Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys Series #1)

Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys Series #1)

by Lorelei James

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In the rodeo arena, all you have to worry about is surviving.
But in the arena of love, things get much more complicated.
Lainie Capshaw has been tending to injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming Western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn’t mean you should fall for a man. As a sports therapist, she travels the rodeo circuits patching up riders—and fending off their sweet-talking, swaggering advances.
So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself interested in not one, but two different men on different circuits: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider trying to stage a comeback. She’s more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her—in every way—she knows that both of them are going to try to win her, body and soul. And even as their sensual journey becomes the ride of her life, Lainie must choose which cowboy is worthy of her heart....

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ISBN-13: 9780451466396
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Blacktop Cowboys Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 259,648
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary erotic romances set in the modern-day Wild West. Her books have won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closetful of cowgirl boots.

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"Corralled is titillating to say the least and definitely best read in private. . . . The author has written a very sweet and charming romance in which the lucky protagonist experiences real growth and gets to live out her every fantasy." —-Romantic Times

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Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 296 reviews.
booklover1335 More than 1 year ago
Corralled is the first book in Lorelei James's new Blacktop Cowboy series. This was one of my most anticipated reads this year because I am completely and utterly devoted and in love with her Rough Riders series. I've come to expect an emotional and compelling read that goes well beyond what you might expect from an erotic romance. Yes, these books are hot, hot, hot, but it's the emotion and the characters that drive the story which make her love scenes beyond compare. She's my favorite contemporary erotic romance writer for a reason, and Corralled is her most sexually driven erotic romance yet. Corralled is a m/f/m ménage, however it is unlike most that are being written today. No matter how well written and convincing a ménage plot is there is always a thought where I wonder if a committed and loving relationship between two alpha males and one female can really work without jealousies and problems. Corralled presents that dilemma to the reader, and it's not all copacetic. Hank and Kyle are two very alpha and possessive cowboys who agree to share her, but neither sees this as a long term solution. Each wants Lainie for themselves..alone. And in the end Lainie does have stronger feelings and falls in love with just one of them. But the reader is left guessing which one she might choose until one special scene towards the end of the book after they all make love together, where Lainie reveals her feelings to the one not chosen. I loved that the complexities and realities of a ménage relationship were addressed in Corralled. I loved that in the end Lainie fell "in love" with only one of them, even though she will always love the other as well. Most of the story is told through their sexual encounters because the men compete with each other through their intimate time with Lainie as a way to show their love and affection for her. However that is not the only thing this book is about. The heart of the book it is not about sex, but about Lainie and everyone she has relationships with in her life.most of them slightly dysfunctional. Her relationship with her mother is strained; her relationship with her mentor and employer is not all that she believes and trusts in, her relationship and growing feelings with Hank and Kyle and how she at first chooses to avoid making a choice and her missing relationship with the father who died a rodeo icon. Lainie's journey in Corralled is short, but intense, and yes very sexual. However, I wish that there would have been a few more scenes between Lainie, Hank and Kyle outside of the love scenes. I also wished that the story would have begun when she first started her relationship with each man instead of at the point that Kyle and Hank found out about each other. Would it have made a difference to the story? Probably not, it's just a pet peeve of mine to not be there as a reader when the hero and heroine start their journey towards love (unless it's a reunion story). These are just two issues that I had in an otherwise great romance with cowboy heroes that are definitely hard to choose between. Lainie was one lucky lady :) Corralled will not disappoint fans of Lorelei James and is a promising beginning to a series that I hope becomes as beloved as her Rough Riders.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has worked with injured cowboys for years. She knows to ignore the hunks and their seductive manners as she performs her rehabilitation. Her refrain is: don't let herself fall for cowboys. Thus she is stunned after being so successful ignoring them; Lainie is attracted to Hank Lawson the bullfighter and Kyle Gilchrist the bull rider. She enjoys both men, but also feels guilty that she sees each behind the stout back of the other. That is until judgment day comes when Hank finds her stepping out with Kyle. Neither Hank nor Kyle seem upset and in fact are buddies. Each wants her, but Lanie is reluctant as she knows she should choose which cowboy she prefers riding on into the sunset. The first Blacktop Cowboys romance is a lighthearted frolic starring three strong protagonists and plenty of bull. The story line is fast-paced as Hank and Kyle compete as friendly rivals for the affection and love of Lainie, who has rodeo baggage that holds her somewhat back. Readers will be Corralled with the need to know who she chose; that is if she selects either. Harriet Klausner
Charmed47 More than 1 year ago
I liked it just okay. It isnt near as good as the other series. Just didnt feel the connection of the characters, like her other books. But I will keep reading her books, she is a fantastic writer.
Little_Fish More than 1 year ago
These "Blacktop Cowboys" really get under your skin & into your imagination. "Corralled" is the story of Melanie (Lainie), a medical tech who takes care of injured bull riders on the circuit. She encounters Hank & Kyle - two very different cowboys, but ALL cowboy. This is a great intro story - with great emotion, hot times & lots to think on. . . Can't wait for Book 2.
Katy_Beth More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and having read other menege books before I like the different way this one approached the subject. Lorelei James has a way of really drawing you and making you really care about what happens to all the characters in the story. While the s*x is hot, the story is what is compelling and keeps you interested. I hated to put the book down. Lots of interesting twists as well to keep you on the edge of your seat. I really recommend this great book and can't wait for the next one.
_Michelle_ More than 1 year ago
It's Lorelei James y'all. What else do I need to say? Corralled was so much more than I expected. I expected hot cowboys and a strong heroine I could identify with. I expected the fun story and the way Lorelei James pulls me into her world with ease. But knowing it was a ménage story, I also had the expectation that the two best friends would be eager to share lovely heroine, Laney, and that they would be a united front in bringing her over to the dark side. Not so much. And frankly, that was refreshing. These two childhood best friends discover they are both dating the same girl. She won't choose so they come up with the idea of sharing, ménage style. The only thing is, neither really wants to share her. Neither thinks that a polyamorous marriage is in their future. They expect her to pick one of them. Competitiveness ensues. Jealousy abounds. There are most definitely hot ménage encounters which they all enjoy (especially Lainie), but unlike all the other ménage stories I've read, the focus is on the one on one moments. There were so many unexpected surprises to this story. So many twists and turns that took the book far from where I expected it to go. I hesitate to even give a summery, sending you to the publisher's description instead; for fear that I will spoil any of the fun. Suffice it to say, two cowboys team up to spend three weeks traveling the rodeo circuit and wooing med tech Lainie Capshaw, the daughter of a famed bull rider who died on the horns of his ride when she was eight. Lainie never expected to date one cowboy, much less two. And don't expect her to choose, because she just can't. All three find themselves at a crossroad in their lives. Together they unearth their individual pasts and confront their present lives in order to make a choice for their future. Expect to be sucked in, blush, scream in frustration, cheer in celebration, be surprised and be satisfied. Corralled is as wild and unpredictable as a buckin' bronc. Enjoy!
n2nook More than 1 year ago
Another excellent weekend read!!! Lorelei James has another winner book series beginning here with Corralled. The story line and characters keep the pages turning with thrills, chills, and handfuls of lust turned love to boot. I just finished reading all the books in her Rough Riders series and without a doubt this series is going to be right up there with the got to reads. I've already put the next book due out in March 2011 on my wish list. Warning... as a reader you'll not be able to read just one book by this author.
Nay-Nay73 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, def. will read again. Developed characters, sexy scenes ;), and pulled many different emotions while Lorelei....keep'em coming girl can't wait for the next one! Ride' em cowgirl! lol!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lorelei is a great writer. She shows great character development that ties all her books together.
LadyIsis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good book with lots of hot sex and sexy cowboys. There was a little more angst with the main characters than I would like but it doesn't affect the story in a negative way. I did like the look into the life of a rodeo cowboy, they truly are nomads. It is a hard and difficult life that so many can never make pay. I like the threesome as well as the other characters that were introduced in the story. The head, Bryce Westfield, of the EBS needs to be taken and horse whipped. He is a despicable character and I also hope that Ace Newharth gets what he deserves in a future book. Men like those need justice done to them with a firm hand and good long stick. I look forward to reading future books.
guiltypleasures on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
GREAT Start to The Blacktop Cowboys series.DO NOT READ Corralled expecting it to be like the Rough Rider series, comparing the two series is like comparing apples to oranges, you can't. I have to admit, I put off reading Corralled because of a review that said Corralled didn't measure up to the Rough Riders series. I absolutely LOVE all of the Rough Rider books and I am now adding the Blacktop Cowboy series to my list of favorites, Corralled is the first book of the series. You can't compare the two series at all, Rough Riders is centered around the McKay family. Corralled is about a group of people that travel the same rodeo circuit. I found that the emotions Kyle, Hank and Lanie went through felt real, they showed the darker emotions of being involved in a menage, how jealousy can affect the people involved, how one person can feel confused and pulled in different directions towards the menage partners and the chances of one of the three getting hurt because the other two connect more and decide to stay together. By the time I finished reading Corralled, I was rooting for all three characters to find what they were looking for and I was totally in love with Hank. I would love to go into more detail, but do not want to spoil it for anyone. The sex scenes in Corralled were HOT, one or two may have been a little more on the raunchy side, but not disgustingly so. And the ending was so sweet and endearing, it made me cry =) As much as I love the Rough Riders series, I am glad the Blacktop Cowboys series is not a carbon copy of it. By carbon copy I mean a new series with the same scenarios just set in a different state, with different names for the characters. Lorelei's books are all different, that's why so many people are loyal fans, she doesn't bore us with a standard formula for all her books, we never know what to expect, other than an awesome story, hot men and even hotter sex. Take the time to read Corralled, with a fan and a bottle of water near by. I have a feeling, that like me, you will be chomping at the bit for the release of Saddled and Spurred, book 2 of the Blacktop Cowboys series in March 2011 =)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are adult theme's, but it has a solid story and a smattering of sex, just enough to keep the tension between the 3 characters.
DarGee More than 1 year ago
Lainey, Hank, and Kyle, oh my! What do you do when you and one of your best buds fall for the same girl, and neither wants to walk away? Well, you give her the option to share you both, of course, for her three week vacation. Yummy, yum, yum :) Lainey broke her rules and fooled around with both Hank, and later Kyle. Her heart wasn't engaged in the flirtations, but they weren't completely casual either. As the sharing continues, the feelings evolve, and she hides to keep them at bay. For most of the book, things go reasonably well, but when the men figure out what she is doing, and what she is truly feeling, things simply fall easily in place. There is no drama, not fits, just what comes naturally. This story brought tears, laughter, and a whole lot of sexy times!
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rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
Love Lorelei James and everything she writes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE and trust everything Lorelei puts out. Her writing styles from her western/cowboy to her fighter/mma is remarkably different. However, amazing at the same time. It takes a brilliant writer to be so diverse in her styles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my what a great book. If i could give it a ten star rating i would.
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Great characters, great writing, and not over done. Thanks for writing such a great book and I cant wait to read the next book in the series!
Buukie More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Lorelei James books, some more than others but I haven't been disappointed in any of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read 3 of Lorelei James books in the Blacktop Cowboy Series and I have loved everyone of them.
13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
I am so Jealous! Wish I had a situation where two hot, fine cowboys were in love with me. What are the chances that they would be friends? Hank gets the lady and hopefully Kyle will get a woman later. Celia maybe? Got to read this book and then the rest in the series.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
Lainie Capshaw is torn between two men. Hank Lawson a bull fighter and Kyle Gilchrist a bull rider. Since they work different circuits in the rodeo she is dating them both. They find out and decide to share Lainie as both of them try to win her. Very sexy erotic read.
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