Review – Short Rides – Lorelei James

21 Apr

short ridesShort Rides
Author: Lorelei James
Series: In-between shorts in the Rough Riders series (listed as #14.5)

The stories included in the Short Rides anthology are:

King of Hearts – Deputy Cam McKay deals with a murder/suicide case on Valentine’s Day.

Rough Road – Chassie, Trevor and Edgard Glanzer spend a romantic weekend away from the ranch and kids celebrating their anniversary…only to return home to face their biggest challenge yet.

All Knocked Up – Keely and Jack Donohue are having a baby. Given Keely’s raging pregnancy hormones, will Jack need to wear a cup in the delivery room?

I really hate it when I read a book by a favorite author and it just falls flat…and unfortunately, to an extent, Short Rides did. I enjoyed the first two stories in the anthology – they were right on target with how I remember their stories. They felt real and a good continuation of their previous story. My biggest issue was with Jack/Keely’s book. It literally drove me up the wall. I was so frustrated with how it played out that I debated throwing my kindle against the wall.

I think one of the things that irks me the most about the series, is how the women just keep popping out kids. I’ve seriously lost track in the various books of how my kids the various McKay wives have had and Keely was just the same. One of the things, I had liked about her was that she didn’t seem to tow the partyline. But it was like in this book she had a complete personality transplant. She was the same stubborn Keely, but factoring in pregnancies (yes, plural).

Anyways, when I sit down and think about the rating, I would give the book, the first 2 stories were 4 star reads, but Jack/Keely’s was only a 2 star read. So I gave it 3 stars overall.

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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Book Review


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