Tied Up Tied Down - Rough Riders, Bk 4 Author:Lorelei James The strongest bonds are the ones unseen. — Businesswoman Skylar Ellison is firmly in control of her life. So getting tangled up with a sexy Wyoming cowboy -- and conceiving a baby in the parking lot of a honky-tonk -- wasn’t in her plan. Since it appears the daddy has taken off for greener pastures, the only thing to do is pull up ... more »her bootstraps and carry on alone.
Cattle rancher Kade McKay returns home after a year on the range, and is knocked for a loop when he learns he’s the father of a three-month-old baby girl. When Skylar refuses to marry him, Kade grits his teeth, moves in and plays house by her rules to prove he’s a man in for the long haul.
Despite Skylar’s insistence they are to remain strictly parenting partners, their old passions flare hot as a brush fire, spurring Kade to demand absolute sexual surrender from the headstrong woman. Skylar willingly submits her body to the hot-blooded cowboy but she’s leery of handing Kade the reins to her heart.
Can Kade convince Skylar the wicked sex games aren’t a temporary distraction? Or will he have to bust out the ropes to show her he wants to be tied to her…forever?« less
Tied Up, Tied Down was just OK for me. I though Kade and Skylar were a good couple, but all of her issues started to grate on my nerves. The man had to practically bend over backwards for her to realize that he truly cared for her. Apparently, I am not a big fan of romances that involve children. For some reason, I find it distracting. I couldn't keep all of the family names straight and, at times, it was confusing; I couldn't remember who was who and which couples were together. Though Ms. James is a great writer, this was not as good as the others, IMO.
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Helpful Score: 3
Skylar Ellison believes she is dating Kade McKay. When she finds out that it's really Kane McKay the identical brother she feels betrayed and breaks it off. Three month later she finds out she is pregnant. After a half hearted attempt to locate Kane she deceides to have the baby alone. She is a successful business woman and is used to making all her own decisions. After being gone for one year Kane comes back to town to discover he is a father. He moves in with Skylar because he wants to be part of his baby's life. He is a wonderful father, very kind and patient. He does however loose patience with Skylar. She has to always be in control and deceides when they make love and how. He gives her an ultimatum. When it comes to sex he is in control and she will do anything he says. After some soul searching Skylar agrees. This is a very sexy and romantic story. There is some rope play but no humiliation or pain. Just some great bedroom games. It was nice to see Skylar finally accept Kane, to trust him and to let go of past hurts.
Lorelei James delivers once again. Her story of Kade, the good, honest, true blue cowboy who loves the mother of his unexpected child is sweeter than her other rough rider books. Kade provides us with a determined, patient approach to bringing Skylar to her senses. First he claims her body and then her heart. Listen to Josh Turner while reading this book and you will be in the mood for some cowboy lovin'. Recommended.