Review & Giveaway: WHEN I NEED YOU: The Need You Series by Lorelei James

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WHEN I NEED YOU: The Need You Series, Book 4 by Lorelei James

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Synopsis

IMG_0264Rules are tossed aside when a pro football player join forces with a spitfire cheerleading coach in New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James’s brand-new romance…

Heir to Lund Industries and ladies’ man Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has three conditions when it comes to dating:
1) No single mothers
2) No cheerleaders
3) No medical personnel

So it makes no sense that he’s wildly attracted to Rowan Michaels, who breaks all three.

Rowan didn’t pass the rigorous requirements to become an athletic trainer and Vikings cheerleader in the hopes of landing a pro athlete. Been there, done that, and she has a young son as proof that football players and fidelity don’t go hand in hand. When Rowan learns her new neighbor is Jensen Lund, the smoking-hot tight end who takes being neighborly to a whole new level, she’s grateful for the team’s strict no fraternization policy because the sexy man defines temptation.

But Jensen is intent on rushing straight to the goal line to prove to Rowan he’s much more than just a player…on and off the field.

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Cori 4.5 Stars

I loved this book! I had a smile on my face throughout the entire book. WHEN I NEED YOU is the fourth book in Lorelei James’s Need You Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but it’s a great series if you’d like to start at the beginning. The fourth book is Jensen Lund, the sexy football player and Rowan, a cheerleader and single mom’s book. It’s a friends to lovers romance and I enjoyed the slow build. The romance was steamy and I really enjoyed the interactions and banter between the characters. WHEN I NEED YOU was just a really fun and light romance. I highly recommend this book for readers looking for a fun and sexy romance to relax with this summer.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.

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THE NEED YOU SERIES BY LORELEI JAMES

  1. WHAT YOU NEEDReview
  2. JUST WHAT I NEEDED ➢ Review
  3. ALL YOU NEED
  4. WHEN I NEED YOU

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Giveaway

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*Winner will be announced Friday (8/4) by 6PM CST on Facebook. Paperback courtesy of Berkley Romance.

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About the Author

imageLorelei 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.

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Excerpt Tour: STRUNG UP: A Blacktop Cowboys® Novella by Lorelei James

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STRUNG UP: A Blacktop Cowboys® Novella by Lorelei James

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Genre: M/M Erotica/ Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

From New York Times bestseller Lorelei James…

Rancher Creston Grant retreats from the world after he loses the love of his life….Can his former flame, rodeo cowboy Breck Christianson prove he’s a changed man who can give Cres a second chance at love?

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Excerpt

A white catering van had been parked near the rear exit. It appeared I wasn’t the only one seeking an escape. A big guy, roughly the same size as Sutton, rested against the side of the van, one boot heel hooked to the running board. He wore dark jeans and a plain white button down shirt with a logo on the left pocket. He’d angled his head down, obscuring his face. But with that build and that posture, I knew I was looking at a rodeo cowboy.
Something seemed familiar about him.
That’s when I noticed the poker chip in his left hand. He passed it through his fingers over and over again. I recognized that nervous tic.
My gut tightened. I took a few more steps forward, alerting him to my presence.
He palmed the poker chip before he slowly raised his head and looked at me.
Then I was staring into that face. That handsome fucking smug face.
A face I used to dream of.
A face I hadn’t seen in four years, since Sutton and London’s wedding.
I waited for the dismissive sneer to distort that perfect mouth.
A mouth I’d dreamed of nearly as often as his perfect face.
But no sneer formed.
His compelling eyes met mine.
I saw his recognition in those arctic blue depths. Followed by wariness. But no hardness. Or the mean glint I’d unconsciously steeled myself against.
He didn’t move.
Neither did I.
I found my voice. “Breck?”
“Hey, Cres.”
“What are you doin’ out here?”
“Same thing you’re doin’, I reckon. Avoiding the crowd.” He paused and dipped his chin to the empty space beside him. “There’s room if you wanna take a load off.”
I waited for the innuendo.
None came.
Everything inside me cautioned me to beat a fast retreat.
Not everything. My long-dormant libido urged me to stay.

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About the Author

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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.

From Lorelei: “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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Review: Just What I Needed: The Need You Series by Lorelei James

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Just What I Needed: The Need You Series by Lorelei James

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Synopsis

imageThe second sexy novel in the Need You series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series.

Trinity Carlson might be having the worst day ever. And that was before she started drinking in a dive bar, right across from her ex and his new girlfriend. So when she finally decides enough is enough, she grabs hold of a hot, blond stranger and gives him the kiss of his life.

Walker Lund never expected that a chance at love would hit him right on the mouth. Since the moment his brother decided to settle down, Walker has been dodging his family’s hopes that he’ll do the same. He’s never been interested in following in anyone’s footsteps. But when he discovers his sexy assailant has given him a fake name and number he suddenly finds himself in the mood for a little hot pursuit…

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Cori 4.5 Stars

Just What I Needed was just what I needed over the weekend. It’s the second book in Lorelei James’s Need You Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but if you read them in order you’ll learn more about the hot Lund brothers. Just What I Needed was such a fun romance! I loved how Trinity and Walker met and their banter was fun. The chemistry between these two was immediate but their relationship was a slow build. Just What You Needed was a sexy and flirty love story that held my interest from start to finish. This is just a great summer read to curl up with and get lost in for while. I highly recommend the series and can’t wait for the next release!

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author

imageLorelei 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.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

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Review: What You Need: The Need You Series by Lorelei James

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What You Need: The Need You Series by Lorelei James

Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Untitled-2From the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series, the first in a brand new contemporary romance series…

The Lund name is synonymous with wealth and power in Minneapolis–St. Paul. But the four Lund siblings will each discover true love takes a course of its own…

As the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty-hour work weeks leave him little time for a life. His brothers stage an intervention and drag him to a seedy nightclub . . . where he sees her: the buttoned-up blonde from the office who’s starred in his fantasies for months.

Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past, which she conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows flirting with her boss during working hours is a bad idea. So when Brady shows up at her favorite dive bar and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same.

After sparks fly, Brady finds that keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. Though she makes him feel alive for the first time in years, a part of him wonders if she’s just using him to get ahead. And Lennox must figure out whether Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is—or the bad girl she was.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I’ve read a lot of hot alpha CEO’s but this one was a little different. I liked that Brady, the sexy scary boss hid some nerd and a little ineptness as it made him seem more human and relatable. I identified with Lennox right away as well and loved how their chemistry just seemed so natural and real. The friends and family around them added another layer to the story even though at times their actions seemed a little one dimensional. This is a fun, flirty light romance filled with some smoking sex and it just made me feel good. I can’t wait for the next one.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author

imageLorelei 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.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: Unraveled: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James

Unraveled: The Mastered Series, Book 3 by Lorelei James

Publication Date: March 3, 2015


SYNOPSIS

In this sizzling continuation of the Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a man will find the domination he’s always craved…

Shiori Hirano and Knox Lofgren are left to run the martial arts program at Black Arts while Ronin Black travels. On the surface, the two highest ranked belts appear to cooperate—but in private, they butt heads constantly, despite the undeniable attraction between them. Soon their power exchanges start to make for a sweltering dynamic in the bedroom…

At first Knox is shocked to be living out his submissive desires, but Shiori sets out to prove that embracing his true sexual nature doesn’t make him a weak man. But even while their sexual relationship grants him a power and fulfillment he finds surprising, there’s no training regimen for the fight that comes with loving a strong woman…

 


REVIEW

Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars

Another amazing read in The Mastered Series. Unraveled is Shiori and Knox’s story.. Shiori was Ronan Black sister and is as much of a control freak as he was. Knox is in charge of running the dojo while Ronin is out of the country and Bo’s head to head with Shiori. Their incredibly hot sexual tension always crackling in the air. The first time their lips met it was explosive. Knox knew there was something different about Shiori and for the first time in his life he was willing to do whatever it took to make her happy even if that meant submitting to her. Knox wasn’t surprised to learn Shiori was a Domme, but he was shocked to finally understand he was a submissive. Unraveled is an amazing addition to The Mastered Series and I loved it from cover to cover. I can’t wait for the next release!

 

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

 


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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.

Visit her online at http://www.loreleijames.com, http://www.facebook.com/lorelei-james, and http://www.twitter.com/loreleijames.

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Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Schooled (Mastered #2.5) by Lorelei James

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Schooled (Mastered #2.5) by Lorelei James
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars

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From the author of Bound and Unwound—an all-new novella in the New York Times bestselling Mastered series.

When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn’t ready for the level of his sensual artistry, or his need for extreme control. Nor was she prepared for the primal urges it released in her. Amery and Ronin were made for each other.

When they married they were certain their future would be a fulfilling journey of love and passion. But happily ever after is never so simple. Six months later, while in Japan, Ronin is training with his sensei, while Amery is consumed by her own burgeoning career, and a culture shock with which she is struggling to adapt.

Now, from the heady pleasures of Tokyo bondage houses to the unyielding family traditions pulsing with every beat of Ronin’s heart, Amery and Ronin find the limits of their relationship tested once again, and shocked to discover what they’re willing to do in order to save it.

Includes a preview of Unraveled, the upcoming novel in the Mastered series.

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I absolutely loved this new addition in the Mastered Series. Schooled is a quick read that takes a deeper look into the love Amery and Ronin found in Bound and Unwound. Schooled is set in Japan where Amery and Ronin are spending two and half months on their honeymoon and Ronin is continuing his training while there as well.The time they spend together is passionate and the time they spend apart shows their deep love for each other. I enjoyed Amery’s quick wit and sense of humor. Ronin loves being in control and it was endearing to see him give some of that control to Amery. Another captivating book by Lorelei James. I would recommend that the series be read in order. I highly recommend The Mastered series for erotic romance lovers. It’s a great love story!

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The bumps were jarring when the plane started to accelerate. When it lifted off the runway, so fast, at such a sharp angle, she felt like she was standing up. And for just a moment . . . she felt weightless, as if she’d entered a zero-gravity chamber. Despite the stomach-churning sensation, she turned her head and looked at him with a smile.
He wore a boyish grin. “Pretty cool, huh?”
“How’d you figure it out?”
“I crawled in bed before the plane took off one night and damn near ended up ass over teakettle.
It’s a steeper climb for smaller jets to reach altitude. Now, whenever I’m on this aircraft, I act like a kid who thinks he’s on a rocket ship during takeoff.”
She laughed. “Crazy man-boy. I thought you dragged me to the bedroom because you wanted me to join the mile-high club.”
Ronin rolled her on top of him and kissed her, mouth avid, keeping his hands clamped on her butt.
Between his all-consuming kisses, he spoke against her lips. “Maybe we should take the edge off.” He treated her lips to a few more teasing kisses. “You seem tense.”
“You’re up for a quickie?” She moaned when he nipped the side of her neck and then soothed the sting with hot, slow kisses.
“Who said anything about a quickie? It’s a long flight.”

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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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Visit her online at http://www.loreleijames.com, http://www.facebook.com/lorelei-james, and http://www.twitter.com/loreleijames.

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Re-Release Promotion: Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders #1) by Lorelei James

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Title: Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders #1)
Author: Lorelei James

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One lucky woman is in for the ride of her life with three sexy cowboys…

During summer break, wannabe wild woman Channing Kinkaid is offered the chance to shed her inhibitions and horse around on the road with a real chaps-and-spurs wearing rodeo cowboy.

From the moment Colby McKay—bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper—sets his lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows she’s up to the challenge of being his personal buckle bunny. But he also demands that his rodeo traveling partners, Trevor and Edgard are allowed to join in their no-holds-barred sexcapades.

Although Channing secretly longed to be the sole focus of more than one man’s passions, all is not as it seems with the sexy trio. Colby’s demand for her complete submission behind closed doors tests her willful nature, and his sweet-talking ways burrow into her heart.

Will Colby have to break out the bullropes and piggin’ string to convince this headstrong filly that the road to true love doesn’t have to be as elusive as that championship belt buckle?

Warning: this story has tons of explicit sex, graphic language that’d make your mama blush, light bondage, ménage a trois, and—yee-haw!—hot nekkid cowboy man-love.

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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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Review: Hillbilly Rockstar: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel by Lorelei James

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Hillbilly Rockstar: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel, Book 6 by Lorelei James
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars

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She’s protecting his body and guarding her heart….

Country music star Devin McClain understands there’s a downside to life in the public eye, but the laidback Wyoming cowboy has never imagined he’d attract crazed fans who would do anything to garner his attention. When veiled threats become real, he agrees to hire a discreet security detail. But Devin is shocked when that bodyguard is a hard-bodied woman. He’s even more stunned to be attracted to the steely-eyed stunner.

Former soldier Liberty Masterson’s return to civilian life has been fraught with challenges until she lands a job with a prestigious security firm. But when she agrees to provide personal protection during a cross-country tour, she doesn’t realize she has signed up to masquerade as the playboy star’s girlfriend. Though she’s more comfortable in combat boots than high heels, she has no choice but to appear to be the sexy groupie Devin prefers.

Living in close quarters causes the chemistry between them to ignite, and Devin realizes he wants to turn their charade of a romance into reality. Although Liberty surrenders to his every whim behind closed doors, she fears the sexy country star doesn’t see the real her; and Devin can’t help but worry when the tour ends that there might not be enough between them to build something that won’t fade away….

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Hillbilly Rockstar is absolutely amazing! This might be my favorite in Lorelei James’s Blacktop Cowboys series! Hot, exciting and sexy! Devin is a hot country music star. A star that seems to have some random threats aimed at him. When his record label insists on a bodyguard there was no way he could have predicted a lady would be assigned and his ego had a hard time accepting it. Instant attraction and sizzling chemistry makes it hard to fight the attraction and once Liberty finally gives in to Devin they could not keep their clothes on and their hands off of each other. Liberty knew there was no way their relationship would ever be more than the time they had together on the tour, but she was going to enjoy every second. Nothing had ever felt as right and as real, but will their careers tear them apart? I highly recommend this new addition to Lorelei James’s Blacktop Cowboys series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I recommend starting at the beginning. They’re all great!

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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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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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway – Unwound: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James

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Unwound: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

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In this conclusion to the Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a man’s need for control is tested by the one woman he’ll risk everything for…

When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before….

Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel. To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together.

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Deep. Amery and Ronin’s relationship is defined in Unwound and brought to a conclusion. This powerful story moved me as Ronin and Amery explored their love. Amery holds back confessing her love for Ronin because she is scared that if he doesn’t open up to her she will have no place in his heart. Ronin knows if he doesn’t open up to Amery and share all of himself with her he knows he will lose her and he doesn’t think he will survive it if she leaves him again. Amery knows that Ronin’s past has turned him into the master he is today. His alternate lifestyle is part of who is he, not just what he likes to do. Amery and Ronin’s story is a very powerful journey that they embark on to explore their need to be together. An emotional love story! Unwound is the sequel to Lorelei James Bound and I recommend reading Bound, the first book in the series be for reading Unwound.

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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Lorelei James is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Blacktop Cowboys and Rough Riders series as well as the steamy new Mastered series. She lives in the Black Hills of western South Dakota with her family.

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Visit her online at http://www.loreleijames.com, http://www.facebook.com/lorelei-james, and http://www.twitter.com/loreleijames.

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway – Bound: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James

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Bound: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Series: The Mastered Series (Book 1)
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars

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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES

In the new Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a woman’s desire to shatter her inhibitions leaves her unprepared for where that erotic journey will take her….

Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating—not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him.

Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training—in public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery’s boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But when Amery senses Ronin is hiding something, she questions her total trust in him, despite the undeniable thrill of his possession….

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Absolutely amazing! Bound took my breath away and left me wanting more. There was more passion in this book than I have ever read. Amery is a small town graphic designer that offered to take a self defense class to help her friend break out of her shell. Little did she know she would come face to face with Ronin Black. Ronin Black is the very definition of an alpha male. He is drawn to Amery from the moment he meets her. The passionate sex was blistering. I have never been so captivated by a book. The sex is unconventional, smoldering and unlike any of Lorelei James previous books. This book is definitely a cliff hanger that will leave to the reader anxiously awaiting the next book in this series. I can’t wait for the March release of Unwound.

*ARC provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

BUY LINKS: Kindle $7.99 | Amazon Paperback $11.50 | B&N (Paperback $11.50/ Nook $9.99) | Kobo $9.99

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Win a paperback copy of Bound! Go to our Facebook page and comment on our giveaway post to enter. Winner will be announced by 5PM Central.
https://www.facebook.com/ReadingInPajamas

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Lorelei James is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Blacktop Cowboys and Rough Riders series as well as the steamy new Mastered series. She lives in the Black Hills of western South Dakota with her family.

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Visit her online at http://www.loreleijames.com, http://www.facebook.com/lorelei-james, and http://www.twitter.com/loreleijames.

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UNWOUND, The Mastered Series Book 2 by Lorelei James
Publication Date: March 25, 2014

…a man’s need for control is tested by the one woman he’ll risk everything for…

When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before…
Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel. To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together. But after their private pleasures are made public, Ronin is unsure if he’s the right man for Amery. Can they face the consequences together? Or will their differences rip them apart…