Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Five Umbrellas: Raising Kane by Lorelei James

Y'all knew I couldn't make the whole week without a Lorelei James review. Raising Kane is now out in paperback, and Lorelei James is busy giving away copies and celebrating its paper release. Click the link to find out more! We're also counting down to Chasin' Eight which is out June 30th!

Raising Kane (Rough Riders, #9)Raising Kane by Lorelei James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure I would like Raising Kane at all, and I actually read it after finishing the rest of the series. I didn’t like Kane’s twin brother’s story, and Kane himself is a bit of an abrasive lout the first four or five books of the series. But, I should have trusted James more—she redeems Kane quiet nicely, and I truly believed that he had repented for his earlier mistakes. In fact, he’s been doing a bit of penance for the last several years—living isolated in his trailer, doing the crap jobs around the ranch, and participating in the Little Buddies program to mentor boys. This is how he meets Ginger, a statuesque lawyer and her son. He’s attracted to her, but feels out of her league and also wants to stay within the ethical boundaries of the program. This all changes when he puts on his white knight suit after Ginger injures herself. I always love curvy heroines, and I really appreciate when authors craft heroines who reflect the diversity female body types. Ginger is tall and stacked, and Kane loves that about her—I liked that he was openly lusting after her rather than suddenly coming to appreciate her charms. Because Ginger is a bit of a control freak in her everyday life, Kane quickly figures out that she needs an avenue where she can surrender control—to him. And lots of five alarm fire love scenes follow, but this is also a really sweet story about a cowboy who finds a family of his own and realizes what he’s been missing. Headed straight for my keeper shelf! [This story is intended for mature readers and includes all sorts of graphic love scenes—wear your heat proof gloves while reading!]

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  1. This book got me started on my LJ kick and well.....we see where that's gotten me! :) Obsessed with a capital O! HAHA I cannot wait til Chasin' Eight comes out!!!! :-)