in this series and it doesn’t get old. It just is and I won’t lie and say I don’t look forward to whatever the current McKay and his lady get up to. This time? Trampoline sex. OMG.
While the plot was somewhat familiar, this series still works for me in big ways. I’m invested in the McKay family romances and Tell and Georgia’s romance was fun, sexy, and romantic and left me wanting more time in this crazy cowboy world. The good news is, since I skipped the last book I have something to fall back on. Go me, slacking finally paid off. 🙂
“You really think I’m gonna complain about a sex injury I got after fucking on a trampoline? He grinned and punctuated each word with a kiss.
“Not. On. Your. Life Baby.”
“You’re such a guy.”
“And I just proved it.”