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Bookfanatic reviewed All Jacked Up (Rough Riders, Bk 8) on
Helpful Score: 4
I can't tell you how much I loved this story. This was perfect. I rarely use that word for a book in this genre because there's usually something wrong with either the hero or heroine or the plot. However, both characters in this story are well written. The plot is good too. All Jacked Up is definitely worth reading and worth losing a PBS credit.
Jack and Keely have known each other since she was sixteen. She's more of a cowgirl and he's more of big city boy now. Circumstances throw them together to work on a project. It's a fun, very scorching story. The characters talk like real people speak. Sometimes you read the dialogue in a book and you roll your eyes because no one you know in real life would ever utter something like that. That doesn't happen here. I really liked Keely's sassy nature. She doesn't let Jack or anyone else walk over her. She has a smart mouth on her and some of the quips that come out of her are downright hilarious. I could relate to some of it having grown up with brothers. You're going to need a garden hose or several cold showers after you read their love scenes. It's that intense.
The cover of the book is awesome. The cover models look like Keely and Jack. That's another rarity in this genre. All too often, the cover models look nothing like the main characters.
Miss James brings us another hot story from the wilds of Wyoming! Keely is representing the McKays in the retelling of this classic romance formula. The hero and heroine are antagonistic toward each other and come to a truce when they think they both have something to gain by pretending to be engaged. So you know how this is going to go from the start, but Miss James brings enough character and fun spirited raunchiness to keep it entertaining. Each character has their flaws and yet is smart enough to have some self awareness and a forgiving heart so we can launch into the HEA. The McKay boys teeter on the edge of WTF with their vigilante approach, but Miss James never painted any of them as perfect or extremely bright. It's the passion that drives this clan and delivers yet another satisfying read! 4 stars!
What's better than a friends-to-lovers story? An enemy-to-lovers story! I really enjoyed this book. Keely is the epitome of tough girl with a tender side no one sees. And Jack was perfect for her - he didn't let her ride roughshod all over him. Very emotional.
HOT!!! That's an understatement, that's for sure! I absolutely Loved this book. Jack & Keely are so very perfect together. This is probably my favorite of the RR Series. I've always loved Keely & I'm so glad she finally gets her MAN!! Jack's "Jack-Off" side is hilarious and perfect for tenacious Keely. & the sexual tension is rediculous in here. They bounce off each other so easy & they both Need that 2 stay intrigued. Loved this coupling so much. I want a Jack of my very own ;) Enjoy!
I'm sorry to say that I didn't like this book. Jack and Keely's "fake" relationship seemed fake the entire book. There wasn't a connection and their feelings for each didn't seem real. Jack was unlikeable and I never warmed up to him. I felt he was an ass numerous times to Keely and I thought she forgave him way too quickly. She seemed smart and stuck up for herself at times, but should have kicked Jack to the curb. She deserved better. This was a disappointing read since I enjoyed the previous books in this series
All I can say is, "Yay!" Finally, an erotica novel with a plot that is funny and sweet! I loved the constant sniping between Jack and Keely- it was hilarious. Ms. James does a great job of building the tension in the story too.
I do feel that the story falters a bit in the second half, and I wasn't crazy about Keely's whole "gang of brothers". They seemed a bit over the top. The ending was almost too silly for me, but then the author wraps up the story with a nice epilogue.