This story is a wonderfully erotic and emotional depiction of the man who shaped the lives of the fascinating McKay siblings whose stories have been shared throughout this series. The description of the intense and incandescent relationship that had its trials and tribulations gives a different portrait of the stern and unyielding man whose harsh edicts have often had negative effects on his children. I have not been able to keep up with all of the books penned by this prolific author so I wasn’t familiar with all of the characters who pop in for brief cameos with updates on the next generation, yet I wasn’t completely lost and enjoyed the chance to catch up (or learn) where everyone is at this point in their lives. It was a little disappointing to see that there is still plenty of bull-headedness permeating the family but the stories revealed show that that the siblings come by their orneriness honestly. There are searingly spicy scenes that demonstrate Carson’s ongoing passion for the woman who captured his heart but they are interspersed with lighter episodes, most memorably the description of his babysitting duties when Caroline went out of town. This is a great addition to a deliciously sensual and emotional series peopled with fascinating characters.
“Cowboy Take Me Away” by Lorelei James is Book 16 of the sensual western ‘Rough Riders’ series and provides a poignant portrait of the romance and life shared by the matriarch and patriarch of the McKay family, Carolyn and Carson. The unflinching portrait of the highs and lows of their relationship is depicted through flashbacks as Carson struggles through the challenges that may prevent him from celebrating his 50th anniversary with his wife. There are glimpses of the dynasty that they have founded even as the passion and challenges that have shaped it are described in intimate and fascinating detail in counterpoint to the frightening specter that their input may have come to an abrupt end.
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.