Title: All Jacked Up
Author: Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders #8
Release Date: November 3, 2009
Reviewed Format: Purchased E-book
Challenges: 2012 E-Book Reading Challenge, 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge , 2012 100+ Reading Challenge, 2012 Read Your Own Books Challenge, 2012 Reading Romances Challenge, 2012 TBR Reading Challenge
Pulling off the ultimate con…if they can keep from pulling off their clothes.
Rough Riders, Book 8
Keely McKay knows Jack—and Jack Donohue is a certified pain in her Wranglers. The lone girl in the prolific McKay family, Keely needs another man giving her orders like she needs a hole in her boot. What she does need is a restoration specialist so she can open her physical therapy clinic—and prove she’s left her wild-child days behind. That means dealing with buttoned-down, uptight Jack.
Jack is this close to securing a career make-or-break project, until he learns his lack of marital status puts him out of contention. When the notoriously hot-tempered and hot-bodied Keely begs him for help, he proposes a crazy idea. He’ll oversee her project—if she acts the part of his loving fiancée.
Their sizzling lust makes it all too easy to go from butting heads to knocking boots—but outside the bedroom they’re as mismatched as ever. The McKays remind Jack of the humble upbringing he left behind, and cowgirl Keely feels she doesn’t measure up to Jack’s big-city lifestyle.
When the dust settles, Jack and Keely must face the fact they’re not fooling anyone but themselves—or they’ll risk losing the real deal.
Warning: this book contains one hot-blooded cowgirl and one cool-headed businessman in a stripped-down, revved-up game of sexual truth or dare.
My mom turned me on to this series. She has a Kindle so it’s her “Kindle Smut” and I have a Nook so it’s my “Nook Smut.” I’ve read another book in this series (Cowgirl Up and Ride) and I really enjoyed that book a lot. So I downloaded a few more books in the Rough Rider’s series onto my Nook and I’ve been tearing through them. I was really excited about Jack and Keely’s story. A true opposites attract story and they most definitely are compatible sexually as well.
Keely has been known through out this series up to this point as a “Wild Child” but going to All Jacked Up she does something very grown up, buying a building with the hopes of opening her own clinic. There is a slight problem though. She has bought a historic building and has to jump through a bunch of hoops with the Wyoming Historical committee before her renovations can even start to take place.
Enter Alpha male Jack Donahue stage right….
Jack is an architect who is certified to do historical restorations by historical committee’s. It also turns out that Jack and Keely pretty much hate each other as well. But Jack and Keely both need something from one another in order to get ahead in their life/career. Jack really wants a restoration job in Utah but his marital status or lack thereof puts him out of the running. Keely needs Jack to sign off on her project so her clinic can be more than a pipe dream.
Enter the con stage left where Jack and Keely pretend to be engaged to each other….
The fighting and banter between Jack and Keely was pretty funny for the most part. Even with all the fighting and miscommunications that take place, feelings start to change. I really liked that even when Jack and Keely were at their worst they always seemed to come back to one another. You could tell from the beginning that when these two “got together” it was going to be EXPLOSIVE and it most definitely was.
I think that my favorite part of the whole book was when Keely’s brother’s go looking for her after their confrontation with Jack. It’s a pretty “caveman” scene but it’s one of my favorites.
The sex in this book is pretty incredible. Jack is most definitely an Alpha male in the sexual department. If you’re not into incredibly hot sex between a sexy as hell architect and a ranching dynasty’s heiress skip this book, heck skip this series all together, but if you’re looking for some spice…Definately check out this book and this series.