Review: Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James

The final Rough Riders book. Settle in for the hot McKay romance that started it all... The moment Carson McKay saw the sexy blonde at the dance hall, he wanted to throw her over his saddle and gallop hell-bent toward the closest church. Given his reputation as a lover and a fighter-not necessarily in that order-it wasn't surprising she gave him the cold shoulder. But he hadn't expected the mean right hook when he tried to steal a kiss. Carolyn West might look sweet and innocent, but she's no fool. The good-looking cowboy with the heart-stopping smile didn't really want to marry her; he just wanted to take her for a test ride. But when he kisses her a second time, she doesn't fight her burning attraction to him...until she learns he's one of the McKay cowboys she's been warned about. Carson doesn't care about the long-standing feud between their families; he knows that Carolyn was meant to be his. And the more intimate they become, the more Carolyn sees the real man behind the wild cowboy reputation-a man who wants the same forever kind of love she does...and who will lead her into a love story that spans fifty years. Warning: Crazy, hot, sexy and sweet--good girl meets bad boy cowboy and they prove lust can last a lifetime.

The final Rough Riders book.
Settle in for the hot McKay romance that started it all…
The moment Carson McKay saw the sexy blonde at the dance hall, he wanted to throw her over his saddle and gallop hell-bent toward the closest church. Given his reputation as a lover and a fighter-not necessarily in that order-it wasn’t surprising she gave him the cold shoulder. But he hadn’t expected the mean right hook when he tried to steal a kiss.
Carolyn West might look sweet and innocent, but she’s no fool. The good-looking cowboy with the heart-stopping smile didn’t really want to marry her; he just wanted to take her for a test ride. But when he kisses her a second time, she doesn’t fight her burning attraction to him…until she learns he’s one of the McKay cowboys she’s been warned about.
Carson doesn’t care about the long-standing feud between their families; he knows that Carolyn was meant to be his. And the more intimate they become, the more Carolyn sees the real man behind the wild cowboy reputation-a man who wants the same forever kind of love she does…and who will lead her into a love story that spans fifty years.
Warning: Crazy, hot, sexy and sweet–good girl meets bad boy cowboy and they prove lust can last a lifetime.

Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read many long running series and sometimes by that last book your ready for it to end and maybe even disappointed with how the author chose to end the series. That was sooo not the case with Cowboy Take Me Away. This is the 16th book in the series and its the best of them all and I really loved all the previous books so that says it all right there.

In total, this book spans 60 years but it’s the first 50 that is at the core of it. It’s the telling of Carson and Carolyn’s love story and their triumph of beating the odds and loving each other as much 60 years later as they did when they first met.

In the previous books we’ve gotten glimpse through their children’s stories about their marriage and how it all started but this books gives us all the details along with also showing us about the other three brothers, Calvin, Charlie and Casper, and how they were before they married and then when they find their significant others.

Carson and Carolyn had six kids that we had already come to love from their books. To get to experience when they were born and all growing up just enriched those characters all the more. Some of the funniest scenes in the book where when those 6 hellions were growing up and what they put their parents through.

It is extremely sad that this was the final book but even though I am sad their wont be anymore McKay shenanigans to read about at the end of this book I felt satisfied that it had all come full circle and don’t feel like anything thing was left unfinished. Bravo Lorelei for giving us a wonderful cast of characters to fall in love with over the years and giving us a beautifully written ending to the McKay saga!!

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