Corralled by Lorelei James (Blacktop Cowboys #1)
Erotic Contemporary Romance
August 3, 2010
Trade Paperback, 352 Pages
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “Maybe you and Kyle should’ve gotten up sooner.” She sipped her coffee. “The early cowboy gets to stick his worm in the cowgirl and all that.”
Lanie Capshaw, Med Tech extraordinaire is being very naughty seeing two men at the same time. Now, she has not promised monotony to either of them, nor them in return, so although she feels slightly guilty, she is not necessarily doing anything wrong. She is more perplexed at who she would choose if it ever came down to a choice. Because of her job, she works for both Cowboy Rodeo Association (CRA) and Extreme Bull Showcase (EBS) and she has found herself a hot cowboy from each league. It started first with Hank, Bull Fighter for the CRA. They started a bit slow, and Hank is more vanilla in the bedroom. When she met Kyle, more the opposite of Hank, he showed her how good he could give a ride on their first date. Things go from fun nakey time in the bedroom to very complicated when both men show up, at the same time, and Lanie realizes they are best friends.
To say Hank and Kyle are stunned they are dating the same woman in an understatement. Both are very competitive and don’t want the other to have her. Kyle recently decided to give the CRA a try, meaning they will be on the same circuit. So the come up with a plan – for the next three weeks they will be traveling together, so why not have Lanie with them as well. Lanie makes it very clear she can’t choose between them and that this is their plan. The three of them hitch up the trailer, grab the lube and giddy up.
This is the first time I have read Lorelei James and I have had many people tell me she write fabulous, very naughty cowboy books. And I thought – ok, a dirty book – been there done that. But no! I really think Lorelei James tried to kill me with her naughty, naughty sex in this book. I mean – dirty, let’s lube everyone up, and why not bring in rope, a saw horse and a saddle sex.
Although Hank starts a little hesitant in the bedroom don’t let that fool you. Both Hank and Kyle are very demanding of Lanie. They treat her wonderfully, but they are both very dominant. I thought the boys rushed into the threesome a little fast. They both knew they couldn’t give up Lanie and they both agreed they didn’t want any male on male action (darn!). But – there is a certain intimacy when it comes to m/f/m. They are going to see each other naked and doing many intimate things. This is the first threesome for both men. I don’t think the issue of them, together with Lanie, full out naked and having sex together was addressed as much as it should have been.
With that being said, Hank and Kyle do become very jealous of the other and make it a competition to see who can win Lanie’s heart. That aspect of it seemed real and a natural progression for these competitive men. Besides the sex (and yes there is also a story) we really dive into rodeo politics and what it takes to be on the circuit. I think Lorelei James does a great job with the surrounding story and really making you feel like you are part of the rodeo action. I also loved the ending. It made the story worthwhile to me and actually surprised me very much.
Corralled may just top the charts for it’s smuttiness. I will definitely be reading Lorelei James again.