From Author’s Website:

…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 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?

Warning: This book contains: no holes barred kinky sex scenes, wicked rope play, blunt language, and yowza! lots of hot cowboy nekkidness.

My Review:

Tied Up, Tied Down is the fourth book in Lorelei’s Rough Riders series. This book follows the story of a cousin of the first 3 McKay boys you meet in books 1-3. The more I get to know the McKay boys, the more I love them. We first meet Kade in Cowgirl Up And Ride. The reader quickly realizes that Kade is nothing like his twin Kane. Kade doesn’t want just a woman to screw. He really wants a woman to love and loves him back. Kade wants to be married and settle down. So far, I think Kade is one of my favorite McKay boys. He may have followed his brother and cousins in the “family” tradition of being a wild boy, but he quickly discovers that he wants more.

When Kade discovers that he is father, he doesn’t run away. He goes straight to Skylar’s store and demands his parental rights. Every woman should want a man like that. Skylar’s reluctance to accept Kade and his assistance drove me batty. I wanted to hit her upside the head to knock some sense in to her! Here she was living with a highly protective, sexy, generous man who loved their daughter and wanted to try to fix things with her. But because of a past failed relationship, she was too afraid. I’m so glad that Kade, with the help of Skylar’s sister India, was able to convince Skylar that he was the man for her.

I give Tied Up, Tied Down a 4 Horseshoe rating!

Publication Details:


Lorelei James

Tied Up, Tied Down
Format eBook
Publication Date July 8, 2008
Publisher Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN 978-1-6050-4064-9