Review: HANG TOUGH by Lorelei James @loreleijames

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Review: HANG TOUGH by Lorelei James @loreleijamesHang Tough by Lorelei James
Series: Blacktop Cowboys #8
Published by: Berkley
on November 1, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western
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In the new Blacktop Cowboys® novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wrapped and Strapped, one woman learns that when it comes to cowboys, looks can be deceiving...

When Tobin Hale stepped in to stop Garnet Evans’s son from railroading her out of her own home, he knew moving in with his favorite Mud Lily could be seen as strange. But nothing prepared him for the arrival of Garnet’s fiery, beautiful granddaughter, Jade—or her assumption that he’s up to no good...

While Tobin might be the hottest man Jade Evans has ever seen, his physical attributes won’t distract her from protecting her grandma from his sweet-talking ways. But the stubborn cowboy digs in his boot heels and refuses to leave. Stuck in close quarters together, Jade learns Tobin is the real deal—a hardworking, fiercely loyal man and she’s the one in danger of losing her heart.

And just when he was prepared to leave Muddy Gap behind, Tobin may have found the kind of woman worth sticking around for...

my thoughts

Oh, how I’ve missed this series! It was such a BLAST to journey back to Muddy Gap! Tobin and Jade’s story was so sweet and simply swoon-tastic! Mouth-watering cowboys, crazy Mud Lilies, and a budding romance that will make you sigh over and over again.

HANG TOUGH was a sexy and uplifting journey of two lost souls brought together by a crazy, loving, old soul. I laughed, I teared up, and yet, you couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face. 

It’s sweet, charming, and undeniably steamy! If you thought you knew Tobin Hale from previous books in the series, you have no idea what you’re in for. This man loves, and he loves HARD! 

“Fuck. I wanted you before,” he murmured, “but nothin’ like the way I want you now.”

He brushed his lips across the shell of her ear.

“Don’t retreat after this, Jade. Don’t tell me this was a mistake.”

See what I mean? Hot DAMN Tobin!

Hate turns into respect, which then turns into a molten chemistry these two just can’t deny. The feisty banter turns into flirtatious banter, and then turns into down and dirty filthy talk between these two lovable characters. All the meanwhile, we have ridiculous and loving Garnet in the background making things happen. These characters are just amazing! Like all of the other characters in the Blacktop Cowboys Series, they all have become like family to me. 

If you love sexy western romances with HOT cowboys, feisty city girls, and crazy grandmas you just don’t know what to do with…then HANG TOUGH is the next book for you!


About Lorelei James

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.

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