Slow Ride

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Slow Ride

A Rough Riders free read.

“This was the longest wedding reception in the history of the world.” At least that was the thoughts of bride Keely McKay, now Keely Donohue. She truly couldn’t wait until the reception was over so the honeymoon could start. Not that she had any idea where her new husband, Jack, was taking her, just that she was so ready to jump him!

Jack wasn’t the cowboy most people thought Keely would marry. Not that they had a cowboy picked out, just that she normally was attracted to cowboys. Jack is a business man but so absolutely right for Keely. He’s madly in love with her and wants this of all days to be perfect for her which means no quickies in an unoccupied room. Jack has their first time as husband and wife all planned out so it will be perfect.

Now, if he can just hold Keely off until that time without her getting pissed off and without him caving in!

This is a wonderful free short story that Ms James has given her readers. Though it’s not very long, you get a good idea about the characters and what she writes. This is an awesome way to be introduced to her most popular series and for already loyal fans, it gives a unique glimpse into a McKay wedding.

The two main characters, Keely and Jack are written exceptionally well. You see the wild child that Keely has always been as well as the steadying influence of Jack. They not only compliment each other well but the love they have for each other comes across the page and touches your heart.

However, no true McKay gathering isn’t complete without visiting with Keely’s multiple brothers, their wives, her cousins and all the children. And of course, they are present and partying at Keely’s wedding reception. From each of Keely’s brothers asking for a dance to her cousin Luke’s widow, Jessie taking off before the bouquet is thrown this family interacts with each other in a loving way that can only make you wish that you could be part of it.

However, no Rough Rider book would be complete without a little sex and this short story is no different. Keely may have to wait but she opens a door to see a little more of an older brother than she ever wanted to see! Her sister-in-law may try to explain their actions away but does Keely really want to here it?

And as this book ends at the beginning of Keely’s honeymoon, will Jack’s perfect first time be perfect?

As usual, I couldn’t wait to start reading and as usual, I wasn’t disappointed. How Ms James is able to express all the emotions her characters feel in a way that you can feel them is extraordinary. Her descriptions are so vivid that you can actually see where the action is. And to see a bit more into a well loved character was a gift, especially as this story is free!

If you’ve never read Ms James, take the time to read this short story. You may find that you can’t wait to meet this wonderful family and join the hundreds of fans that wait impatiently for the next story. Thankfully, this time Cowgirls Don’t Cry came out at the same time and not only will readers get more of Keely and Jack but they will get Jessie’s story.

So, join Keely and Jack as they celebrate their marriage. It’s party time!


Book Blurb for Slow Ride

Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own. The only saving grace is that Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now?

Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he’s only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride’s good side, he’d better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her boots…fast. 


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2010 5.00