Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Chasing Eight" By: Lorelei James Review

"Chasing Eight" By: Lorelei James

Synopsis from
She wants it. He’s got it. And the chase is on…
Bull rider Chase McKay has finally landed in a pile too big to charm his way out of. Caught with his pants down, he finds himself bucked right off the PBR tour until he can get his act together.

Hollywood actress Ava Cooper became the tabloids’ favorite target when her longtime boyfriend was outed as gay. Now she wants a place to lay low and a chance to prove to herself that she can satisfy a red-blooded man between the sheets. The sexy, rugged cowboy she finds holed up in her Wyoming hideaway seems like the answer to her every fantasy.

But Chase has sworn off women. Forever. Or at least a month. Whichever comes first.

When they take to the road to get Chase more hands-on bull riding experience, they have every intention of keeping their hands off each other. But the two headstrong stars quickly end up riding a hot and heady rodeo circuit all their own—until the press gets wind of their affair. When the dust clears and the lights of the paparazzi fade, are they ready to give up chasing the dream for a chance of finding forever?

My Thoughts:
        I've been a Lorelei James fan for years. While her books are steamy and kind of on the raunchy side at times, I think she portrays families realistically. Her family, the McKays, are wild west material through and through.
       I enjoyed this story more than many of the previous books. While it started off pretty rough, I really liked how both Chase and Ava grew as characters. Ava was a Hollywood star and Chase was a rodeo star. When I began it, I mentally rolled my eyes thinking it was going to be all about the rich and famous...but surprisingly it wasn't. It was about two people on a road trip through middle America, which I loved!
       I loved Chase and Ava as characters. They both had insecurities but within their own worlds, they were the masters. As always, McKay siblings, cousins and Aunts and Uncles made appearances throughout the story. Some we had seen numerous times and some we had heard very little about, but it was always a pleasure. Kind of like visiting with old friends.
       If you have read others in the Rough Riders series, this is Book 11. I highly recommend it, it definitely fits in well and is worth the read. It can be read as a stand alone, but I think you would enjoy it more if you had read others in the series. Lorelei's next book is out December 2011 and I can't wait!


  1. I can't handle books like this...I can't control myself...LoL

  2. I seriously heart this series! Love it. Nice review. :)